Easy To Use Main Controls All In One Place

Main controls used to operate this free music player are all found in one place. The vast majority of features are no more than two clicks away. Color is used to show which controls are associated. Disabled controls are grayed-out. This component is used to move the player around.

 

Sets
Click for details on the different menu options.

When you have loaded what you want into the player and you have set all song parameters, then save what is loaded as a ‘set‘. Only one can be loaded at a time.

A ‘set‘ is all of the information required to close the player, start it, load that set and be back where you were when you saved it. Sets include the information listed below. They can be saved any time.

The structure of the lists in the sets library are kept separate from those in the lists library. The option to keep the libraries in sync is available when you save sets.

The following information is included as part of a set.

  • Image shows which list in the display grid is the work-list.   Work List  
  • Image shows which list in the play-list in the display grid.   Play List  
  • Image shows which list in the next-list in the display grid.   Next List  
  • Image shows which songs have been played in the display grid.   Played Songs  
  • Image shows which song is the current song in the display grid.   Current Song  
  • Image shows which song is the next song in the display grid.   Next Song  
  • Image shows first possible multiple next song set in the display grid.Image shows last possible multiple next song set in the display grid. All ‘Multiple Next‘ songs you have set.

This control shows the name of the ‘Set‘ that is loaded in the player.

When the text is longer than the control, it is truncated and three dots appear at the end. Move the mouse over the control to scroll the text left or right to see the complete text.

Preferences
Click for details on the different preference categories in this music player.

Use this menu to customize how the player reacts to different events such as detecting the ‘beats-per-minute‘, after a song change or setting the ‘layout‘ of the player or ‘When Right-Click Pausing/Muting‘.

These are just a few. Most are available by category. Some options are stand alone settings such as ‘Automatically Start Playing‘.

NOTE: When a preference window is open, clicking any control on the face or pressing the [Escape] button automatically closes it and cancels all changes made.

Image shows presets review window. Click for complete details.

 

Presets are a collection of settings for each of the eight controls that let you customize how they work. Load and save them anytime during the operation of the player. The ‘Equalizer‘ is a good example and has a variety of presets supplied with the music player.

  • Volume (Stop Levels)
  • Equalizer (Slider & Frequency Values)
  • Fades (Used in ‘Automatic’ Mode)
  • High, Mid, Low (Slider & Frequency Values)
  • Flanger (Wetdry/Speed)
  • Reverb (Level/Delay)
  • Echo (Level/Delay)
  • Phaser (Drymix/Wetmix)

All fades are measured in seconds or tenths of a second. A fade is the amount of time the player will use for the different features of automatic mode.

  • Volume: Timed volume changes between ‘volume stop‘ levels.
  • Fade-In: Fade incoming song up to desired volume level.
  • Auto Fade-Out: Fade outgoing song down to zero during automatic song changes.
  • Next Fade-Out: Fade outgoing song down to zero during manual song changes.
  • Global Cue: Amount to remove from the start of songs.
  • Global End-Cut: Amount to remove from the end of songs.
  • Fade-to-Pause: Timed fade down to zero before pausing triggered by right-clicking on a pause control.
  • Fade-Out Delay: Amount of time to delay the fade-out function.
  • Fade-Out: Time it takes to fade-out the playing song and then stop playing.

Volume Stop‘ levels allow for timed volume changes to precise levels with a single click. Create your own presets used by the volume controls on both the ‘current‘ and ‘next‘ decks. The difference between two levels cannot be less than ten. Adjacent levels adjust automatically to this rule and move accordingly. The same is true when changes for a section are canceled.

CAUTION: Changes are reflected immediately on the volume controls. This allows for the levels to be set based on a live situation.
NOTE: This window closes automatically if you click anywhere on the player or press the [Escape] button. Any changes made remain in effect.

Easily configure output devices the player will use on each deck. Only output devices installed to the operating system are recognized. Each drop down shows all output devices that were found.

When the player finds only one output device, the selections are done automatically.

With multiple output devices, assign decks ‘Cue‘ deck to always use the output device assigned to the ‘next‘ deck. Set the primary decks to the same output device and the ‘Cue‘ as an independent output. The player can be configured to suit many different output requirements.

NOTE: The ‘Message Parameters‘ window can be used as an independent output.

Use this control to move the music player around. This whole component can also be used to move the player around. The mouse pointer changes to reflect the ‘move‘ feature is active.

Right-click on this control to reset the player to it’s default position.

Opens the ‘Help‘ file supplied with the music player. The ‘help’ is context sensitive on sub-windows in this music player.

Use this control to ‘Minimize‘ the music player. The icon for this application appears in the task tray.

Double-click on the icon to ‘maximize‘ the player and bring it back into view.

Use this control to ‘Exit‘ the player. There are several other ways to ‘exit‘ the player.

