Why are these tracks highlighted in the track view?

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Why are these tracks highlighted in the track view?

Post by Cubase10user » Sat Aug 17, 2019 2:11 am

I don't understand why these tracks in the track view are highlighted? Any help would be great. They are also highlighted in the mixer. How do I turn this off? Also, if anyone can enlighten me on to why this is happening and the name of the highlighted area, that would be great. Thanks.
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Re: Why are these tracks highlighted in the track view?

Post by mr.roos » Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:03 am

Actually none of the tracks are highlighted. When the track is highlighted, the area surrounding the channel fader (in the mixer) is grey, not black. Perhaps in your Preferences you have chosen to color your midi connections?
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Re: Why are these tracks highlighted in the track view?

Post by GlennO » Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:56 am

Cubase10user wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 2:11 am
I don't understand why these tracks in the track view are highlighted? Any help would be great. They are also highlighted in the mixer. How do I turn this off? Also, if anyone can enlighten me on to why this is happening and the name of the highlighted area, that would be great. Thanks.
They show which tracks are currently mapped to the channels on your control surface.
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Re: Why are these tracks highlighted in the track view?

Post by JohnfromSonar » Mon Aug 19, 2019 3:34 pm

GlennO wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:56 am
Cubase10user wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 2:11 am
I don't understand why these tracks in the track view are highlighted? Any help would be great. They are also highlighted in the mixer. How do I turn this off? Also, if anyone can enlighten me on to why this is happening and the name of the highlighted area, that would be great. Thanks.
They show which tracks are currently mapped to the channels on your control surface.
I have a control surface (Mackie Control) and I don't have that situation. If I get you you are saying that 8 tracks will be hi-lighted while using a CS. I have not seen that on any DAW. I have seen an indication of what set of tracks are being access by the CS in Sonar and Cakewalk. Its called WAI.

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Re: Why are these tracks highlighted in the track view?

Post by Cubase10user » Mon Aug 19, 2019 4:31 pm

GlennO wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:56 am
Cubase10user wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 2:11 am
I don't understand why these tracks in the track view are highlighted? Any help would be great. They are also highlighted in the mixer. How do I turn this off? Also, if anyone can enlighten me on to why this is happening and the name of the highlighted area, that would be great. Thanks.
They show which tracks are currently mapped to the channels on your control surface.
Yes, you are correct. I just moved the 8 faders on my LX88+ and they are linked to those channels in the mixer. Not sure how that happened though. Thank you.
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Re: Why are these tracks highlighted in the track view?

Post by -steve- » Mon Aug 19, 2019 4:40 pm

JohnfromSonar wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 3:34 pm
I have a control surface (Mackie Control) and I don't have that situation. If I get you you are saying that 8 tracks will be hi-lighted while using a CS. I have not seen that on any DAW. I have seen an indication of what set of tracks are being access by the CS in Sonar and Cakewalk. Its called WAI.
OP's talking about the white line at the bottom of the faders in the mixer, or at the left side of the track headers in the project view.
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Re: Why are these tracks highlighted in the track view?

Post by GlennO » Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:18 pm

JohnfromSonar wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 3:34 pm
GlennO wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:56 am
Cubase10user wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 2:11 am
I don't understand why these tracks in the track view are highlighted? Any help would be great. They are also highlighted in the mixer. How do I turn this off? Also, if anyone can enlighten me on to why this is happening and the name of the highlighted area, that would be great. Thanks.
They show which tracks are currently mapped to the channels on your control surface.
I have a control surface (Mackie Control) and I don't have that situation. If I get you you are saying that 8 tracks will be hi-lighted while using a CS. I have not seen that on any DAW. I have seen an indication of what set of tracks are being access by the CS in Sonar and Cakewalk. Its called WAI.
Thank you for sharing, but I'm pretty sure the OP is talking about Cubase, not Sonar.
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Re: Why are these tracks highlighted in the track view?

Post by JohnfromSonar » Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:22 pm

GlennO wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:18 pm
JohnfromSonar wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 3:34 pm
GlennO wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:56 am


They show which tracks are currently mapped to the channels on your control surface.
I have a control surface (Mackie Control) and I don't have that situation. If I get you you are saying that 8 tracks will be hi-lighted while using a CS. I have not seen that on any DAW. I have seen an indication of what set of tracks are being access by the CS in Sonar and Cakewalk. Its called WAI.
Thank you for sharing, but I'm pretty sure the OP is talking about Cubase, not Sonar.
So am I. I have both. I also have Samplitude and Studio One. As well as others.

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Re: Why are these tracks highlighted in the track view?

Post by GlennO » Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:49 pm

Cubase10user wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 4:31 pm
GlennO wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:56 am
Cubase10user wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 2:11 am
I don't understand why these tracks in the track view are highlighted? Any help would be great. They are also highlighted in the mixer. How do I turn this off? Also, if anyone can enlighten me on to why this is happening and the name of the highlighted area, that would be great. Thanks.
They show which tracks are currently mapped to the channels on your control surface.
Yes, you are correct. I just moved the 8 faders on my LX88+ and they are linked to those channels in the mixer. Not sure how that happened though. Thank you.
You're welcome. How do you like your LX88? I've been considering getting one.
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Re: Why are these tracks highlighted in the track view?

Post by JohnfromSonar » Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:32 pm

On my Mackie Control if I move multiple faders only the first one is hi-lighted in Cubase. However all the faders I am moving on the MC move the correct faders in Cubase. Perhaps this is because the Mackie Control has an LCD channel strip that notes which channel is being modified.The faders on the MC are touch sensitive.

