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I prepare en schedule playlists. Now i wan’t to set a hook container aswell. I have treid to find how its works but can not find a solution. What is the right way to make this work? Is there a step by step description?
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A HOOK (as defined in ProppFrexx ONAIR) is a short passage, that is used to make a song appealing and to "catch the ear of the listener". So you basically use the hook cue-points to define the hook passage.

However, Hook Cue-Points are actually just a 2nd set of cue-points.
So when toggling the HOOK (via the Hook button in the player) you are effectively toggling between these 2 sets of cue-points (regular and hook).
So when a track is loaded to a DJPlayer you might toggle between these 2 sets of cue-points at any time.

The HOOK button toggles/switches the track into the hook mode.
When in hook mode you are allowed to define/change the hook cue points.

As such once you leave e.g. the TAG editor but don't want to use the track in hook mode by default, make sure you toggle/switch back the HOOK button beforehand!

In the general settings (section 'Mixing/Fading'; see 'Hook Mixing Settings' button) you can define additional options regarding HOOKs.
E.g. a Hook-Opener-, Hook-Seperator- and Hook-Closer-Track; plus the mixing settings.

How to use them within a playlist (assuming you have defined propper Hook-CuePoints for those/all tracks):
The typical scenario is, that you select a few forthcomming tracks within your playlist and then want to 'convert' them into an 'Embedded Hook-Container'.
This would be a single new track, which contains all the selected tracks (plus the optional Hook-Seperators, as explained above).
Those tracks would then be 'packaged' inside the new embedded container as one new track.
E.g. use the "Container from Selection" ribbon button to do so.
The tracks inside this embedded container would then use the defined Hook-CuePoints.

As a result you have a single playlist entry, which plays as one item, but effectively plays all the selected tracks with their hook sequence in a row as one item (plus the Hook-Seperators around it, if defined).

So this could sound like this:
- "After the break you will hear..." (Hook-Opener)
- "...Track1 between the Hook-CuePoints is played..."
- "...NOISE..." (Hook-Seperator)
- "...Track2 between the Hook-CuePoints is played..."
- "...NOISE..." (Hook-Seperator)
- "...so stay tuned!" (Hook-Closer)

They are also explained in the tutorial video "Playlists and Cue-Points" here: https://www.proppfrexx.radio42.com/foru ... f=5&t=1018

or just search for 'Hook' here in the forum:
https://www.proppfrexx.radio42.com/foru ... 789#p13780
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Re: Hook settings

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Thanks for the detailed explanation. I'm going to work on it.

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