Songs

The songs tab is the place to organize your song library. Here you have an overview over all songs imported into Stage Traxx.

Songs Tab

Import songs

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 Plus 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.

Note

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.

Tip

If you select at least 10 songs to import, 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.

Note

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.

Import Files

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 Cloud 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:

Download progress

Please be patient while files are downloaded. The dialog will close automatically once the files have been downloaded.

Tip

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.

Create Placeholder

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:

Placeholder Song

Pressing the Next button will load the next song into the player.

Delete songs

Similar to the other views, you can delete a song by swiping in to the left and tapping on the trashcan icon:

Delete a song

If you want to delete multiple songs, see Edit mode.

Warning

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.

Search for songs

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:

Refresh song list

Refreshing the song list will have two effects:

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

Note

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.

Edit mode

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:

Toolbar

If you select a couple of songs you can add them to the queue with the Add to queue button, create a new playlist containing the selected songs with the Folder button or delete the selected files with Trashcan.

Tapping on the Check button will select all songs in your library.

To exit edit mode tap on Done.

Edit Song Details

If playback is stopped, you can tap on Detail Disclosure to open the Edit Song Screen.

Note

It is not possible to edit song details within the big player.