Have Three Types Of Messages Play During The Music

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. Messages are not processed the same way as songs.

These images identify the message type. They appear in the ‘Fade-In’ (Image of the 'Fade-In' column header.) column of the display grid.

Click on them to open the ‘messages‘ editor seen below and attach them to a song.

  • You cannot apply any fades settings to a message.
  • Loop A & Loop B positions cannot be created for a message.
  • 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 a message.
  • Manual Cues & Manual End-Cuts positions can be created for a message using the Cue deck.
Image shows how messages are identified in lists.

  • Image shows item is a message. Click on the image to edit the message parameters. Message is not attached. ( Item 9 )
  • Image shows item is a message. Click on the image to edit the message parameters. Play in sequence. ( Item 2 )
  • Image shows item is a message. Click on the image to edit the message parameters. Pause Song, Play Message, Resume Playing. ( Item 4 )
  • Image shows item is a message. Click on the image to edit the message parameters. Lower Volume, Play Message, Raise Volume. ( Item 7 )
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Different message types have different parameters that must be set before they can be attached to a song. How this window appears depends on the type of message you select.

The top panel shows the Name Of The Message you are attaching to the song that is before it in the display grid. The following settings, if any, you have applied to the message.

  • Manual Cue
  • Manual End-Cut

When the required parameters have been set for the message type you are attaching to the song, use the APPLY control to complete the process.

The second panel lets you choose which message type you want. The editor only shows parameter panels that are required for the selected type. Two of the three message types have different parameters that must be set before they can be attached to a song.

  • Image shows item is a message. Click on the image to edit the message parameters. Play In Sequence Any fades applied to songs before and after this message type in the display grid are completed before it is played.
    • This message type has no parameters to set.
  • Image shows item is a message. Click on the image to edit the message parameters. Pause Song, Play Message, Resume Playing The song fades down & pauses, the message plays and then the song resumes playing while fading up.
    • Set the start position of the message in the song.
  • Image shows item is a message. Click on the image to edit the message parameters. Lower Volume, Play Message, Raise Volume The song fades down to the selected volume level, the message plays over the song at the selected volume level and then the song resumes playing while fading up.
    • Set the start position of the message in the song.
    • Set the volume level the song playing will be lowered to.
    • Set the volume level the message will play at.

The third panel has the controls required to select the position in the song that you want the message to start playing at. It shows the name of the song the message is being attached to. ( Song Name # 3 )

  • Options that let you override assigned output device. When you have multiple output devices on your system, these options let you temporarily override the output device assigned to this deck.
  • Start and stop play. This playback deck only has Play and Stop controls.
  • Select and clear the position in the song. Left-click on this control to select the current play position of the song. Right-click on it to clear the selected start position in the song.
  • 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:
    • MessagesShows how message start positions are reflected in a progress control.
      (Start position)
    NOTE: The player displays manual settings in both modes. Global settings are only reflected in these controls when the player is in Automatic mode.
IMPORTANT: This panel is not visible for the Image shows item is a message. Click on the image to edit the message parameters. Play In Sequence message type.

Image shows control used to set volume level the song will be reduced to. Use the slide on the left to set the volume you want the playing song to be lowered to. Changes are reflected immediately on the selected output device.

Image shows control used to set volume level the message will play at. Use the slide on the right to set the volume level you want the message to play at.

  • Left-click either side of this control Image of control used to set the volume. Click, hold and drag. to increase / decrease the volume by 10 each time.
  • Right-click to increase / decrease the volume by 1 each time.
IMPORTANT: This panel is only visible for the Image shows item is a message. Click on the image to edit the message parameters. Lower Volume, Play Message, Raise Volume message type.