OnSong Manual

Audio

This section of live bar settings effect how audio playback functions in OnSong. The following settings can be used to change this behavior, if fading or crossfading of tracks should occur and if audio tracks in iCloud (iTunes in the Cloud or iTunes Music Match) are available for linking.

Audio Behavior

You can change the behavior of the live bar button from the default Play/Pause method here. Your options are:

  • Play/Pause will start playing the audio track from the beginning. Tapping on the button again will cause the track to pause, allowing you to resume playback where you left off.
  • Play/Stop will start playing the audio track from the beginning! Tapping on the button again will stop the track, returning the playhead to the beginning of the song. Tapping on the button again will start the track from the beginning.
  • Play Only is designed to prevent the song from accidentally being stopped. Tapping on the button will start playing the track from the beginning and will not stop playing song until it ends, or until another song is started.

Crossfade Enabled

This feature allows the track from one song to fade out while fading in a track from the next song. This can be used for the smooth transition between songs. If this feature is not enabled, only one song will play at a time, although fading will still take place. When this feature is enabled, OnSong will use an app-based player for music tracks instead of the device's built-in music player in the Music app. Note that features of the built-in player will not be available.

Crossfading is available on audio tracks available on the device that are DRM-free. If you are trying to playback DRM tracks or tracks that are hosted on iCloud, OnSong is forced to use the device's built-in player. This means that Crossfading will not function although OnSong will still fade in and out as possible.

Fade Audio In

This option allows you to choose a duration with which to fade audio in. Audio tracks do not fade in when started at the beginning. This means that fading only occurs if the track is started in the middle of the track.

Options for fade in duration include:

  • Off no fading occurs. Default.
  • Fastest fading is set to span 0.1 seconds.
  • Faster fading is set to span 0.2 seconds.
  • Fast fading is set to span 0.3 seconds.
  • Normal fading is set to span 0.8 seconds.
  • Slow fading is set to span 1.4 seconds.
  • Slower fading is set to span 2 seconds.
  • Slowest fading is set to span 3 seconds.

Fade Audio Out

This option allows you to choose a duration with which to fade audio out. Audio tracks do not fade out when ending the song. This means that fading only occurs if the track is stopped or paused in the middle of the track.

Options for fade in duration include:

  • Off no fading occurs. Default.
  • Fastest fading is set to span 0.1 seconds.
  • Faster fading is set to span 0.2 seconds.
  • Fast fading is set to span 0.3 seconds.
  • Normal fading is set to span 0.8 seconds.
  • Slow fading is set to span 1.4 seconds.
  • Slower fading is set to span 2 seconds.
  • Slowest fading is set to span 3 seconds.

Show Music in iCloud

OnSong will display audio tracks whether they are physically stored on the device, or stored in iCloud. Tracks played from iCloud will experience a delay when playback is started. Because of this and then chance that audio will not continue during a network interruption, you may want to disable any tracks being played from iTunes in the Cloud or iTunes Music Match.

When this option is turned on, all tracks are displayed for playback. By turning this option off, tracks will not be able to be selected using the Audio Track Picker or the Choose Custom Track Window.

Default is on. This option has no function in iOS 5.1.1 and earlier since iTunes in the Cloud is only available in iOS 6.0 and higher.

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