Preferences Menu Options By Category

Analyse songs log. Played songs log. Detect the beats-per-minute during any of three events. Set the player layout. Select which columns are visible in the display-grid. Set how list names are automatically generated. Does the player automatically find a new next song when a change occurs. These are but a few of the preferences available to you.

 

Image of the menu with the different preference categories in this DJ software.

Image of control used to open the preferences menu. Use this control to open the preference menu seen on the right.

Customize how the player reacts to different events such as ‘When Right-Click Pausing/Muting‘ or detecting the ‘Beats-per-Minute‘ of songs. The player offers a wide range of preferences that are easy to access and can be changed at any time. This menu shows the different categories of preferences. Some are grouped by what they do and some options on the menu cover a single preference.

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.

 
 

Options:
  • Check (√) the first option to have the player automatically start playing after the first songs are loaded. Whether default sets or lists trigger the load at startup or because you load the player when it is empty, it will automatically start to play the first available item.
  • Image shows the sub-menu options for the 'Analyze/Load Songs Log'.Analyze / Load Songs Log‘ When songs are analyzed or loaded into the player, any problems are always logged. Use the options on this sub-menu to perform the associated functions.
    • Check (√) the first option to have the player clear the log every time you start the application.
    • Check (√) the second option to have the player show the log after any functions have created entries.
    • Use the third option to view the log.
    • Use the fourth option to manually clear the log.

    The last two options are only visible when there are entries in the log.

  • Image shows the sub-menu options for the 'Played Songs Log'.Played Songs Log‘ The player can log when songs start and stop playing. How you use this information is up to you. Use the options on this sub-menu to perform the associated functions.
    • Check (√) the first option to have the player log the time every song and message, starts and stops playing.
    • Check (√) the second option to have the player clear the log every time you start it.
    • Use the third option to view the log.
    • Use the fourth option to manually clear the log.

    The last two options are only visible when there are entries in the log.

