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Player

The Player window is the main control center for song playback. It contains the Player's interface and the Cues.

 

1 . Player ButtonsPlayer Buttons

Player Buttons

There are two sets of player buttons on the Player window. The right set controls Player #1 and the left set Player #2. The Stop Button terminates playback of the current song. The Play Button starts playback. When clicked during playback, it pauses playback of the current song. Clicking it again resumes playback. The Play Button is color coded. Its standby color is grey, green during playback and yellow in pause mode. This visually allows you to quickly see the state of the players.

 

2 . Auto Load buttonAuto Load button

Auto Load button

Each player has an Auto Load option. This option allows the player to pull the next song off the top of the Cue List. This occurs when the option is checked and the song reaches its end or the user clicks the Stop Button. By allowing you to set this independently for each player, it gives the user the ability to choose the mode that best suites their current situation.   When coupled with the Auto Cross Fade option this allows the user to automate playback of the Cue List.

 

3 . Song Position SliderSong Position Slider

Song Position Slider

The Song Position Slider allows you to quickly and efficiently drag a song to a selected position. Each Player has its own Song Position Slider. This gives the user the ability to start songs at any point.

 

4 . Level SliderLevel Slider

Level Slider

The Level Slider allows the user to set the play back volume for the players. The left slider controls Player #1 and the right slider controls Player #2. The Level Sliders can be set by holding down the left mouse button over the slider knob and moving the mouse up or down. You can also select a slider and use the up and down arrow keys.

 

5 . Song StatsSong Stats

Song Stats

Both players also have their own song Stats Display. The P shows the current play back position of the song. D shows the songs duration (Please note that some variable rate compression formats return incorrect Durations). The R displays the remaining playback time. The display format is Hours:Minutes:Seconds.

 

6 . Playback Cue ListPlayback Cue List

Playback Cue List

The Cue List holds the songs that are on deck to load into the players. By default, songs are pulled from the top of the Cue and loaded into the players. When running with the Auto Load option selected the top item in the Cue is always loaded to the player.

 

This unique design allows you to efficiently organize your playback in a central list. This removes the need to manage separate cues for each player.

 

7 . Load to PlayersLoad to Players

Load to Players

The Cue List has Load Buttons for both Player #1 and Player #2. This allows the user to quickly place songs into the respective player. The user will notice several unique things about how the load buttons operate. The simplest method is accessed by left mouse clicking the button. This loads the top song from the Cue List into the selected player. The second method is to select a song from the Cue List and then left click a load button. This will load the selected song to the selected player.

 

You will also notice that we have added a visual cue to the Load Buttons. When a player is actively playing a song the load button associated with that player will turn red. When a player has a song in the paused state its load button turns yellow. These color features allow for an added level of feed back to help ensure the user does not accidentally interrupt a song during playing back.

 

 

8 . Cue List ReorderCue List Reorder

Cue List Reorder

The Cue List Reorder Buttons allow the user to quickly reposition songs in the cue list.   The top button moves the selected songs to the top of the Cue List. The second button down moves the selected songs up one position. The third button down moves the selected songs down one position. Finally,   the bottom button moves the selected songs to the bottom of the Cue list.

 

Multiple song selection is supported in the cue list by holding down the Ctl or Shift Keys while clicking the left mouse button. Once selected, the issued Reorder command applies to all selected songs.

 

9 . Remove buttonRemove button

Remove button

Removes the selected songs from the play list.

 

10 . Song Selector buttonSong Selector button

Song Selector button

This button allows the user to quickly display the Song Selector window.

 

11 . Cue HistoryCue History

Cue History

The Cue History displays the songs that have been loaded into the players. You will notice they are displayed from last to first. This allows the user to quickly see the songs that they have loaded into the players during the session.  

 

12 . Load to PlayersLoad to Players

Load to Players

The Cue History has Load Buttons for both Player #1 and Player #2. They   operate in the same manner as the Load Buttons for the Cue List, allowing the user to quickly place songs into the respective player. These are handy when wanting to replay a song that has already been played or to load a song that was loaded into a player but never played.

 

Please note that we have added the same visual cues to these Load Buttons.   When a player is actively playing a song the load button associated with that player will turn red. When a player has a song in the paused state its load button turns yellow. These color features allow for an added level of feedback to help ensure the user does not accidentally interrupt a song during playback.

 

 

13 . ReCueReCue

ReCue

The ReCue button allows the user to quickly place a song from the Cue History list back on to the bottom of the Cue List.

 

14 . Load and SaveLoad and Save

Load and Save

The Save and Load buttons allow you to quickly save the current Cue List. This allows you to quickly store your Cue before shutting down Basic DJ and to then reload it when Basic DJ is restarted.

 

15 . Auto Cross FadeAuto Cross Fade

Auto Cross Fade

Auto Cross Fade enables automatic triggering of cross fades. The numeric control below the option allows the user to set the number of remaining seconds in a song before the cross fade is triggered.

 

When used in conjunction with song Auto Load these options allow for automated playback of the Cue List.

 

16 . Cross Fade OptionsCross Fade Options

Cross Fade Options

The Cross Fade button triggers player start and volume fade between the players. The bottom left numeric control allows the user to set the maximum fade volume. This allows for input from 5 to 100 in increments of five. The bottom right numeric control allows the user to set the cross fade speed. This ranges from 1 to 4 with 1 being the slowest and 4 the fastest.