  • Use the last option on the ‘Display Grid {Right-Click}‘ menu.
  • Right-click anywhere on the face of the player to open a menu that only has the ‘exit‘ option.
  • [Alt + X], then X for keyboard users.

Lists are a collection of songs and messages that can be added from any directory on your system. They must have at least one song in them. The upper limit is measured in total play-time and not how many songs are in them. The play-time must remain below 100 days.

Easily create lists based on your musical preferences or needs, on a style of music, on specific play-time requirements or for specific events at a social gathering. How easy and flexible it is to create lists is part of what makes this music player & dj software unlike many others.

Load as many or as few as you like into the player. Organize them any way you want in the display grid. Set one as the default that will be loaded when the music player is launched. Use the options on the ‘Display Grid {Right-Click}‘ menu to organize them any way you like.

This control shows a running count of how many ‘Lists‘ are loaded in the music player.

See the ‘Remove Selected List‘ option on the ‘Display Grid {Right-Click}‘ menu to remove them. (This menu is the only way to remove them from the player.)

This control shows the progress of the ‘playlistImage shows how the 'play-list' is identified in the display grid.‘. It shows the time played and the time remaining. The progress is reflected by a graphic bar that shows the percentage between played & remaining time. This control always reflects the total play-time of the current playlist.

This control shows the total ‘play-time‘ of the ‘playlistImage shows how the 'play-list' is identified in the display grid.‘. If you have more than one list loaded, click on this control to toggle the display between the total ‘play-time’ of the ‘playlist’ or that of all loaded lists combined.

This control shows what time the ‘playlistImage shows how the 'play-list' is identified in the display grid.‘ will end. Click it to toggle between a ’12’ or ’24’ hour display format. Hover over the control for the full date & time play will ‘end’.

Image shows how the 'end' time & date is displayed.

This control toggles between Collapse and Expand. It determines how loaded lists appear in the display grid. How it is set also applies when you are loading them.

This control shows the name of the ‘worklistImage shows how the 'work-list' is identified in the display grid.‘. When you move over this control and the ‘worklist‘ is not visible in the display grid, a red border appears around it to show you the locate feature is active. Click on this control to bring it into view.

An asterisk (Image shows worklist is changed but not saved.) before the name tells you it has been changed but not saved.

Songs can be any audio file that is supported by the player. Current extensions are ‘.MP3‘, ‘.WAV‘ and ‘.WMA‘. More are being added as development of the player continues.

There are limits as to how short an audio file the player can process. Any audio file less than one second will not be loaded into the player.

Songs that are shorter than the fade settings in effect, will not have those settings applied automatically when they are loaded into the player.

This control shows a running count of how many ‘songs‘ are loaded in the music player. Only those with the play status turned on are counted.

NOTE: Messages‘ to be played are included in the count.

This control shows a running count of how many songs have been played in the music player.

NOTE: Messages‘ are included in the count.

Messages can be any audio file that is supported by the player. Currently, the file extensions are .mp3, .wav and .wma. More are being added as development of the player continues. There are limits as to how short an audio file can be. Any audio file less than one second will not be loaded into the player.

Even though any audio file can be used, messages are not processed the same way as songs.

  • You cannot apply any fade settings to messages.
  • Loop ‘A‘ & ‘B‘ positions cannot be created for messages.
  • The silence trimmed from the beginning (Auto Cue Image of the 'Auto Trim Cue' column header.) and ending (Auto End-cut Image of the 'Auto Trim End-Cut' column header.) of songs is not removed from messages.
  • Manual Cue‘ and ‘Manual End-Cut‘ positions can be created for messages using the ‘Cue‘ deck. Use them to trim what you don’t want from the start and end of the message.

 

The ‘Live Queue‘ is not like any other list.

  • It cannot be saved.
  • The loop (Image of the 'Loop' column header.) setting cannot be changed.
  • It is always the first list in the display grid but it cannot be the only list.

One reason to use the ‘Live Queue‘ would be for requests you don’t want to create a list to hold. Another example would be that you have songs to check out but you don’t want to put them into a list.

Most features associated with lists are available for the ‘Live Queue‘. Manipulate songs in it like any other list. You can set multiple next songs in it.

Image shows the three places songs can be found in searches. Click for details. This menu shows the three find features available in the music player. These searches only look at song names for the text you enter.
  • In Loaded Lists: Find song names that have the search text in them and list the results in a window. (This window remains open until it is manually closed.)
  • In Lists Library: Find song names in the lists library that have the search text in them. Results show the lists they are in. Whether or not the list is currently loaded. Songs that are not in lists are shown at the bottom of the window.
  • On Storage Devices: Find song names on storage devices that have the search text in them. Select specific directories to search.
NOTE: The ‘In Loaded Lists‘ and ‘On Storage Devices‘ options let you add the songs in the results to the ‘worklistImage shows how the 'work-list' is identified in the display grid.‘.

