It would be nice for colorblind people to be able to customize the color of the new Synth pads.
1 in 12 men are colorblind, while 1 in 200 women have the condition. I just received my Play+, I love the new synths, but I spent 5 minutes wondering why I couldn’t select the Synth 1 pads I had laid out on the grid. As it turns out, I can’t tell the difference between the two because the Synth 1 pads are violet and selected pads are blue – the shades are too close for me to distinguish.
I can only speak about my own experience, though other colorblind people out there could chime in.
Be able to distinguish between selected and non-selected Synth1 pads.
There are many types of colorblindness, so changing the color of Synth 1 for everybody would possibly bother other colorblind people, and violet is as good a choice as any for non-colorblind people anyway.
What would be great to see, in the Settings, is a way to assign one of the available colors to Synth 1 (currently Violet), Synth 2 (Yellow), or Synth 3 (Green). The menu would just offer to switch from Violet to another one of the predefined colors.
I realize there is probably a limited number of colors available, but at this point I would just remap Synth 1 to the same color as Synth 2 or Synth 3 if that’s my only option; it’s more important to me to be able to select the pads rather than to distinguish between the synths, since I can always segregate a synth to its own track and not mix synths on the same track.
UPDATE: now that I have looked at the Performance page again (pictured below):
- It seems that Pink (the Loop column) is not used for pads, right? That would make for a nice replacement – for my type of colorblindness, that is.
- It looks like Synth 3 is the same color as the Repeat column, which is said to be Cyan in the Perform page documentation, even though it’s said to be Green in the pad colors documentation – so maybe they are different colors after all.
- The color of the Rearrange column does not seem to be used for pads either – the one that to me looks like actual green, but don’t take my word for it
Not that I know of.
Nope but here is the color reference card, from the manual