Preferences Menu Options By Category

The player offers a wide range of preferences from logs, to beats-per-minute detection, player layout, automatic list name generation and much more.

Preferences Menu
The different categories of preferences available.

Opens the menu. Customize how the player reacts to different events and after certain features. The player has 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 cover a single preference.

NOTE: Click any control on the face or press the [Escape] button when a preference window is open to automatically close it and cancel all changes made.
Auto Start
  • Check (√) the first option to have the player automatically start playing after the first songs are loaded. Whether loaded by a default set or list at startup or because you load the player when it is empty, it will automatically start to play the first available item.
Log Preferences
  • Analyze / Load Songs Log : When songs are analyzed or loaded into the player, any problems are always logged. Use the sub-menu options to maintain the log. The last two options are not visible when the log is empty.
    • Check (√) the first option to clear the log every time you start the player.
    • Check (√) the second option to show the log after any entries have been created.
    • Use the third option to view the log.
    • Use the fourth option to manually clear the 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 sub-menu options to maintain the log. The last two options are not visible when the log is empty.
    • Check (√) the first option to log the time songs and messages start and stop playing.
    • Check (√) the second option to clear the log every time the player starts.
    • Use the third option to view the log.
    • Use the fourth option to manually clear the log.
Miscellaneous Preferences
  • Cue Deck : Set how the player reacts to two specific events. Automating either of these events can be very useful depending on how you use the player.
    • Load the cue deck with the nextImage shows how the 'next song' is identified in the display grid. song whether the player chooses it or you manually select it.
    • Start playing the song when you manually load one into this deck.
  • Display Format (Cues, End-cuts, … : Select the display format for the following song parameters. All of these parameters are measured in thousandths of a second. The song parameters and the display grid columns they appear in follow:
    • Manual Cues
    Start of songs.
    • Manual End-Cut
    End of songs.
    • Loop A
    Start of a loop.
    • Loop B
    End of a loop.
    • Auto Trim
    Silence automatically trimmed from the start and end of songs.
    NOTE: The format selected is not applied on the cue deck.
  • Detect 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.
    • First, when songs are analyzed or you use the Refresh List option.
    • Second, when songs are loaded into any of the three decks on the face of the player.
    • Third, as 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 an 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.
    • Show splash window at start-up.
    • Reset any effects applied to a deck each time it is loaded with a song. The tempo, brake and pitch controls are always reset regardless of this preference.
    • Check (√) the operation complete option on the add songs window.
    • Show the top of the worklistImage shows how the 'work-list' is identified in the display grid. after any operation that results in it not being visible in the display grid.
    • Always show the worklistImage shows how the 'work-list' is identified in the display grid. after you remove lists from the display grid. Should you remove it, then a new one is automatically selected. See the display grid {right-click} menu for details on removing lists from the player.
    • 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.
    • How the controls are positioned on both decks A and B.
    • Whether or not decks A, B and the Cue are hidden. See Operate Player When Decks are Hidden for details on how to control player in this configuration.
    • Whether to display decks A, B and the Cue deck, above or below the main controls and equalizer.
    • 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 features associated with it. For example, hide the ‘Global Cue‘ (Image of column header where global cue settings are applied on an individual song.) column, the the ability to set whether or not individual songs use that setting is also hidden.
  • Set Song Played After … : Set how many seconds songs must play before they are marked as played (Image shows that a song is to be played.) when they are 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.
Event Related Preferences
  • 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 : Automatic features such as the mixing or the fading of songs does not happen. 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.
    • Find a new nextImage shows how the 'next song' is identified in the display grid. song every time you manually select the currentImage shows how the 'current song' is identified in the display grid. song and after every song change. Only used in this mode.
    • Set the volume on the next deck to zero after the decks change.
    • Position the mouse over the corresponding tempo slide control when you click on a play button.
    • Start to flash the deck when the number of seconds left in a song has reached this number. Use this pop-up to select how many seconds. The range is 159.
  • When (Right-Click) Pausing/Muting : The pause and mute controls on all three decks have both left and right click features associated with them. Left-clicking does what you expect. This preference adds right-click features to the controls.
    • Fade-out the volume before the song is paused. Select from six different fade duration settings.
    • Also pause the song being muted.
  • When the Current Song : Set how the player reacts when the currentImage shows how the 'current song' is identified in the display grid. song changes, depending on whether you change it or the player does it automatically.
    • Show it in the display grid when it starts to play.
    • Find a new nextImage shows how the 'next song' is identified in the display grid. song when you manually change it. Only used in automatic mode.
    • Find a new nextImage shows how the 'next song' is identified in the display grid. song when the player automatically changes it. 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 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 and next decks. Set how the player reacts when the mouse moves over these controls.