Have Three Types Of Messages Play During The Music

Messages added to lists can be set to one of three different types. The last two are attached to the song above them in the list.

  • Image shows item is a message. Click on the image to edit the message parameters. Play the message in sequence like any other song.
  • Image shows item is a message. Click on the image to edit the message parameters. Pause the song before the message plays and resume play when it ends.
  • Image shows item is a message. Click on the image to edit the message parameters. Lower the volume of the playing song, play the message over the song and then raise the volume when it ends. Set independent volume levels for this type.

 

Move your mouse over these images for details.

 

Without selecting a song, click this control to add a message to the end of the worklistImage shows how the 'work-list' is identified in the display grid..

Select the song you want to insert the message after.

Messages can be any audio file that is supported by the music player but they are not processed the same way as songs.

  • You cannot apply any fades settings to a message.
  • LoopA‘ & ‘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 Cue‘ and ‘Manual End-Cut‘ positions can be created for a message using the ‘Cue‘ deck.
Image shows how messages are identified in lists.

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 ‘Message Parameters‘ editor.

  • 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 )

 


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 you select.

This panel shows the APPLY control as well as the name of the message. Manual ‘CUE‘ & ‘END-CUT‘ settings applied to the message also appear in this control.


Two of the three message types have different parameters that must be set before they can be attached to a song. Use this panel to select the type. The editor only shows required parameters.

  • 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 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.
    • Requires you to 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.
    • Requires you to 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.


Use this panel to set the start position of the message in the song. This panel is only visible for the following message types.

  • Image shows item is a message. Click on the image to edit the message parameters. Pause Song, Play Message, Resume Playing.
  • Image shows item is a message. Click on the image to edit the message parameters. Lower Volume, Play Message, Raise Volume.

This control shows the name of the song you are attaching the message to.

These options let you temporarily override the output device assigned to this deck.

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.

  • Global and Manual ‘Cues’. Manual settings always override global settings for this parameter.
  • Global and Manual ‘End-Cuts’. These parameters are always combined with each other.
  • 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: The player displays manual settings in both modes. Global settings are only reflected in this control when the player is in Automatic mode.

The editor only has ‘Play‘ and ‘Stop‘ controls and only apply to the song you are attaching the message to.

Use this control to both set and remove the start position of the message.

  • Left-click any time to select the current play position as the start position of the message.
  • Right-click to clear the selected position.


These slide controls are only visible for the ‘Lower Volume, Play Message, Raise Volume‘ message type.

  • 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.
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.