there is one thing i like about Digital Performer , i wish Cubase had , is when in midi KEY EDITOR selecting all tracks show the midi notes but in a none color white except the active track, in Digital performer the midi notes retain the track color this way you can see which track needs adjusting and white can be confusing, and i would have to de select the tracks to find the right midi note
would be wonderful to have this at least as an option
Cubase has this feature implemented in a much more robust way. I don’t have the manual handy where I’m at, but I’m sure that with a bit of exploration you will find it. Check out the Event colors menu in the Key Editor toolbar.
In 8, the default setting on “Part” is for only the active part to display it’s track color. The rest of the events are all the same gray. There is no visual information about the texture, forcing the user to swap back and forth between active parts. This is fine in most cases, but it is really nice to have a quick reference without having to switch away from the track that a user is working on.
Look at the attached image from Cubase. On the left the 4 MIDI Parts are each a different color. In the key editor the notes for each part are shown in the corresponding color (e,g. the brown notes are from the brown part). This is because the Event Color (upper right corner) is set to Part. You can also set the Event Color to a variety of other useful choices.
PS. pay no attention to the actual notes shown - they were just randomly drawn and have no musical basis.