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A different colour for group tracks - and colour the VSTs!!


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#1 midi error

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Posted 26 August 2018 - 08:58

It would be awesome if we could make group tracks a slightly different colour = see attached image.

Also making the VSTs coloured would really help to quickly identify them !
 

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#2 Raul (ulneiz)

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Posted 26 August 2018 - 14:02

@midi-error.

 

Unfortunately, within a group there may be several cases:
  • All children tracks.
  • More children groups with more children tracks in several nesting levels.

What to do in each case?

 

I believe that it is possible using the API to iterate among all the children, classify between group or track and color according to "a specific color". This color could be the RGB color of the parent group with a higher tone, about 30 more points in each R, G, B value (<= 255). This could appear in the group's context menu "~Unify color of the son tracks". If you are very interested, I could build the tool...

 

Coloring the VST's is not possible with the API available, it is internal. I believe that before, it would be necessary to completely remodel the instrument box, in order to associate the tracks with the instruments in some way, if the user wishes (it would be optional). To identify a VST instrument, you have the plug icon inside each instrument slot.


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Posted 26 August 2018 - 14:20

It would be awesome if we could make group tracks a slightly different colour = see attached image.


For automatic group colors, I recommend trying the auto colors tool: http://renoise.com/tools/autocolors . It seems to auto-upgrade just fine to Renoise 3.1

Simple usage: 1) install, 2) set a track background blend to your desire, 3) enter "add:Group" into its track name to add a rule/filter.
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Posted 26 August 2018 - 14:51

Just reminded me of an old shortcut in my Go To Send Tool 

 

`GTS` Increment FX Track Color

 

cycles between medium/low and no coloring on all send and group tracks (changes background blend between 40,19 and 0)

 

http://forum.renoise...-to-send-track/

 

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Posted 27 August 2018 - 08:11

thanks for the help! I'll investigate these options