The songs tab is the place to organize your song library. Here you have an overview over all songs imported into Stage Traxx.
You can sort the song list by either song title, artist name and date added. All sort options can be selected either in ascending or descending order.
The alphabetical index on the right hand side of the list is only visible when sorting by song title.
You can filter the list by keyword. Only songs with the selected keyword will then be displayed in the list. To show all songs, select the keyword None. See this section on instructions how to define and assign keywords.
Free version limitation
You can only import 6 songs into the free version of Stage Traxx. To remove this limit you need to unlock the full version as an in app purchase.
Tap on in the navigation bar to open a menu where you can select whether you want to import a song from the Media Library, from a file located on your device or a connected could provider or create a placeholder song.
All songs you import will be stored as audio files in the Stage Traxx folder. You need to make sure that you have enough free space on your device to import songs.
If you select at least 10 songs to import or press the Add all button in album or playlist view, Stage Traxx will automatically generate a new playlist and add the imported songs to that playlist.
Import from media library
Choosing this option will open a song picker with which you can browse the media library on your device. You can select multiple songs and tap on Done to start the import.
Stage Traxx will then copy the songs from the media library into the Stage Traxx folder. The filename of the copied songs will consist of
title - artist.m4a. Please be patient, the import can be slow as the export from the media library takes some time.
Songs imported from the Media Library will always be transcoded into the format m4a with 256kBit. This conversion could degrade the audio quality slightly. If you want to retain the highest possible quality for your songs, please import them as files.
This feature is not available in the MacOS version of Stage Traxx.
This option will open a file browser where you can navigate to a folder on your device or any supported cloud service like iCloud, Dropbox, Google Drive. You can select one or multiple files to import. The browser will show you which files are located in the cloud with a icon. If you select a file located in the cloud, it first needs to be downloaded to the device. This is indicated by a download progress icon:
Please be patient while files are downloaded. The dialog will close automatically once the files have been downloaded.
The file browser has many options to work with files. Please take a look at the documentation for the Files app on how to use it.
Share from other app
You can copy files into Stage Traxx by selecting the "Share" option in other iOS apps. Stage Traxx will show up as a target for all supported audio file types. If you select Stage Traxx in the share menu, the app will open and display a message that the file has been stored in the app. Now you need to refresh the song list to make that file visible in the song list.
Update audio files
If you modify the audio file of an already imported song outside of the app, you just need to overwrite the existing file in the Stage Traxx folder and then refresh the song list. Now Stage Traxx will detect all changes in the tags of the song and rebuild the waveform.
If you imported a track from the media library, you can reimport the song and overwrite the existing to file to update changes made in iTunes.
Changes in the lyrics tag will only be imported if you did not make changes to the lyrics of that song within Stage Traxx. If you made changes, you need to open the lyrics editor and reset the lyrics.
A placeholder is a song that has no audio file attached. You can add song lyrics to a placeholder. This is convenient way to view lyrics for songs you play without a backing track.
To create a placeholder just enter a title and artist. You can then edit lyrics the same way you would with regular songs.
If you load a placeholder into the player you will see a grey Next button instead of the play button. There is also no time displayed and the waveform view consists of a flat line:
Pressing the Next button will load the next song into the player.
Similar to the other views, you can delete a song by swiping in to the left and tapping on the trashcan icon:
If you want to delete multiple songs, see Edit mode.
If you delete a song, it will also be removed from all playlists and from the queue. The audio file for this song will also be deleted.
A search box is located at the top of the song list. All songs that contain the search term in their title or artist tags will be displayed as matching songs. Searches are performed case insensitive.
To exit the search, tap on Cancel.
Refresh song list
Refreshing the song list is done by pulling down the list until you see the refresh indicator spin up:
Refreshing the song list will have two effects:
Stage Traxx will search for new songs in its documents folder. If you have copied songs via iTunes file sharing or the Files app into the Stage Traxx folder you can make them visible in the song list. It is basically equivalent to importing them.
Stage Traxx will check if a file of one of the known songs has been modified. If this is the case, it will reload all tags and refresh waveform data. This is useful if you want to rename a song or if you edited the waveform.
So whenever you modify anything with the files in the Stage Traxx folder, refresh the song list and your changes will be loaded into Stage Traxx.
Refresh will not update lyrics. As Stage Traxx does not know whether lyrics have been edited in the app, it would be fatal if a refresh would overwrite the changes you made in the app. Therefore the lyrics tag will only be updated if a song did not contain lyrics previously. To reload lyrics from the audio file, open the lyrics editor and tap on the refresh button in the navigation bar.
The edit mode is useful if you want to modify multiple songs. You can enter the edit mode by tapping on the Edit button in the navigation bar. Now a toolbar will be displayed below the song list:
If you select a couple of songs you can add them to the queue with the button, create a new playlist containing the selected songs with the button or delete the selected files with . You can change the color of multiples songs by tapping on the button or add/remove keywords with .
Tapping on the button will select all songs in your library or deselect all selected songs.
To exit edit mode tap on Done.
Edit song details
If playback is stopped, you can tap on to open the Edit Song Screen.
This button is disabled within the big player view.