Incredible work and beautiful gui work, but what exactly is this tool for? looks so complicated... I normally color tracks and groups by type, so does this tool help me?
So I basically would love to have a tool, where I can connect track names or name patterns to colors, like:
"%bass%,%duck%" -> blue
"%kick%" -> light blue
"%drums%" -> green
"%pad%,%chord%" -> red
So if I name a track "synth bass", it would automatically colored to blue. Or name a ducking send track "duck bass", it also colors to blue.
The tool is made to my liking. You need a little learning...
Basically, you can build groups per colors. Then rename them manually according to their groups of instruments. Yes, what you ask is broader, since a color relate to one or more names of instruments.
What I can do is create templates grouped colors. This matter had it in mind before creating the tool, but it requires a lot of work. Basically it is adding an additional tab called "templates". Using a drop-down list you have several templates, depending on the style or genre of music. For example, classical, rock, electronic, soundtrack ... With the tool, you could add instrument tracks with missing colors and rename or rectify.
In fact, that would be great Renoise includes something similar natively. Ohhh, you began composing all empty, and with one click have a template prepared with the colors and names associated.
I usually compose orchestral and electronic music. I have my templates with a XRNS prepared (with a pattern without notes), with names and colors for groups of instruments. For example, for the group of strings, i use a group of 8 red tracks, agree with the philosophy of this tool:
Red Group Strings:
- 1, 2 tracks: double bass
- 3, 4 tracks: cello
- 5, 6 tracks: viola
- 7, 8 tracks: violin
Things like that...