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Re: Why are these tracks highlighted in the track view?

Post by Cubase10user » Tue Aug 20, 2019 4:52 pm

-steve- wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 4:40 pm
JohnfromSonar wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 3:34 pm
I have a control surface (Mackie Control) and I don't have that situation. If I get you you are saying that 8 tracks will be hi-lighted while using a CS. I have not seen that on any DAW. I have seen an indication of what set of tracks are being access by the CS in Sonar and Cakewalk. Its called WAI.
OP's talking about the white line at the bottom of the faders in the mixer, or at the left side of the track headers in the project view.
https://steinberg.help/cubase_pro/v10/e ... ing_t.html
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Re: Why are these tracks highlighted in the track view?

Post by Cubase10user » Tue Aug 20, 2019 4:52 pm

GlennO wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:49 pm
Cubase10user wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 4:31 pm
GlennO wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:56 am


They show which tracks are currently mapped to the channels on your control surface.
Yes, you are correct. I just moved the 8 faders on my LX88+ and they are linked to those channels in the mixer. Not sure how that happened though. Thank you.
You're welcome. How do you like your LX88? I've been considering getting one.
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Re: Why are these tracks highlighted in the track view?

Post by JohnfromSonar » Tue Aug 20, 2019 6:18 pm

-steve- wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 4:40 pm
JohnfromSonar wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 3:34 pm
I have a control surface (Mackie Control) and I don't have that situation. If I get you you are saying that 8 tracks will be hi-lighted while using a CS. I have not seen that on any DAW. I have seen an indication of what set of tracks are being access by the CS in Sonar and Cakewalk. Its called WAI.
OP's talking about the white line at the bottom of the faders in the mixer, or at the left side of the track headers in the project view.
https://steinberg.help/cubase_pro/v10/e ... ing_t.html
That white line is what I was talking about as the WAI. It shows which bank of faders are used on the CS. Clearly both Cubase and Cakewalk have the same function. BTW. WAI is short for Where Am I.

From the Cakewalk Manual

"The WAI display
The WAI display (short for Where Am I) is a group of colored markers to show you which tracks and/or buses are
currently being controlled by which controller/surface. Each controller/surface uses different colored markers.
In the following picture controller/surface 1 (blue markers) is controlling tracks 2-5, and controller/surface 2 (red
markers) is controlling tracks 7-14. You can drag the markers to different groups of tracks to change which tracks
each controller/surface is controlling. You can also double-click the WAI markers to open the property page of that
particular controller/surface."

That said I still don't know how the tracks in the OP got Hi-Lighted? Hi-light is not the same as WAI.

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Re: Why are these tracks highlighted in the track view?

Post by -steve- » Tue Aug 20, 2019 6:28 pm

If Auto-select is on, touching or moving the fader selects the channel.
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Re: Why are these tracks highlighted in the track view?

Post by JohnfromSonar » Tue Aug 20, 2019 6:35 pm

-steve- wrote:
Tue Aug 20, 2019 6:28 pm
If Auto-select is on, touching or moving the fader selects the channel.
Would that account for multiple tracks being hi-lighted as in the OP?

I was able to select multiple tracks with shift on the keyboard and the select key for each fader on the MC.

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Re: Why are these tracks highlighted in the track view?

Post by GlennO » Tue Aug 20, 2019 6:42 pm

JohnfromSonar wrote:
Tue Aug 20, 2019 6:35 pm
Would that account for multiple tracks being hi-lighted as in the OP?
No, you're referring to selection, not highlighting. As Mr. Roos and Steve both explained above, they are not selected.
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Re: Why are these tracks highlighted in the track view?

Post by JohnfromSonar » Tue Aug 20, 2019 6:53 pm

GlennO wrote:
Tue Aug 20, 2019 6:42 pm
JohnfromSonar wrote:
Tue Aug 20, 2019 6:35 pm
Would that account for multiple tracks being hi-lighted as in the OP?
As Mr. Roos and Steve both explained above, they are not highlighted.
Then the title is wrong.

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Re: Why are these tracks highlighted in the track view?

Post by jaslan » Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:24 pm

Highlighted, Selected, Targeted, Indicated..... Semantics...
The tracks that are being controlled by the device are “highlighted” by the white line.
The tracks being controlled by the device and track or tracks “selected” or “highlighted” on screen (to receive commands from the mouse or keyboard) are independent and “highlighted” in different ways.
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Re: Why are these tracks highlighted in the track view?

Post by JohnfromSonar » Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:42 pm

jaslan wrote:
Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:24 pm
Highlighted, Selected, Targeted, Indicated..... Semantics...
The tracks that are being controlled by the device are “highlighted” by the white line.
The tracks being controlled by the device and track or tracks “selected” or “highlighted” on screen (to receive commands from the mouse or keyboard) are independent and “highlighted” in different ways.
That sounds right to me.

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Re: Why are these tracks highlighted in the track view?

Post by GlennO » Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:44 pm

JohnfromSonar wrote:
Tue Aug 20, 2019 6:53 pm
Then the title is wrong.
Strictly speaking, both you and Mr. Roos meant "selected" when you both said "highlighted". But no worries, I think everyone understood what you meant :).
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Re: Why are these tracks highlighted in the track view?

Post by JohnfromSonar » Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:51 pm

Not to beat a dead horse but actually I meant what I wrote. What confused me was the picture of the track view. It looked like yellow was the indication of hi-light. I did not see the white line there.

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