Color Settings

The Color Settings dialog is used for setting colors of the TrueTone Editor workspace. TrueTone Editor Colors dialog is accessible from "Options->Customize Editor Colors" menu or from editing area context menu.



Colors dialog consists of four tabs. On each tab there is a list with element name on the left and corresponding color on the right. Clicking on the color allows you to choose the color from a list. Select the item "Custom…" to bring up an expanded color selection dialog.


General Scheme and MIDI Only Scheme

These tabs control color scheme for editing area for two distinct cases: for windows with spectral background and for windows without spectral background (pure MIDI data display). Most positions are duplicated for these two cases.


For visible spectral background, it is composed of three-point gradient:

Background – The color of the spectrum background or zero-level.  

Spectrum Middle Point – The color of the area of medium intensity.

Spectrum Maximum Point- The color of the area of maximum intensity.

Depending on Note Look, notes can be drawn semitransparent, and also with or without filling.

General Scheme also includes Contrast control that sets relative brightness of the most intense and weakest sections of the spectrum. When the contrast is too high only the loudest notes are visible; when it is too low a large amount of noise appears on the screen.


For pure MIDI display, the following items exist:

Note Border - The color of note borders.

Muted Note Body - The color that fills musical note rectangles when muted.


All other colors are similar in both schemes:

Selected Notes - The color of the rectangles corresponding to the selected notes.

Selection Frame - The mouse selection frame color.

Selection - Fill color of the selection frame.

Playing Position - The color of the line indicating the point being played at the moment.

Bars - The color of the lines indicating bars positions.  



Stave tab controls score viewer coloring.

Background - The color of score viewer background.

Notes - Note color.

Muted Notes - Muted note color.

Selected Notes - Selected note color.

Staves and Bar Lines - Stave and bar line color.

Playing Position - The color used to draw playing position marker.


Default Track Coloring

This tab sets default colors for each track. These setting are applied to newly created tracks or for freshly opened MIDI files. It is possible to set up default colors for the first 12 tracks in piece, for greater numbers they are recycled. Two buttons allow to exchange color scheme with the currently opened file:

Apply to Current Window - applies default colors to the file currently opened.

Take from Current Window - sets track coloring of the current file as default.


The Presets section lets you save color schemes and export them to a file with a special format (extension .wnec). See Saving Settings for details.

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