Edit Song Details
You can edit song specific settings and lyrics by tapping on the detail disclosure icon in any screen where a song list is displayed when playback is not running. The Song Details screen consist of different sections that are described below.
On the top of the screen is a icon which will reload tags and waveform from the audio file.
A double tap on a slider will reset it to the default value (0 in most cases).
Song title and artist name as well as its duration are displayed in this section. You can also see the filename of the file that this song corresponds to.
You can edit title and artist by tapping on the fields. If you want to reset that field to the original value from the audio file, tap on the icon while editing the field.
If you have changed artist or title in Stage Traxx, it will not automatically be reloaded from file when reloading the song information. You need to tap on the icon to reset title or artist.
If you are editing a placeholder entry, no duration is displayed and the file is called 'Placeholder'. All following sections are disabled for placeholder entries as they are only relevant for audio playback.
Tapping on Playlists will show you all Playlists and mark each playlist this song is a part of with a checkmark. You can quickly add or remove the song to and from playlists. The song will always be added to the end of the playlist.
Choosing Edit Lyrics will open the lyrics editor.
Keywords are a flexible way to organize your music library. You can define and assign multiple keywords to a song. Keywords can be used as a filter for the song list.
Tap on the above shown table cell to open the keyword editor:
To add a new keyword, tap on the icon and enter a name for the keyword. Tap on a keyword to add or remove it to this song. You can also swipe a keyword to the left to reveal a menu with an edit button to rename the keyword or a delete button.
Renaming or deleting a keyword will affect all songs and playlists this keyword has been added to.
You can use colors to organize your songs. The song title will be displayed in the selected color in all list views.
Playback & Trim
Here you can use the waveform view to jump to specific song parts and start / stop playback. You can also trim start and end points of the song. Should a song start with a couple of seconds of silence you can adjust the start point. Stage Traxx will honor start and end points in the player.
If the waveform does not look as expected, it might be due to the fact that Stage Traxx uses the left channel to render the waveform. You could switch to the right channel or use both channels in the settings. After changing the setting, tap on the refresh icon to regenerate the waveform.
Volume & Pan
You can use the volume slider to tweak the volume for this song. You should try to bring all songs to a similar level to prevent loudness changes when changing songs.
If your songs contain replay gain tags, the replay gain value will be used to preset the song specific volume ensuring that all songs have the same loudness.
The pan slider can modify the panomara position used by this song. A double tap on the slider will reset the panomara to center.
Pitch & Speed
The pitch of a song can be adjusted by plus / minus 6 semitones. The speed can be adjusted by plus / minus 25 percent.
If you change speed and / or pitch of a song you will see the changes in every list view:
Changes to speed and pitch will always lead to a decline in audio quality. The bigger the changes are, the greater the loss in audio quality. If you really need to change speed or pitch of a song permanently, you might want to use your DAW of choice to make these changes and import the converted audio file into Stage Traxx.
Stage Traxx can automatically transpose your chords. If you want to use this feature, make sure to enable the transpose chords option in the settings. Once this setting is enabled, Stage Traxx will automatically transpose song chords if you change the pitch of the song. If you don't want the chords to change when you change song pitch, disable the option Apply Pitch To Chords in this section of the dialog.
It is also possible to transpose chords without changing the pitch of the song. This can be done with the Semitones slider in this section. You can transpose chords up and down 11 semitones.
Minor sound adjustments can be done with the integrated 3-band equalizer. Each song has a specific equalizer setting. Stage Traxx also has a global 8-band equalizer that can be used to adjust the room sound.
The first option in the MIDI section is the Song Select Command. Here you can define a program change or song select MIDI command to load this song in Stage Traxx. If Stage Traxx receives the MIDI command defined here, it will load the current song into the player if playback is stopped or load it up as the next song to play if playback is currently running.
The syntax of the MIDI command is described in the section Send MIDI.
The Timecode Offset is used when sending timecode over midi. This offset in the format hours, minutes, seconds and frames is added to the current playback time and sent as timecode. Different offsets for different songs can be used for example for running complex lightshows with multiple songs in sync with Stage Traxx.
The BPM setting is used when the option to send MIDI clock is enabled. During playback Stage Traxx will send a clock signal in the BPM speed defined here.