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JWvanGulik
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Smooth track transition

Post by JWvanGulik » 07 Dec 2018 08:33

In automated playlists it is important to have smooth track transitions. Other software providers have included a intro tempo, general tempo and outro tempo for the individual tracks. In the general format planner it is then possible to assign the allowed tempo's that may be combined. E.g. a slow intro tempo may only be started after a slow or medium outro tempo, but not after a fast outro tempo. Some pictures included how this could be arranged.

Best regards, JW.
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Format settings to create smooth transitions between tracks (e.g. track-jingle-track)
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Settings for each individual track
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radio42
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Re: Smooth track transition

Post by radio42 » 07 Dec 2018 11:03

I fully understand our request in general, still I have a few questions.
From your text I can see, how the previous track's outro tempo will be used with the next track's intro tempo to decide what transitions are valid. Therefore it seems to me, that the general track tempo is not really used.

Within ProppFrexx you can already achieve something quite similar. Note, that within a ProppFrexx 'script' you define multiple script-lines. Each script-line typically represents exactly one track to be picked. Beside the option to organize your tracks in multiple different media libs, you can also assign certain TAG (meta data) values to a track, e.g. Mood, Grouping, Rating, Comments etc.
Further you can now define so called Filters on your script-line to fine-tune your picks from these media-libs. See here from details:
viewtopic.php?f=9&t=9

All this of course depends/relies heavily on properly tagged audio files, but the same is true in your above scenario.
E.g. you could already tag your audio file accordingly by using either/or the above mentioned tag field Mood, Grouping or Comments etc.
And then simply define according script-line filters.

Still, I will look into the above as an additional option.

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Re: Smooth track transition

Post by JWvanGulik » 07 Dec 2018 11:15

Hi Bernd, thanks for your answer. Yes you are right that the "general" tempo is not used in the transition itself, but it can be used to define what kind of track you would like in your playlist. E.g. a dance playlist contains only uptempo tracks, but still it can have a slow intro thus requires a jingle with a slow or medium outro.
Of course one can have a library with only fast tracks, but this does not solve the issue. Think of a song like Donna Summer, Last dance. This song begins slow but is an uptempo song in general. If you would put this song in an uptempo library, the previous track could have an uptempo outro, while the Donna Summer song requires a slow or medium outro of the previous track. I hope this clarifies my request. If you need additional information I would be more that glad to clarify in more detail. By the way, I can imagine that in your code the track transition is not a "must" criteria, so as long as it is possible within the amount of tracks available it needs to be planned accordingly, but if not available another track may also be used. Something like that, but then in software code. :-) Best regards, JW.

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Re: Smooth track transition

Post by radio42 » 07 Dec 2018 12:32

All understood. As said I look into it adding it in a next version ;-)

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