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PLEASE update the color palette

+340 votes
asked Sep 1, 2019 in Look and Feel by starsofsound (430 points)

Pet peeve:

PLEASE upgrade the color palette. There are many more colors than the 88 that you've chosen to give us and they go well beyond the typical hues of Red, Green and Blue. It's beginning to make Studio One look aged and stale. I'm trying hard to find a different "ORANGE" but none exists here. We should be able to choose a conglomerate of colors, but we're stuck with only 88. Out of 10 million colors we can differentiate, you only gave us 88. My crayon box as a child contained 256 colors. You can't push the colors up to that? How about more neon colors? Give us SOMETHING to chew on. The given 88 colors are BORING!

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20 Answers

+29 votes
answered Sep 10, 2019 by spiral (1,450 points)
I would like to see the ability to create your own custom color palette that would be saved with the song.

It would be great if you could save and load palette presets.

This is not a frivolous request. Musicians are often very sensitive to the mood that colors evoke, and this can have a profound effect on the creative process. For this reason, I do not feel that Studio One is providing the optimal creative environment.
+19 votes
answered Sep 17, 2019 by danroberts1 (550 points)
More colors please and have them be more distinguishable on tracks and events.
+10 votes
answered Sep 24, 2019 by scottmcgregor3 (1,090 points)
Maybe a couple different palettes would work. I for one would like a higher amount of differentiation between colours (I'm colour blind)
+17 votes
answered Sep 24, 2019 by robertw (910 points)
And definatelly logical order of these colors because right now is total mess, especially when you look for different shade of certain color
+15 votes
answered Sep 26, 2019 by almadanke (910 points)
I was disappointed that it isn't possible to change the blue colour that is present everywhere, on buttons etc...... my least favourite colour, always reminds me of Windows 3.1....

Please let us change all the colours of the GUI!
+8 votes
answered Sep 29, 2019 by rogeranger (760 points)
The color wheel above looks pretty sufficient
Adding that on top of commonly used colors in a row underneath it should satisfy
+5 votes
answered Nov 10, 2019 by leonordmann (1,800 points)
Yes let us make our own color palettes PER SONG from an all color selector (don't know how these things are called).
And I agree with a comment before me, that we need also more options to personalize the colors of the gui.
+5 votes
answered Nov 10, 2019 by justinjackson11 (330 points)
I would like this as I'm colorblind and majority of the colors currently are too similar for my eyes.  More color control please.  Thanks PreSonus!
+1 vote
answered Nov 20, 2019 by artjohnson (620 points)
Be aware that Studio One 4.5 has the capacity to select most any color, including the level of saturation and contrast...for the "background" (border and grid). It is a feature of the Start page/menu. Why they don't code a smaller version of this for all of the other color-adjustment-capable items is, well, a mystery.
+4 votes
answered Dec 12, 2019 by sergiopopyks (390 points)
I really like Studio One. However, the color palette is very depressing. I want to customize the color scheme for my items, console
+5 votes
answered Jan 10 by BezowinZ (1,150 points)
Yes, more colors and in tint order, please.

I get the limited colors, I guess (not really as I imagine it's just additional lines of color codes). But why would the provided colors not be in a logical order?
+1 vote
answered Jan 30 by luleambaza (170 points)
2020 nothing is done yet
0 votes
answered Feb 21 by ansolas (2,690 points)
+3 votes
answered Apr 13 by andreasfranzmann (2,250 points)

I would find it very helpful, if the channel buttons (mute, solo, record..) were not included when colorizing a track.

E.g. I am having a hard time seeing if a red track is muted or not. Same with solo on yellow tracks.

Here's an example. Do you see that the red track is muted?

Or even better: Keep the whole area around these buttons in a neutral color (grey) and only colorize the field on the left. Like this:

Reaper, Pro Tools and Logic and probably most other DAWs do that. For a good reason. Would be very helpful and appreciated!

Thank you Presonus!

+2 votes
answered Apr 18 by Scoox (12,430 points)
edited Apr 18 by Scoox

Check out LMike's FR "Custom Colors" for an improved colour palette which so far has 500 votes. That's what gets my vote. Personally I don't think more colours is a good idea. I'm happier with a small selection of colours that are meaningful to me. ATM the colour palette is poorly designed. I also dislike the fact that the palette for automation envelopes contains a different (and smaller) set of colours than the track colour palette.

+2 votes
answered May 5 by vincentletourneau (430 points)

It would be nice to be able to also choose gray or black in addition to the colors.

Thank you.

+1 vote
answered May 23 by fransvannispen (4,270 points)
I don't need more colors, but more contrasting colors. After you've added 4 tracks, its hard to find a color that differs enough. Especially the blue and green shades are so color to each other that I can actually just use 2 of each while seeing the difference.

It would be great to have some more control over the skin. Not only the track colors, also the GUI itself, and mainly the grid. So hard to find a good setting compromise now where you can clearly see the difference between a beat and a measure. Or the black/while keys in the piano roll.
0 votes
answered Jul 14 by joncoe (190 points)
yes this is way overdue...
0 votes
answered Oct 19 by jameskruythoff (270 points)

YES PLEASE!!!. Just let us choose our own colors from the color picker wheel, how hard can this insignificant request be? It's October 2020 and this is still not implemented, common guys!

0 votes
answered Oct 28 by jasonpocorus (690 points)
My only complaint with Studio One is the track coloring system, Great idea, poorly executed. I want to work a system: Purple for Percussion, Blue for Bass, Green for Guitars, Violet for Vocals.

All purple and violet look different when selecting colors, and look the same in the DAW and mix screens. Same with green