Ray9s I now see your need and I can see the logic in it , it would be very useful to be able to create your own colours and create a very logical song selection by colour,
The only problem I can see with this the song list would become very colourful and distracting to some users, but then again they don’t have to do that if it distracts them.
I definitely use colours for two purposes to distinguish my backing track song type and in looping, I will explain my operation logic using colours.
As I use 3 types of songs I choose normal white naming to all normal songs I use as DJ or background music in breaks.
I use green for all my songs that are my Solo performance songs and I use the artist column and label these backing tracks MIDI WITH DRUMS even though they are audio it’s because they started off as midi files, so I can distinguish by colour and group search by name and be presented with only what I need when creating a playlist.
The third colour I use is light blue for all songs that have no Drummer so I can include a live drummer in my show without any trouble I label the artist column MIDI NO DRUMS for easy search and selection for creating playlist or inserting a song in to my solo act for a particular time in act a drummer might join me.
All my backing tracks are the same in both with or no Drummer song lists.
I also have two playlists with all these same songs but the colours differ and the artist names differ and they are in alphabetical order in those playlists so I can quickly find them , but I can create a new playlist for a gig very easily and mix any type of song in any order I want depending on the gig, sometimes I am MC, DJ, SOLO PERFORMER, and a drummer joins me for a few songs , I can easily see by colour to what is happening.
Having 3 colours to distinguish song type is great, but I personally think for my brain and the way it thinks, it starts getting very busy on screen it starts looking like a PIZZA and I personally think any more colours would create a messy hard to distinguish song selection I really need to see my yellow next song this is most important, having green, blue and white is just tolerable not to interfere with my now and next song choice but having lots more colours in the mix that are totally random in position would screw my logical brain, but that doesn’t mean I dislike your needs I think if it works for you it makes sense , so I support your request and I certainly could benefit for a different reason having a few more colours.
My other colour need is in Looping.
I use colours to represent sections of songs
Red - intro
Orange - Chorus 1
Yellow - Chorus 2
Green - Solo
Light Blue - Verse 1
Dark Blue - Verse 2
Violet - Break
Red - End
The two reds might as well be one colour as they are totally useless as they appear exactly the same on screen so we really only have 6 colours
This colour format is consistent in all my songs with minor changes due to song needs but as soon as I see green I know a solo is coming or if I need the second verse I know just select dark blue, this definitely works a treat but the problem is I am missing a few more colours when you get a song that is more demanding so then my colour logic has to change due to lack of colours specially since the two reds are actually one, so yes I totally support an extra colour option , we have 12 loops so why don’t we have 12 colours to have each loop distinguishable.
It just makes sense.
My other dislike is on iPhone having a smaller screen the dark blue and violet colour is also hard to distinguish, but the problem is ITS BECAUSE THE WHITE WAVEFORM IS IN BACKGROUND WHICH SERVES NO PURPOSE TO BE THERE , it just washes out the loop colours, so again I will point out the end users would benefit a lot more if loop colours were solid , why have something in the background that serves no useful purpose it actually serves a negative purpose of making colours washed out, I know this is not a problem on an iMac but I use an iPhone and an iPad so this then is a big deal to me.