‘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.

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

MANUAL CUE   ‘Manual Cue‘ positions are considered to be the start of a song. Override any global fade setting applied to a song.

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

LOOP A   ‘Loop A‘ positions are considered to be the start of a song. Override manual cue and global cue settings.

LOOP B   ‘Loop B‘ positions are considered to be the end of a song. Override manual end-cut and global end-cut settings.

Open the position selection window and select a position to attach 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. Should there already be 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.

Use these controls to select which position type you want to create or edit. Regardless of position type, when the song is playing and 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)

Use the fine-tune controls to set the exact position in the song.

Click to exit stutter mode.

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

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

Temporarily override the output device assigned to this deck. A 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 has a song in it.

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, a box appears 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.)

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 reflected in a progress control.
    (Start position)
  • ProgressShows how message start positions are reflected in a progress control.
    (Play progress)
NOTE: When creating loop positions, global cue & end-cut settings are reflected in this control because loop positions cannot overlap global settings.

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: When creating loop positions, global cue & end-cut settings are reflected in this control because loop positions cannot overlap global settings.

Shows the amount of time to loop. (in thousandths of a second). Click on this control to open a pop-upImage shows control used to select a specific amount of time. that lets you select the amount of time.

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 pop-upImage shows control used to select a specific amount of time. that lets you select a count. NOTE: This count is also 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. The amount of time is added to set the end and is is repeated times.

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