Each channel strip in the Track view, Console view and Inspector can have a custom color tint, which allows you to color-code your tracks and clips for better project organization.When you change the track color, it affects the track strip in the Track view, Console view, Inspector, and clip foreground color (waveform or MIDI data).A. Track Color bar
2. In the track color palette, select the desired color. You can preview colors in real-time as you point to different color swatches. To assign a custom color, click the Other button and select the desired color. By default, tracks follow the color of the bus they are assigned to. If you do not want to assign a custom color or follow the bus color, click and hold down the Follow Bus button, then select Default on the pop-up menu.When a track color is set to Default, the track strip will not be tinted, and clips will revert to using the track colors that are specified in the Preferences dialog box (Edit > Preferences > Customization - Colors).Figure 3209. Default track colors are defined in the Preferences dialog box.If you assign a color to a bus strip, all non-colored tracks that are routed to that bus automatically inherit the same color by default.For example, in the following figure, all tracks are routed to the Master bus. Tracks 1 and 2 have custom track colors, while tracks 3-8 use default track colors. If you assign a custom color to the Master bus, tracks 1 and 2 remain unchanged, while tracks 3-8 inherit the same color as the Master bus.A. Tracks with custom colors B. Non-colored tracks inherit the bus color C. BusIf you do not want tracks to inherit bus colors, go to Edit > Preferences > Customization - Colors and click the Track Defaults button, then click and hold down the Follow Bus button and select Default on the pop-up menu. You can also configure individual tracks to ignore bus colors (see To select a track color).
Click the track’s Track Color bar to open the color palette, then assign Color to Default.Click the track’s Track Color bar to open the color palette, then click Other and specify the desired color.You can specify a default color for all new tracks and buses. To do so, go to Edit > Preferences > Customization - Colors and click the Track Defaults or Bus Defaults button.
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