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0001372OpenMPTFeature Requestpublic2020-10-03 10:09
Reporterharbinger Assigned To 
Status newResolutionopen 
Platformx64OSWindowsOS Version7
Product VersionOpenMPT 1.30.00.* (current testing) 
Summary0001372: Channel coloration default/templates

I'm intrigued with the new channel coloration that will be available in 1.30, as described [url=]here[/url].

However I can see myself using this coloration only if I can set default Channel colors, as well as load and save channel color templates. That way, for example, my drum channels can all be one color every time I load a module template. I also tend to use certain channels always for the same instruments, like drums get chs 1-5, bass guitar gets ch 6, etc, so I would like MPT to store a default color scheme.

I didn't see any mention of this in the new implementation, so I'm making the request here.

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Saga Musix

Saga Musix

2020-10-02 17:50

administrator   ~0004447

I have briefly thought about that during implementation but isn't this essentially already covered by the fact that there are more general module templates? Is there a good reason to want (from my understanding) e.g. only one module template but apply different channel colors to it?

The problem with having color-specific templates on top of regular templates is that, well, it's really only the colors. Channel names would not be influenced by that. The way I understand it, you would be better off with a regular module template with the colors set up as described above but also have the channel names consistent with the colors (e.g. channel 1-5 would be named "Drums"). Or is there something I missed?



2020-10-03 00:41

reporter   ~0004448

If channel colors are saved with the module then that prevents recoloring when they are reopened.
Which then means that template modules can hold custom channel coloring, resulting in a user's standard palette. Objective satisfied.

So then the only question lies in DEFAULT channel colors, for new modules. In which case, MPT will use these from the preferences or it will be last-used colors. Perhaps an option for either method depending on how the user wants to work?

Saga Musix

Saga Musix

2020-10-03 10:08

administrator   ~0004449

Last edited: 2020-10-03 10:09

I think that again extends beyond colors, to general template usage: Should there be an option which remembers the last used template and always uses that? I guess there would be good reasons to do that, not just for channel coloring.

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2020-10-02 17:47 harbinger New Issue
2020-10-02 17:50 Saga Musix Note Added: 0004447
2020-10-03 00:41 harbinger Note Added: 0004448
2020-10-03 10:08 Saga Musix Note Added: 0004449
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