Have Three Types Of Messages Play During The Music

Three types of messages can be added to the music. ‘Play in Sequence’. ‘Pause song, Play message, Resume playing’. ‘Lower volume, Play message, Raise volume’. They are not processed the same way as songs. Can be any audio file supported by the player. Currently, extensions are ‘.mp3‘, ‘.wav‘ and ‘.wma‘ and more are being added as development continues.

Identify Messages In Display Grid
Image shows how messages are identified in lists.

These images identify the type and are displayed in the ‘Fade-In‘ (Image of the 'Fade-In' column header.) column of the display grid.

Use them to open the messages editor (seen below) and attach them to a song.

  •  Message is not attached. ( Item 9 )
  • 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 )
Differences with songs
  • Fade settings cannot be applied to messages.
  • Loop A‘ & ‘Loop B‘ positions cannot be created for messages.
  • 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 Cues & Manual End-Cuts positions can be created using the cue deck.
Messages Editor
Click for full size image.

Each type has required parameters that must be set. Consequently, how this window appears depends on the type selected.

The first panel shows the Name Of The Message being attached to the preceding song in the display grid, as well as any settings applied to the message.

  • Manual Cues
  • Manual End-Cuts

Use the APPLY control to complete the process once the required parameters are set.

Types of Messages

Use the second panel to select the message type. Panels showing required parameters appear according to the selected type. All parameters must be set before a message can be attached to a song.

  • Image shows item is a message. Click on the image to edit the message parameters. Play In Sequence Fades applied to songs before and after this message type are processed before and after 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.
    • 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.
    • Start position of the message in the song.
    • Set the volume level the song will be lowered to.
    • Set the volume level the message will play at.
Editor Play Position Controls

Use the controls on the third panel to select the position in the song where the message is to start playing.

  • Name of the song the message is being attached to. The name of the song the message is being attached to.
  • Options that let you override assigned output device. Temporarily override the output device assigned to this deck. Only available when multiple output devices are detected on your system.
  • Start and stop play. Only Play and Stop controls on this playback deck.
  • Left-click on this control to select the current play position in the song. Right-click on it to clear the selected start position.
  • Use these controls to position play in the song. The mouse changes to a left/right arrow and a yellow box when you move over these controls. (Move over this image for a demonstration) A tool-tip showing the relative position of the mouse in relation to play-time also appears. (). Click anytime to move play to that position. Click, hold and drag for an interesting effect. Progress controls display the following information:
    • MessagesShows how message start positions are displayed 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.
Editor Volume Controls

The slider on the left is used to set the volume you want the song to be lowered to. Changes are refelcted immediately on the selected output device.

The slider on the right is used to set the volume level you want the message to play at.

  • Left-click either side of this 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: 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.