Device Volume

This volume slider controls the volume of your iPad device. It corresponds to the hardware volume keys. If an AirPlay or Bluetooth destination is found in the network, an icon will be shown at the right side of the slider. Clicking on the AirPlay icon will open a popup window where you can choose a destination device which will be used for audio output.


When AirPlay is activated, the volume slider will have no effect on the output volume.

Master Equalizer

The master equalizer is a 9 band graphic equalizer that should be used to optimize the playback for your room and PA system. This equalizer will affect all audio output of Stage Traxx.


Strong boosts especially in low frequencies can produce distorted output. Should that happen, reduce the overall gain on the Master Equalizer until the distortion is eliminated.

Fade Settings

Play Button Fades

These two sliders control how fades are applied when you start or stop the playback.

Resuming playback in the middle of a song will fade in when the Fade In time is set to greater than zero. When you start a song from the beginning, the fade in time is ignored and the playback starts with full volume.

Setting a Fade Out time greater than zero will fade out a song instead of stopping immediately when you manually pause a playback.


When crossfade is enabled and you have also enabled autoplay for a song or the queue, the transition to the next song will be performed with a seamless crossfade of the specified length. Crossfades have no effect if you are not using autoplay. You can abort the fade by tapping a second time on the stop button.

Stop Button Mode

Here you can specify what action should be performed when pressing the stop button during playback. It is possible to pause the playback at the current position, rewind the current song to the start or jump to the next song in the queue.


If you activated Fade Out, then the playback will continue for the specified fade out time while the volume is being faded. You can abort the fade by tapping a second time on the stop button.

Double Tap to Stop

When enabled, you need to double tap on the stop button to stop the playback. This can be useful to ensure that an accidental tap on the screen does not stop the playback.

Volume Control

The volume slider in the main player view can either control the volume of the currently playing song or the hardware volume of the device.

Buffer Size

You can change the buffer size for rendering audio. Smaller sizes will lead to quicker responses to start / stop commands but leads to a higher system load and can cause audible clicks on slower hardware. If you experience clicks during playback, try to increase the buffer size.


If Stage Traxx is running within an Audiobus session, this setting is ignored.

Network Sessions

See Network Sessions on details about how to use this feature.

Host Session

Enable this option to start hosting a network session.

Join Session

Shows a list of all devices hosting a session on the current WiFi network. You can connect to a host by tapping on its name. This will open a lyrics view which displays the active song on the host device.

User Interface

Dark Mode

By default Stage Traxx will run with enabled dark mode. This mode has a dark screen background with light text and is suited for performances on a dark stage. If you perform in a light environment you might want to switch off dark mode. The app will then use a light screen background with dark text which improves readability in sun light.

Color Settings

You can customize the color settings for different parts of the app. The tint color is used to highlight certain elements in the user interface. The highlight color is used for highlighting the current phrase in time coded lyrics. Finally the chord color will be used to render detected chords in the lyrics area.

Disable Screen Lock

This setting will disable the automatic screen lock of you device so that it will not switch to standby as long as Stage Traxx is running.

Show Lyrics on Play

When activated pressing play on the mini player will start playback and open the lyrics view.

Show Lyrics on Playlist Add

When activated loading a playlist into the queue will also open the lyrics view.

Show DONE Marker

Stage Traxx remembers played songs in the History tab. Enabling this option will show all songs that can be found on the history tab with a purple background color.

Clock Mode

The clock display in the top left corner of the lyrics view can be used to display the current time when you select the Clock mode.

When selecting the Timer mode a timer will be displayed. The timer will start running, when you start playback of a song. It will keep running until 10 minutes after the last song stopped playing. This timer is useful when measuring the total time spent in a set. You can stop and reset the timer by tapping on the time display.

In the Queue End mode the approximate end time of the queue will be displayed. This is useful if you have a fixed time when you need to finish your current set.


The clock is not displayed in portrait orientation on iPhones.

Drag & Drop Sorting

It is possible to sort songs in the Queue and Playlist views via drag and drop. To prevent accidentally triggering this function during a gig you can disable this sorting mechanism. Playlist items can still be reordered in edit mode but queue items can only be reordered via the slide right gesture menu if this option is disabled.


Advanced Queue Mode

If Advanced Queue Mode is disabled, Stage Traxx will automatically add and remove songs to and from the queue for you. You just select a song in the song list or in playlist view and Stage Traxx will load it into the player. If a playback is running while you select a song, it will be added as the next song to play.

If you want more control about song selection for the queue, enable this option. Now you will need to handle the queue manually.


The rest of the options in this section only apply if Advanced Queue Mode is active.

Default Queue Add Position

You can choose at which default position a song should be added to the playback queue. Bottom will always append a song to the end of the queue. Top will add the song to the topmost position in the queue. This means that if there is no running playback, a double tap will insert the song in the first position and will also load it into the player. You can then start playback of this song right away. If playback is running, the song will be inserted in the second slot which means that it will be armed for playback once the currently playing song finishes.

Double Tap to Enqueue

By default tapping a song or playlist will add them to the queue. To prevent accidental triggering you can enable this option. You will then need to double tap on songs or playlists to add them to the queue.


Autoscroll Lyrics

When enabled, Stage Traxx will automatically scroll the lyrics view. When this mode is active, the speed can be modified via the stepper controls below the lyrics view or by time coding lyrics. Stage Traxx remembers the individual scrolling speed of each song. See Using automatic scrolling for details on setting the correct speed.

Fixed Font Width

Use a fixed width font to display lyrics.

Centered Text

Enabling this option will center lyrics horizontally.

Remote Control

Details about remote control of Stage Traxx can be found in the section Remote Control.

Assign Actions

You can find all actions that can be remote controlled via MIDI or Airturn compatible devices are listed on this page. To assign a pedal to an action select the action and tap on the pedal you want to assign.

Airturn Setup

On this page you can enable or disable Airturn support. It will list your connected devices and you can open a small troubleshooting view by pressing i which will show you if the key presses on your device are successfully detected.


If you use Airturn compatible devices that act as a virtual keyboard, you need to enable Airturn and select Keyboard as the connection mode.

Bluetooth MIDI Devices Setup

Stage Traxx can use Bluetooth LE MIDI devices like the IK BlueBoard directly. This dialog can be used to connect to these MIDI devices.


Here you can create and restore backups. See Backups for details on how to use this feature.


In App Purchases

Here you can unlock the full version of Stage Traxx through an in app purchase. The purchase is tied to your Apple ID. Purchasing the full version will allow you to use it on any device you operate under your Apple ID. You can restore your purchases an new devices by tapping on Restore Purchases.


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Online Manual

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Help Forum

If you have any questions regarding Stage Traxx please take a look at the support forum.


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A list of all third party libraries used in StageTraxx including their licenses.


Displays the current version and build number. This information is useful when contacting support.