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

Create different start, end and loop 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. This deck can also be used as a playback deck. The ‘Right-Click Mute‘ feature is tied to this deck and the ‘current‘ deck in automatic mode.

 

These options let you temporarily override the output device assigned to this deck. The override remains in effect as long as this deck has a song in it or until you change it.

One reason to use these options is 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.

Use this control to adjust the volume level of this deck. It is independent from the main volume controls but it 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‘ duration setting to do a timed change between volume levels.
  • Right-click to move between volume levels immediately without the timed slide. The level changes.
  • Use the digits to slide or move the volume level to zero. A box appears around them to show you this feature is active. (Move over this image for a demonstration.)

Progress controls shows the following information. The color of the text below matches how different parameters are reflected in these controls when they are applied to songs.

  • ‘Manual Cues’. These settings always override global settings for this parameter.
  • ‘Manual End-Cuts’. These settings are always combined with global settings for this parameter.
  • Manual ‘Loop’ start (‘A’) and end (‘B’) positions.
  • Start position of a ‘message’ when it is attached to a song.
  • ‘Play’ progress of the song.

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 it.

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.

NOTE: Global settings are reflected in this deck when you are creating Loop position because these position types cannot overlap global settings.

This control shows the name of the loaded song. When the song is not visible in the display grid and you move over it, a red border appears around it to show you the locate feature is active. Click on it to bring the song into view.

Play

Use this control to start playing the song loaded 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, 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: Even though ‘fade‘ settings applied to the song are NOT used on this deck, they are reflected when working on ‘Loop‘ positions.

Stop

Use this control to stop the song that is playing in the deck.

Pause

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

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

Mute

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

  • Left-click on it to immediately mute the song.
  • Left-click on it again to cancel the mute feature.

The right-click feature is only available in automatic mode between this deck and the ‘current‘ deck. Both must be playing at the same time. Each time you right-click on a this control, you alternate which deck is muted. This feature can only be initiated using this mute control.

In manual mode, the mute controls on the ‘current‘ and ‘next‘ decks are tied together. This feature is not available on the ‘Cue‘ deck in this mode.

NOTE: Left-click either mute controls involved to cancel this feature.

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

  • Image of control used to fine-tune a position by the corresponding amount of time. One second.
  • Image of control used to fine-tune a position by the corresponding amount of time. One tenth of a second.
  • Image of control used to fine-tune a position by the corresponding amount of time. One hundredth of a second.
  • Image of control used to fine-tune a position by the corresponding amount of time. One thousandth of a second.

Click on this control to initiate the 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 to loop is added to set the end on the loop, which is repeated times.

NOTE: This control is disabled when Loop A or Loop B positions are applied to the song.

This control shows how many times the loop will occur. The range for this control is from 1 to 50. Click on this control to open a popup that you use to select the loop count. This count is also used by the Loop A and Loop B feature.

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

  • Image of control used to fine-tune a position by the corresponding amount of time. One second.
  • Image of control used to fine-tune a position by the corresponding amount of time. One tenth of a second.
  • Image of control used to fine-tune a position by the corresponding amount of time. One hundredth of a second.
  • Image of control used to fine-tune a position by the corresponding amount of time. One thousandth of a second.

This control shows the amount of time to loop. (in thousandths of a second). Click on this control to open a popup you use to select the amount of time to loop.

Use this control to select ‘Cue‘ as the position type you want to create or edit. Then, when the song is playing and reaches the position you want, click this control 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. Use the ‘fine-tune‘ controls to set the exact position in the song.

Use this control to exit stutter mode.

Use these controls to open the ‘Position Selection‘ window and select a position to attach to the song or detach it from the song without clearing it. Each position type can have up to ten different entries. These controls show which position number is attached to the song.

NOTE: The player automatically determines the next available position number. Should there already be ten, the tenth one is used over and over.
The background color of this control shows it is the position type being created or edited.

A ‘Manual Cue‘ is a different starting position in a song. Create up to ten different positions for a song. Any position can be applied to each instance of the song in lists. When applied, the player considers it to be the default beginning of that song. ‘Manual Cue‘ positions always override any ‘Global Fade‘ duration setting in effect for a song.

Use these controls to clear the selected position for the corresponding type. Open the ‘Position Selection‘ window to clear any or all previously created positions.

NOTE: The background color of this control shows it is the position type being created or edited.

Use this control to select ‘End-Cut‘ as the position type you want to create or edit. Then, when the song is playing and reaches the position you want, click this control 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. Use the ‘fine-tune‘ controls to set the exact position in the song.

Use this control to exit stutter mode.

A ‘Manual End-Cut‘ is the end position of a song. Create up to ten different positions for a song. Any position can be applied to each instance of the song in lists. When a ‘Manual End-Cut‘ is applied to a song, the player considers it to be the default ending of that song. ‘Manual End-Cut‘ setting are added to both the ‘Global End-Cut‘ and ‘Auto Fade-Out‘ duration settings in ‘Automatic‘ mode.

Use this control to select ‘Loop A‘ as the position type you want to create or edit. Then, when the song is playing and reaches the position you want, click this control 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. Use the ‘fine-tune‘ controls to set the exact position in the song.

Use this control to exit stutter mode.

A ‘Loop A‘ position is considered to be the start position of a song. Create up to ten different positions for a song. Any position can be applied to each instance of the song in lists. When a ‘Loop A‘ position is applied to a song, the player considers it to be the default beginning of that song. ‘Loop A‘ positions override both ‘Manual Cue‘ and ‘Global Cue‘ settings.

Use this control to select ‘Loop B‘ as the position type you want to create or edit. Then, when the song is playing and reaches the position you want, click this control 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. Use the ‘fine-tune‘ controls to set the exact position in the song.

Use this control to exit stutter mode.

A ‘Loop B‘ position is considered to be the end position of a song. Create up to ten different positions for a song. Any position can be applied to each instance of the song in lists. When a ‘Loop B‘ position is applied to a song, the player considers it to be the default ending of that song. ‘Loop B‘ positions override both ‘Manual End-Cut‘ and ‘Global End-Cut‘ settings.

 

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