Use this control to initiate single play mode. The music player will finish playing the ‘current’ song and then stop. No song change happens. Controls are set accordingly.

This control is not available in ‘Manual‘ mode because a song left unattended in that mode always stops playing when it reaches the end.

 

NOTE: Click on the image or anywhere on the player to cancel this mode.

Use this control to initiate repeat mode. Use this mode to temporarily swap the next song out of the ‘next‘ deck and replace it with a second copy of the current song. Both decks now have the same song in them. When you turn this mode OFF, the next song is displayed in the appropriate deck and the display grid again. All controls are set accordingly.

NOTE: An alternative to this feature would be to simply load a second copy of the song into the list. That way you can have the same song in both decks but still have access to all controls in the music player.
IMPORTANT: It is important to note that this does not affect the output devices assigned to each deck.

Use this control to initiate a timed fade out of the ‘current’ song and then stop it. The music player does not do a song change when the ‘fade-out’ is complete.

WARNING: You cannot stop this feature once it has been initiated.
NOTE: See the ‘Fades‘ editor for details on how to set the duration of this control.

This control is combined with the ‘Fade Out‘ control. Use it to turn the delay feature on (Image shows the fade is on.) and off (Image shows the fade is off.).

The player delays initiating the ‘Fade-Out‘ feature by the number of seconds displayed in this control.

This feature can be canceled any time during the delay.

NOTE: See the ‘Fades‘ editor for details on how to set the duration of this control.

Use this control to clear all of the multiple next songs you have set in the display grid.

This control does not clear the actual next song (Image shows the number of the actual next song.).

NOTE: Any multiple next songs you set override random mode until the player processes them. It will then return to randomly selecting songs.

Use this control to open a window that shows all of the multiple next songs you have set in the display grid. Details show ‘multiple next‘ numbers, song names, play-times and list names. Right-click on a number to switch it with another. Click on a song to locate it in the display grid.

 

NOTE: Any multiple next songs you set override random mode until the player has processed all of them. It will then go back to randomly selecting songs.

Use this control to put the music player into ‘Automatic‘ mode. You can switch between automatic and manual mode any time.

In ‘Automatic‘ mode the player does all song changes. Play moves from the song you start with, down to the end of a list, then moves to the next list and so on. When all songs have been played, the process starts over.

In ‘Manual‘ mode, no fades are used and no automatic song changes are done. You do all song changes manually. A timed mix between decks is available in this mode.

Use this control to set the duration of the ‘Fade-Out‘ or ‘Fade-In‘ used when a ‘mix‘ is triggered in manual mode. The color shows which ‘fade-?’ feature is associated with this control.

  • Control used to set the 'Fade-?' duration used in manual mode when mix is triggered. Yellow is the ‘fade-out’ of the ‘current‘ song.
  • Control used to set the 'Fade-?' duration used in manual mode when mix is triggered. Green is the ‘fade-in’ of the ‘next‘ song.
NOTE: Only available in manual mode.

Use this control to initiate a timed ‘mix‘ between decks ‘A‘ & ‘B‘ and vice versa. Use the two controls on either side of this control to set the duration of the ‘Fade-Out‘ and ‘Fade-In‘. A song change happens automatically when the mix is completed.

NOTE: See the ‘When In Manual Modepreference for details on how to set what the player does after the mix is completed.
Only available in manual mode.

In ‘Manual‘ mode, no fades are used and no automatic song changes are done. You do all song changes manually. A timed mix between decks is available in this mode.

Use this control to set the duration of the ‘Fade-Out‘ or ‘Fade-In‘ used when a ‘mix‘ is triggered in manual mode. The color shows which ‘fade-?’ feature is associated with the control.

  • Control used to set the 'Fade-?' duration used in manual mode when mix is triggered. Yellow is the ‘fade-out’ of the ‘current‘ song.
  • Control used to set the 'Fade-?' duration used in manual mode when mix is triggered. Green is the ‘fade-in’ of the ‘next‘ song.
NOTE: Only available in manual mode.

Use this control in manual mode to ‘lock‘ the volume controls in opposing mode on decks ‘A‘ and ‘B‘. Move one of them and the other moves in the opposite direction. The ‘next‘ song will automatically start playing as soon as you move either volume control.

NOTE: Only available in manual mode.

Use this control to put the music player into ‘Manual‘ mode. You can switch between automatic and manual mode any time.

Use this control to turn ‘Random‘ mode on and off in the music player. If you exit the player in ‘Random’ mode, the music player will start in ‘random’ mode.

Any ‘Multiple Next‘ songs you set override this mode until they are all processed.

NOTE: Only available in automatic mode.

Use this control to find another ‘Random‘ song every time you click on it.

NOTE: Only available in automatic mode.

Use this control to set how songs in a list are processed in ‘random‘ mode. It toggles between selecting from the ‘play-list’ until it is all played before moving to another list or selecting from all lists.

NOTE: Only available in automatic mode.

 

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