Working with the Segue-Editor

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Working with the Segue-Editor

Post by radio42 » 09 Apr 2012 12:07

The Segue-Editor is invoked from the playlist window via Alt+F11 or the context menu, starting with the currently selected/focused track in the playlist. It allows you to define the segue/mix of two or three subsequent tracks in a visual fashion.

The first (current) track is shown in green whereas the next track is shown in blue. You might navigate through the tracks within the underlying playlist by using the “Previous” and “Next” button in the upper left of the toolbar. If one of these two „main? playlist tracks contains any track or playlist insert events, those inserts are shown as separate tracks in red.

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You might hover over the icons in the segue editor to see the tooltips and the keyboard short cuts.
To start playback (PFL) you might use the “Play/Pause First” (Space) button or the “Play/Pause Next” (Shift+Space) button.
You can position the current playback position by simply clicking to upper-half of the related WaveForm. So using “Space” (Play/Pause First) will then start the PFL playback from the current position of the „First? track, whereas using “Shift+Space” (Play/Pause Next) will start the PFL playback from the current position of the „Next? track.
All functions in the bottom toolbar will relate to the currently selected track. You select a track, by simply clicking on it – the selected track will then also be shown in the bottom toolbar (to the very left).
Adding new „track inserts? can be performed via Drag&Drop from the windows explorer or you might invoke the WaveForm context menu and select the “Events” item.
Moving the tracks can be done via the mouse or via the two arrow buttons in the bottom toolbar (which again relate to the selected track). Note, that you can (of course) not move the „First? track.
You might also Drag&Move any WaveForm marker directly, by clicking in the lower-half of the WaveForm.
New Volume-Points might be added by double-clicking to the upper-half of the WaveForm. When double-clicking to a location where a volume-point already exists will remove that volume-point. As such, a double-click to the upper-half of WaveForm adds/removes volume-points.
When holding the “Alt” key and clicking to the WaveForm you can directly set the Ramp resp. Outro cue-point. If you are in the first part of the track, Ramp will be set. If you are in the last part of the track, Outro will be set.
When holding the “Shift” key and clicking to the WaveForm you can directly set the CueIn resp. FadeOut/Next cue-point. If you are in the first part of the track, CueIn will be set. If you are in the last part of the track, FadeOut/Next will be set.
So all WaveForm operations are supported as already supported in the DJ/PFLPlayer window.
Clicking on the “Trackname” underneath a WaveForm opens the popup window, which lets you directly set:
- the initial track tempo (the WaveForm will be adjusted immediately)
- the initial track gain
- the current track position can be aligned using the JogWheel
- the cue-points can be set directly
- Automatic Cue-Point Detection (right-click to remove all Cue-Points)
- Save Meta Data as TAGs
- Save Meta Data as File
Note: Setting the tempo and gain is a bit different as in the DJ/PFLPlayer. In the DJ/PFLPlayer this will only change the current gain/tempo, but will not set the initial track gain/tempo permanently. So in the DJ/PFLPlayer you would have to right-click on the gain/tempo to invoke the context menu to permanently set the initial gain/tempo.
But here changing the tempo and gain immediately sets the initial tempo/gain permanently!
A right-click on the “Trackname” underneath a WaveForm shows the effective playtime of the track as long as clicked.
Depending on the power/speed of your machine some operations (like zooming or moving or changing the tempo) might take a bit as the WaveForms and their layout/position is always rendered on-the-fly in real-time. So be a bit patient when you discover some slow-movements.
When you have made changes to an „Insert Tracks? you will be asked, if you want to save those changes to the audio file TAGs resp. to a meta data file. This is because any track insert event just stores the track insert location. So if you made changes to the meta data of such a track insert (e.g. to the cue-points), those can only be made persistent by saving them to the TAG data of the audio file or to a separate meta data file!

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