Seeing a few complaints on the new white on black channel titles in the mixer and I agree it’s not great on my eyes - everything else I really like.
I did some mockups
Dark colour white text
Normal colour, black text
Normal Colour mellower, black text
Black text on White
Green Tape black text
And came to the conclusion we should be able to just customize this area how we want
-Option to decide between solid colour, or mirroring channel colours
-control over text size and font type (let us get funky here if we want!)
-Option: Font colour same as track colour, mirrored
Yes! I like images 1, 2 & 3 the best, although I think 1 is my fav, as the white text has just the right amount of “pop” against the colours - THESE are how the mixconsole colours should have been implemented. Someone at SB please take note!
Nice… I’ve also just realised something else. I like how the M S L e buttons look here. The curve to the button edges is much better, less excess of boxes in a box with a highlight contrasting a shadow of another box, of a box. I hate how this looks as normal but then it clicked, is that how it looks on apple or did you do it? I hate apple to and I may have to correct my view due to this one thing.
And I must say, I DON´T LIKE these mockups. Sorry.
And I’m glad that the multicolor stuff in this mixer area is gone in Cubase 10.5 - much better now.
In Pre C 10.0 you could not read the fonts with some colours (!)
So everything is much easier now in 10.5 to read because of contrast.
I think it’s just habituation.
P.S: in Cubase SX it was the same as it is now in 10.5…
Enjoying all the new 10.5 features, especially smart tool.
One thing I prefer it’d be to have the colored labeled tracks like in the quoted image, like they’ve been on version 10 as opposed as a thin line like now in 10.5.
It’s a nice option to give users; personally I won’t color the whole channel strip, and not doing that, the thin line makes more difficult to find tracks.
For some reasons coloring the channels strips works great on ProTools, and I thought it could be a great idea, but it doesn’t look neat and clean on Cubase.
Can some one tell me if the less curviness to the buttons below, above the fader is a windows/mac difference or hidpi or something. I hate the curves when the mixer is made super small, nothing looks right.
The White Text on Black looks terrible IMO. Why break up the colorized strips with that? I say just go back to the 10.0.50 behavior. The promo pic version looks much better. Option #2 above with the colorized text looks good too.
But if the label is hard to read with certain channel colors, then change the color. Like if you had Black Text on Dark Purple, you’d think “oh, maybe dark purple isn’t the right color this channel - let me use light purple instead, or sky blue.”