The Current Deck Has A Yellow Background

Of the two primary decks (A & B), the one with the  yellow  background color is always referred to as the ‘current‘ deck. The other is always the ‘next‘ deck. These decks are automatically initialized when songs are loaded in the player. The color lets you easily identify which deck is currently playing a song and which is the next to go. This can be useful when decks have different output devices assigned to them.

In ‘Automatic‘ mode, only one of these two decks can be playing a song at any given time. In ‘Manual‘ mode, both decks can be playing at the same time. When you stop the ‘current‘ song, the background color of these decks switch accordingly.

In both modes, the player can automatically locate and load a new ‘next‘ song after each change. Set how the player reacts to this event in either mode.

  • See the ‘When The Current Songpreference for ‘Automatic‘ mode.
  • See the ‘When in Manual Modepreference for ‘Manual‘ mode.

 

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.

This control shows the name of the song loaded in the deck. When the song is not visible in the display grid and you move over it, a red border appears around it to show you the locate feature is active. Click on it to bring the song into view.

The volume controls on deck [A] and [B] have more functionality than to simply move the volume up and down. The left and right click features are different for these controls on the ‘current‘ and ‘next‘ decks.

Built into this control is the ability to set the volume to any of four preset levels with a single click. Use the ‘Volume Stop‘ editor to create custom settings. Load and save them anytime during the operation of the player.

 

When the mouse moves over these controls and red box () appears around the volume level that corresponds to the vertical position of the mouse in the control, it shows this is the active feature on this control.

  • Left-click to use the ‘Volume Fade‘ duration as the amount of time it takes to slide the volume to the new level. Moving from 95 to 62 takes the same amount of time as from 95 to 0.
  • Right-click to immediately change the volume to the selected level.

 

When the mouse moves near or over the vertical bar of these controls, a dotted box appears around the vertical bar which shows this is the active feature on this control.

  • Left-click above this control to increase or below it to decrease the volume by 5 each time you click..
  • Right-click to immediately set the volume to the level equal to the relative position of the mouse on the vertical bar. That level is displayed in a tool tip.
NOTE: See the ‘When The Mouse Moves Over …preference on how to turn this feature off on the volume controls.

The tempo controls on each deck provide a simple way of controlling different features such as ‘Tempo Bend‘, ‘Increase/Decrease‘, ‘Percentage Rate‘ and ‘Master Tempo‘/’Sample Rate‘. These features apply to both the ‘current‘ and ‘next‘ decks.

See the ‘When In MANUAL Modepreference for the option to have the player automatically position the mouse over the control after you click play on a deck.

IMPORTANT: Right-click anywhere on the tempo control to reset it to zero in both ‘master tempo‘ or ‘sample rate‘ modes.

 

When a song is playing and the mouse moves over either side of a tempo control, that side changes to show this is the active feature on the tempo control. Use the left and right side of the tempo controls to bend the ‘master tempo‘ or ‘sample rate‘. Left-click and hold to rapidly increase (PLUS) or decrease (MINUS) the current setting of the tempo control. The control will snap back to its original value when the mouse button is released.

 

When the mouse moves near or over the vertical bar of the tempo controls, a solid box appears around the vertical bar to show this is the active feature on the tempo control.

  • Left-click to change the ‘master tempo‘ or ‘sample rate‘ by .1 each time you click. Click above this control to decrease the tempo or below it to increase the tempo.
NOTE: See the ‘When The Mouse Moves Over …preference on how to turn this feature off on the tempo controls.

Use this control to adjust the ‘pitch‘ of the song loaded in the deck. You can use the slide control to set a specific ‘pitch’.

When you move over the digits in this control, a box appears around them (move over this image for a demonstration) that shows you the select feature is active. Click on them to select a specific ‘pitch’.

The range is minus thirty (-30) to plus thirty (+30).

NOTE: Click anywhere on the whole ‘pitch‘ control to reset it to zero.

Use this control to apply a ‘brake‘ to the deck. It is like putting your thumb on the turntable. Use the slide control to apply a specific amount of braking on the deck. It can be set even when the deck is stopped.

Use this control to initiate a timed slide of the brake until the deck is at a full stop. Reverse the slide any time by clicking anywhere on the whole ‘brake’ control. In ‘automatic‘ mode you can start the next song during the slide and have it slide up to full speed.

When you move over the digits in this control, a box appears around them that shows you the select feature is active. Click on them to set the duration of the slide. The range of the timed slide is from 0 to 9.9 seconds.

NOTE: Move over these images for a demonstration of how the active feature is shown to you.

Use this control to adjust the balance of the deck.

Left-click on the digits to reset the balance to zero.

