Thank u “skijumtoes” for the Logical editor suggestion, I love the Logical Editor and use it already.
I agree with u I’m pretty sure it would be possible to put all those custom color coding editor functions in one Macro with only one shortcut.
But It won’t be done automatically on creation, you would have to press the key every time once the track is created and correctly named.
The biggest disadvantage though compared to Reaper is that as far as I know u cannot do this with Track Icons only with colour, except if someone out there know how to add a custom action target in the project Logical Editor ?
Cubase should really be doing something about Track Icons it seems like a gadget to some people and they don’t care about it but for people working with huge sessions containing a lot of tracks it makes a huge difference.
When u have 30 Brass tracks colored in Red than the Track Icons makes all the difference to quickly scroll vertically on the arrangement window or horizontally on the mixer to know where are Horns, Trumpets, Trombones, Tuba, etc. it’s just visually so helpfull for navigating big sessions.
Right know track Icons in Cubase are a pain because of multiple reasons :
They fucked up the track icons resolution display in the Mixer window since Cubase 10, we now have tiny graphics that are not displayed correctly, wrongly stretched, and pixellated.
Since 10 they also added a Horrible empty frame when one of the track doesn’t have an icon that doesn’t serve any purpose other than to be ugly.
We still cannot add icons to multiple track at Once which is a feature that has been requested for years . That’s right, today if u have 10 guitar tracks u have to manually assign 10 times the same Guitar Icon. As far as I know.
When u import custom icons in your collection u have to import them one by one, even if there’s a workaround for this, it is quite a bad design for customers
The Icons window is clearly not made for people to have big Icons collection :
-The icons are not sorted by group of instruments like in some other DAWS (Logic for example)
-When u finally have imported a big collection of Icons, the Icon window starts lagging when u load it
-There’s also no search function, U just have to scroll scroll scroll scroll scroll,…
So Steinberg please one of these Days do something about Track Icons !!! (in the next decade or so)