The Current Deck Has A Yellow Background

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

Current Deck

Current deck. Click for full size. Only the current deck can be playing a song at any one time in automatic mode.

Next deck. Click for full size. The next deck can play a song at the same time as the current deck in manual mode.

Have the player automatically locate and load a new nextImage shows how the 'next song' is identified in the display grid. song each time the currentImage shows how the 'current song' is identified in the display grid. song changes in both modes. Use the following preferences to set how the player reacts to this event in either mode.

Progress Control

0:54-3:59 Play time relative to horizontal position of mouse.

In addition to displaying the parameters listed below, these controls can be used 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 the mouse. (Move over image for a demonstration) A tool-tip showing the relative position of the mouse in relation to play-time appears. (). Click anytime to set that play position. Click, hold and drag for an interesting effect.

  • MessagesShows how message start positions are displayed in a progress control.
    (Start position)
  • ProgressShows how play position is displayed in progress controls.
    (Play progress)
NOTE: Manual Cue & End-Cut settings are displayed in both modes. Global Cue & End-Cut settings are only displayed in automatic mode.
Volume Control

Volume controls on decks [A] and [B] have more functionality than to simply move the volume up and down. Set the volume to any of four preset levels with a single click. Use the volume stop editor to create custom settings.

The left and right click features are different on the current and next decks.

Set the volume level to zero.

  • Left-click to slide the volume down to zero using the volume fade setting.
  • Right-click to immediately set the volume to zero.

As the mouse moves over a level, a box ( 62, 30, 10, 0 ) appears around the digits that corresponds to the vertical position of the mouse. It shows this is the active feature on this control.

  • Left-click to use the volume fade setting to slide the volume to the new level. From 95 to 62 takes the same amount of time as 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. It shows this is the active feature on this control.

  • Left-click above or below to increase or 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 to turn this feature off.
Tempo Control

The tempo controls 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 Mode‘ preferences for an 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 control to reset it to zero.

Left-click to select the ‘Tempo Percentage Rate‘ for a deck. These values can be different on both decks.
[ 4, 8, 12, 16, 20, 24, 28, 32 ]

Toggle the control between these two modes any time you like.

  • Master Tempo
  • Sample Rate

This control changes when the mouse moves over the left or right side and a song is playing. It shows the ‘Tempo Bend‘ feature is active. Left-click and hold to rapidly increase (PLUS) or decrease (MINUS) the current setting of the control. The control snaps back to its original value when the mouse button is released.

When the mouse moves near or over the vertical bar of the controls, a solid box appears. It shows the bar is the active feature on the 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 to turn this feature off.
Play Controls

Both left and right click features apply to this control. Left-click to toggle mute ON and OFF. The right-click feature is only available when two decks are playing at the same time. Which decks are tied together depends on which mode the player is in. Each time you right-click on this control, you alternate which deck is muted.

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

 

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

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

 

Stop the song that is playing in the deck.

 

Play the song in the current deck. The song starts playing from the beginning every time you click on it. 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.
Loop Controls

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, it is set to the current position in the playing song.
  • Whether or not the song is playing, right-click on the control you want to clear.
NOTE: Are initialized with any Loop A & B positions applied to the song. See the cue for details on how to create them.

Amount of time to loop. (in thousandths of a second). Click to open a pop-upImage shows control used to select a specific amount of time. used to select the amount of time.

How many times to loop. The range is from 1 to 50. Click to open a pop-upImage shows control used to select a specific amount of time. used to select a count. (NOTE: This count is used by the Loop A & B feature.)

Initiate the auto-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 is added to set the end of the loop and is repeated times. (NOTE: This control is disabled when either Loop A or Loop B positions are applied to the song.)

Effects Controls

Left-click on these controls to turn an effect on & off. Right-click to open the corresponding editor where you can change the parameters of an effect. Create custom effects based on a location or an event. Save the settings as presets any time. Use the attach, view/edit and save as options on the ‘Display Grid {Right-Click}‘ menu to perform the corresponding actions on presets applied to lists.

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Pitch Control

Adjust the pitch of the song in the deck. Use the sliderImage shows how the 'current song' is identified in the display grid. control to set a specific pitch setting. Use the digits for an easy and precise way to set the pitch control. The range is minus thirty (-30) to plus thirty (+30).

Click on the digits to open a pop-upImage shows control used to select a specific duration setting. used to select a specific pitch setting.

NOTE: Click anywhere on the pitch control to reset it to zero.
Brake Control

Apply a brake on the deck which 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.

Initiate a timed slide of the brake until the deck is at a full stop. Click anywhere on the brake control to reverse the slide. Start the next song during the slide in automatic mode and have it slide up to full speed.

Click on the digits to open a pop-upImage shows control used to select a specific duration setting. used to select the duration of the slide. The range is from 0 to 9.9 seconds.

NOTE: Move over the bottom two images for a demonstration.
Balance & High/Mid/Low Controls

Adjust the balance of the deck. Left-click on the digits to reset the balance to zero.

Adjust the corresponding ranges on the deck. The values and frequencies of these controls make up high, mid, low presets.

Song Name Control

This control shows the name of the song 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. (Move over this image for a demonstration.)