Use these controls to adjust the corresponding ranges on the deck. The values and frequencies of these controls make up ‘high, mid, lowpresets.

  • Left-click on a digit to reset the dial to the default value.
  • Right-click on a digit to open the frequency editor. (Only when stopped) .

Mute

This control has both left and right click features associated with it.

  • Left-click on it to immediately mute the song.
  • Left-click on it again to cancel the mute feature.

The right-click feature is only available when two decks are playing at the same time. Which decks have their controls tied together depends on which mode the player is in. Each time you right-click on a this control, you alternate which deck is muted. This feature can be repeated using the same control.

  • In automatic mode, this deck and the ‘Cue‘ deck controls are tied together. Only the mute control on the ‘Cue‘ deck can be used.
  • In manual mode, the mute controls on the ‘current‘ and ‘next‘ decks are tied together. This feature is not available on the ‘Cue‘ deck in this mode.
NOTE: Left-click either mute controls involved to cancel this feature.

Pause

This control has both left and right click features associated with it.

  • Left-click on it to immediately pause the song.
  • Left-clicking on it when the song is paused is the same as clicking on the play control.
  • Right-click on this control to initiate the ‘Fade to Pause‘ feature using the selected duration.
  • Right-click on it when the song is paused to initiate a reverse fade-to-pause.
NOTE: See the ‘When (Right-Click) Pausing/Mutingpreference for details on how to activate this feature.

Stop

Use this control to stop the song that is playing in the deck.

Play

Use this control to play the song loaded in the current deck. The song starts playing from the beginning every time you click on this control. Any ‘Fade-In‘ setting applied to the song is used each time.

NOTE: The song will not start over when it is paused but any fade-in applied to the song is still used.

To create or clear loop positions on the fly only takes a click of the mouse. Which control you click on determines whether you set a start (A) or end (B) position.

  • Every time you left-click on one of these controls, you set it to the current position in the playing song.
  • Right-click on the control you want to clear whether or not the song is playing.
NOTE: These controls are initialized with any ‘manual cue‘ positions created using the ‘Cue‘ deck, that are applied to the song.

To create or clear loop positions on the fly only takes a click of the mouse. Which control you click on determines whether you set a start (A) or end (B) position.

  • Every time you left-click on one of these controls, you set it to the current position in the playing song.
  • Right-click on the control you want to clear whether or not the song is playing.
NOTE: These controls are initialized with any ‘manual end-cut‘ positions created using the ‘Cue‘ deck, that are applied to the song.

This control shows the amount of time to loop. (in thousandths of a second). Click on this control to open a popup you use to select the amount of time to loop.

This control shows how many times the loop will occur. The range for this control is from 1 to 50. Click on this control to open a popup that you use to select the loop count. This count is also used by the Loop A and Loop B feature.

Click on this control to initiate the loop feature associated with these three controls. When you click this control, the current play position is the start of the loop. The amount of time to loop is added to set the end on the loop, which is repeated times.

NOTE: This control is disabled when Loop A or Loop B positions are applied to the song.

Left-click on this control to turn the ‘Flanger‘ effect on or off. Right-click to open the corresponding editor where you can change the parameters of an effect.

Create your own custom presets for an effect. Load and Save them any time during the operation of the player.

Left-click on this control to turn the ‘Reverb‘ effect on or off. Right-click to open the corresponding editor where you can change the parameters of an effect.

Create your own custom presets for an effect. Load and Save them any time during the operation of the player.

Left-click on this control to turn the ‘Echo‘ effect on or off. Right-click to open the corresponding editor where you can change the parameters of an effect.

Create your own custom presets for an effect. Load and Save them any time during the operation of the player.

Left-click on this control to turn the ‘Phaser‘ effect on or off. Right-click to open the corresponding editor where you can change the parameters of an effect.

Create your own custom presets for an effect. Load and Save them any time during the operation of the player.

This effect has no parameters that can be changed and therefor no editor window. When this effect is applied, the player simulates rotation by using the volume of the left and right channels.

NOTE: Be aware that using this effect has a marked reduction in the volume of the output channels.

Use this control to set the volume level to zero.

  • Left-click on this control to use the ‘Volume Fade‘ duration setting as the amount of time it takes to slide the volume down to zero. Moving from 95 to 0 takes the same amount of time as from 10 to 0.
  • Right-click on this control to immediately set the volume to zero.

Left-click on this control to select the ‘Tempo Percentage Rate‘ for a deck. The value of these controls can be different on each deck.

[ 4, 8, 12, 16, 20, 24, 28, 32 ]

Use this control to toggle the tempo control between these two modes any time you like.

  • Master Tempo
  • Sample Rate

 

Move your mouse over any control for details on that control.