  • Cue Deck‘ Use the options on this preference to set how the player reacts to two specific events. Depending on how you use the player, automating either of these events can be very useful.
    • Automatically load the cue deck with the ‘next‘ song whether the player chooses it or you manually select it.
    • Automatically start playing the song when you manually load one into this deck.
  • Display Format (Cues, End-cuts, …‘ Use this preference to select the display format of the following song parameters. All of these values are measured in thousandths of a second. The table below describes the song parameters this preference applies to as well as the display-grid column they are located in.
    • Manual Cues
    Image of column header where the manual cue settings attached to songs are displayed. Manually created start positions.
    • Manual End-Cuts
    Image of column header where the manual end-cut settings attached to songs are displayed. Manually created end positions.
    • Loop A
    Image of column header where the loop start settings attached to songs are displayed. Manually created Loop A (start of loop) positions.
    • Loop B
    Image of column header where the loop end settings attached to songs are displayed. Manually created Loop B (end of loop) positions.
    • Auto Trim
    Image of column header where the amount of silence trimmed from the beginning of songs is displayed.Image of column header where the amount of silence trimmed from the end of songs is displayed. Silence automatically trimmed from the start and end of songs.
    NOTE: The selected format is not applied on the ‘ Cue Deck ‘ when these positions are created.
  • Beats-per-Minute‘ The player has three events when it can attempt to detect this information. These events can be used separately or in combination with each other. Set how many seconds to use for each event. Indicate which of the selected events will have priority when updating this information for a song. These preferences are used in both ‘Automatic‘ and ‘Manual‘ modes.
    • The first event is when songs are analyzed for the first time or when you use the ‘Refresh List‘ option on the display_grid {Right-Click} menu.
    • The second event is when songs are loaded into any of the three decks on the face of the player.
    • The third event is when songs are playing.
    NOTE: Keep in mind that detecting this information can have a direct effect on the amount of time it takes to perform that event.
  • Miscellaneous Settings‘ Use these preferences to set what the player does when different features are performed. They are not tied to each other and are used by both the ‘Automatic‘ and ‘Manual‘ modes.
    • Always show Splash window at start-up.
    • Always reset any effects applied to a deck every time it is loaded with songs. The ‘Tempo‘, ‘Brake‘ and ‘Pitch‘ controls are always reset regardless of this preference.
    • Always check (√) the corresponding option on the ‘Add Songs‘ window.
    • Always show the top of the  work list  after any functions result in it no longer being visible in the display-grid, such as removing a list from the player.
    • Always show the  work list  after you remove lists from the display-grid. Should you remove the  work list , then a new one is automatically selected. See the display_grid {Right-Click} menu for details on removing lists from the player.
    • Always show tool tips when the mouse moves over controls. If no tip appears then no function is available for that control at that time. When the text in a control is longer than the display, a tool tip with the full text is always displayed regardless of how this preference is set.
  • Player Layout‘ Use the options on this preference to set the layout of the player.
    • Select how the controls are positioned on both decks A and B.
    • Select whether or not to hide decks A, B and the Cue deck. Controlling play sequence and when song changes happen can still be done when the decks are hidden.
    • Select whether to display decks A, B and the Cue deck, above or below the main controls and equalizer.
    • Select which side of the player you want the Equalizer and the Cue deck to be positioned.
  • Select Display Columns‘ Use this preference to set which columns are visible in the display-grid.
    CAUTION: When you hide a column, you also hide any functions associated with that column. For example, if you hide the ‘Global Cue‘ (Image of column header where global cue settings are applied on an individual song.) column then the ability to set whether or not individual songs use that setting is also hidden.
  • Set Song Played After …‘ Use this preference window to set how many seconds songs must play before the play (Image shows that a song is to be played.) status is set to played (Image shows that a song has been played.) when the song is stopped. This setting is compared to the current play position and does not include any ‘manual cue‘ or ‘global cue‘ settings that are in effect.
  • When Creating New Lists‘ When new lists are created, the default name generated is ‘Untitled #‘, followed by a number. The number represents how many lists are in the library, plus one. Lists cannot be saved using this name. Use the options on this preference to have the player automatically generate a name using information from the name of the first song added to the it.
  • When in Manual Mode‘ When the player is in ‘Manual‘ mode, automatic functions such as the mixing or fading of songs does not happen. In this mode the current song must be stopped manually to complete a song change. That is when the next song becomes the current song and there is a corresponding change in the background color of the decks. Use these preferences to set how the player reacts to certain events in ‘Manual‘ mode.
    • Automatically find a new next song when you manually select the current song or complete a mix by stopping the current song.
    • Automatically set volume of the next deck to zero after the decks change.
    • Automatically position the mouse over the corresponding tempo slide control when you click on a play button.
    • Start to flash a deck when the amount of seconds left in a song has reached a number you select using a drop-down. The range is 159.
  • When Right-Click Pausing/Muting‘ The ‘Pause‘ control has both left and right click functions associated with it. When you pause a song by left-clicking on the control, the song is paused right away. This preference adds another function to the ‘Pause‘ controls on all three decks. It allows you to ‘fade-out‘ the volume before the song is paused when you right-click on a ‘Pause‘ control. Select from six different fades duration settings. Set how the player reacts when you initiate the right-click Mute feature.
  • When the Current Song‘ These three preferences are used to set how the player reacts when the current song changes, depending on whether you change it or the player does it automatically.
    • Always show the current song in the display-grid when it starts to play.
    • Always find a new next song when you manually change the current song. This preference is only used in ‘Automatic‘ mode.
    • Always find a new next song when the player automatically changes the current song. This preference is only used in ‘Automatic‘ mode.
  • When the Mouse Moves Over …‘ Like most slide controls, the vertical bar can be used to increase or decrease the value of the control by a certain amount. This functionality is found on all slide controls in the player. This includes the ‘volume‘ and ‘Tempo‘ controls on both the current-deck and next-deck. These controls have multiple functions associated with them. Use these preferences to set how the player reacts when the mouse moves over these controls.