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Name/Version: color colorer - color regions instantly 1.0
Author: Jwalrus  
Description: T: Damn I wish I could color regions instantly by clicking a key on my computer keyboard here rather than laboriously right clicking and then selecting from a whole range of super icky default ableton colors.
R: I've got just the thing.
T: You mean you spent hours making a max patch that does this?
R: Yep.
T: What a waste of time.

INSTRUCTIONS:
1. Assign each of these color swaths to any key on your computer keyboard (using command+K)
2. Select the color you want each key to correspond to, using the circle in the upper lefthand corner of each swath.
3. To color a region, just select it and press any of the previously assigned computer keys.

I wanted it for comping, to quickly label parts that were good. Maybe you do too. We can be friends.

YOU SHOULD KNOW:
It can only color one region at a time.
It will color the whole region, so if you want a segment of the region colored, you have to cut it first (command+e), then color.
Make sure you assign your key to the color swath, not the upper-left color selecting ring button guy. If a color wheel comes up when you're trying to color a region, that's why.

I PERSONALLY recommend putting it on your default session's master track. (It doesn't matter where you put it by the way.) And have keys then pre-assigned to colors. But you don't have to take my advice now do you, no sir.

 

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Downloads: 195
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Live Version Used: 10.1
Max Version Used: 8.0.4
Date Added: Feb 04 2020 20:23:35
Date Last Updated: Feb 04 2020 23:28:47
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Device Type: midi_device
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Device File: colors raining colorpicker3.4®.amxd
 


Comments

Is this working for you? I've selected custom colors, but they all seem to still just be the Ableton colors.

https://i.imgur.com/8HmGDAO.jpg

yeah the colors round to the nearest color in the ableton palate, if that's what you mean. that's something deeper about the way the app is programmed that i do not know and didn't think was worth digging into. *heart*

Ah, i see. Any chance you can update it to add 8 / 16 color options? Maybe a toggle to switch between 4/8/16?

Would be great to assign the 16 pads of the LaunchKey Mini to 16 colors.

Great little device tho. Thanks! :)

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