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. Depending on the song type some sections may not be visible.
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.
Colored labels are always editable fields.
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.
Songs of the type Lyrics only will allow you to edit the duration by tapping on the duration field. Setting the duration to more than 1 second will enable the playback button for this song. While there is no audio output for lyrics only song,
The filename for lyrics only songs is called 'Lyrics Only'. For multitrack songs, you will see 'Multiple Audio Files' here.
Stage Traxx does track how often you play a song. A song is considered as played if playback has been running for at least 50% of the song duration. This counter can be edited in the row Play Count. You can reset it to 0 or set a specific number of plays.
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 that playlist.
Choosing Edit Lyrics will open the lyrics editor.
You can attach a PDF document to a song by tapping on PDF Document. If a PDF document is attached to a song it will always be displayed instead of lyrics. If a document is attached, tapping on PDF Document will open the annotation editor. To delete a document, swipe PDF Document to the left or right click on macOS for a context menu:
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.
This section is only visible for multitrack songs.
Tapping on Configure Multitrack Playback will open a window where you can setup up to 6 tracks for synchronous playback. Once you have added at least one audio file to a track, you will see a mini player on top of the view:
Below the mini player is a section which contains mute buttons for each track:
The buttons are numbered and correspond to the tracks below. An active mute is visualized with a filled button. Unmuted tracks are displayed with a color outline and tracks without audio files are inactive and therefore displayed with a grey outline.
The individual track sections follow below the mute section. Empty tracks are displayed like this:
After the track number you can see the name of the track followed by the output bus. The names and output routings can be defined in the audio routing settings and will affect all multitrack songs. The basic idea behind this is that you define a global track layout where each track has the same purpose in any song. That way you can easily change playback setups in settings and this will affect all multitrack songs in Stage Traxx.
Example: Track 1 is named Click and track 2 is named Drums. If you always load a click-track into track 1 and drums into track 2. If you play with a drummer you can easily turn on the click track and route it to the auxiliary output so only your drummer will hear the track in his monitor and disable track 2 (drums). On another evening where you play without a drummer, just disable track 1 and enable track 2. This only needs to be done once and all your songs will play in the correct configuration.
Tapping on File will open a file browser to import an audio file for the selected track. Once imported you have more options available for each track:
Each track has a separate volume and pan control. A multitrack song also has a song volume. So once you have balanced the track volumes you just need to modify the song volume to make overall adjustments. There is also a 4 band parametric equalizer available for each track. This equalizer is similar to the song equalizer described in the section Equalizer on this page. The only difference is that you have an additional option in the mini player to solo the currently selected track:
To delete a track, use the standard swipe to the left gesture or a right button context menu on macOS:
Audio files will only be deleted if they are not referenced within another track or song.
The waveform is automatically generated from the longest track. Usually all your tracks will have the same length and you can choose freely which track to use for the waveform. Just tap on Generate Waveform on the track you want to use.
Playback & trim
This section is not visible for lyrics only songs.
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.
You can also specify a fade in and fade out that is applied to the start and end of the song.
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
This section is not visible for lyrics only songs. Only the volume slider is available for multitrack songs.
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 panorama position used by this song. A double tap on the slider will reset the panorama to center.
Pitch & speed
This section is only visible for standard songs.
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.
This section is only visible for standard songs.
Tapping on Edit Equalizer will open the equalizer view:
Stage Traxx has a song specific 4 band parametric equalizer similar to those found in digital mixers. The high and low band are shelving filters where you can set gain and frequency. Both mid bands offer standard peak filters with sliders for gain, frequency and bandwidth. The bandwidth is specified in octaves and defines how wide this filter band will be. Bigger values mean a wider filter band.
On top you can find a mini player to listen to the changes you make on the equalizer. Tapping on the icon a will reset all filter bands to their default value. Tapping again on the icon will restore the previous settings again until you change any equalizer setting. This way you can quickly compare your settings with the unprocessed signal.
Stage Traxx also has a global 8-band equalizer. Use the global equalizer to adjust sound for the room you are in.
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 light shows 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.