The Next Deck Has A Green Background

Two main playback decks (A & B). They 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 the current deck can be playing a song at any one time.

In Manual mode, the next deck can also be playing a song.

In both modes, the player can automatically locate and load a new nextImage shows how the 'next song' is identified in the display grid. song after each change of the currentImage shows how the 'current song' is identified in the display grid. song. Use the following preferences to set how the player reacts to this event in either mode.

Play progress control.

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 the mouse. 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. Progress controls show the following information:

  • MessagesShows how message start positions are reflected in a progress control.
    (Start position)
  • ProgressShows how message start positions are reflected in a progress control.
    (Play progress)
NOTE: The player displays Manual Cue & End-Cut settings in both modes. Global Cue & End-Cut settings are only shown when the player is in automatic mode.

These 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. Create custom settings using the volume stop editor. Load and save them anytime during the operation of the player.

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 ( 95, 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.

  • In automatic mode, you can both start the nextImage shows how the 'next song' is identified in the display grid. song and choose the volume it will play at by left-clicking on any level. The ‘Next Fade-Out‘ is used to slide the volume to the selected level. In ‘Manual‘ mode, this control works the same as the volume control on the current deck.
  • 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.

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. The value of these controls can be different on each deck.
[ 4, 8, 12, 16, 20, 24, 28, 32 ]

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

  • Master Tempo
  • Sample Rate

When a song is playing and the mouse moves over the left or right side of the control, it changes to show 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 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 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.

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

  • In automatic mode, this deck and the Cue deck are tied together. Only the mute 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.

 

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.

 

Start playing the nextImage shows how the 'next song' is identified in the display grid. song.

  • When in Automatic mode and the currentImage shows how the 'current song' is identified in the display grid. song is playing, initiate a song change using the ‘Next Fade-Out‘ setting.
  • When in Manual mode and the currentImage shows how the 'current song' is identified in the display grid. song is playing, start the nextImage shows how the 'next song' is identified in the display grid. song and both songs will be playing at the same time.
NOTE: In either mode, when stopped, this control will start the nextImage shows how the 'next song' is identified in the display grid. 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, 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.

Shows the amount of time to loop. (in thousandths of a second). Click on this control to open a pop-upImage shows control used to select a specific amount of time. that lets you select the amount of time.

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 pop-upImage shows control used to select a specific amount of time. that lets you select a count. NOTE: This count is also 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. The amount of time is added to set the end and is is repeated times.

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

Left-click on these controls to turn an effect onImage shows effect is on. & offImage shows effect is 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.

Load / Editor Load / Editor Load / Editor Load / Editor none

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).

When you move over the digits, a box appears around them (move over this image for a demonstration) that shows you the select feature is active. Click on them to open a pop-upImage shows control used to select a specific duration setting. that lets you select a specific pitch setting.

NOTE: Click anywhere on the pitchImage shows control used to select a specific duration setting. control to reset it to zero.

Apply a ‘brake‘ on 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.

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 open a pop-upImage shows control used to select a specific duration setting. that lets you select 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.

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.

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.)