‘Cue-In’ Or ‘End-Cut’ Songs Using The Cue Deck

Create different start, end and loop A & loop B positions in songs. Set up to ten entries for each position type. Fine-tune them to one / one-thousandths of a second. Independent auto-loop feature controls. Use this deck as a third playback deck.

Cue Positions
Create up to ten positions of each type for a song. Any position can be applied to any instance of the song.

MANUAL CUE   Start of a song. They override any global cue setting applied to a song.

MANUAL END-CUT   End of a song. In automatic mode, these settings are added to both the global end-cut and auto fade-out settings.

LOOP A   Start of a loop and consequently the start of the song. They override manual cue and global cue settings.

LOOP B   End of a loop. They override manual end-cut and global end-cut settings.

Position Selection Window

Open the position selection window to select a position and attach it to the song. Use this window to detach a position without clearing it. These controls show which position number is attached to the song.

NOTE: The player automatically determines the next available position number. When there are already ten, the tenth one is used over and over.

Clear the selected position for the corresponding type. Open the position selection window to clear any or all previously created positions.

NOTE: This background color shows which position type is being created or edited.
Position Controls

Use these controls to select which position type you want to create or edit. Regardless of type, when the song is playing and it reaches the position you want, click these controls to set the position. That puts this deck in stutter mode. When editing a position, click this control to also put the deck into stutter mode.

Manual Cue (Start of song) Loop A (Start of loop)
Manual End-Cuts (End of song) Loop B (End of loop)

When this deck is in stutter mode, use these controls to fine-tune the position either forward or reverse by the corresponding amount of time.

Click to exit stutter mode.

Move forward or backward by a second. One Move forward or backward by one tenth of a second. One tenth Move forward or backward by one one hundredth of a second. One hundredth Move forward or backward by one one thousandth of a second. One thousandth
Cue Deck

Cue deck. Click for full size. Temporarily override the output device assigned to this deck. One reason might be you have a message to you want to play over the music. Another might be you are using this deck to play sound effects over the music. The override remains in effect as long as this deck is loaded with a song.

Adjust the volume level of this deck. It is independent from the main volume controls but does use the volume stop levels feature. Use this deck to manually play other audio files over the music.

  • Left-click on a level to use the volume fade setting to do a timed change between volume levels.
  • Right-click to move between volume levels immediately without the timed slide.

The only way to set the volume level to zero is to use the digits. When you move over them, they change to show this feature is active. The same left and right click feature applies. (Move over this image for a demonstration.)

Shows the name of the song in the deck. When it is not visible in the display grid and you move over the name, a red border appears around it to show the locate feature is active. Click on it to bring the song into view. (Move over this image for a demonstration.)

Progress Control

Play progress control.These controls can also be use to set the play position in the song. When you move over the control, the mouse changes to a left/right arrow and a yellow box appears under the mouse. A tool-tip showing the relative position of the mouse in relation to play-time also appears. (). Click anytime to set that play position. Click, hold and drag for an interesting effect. Progress controls show the following information:

  • Manual Cues
    (Start of song)
  • Manual End-Cuts
    (End of song)
  • Loops A & B
    (Start & End of loops)
  • MessagesShows how message start positions are displayed in a progress control.
    (Start position)
  • ProgressShows how play position is displayed in progress controls.
    (Play progress)
NOTE: Global Cue & End-Cut settings are displayed in this control when creating loop positions because they cannot overlap global settings.
Play Controls

This control has both left and right click features associated with it. Left-click to toggle mute ON and OFF. The right-click feature is only available in automatic mode and is tied to the current deck. Only this control can be used to initiate this feature. Each time you right-click on it, you alternate which deck is muted.

  • In manual mode, the mute controls on the current and next decks are tied together. This feature is not available on this deck in this mode.
NOTE: Left-click either mute controls involved to cancel this feature.

 

This control has both left and right click features associated with it.

  • Left-click to immediately pause the song.
  • Left-clicking when the song is paused is the same as clicking on the play control.
  • Right-click to initiate the fade-to-pause feature using the selected duration.
  • Right-click when the song is paused to initiate a reverse fade-to-pause.
NOTE: See the ‘When (Right-Click) Pausing/Muting‘ preferences for details on how to activate this feature.

 

Stop the song that is playing in the deck. Exit stutter mode.

 

Start playing the song in this deck. It is always disabled when the deck is playing. Where the song starts playing depends on what positions are already applied and which position your are creating or editing.

  • When there are no manual cue or loop A settings applied, the song starts from the beginning. When editing either of these two settings, the song always starts from that position.
  • When editing a loop B setting, the song starts from the appropriate position.
  • When editing a manual end-cut setting, the song starts two seconds before that position and stops when it is reached.
NOTE: Global Cue & End-Cut settings are displayed in this control when creating loop positions because they cannot overlap global settings.
Auto Loop Controls

Amount of time to loop. (in thousandths of a second). Click to open a pop-upImage shows control used to select a specific amount of time. used to select the amount of time.

How many times to loop. The range is from 1 to 50. Click to open a pop-upImage shows control used to select a specific amount of time. used to select a count. (NOTE: This count is used by the Loop A & B feature.)

Initiate the auto-loop feature associated with these three controls. When you click this control, the current play position is the start of the loop. The amount of time is added to set the end of the loop and is repeated times. (NOTE: This control is disabled when either Loop A or Loop B positions are applied to the song.)