Color Settings

The Color Settings dialog is used for setting the 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.


General Scheme and MIDI Only Scheme

These tabs control color scheme for editing area for two distinct cases: for visible spectral background and for non-existent or invisible spectral background. Most positions are duplicated for these two cases. Each string in color list consists of description and colored square on the right showing the current color. 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.

In the case of visible spectral background, it is composed of shades of three colors:

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.

When spectral background is absent,  the latter two points are replaced with the following two:

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 color of the mouse selection frame.

Selection - The fill-color of the selection frame.

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

Bars - The color of the lines indicating the bars positions.  

General Scheme also includes Contrast control, that controls the 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 interference appears on the screen.



Stave tab controls score viewer coloring. It includes the following positions:

Background - The color of score viewer background.

Notes - The color to draw notes with.

Muted Notes - The color to draw notes when muted.

Selected Notes - The color to draw notes when selected.

Staves and Bar Lines - The color to draw staves and bar-lines.

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


Default Track Coloring

This tab allows you to control 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). You may read about using presets in detail in the section Saving Settings.

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