You have Note Expression enabled on the Key Editor, therefore the colors look this way.
No I don’t.
When you enable Note Expression the notes get paler as shown in this screenshot where I really do have it enabled. Recently I was trying to find a way to turn off note labeling and one trick some people here use to do that is to enable Note Expression, but the way it changes the appearance of the colors is a turn-off for people who’ve tried that.
The track is set to Channel 2 (probably), but the individual Notes in the Key Editor are set to Channel 1. The track settings overwrites the individual Notes Channel. So to the output, it goes at Channel 2.
…now, is there any way to keep the Info Line up there all the time? Even though I have “Info Line” checked in Set up Window Layout, sometimes it’s there and sometimes, like in this screenshot, it’s not.