Where can I get more track pictures?

I find the track pictures helpful, but there are not quite enough to choose from. Does anyone know where I can get more pictures?

If you’re after icon style there’s lots to be found. Like here:
https://www.flaticon.com/icon-packs/musical-instrument/2?word=musical%20instrument

Make them yourself, snap some photos of your favorite gear and instruments.

I find online music stores are a great source for small pics of all sorts of gear. And of course the manufacturers’ websites.

Also Google image search never fails to produce something. If you specifically search for .png files some of them will have transparent backgrounds if that matters to you.

http:///www.behaviormusic.com/icon_project/BM_Track_Icons_256px.zip
http:///www.behaviormusic.com/icon_project/BM_Track_Icons_512px.zip
http:///www.behaviormusic.com/icon_project/BM_Track_Icons_1024px.zip

That should give you enough to choose from. Even maybe for a composer.

My favourites are from here: https://poundsound.co.uk/

Thank you :slight_smile:

Well made and useful. Thanks!

Excellent Idea. I’ll save more images and build a catalogue over time. I’ve not tried this, but an obvious idea is to take some snaps of actual performers and use those for the tracks they’re on. This is the fun stuff but images really are a useful, practical tool for organization. I need to make more use of them.

I’ve always wanted to use the pictures and tried it when it was first implemented but honestly It feels like they take up valuable real estate. Add to that I’m not a fan of Steinaha’s gui/windowed structure and always felt that having pictures on my trax would somehow hinder performance albeit slightly.

iow, Just using colors to avoid headaches in the future. idk, maybe I’ll try it again in the future as it would help with my outboard gear labeling.

I’ve always wanted to use the pictures and tried it when it was first implemented but honestly It feels like they take up valuable real estate. Add to that I’m not a fan of Steinaha’s gui/windowed structure and always felt that having pictures on my trax would somehow hinder performance albeit slightly.

iow, Just using colors to avoid headaches in the future. idk, maybe I’ll try it again one day as it would help with my outboard gear labeling.

Sure. Most of my projects start with pictures, but eventually, due to priorities about what should be left visually open, the pictures get closed. Every project has certain stage progressions where particular things become more or less important. Regardless of the project stage, its just a mouse click or KC to open close all track pictures.

I basically built up a rag-tag collection of Track Pictures by snagging them from wherever. Initially that worked fine but as the collection has grown it is becoming increasingly unwieldy to use. The problem is that in the Picture Browser they are sorted alpha by filename. Since the pix are from all over there is no consistency in the names and after a certain point it starts feeling like looking for a needle in a haystack to find a specific pic. It would be nice if we could organize them into folders or something similar (Plug-in Collections I’m thinking of you).

I could just rename all the files in some meaningful fashion (that sounds like a fun afternoon :confused: ). But I’m not sure the pics I’m using are really worth salvaging - both because of quality and spotty coverage. So now I’m kinda trying to figure out how I really want to use Track Pictures in relationship to my workflow.

While the pics posted above look great they are in some ways just fancy Track Names graphically presented - which I’m not sure is very useful to me. For example if I’m looking for a rhythm part played on a strat it is a lot easier to spot the picture of the strat in the MixConsole rather than looking for a channel named “R Guit 3” Not sure that a graphic reading “Guitar Strat” would be much easier to find especially when sitting next to another similar looking graphic reading “Guitar Les Paul” when compared with pictures of the actual guitars.

While I’m not happy with what I’ve currently got, I’m not sure exactly what I’d prefer.

Yes. Mine too are becoming unorganized. I should add that another good source for orchestra, and almost free is on sale now. Do download the free demo, because they don’t look as good in C10 as prior versions.

https://poundsound.co.uk/collections/cubase-track-icons/products/cubase-track-icons-orchestral-complete

Also, and unrelated to track icons, in case you don’t want to spend literally days setting up large number of tracks for EWQL Hollywood gold/diamond:
https://poundsound.co.uk/collections/cubase-templates/products/ew-hollywood-orchestra-gold-template-for-cubase-10

Do track icons save within the .cpr file then? Or do you need to have the images on your machine? i.e. if you used custom images and sent the project file to someone else, would they appear?

Actually the Track Pictures exist in 2 different locations. When you import a new pic it is placed in a common area where all the user pics are stored. Off the top of my head I don’t recall exactly where that is. But when you look at all the pics you could use in your Project that is what you see.

Then if you put a pic on a Track, a copy of that pic is placed in the Project’s sub-folder named (drummmmmrooollll) Track Pictures. So as long as you send the entire Project folder it will include the pics used in the Project.

Ahh ok, thanks Raino. I collaborate a lot so never used them. I may add a few to make my mate laugh! :slight_smile:

So how do I get these to show in Cubase? I dumped a couple of hundred pix in /User/…/Track Pictures, but the only ones that show are the ones I imported one by one by hand…

What am I missing?

I’m interested, too. There’s a way to import the images at a one shot?

Yeah it confused me too - rightfully so since it is an odd way to get there

https://www.steinberg.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=226&t=86553