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User Manual

Heads-Up Display

The title of the currently viewed songs is displayed prominently in the center of the Menubar. This area is referred to as the Heads-Up Display and can provide information that needs to be readily available.

To choose a different display, simply slide your finger to the left or right. The standard display, the song title, appears on the far left of options. Slide to the right to reveal the following:

Song Title

This is the default heads up display which simply displays the song currently being viewed.

Song and Set/Book

The song title is the primary text with the title of the set being secondary. If no set is selected, the name of the current book appears.

Current Song and Next Song

The current song title is the primary text with the next song in the set displayed below. If no song is next in the set, the phrase "No Upcoming Song" appears instead. If the next song's key is known, it is displayed in parenthesis after the next song's title.


When performing for a limited amount of time, it's often useful keep track of how long you have played a song or set. The timer heads-up display provide two timers which start when the play button is tapped in the middle, or if an action like autoscroll or backing track playback begins. The timer on the left shows the time spent on the current song which automatically resets when you switch to another song. The timer on the right shows the time spent on the set.

Each timer is independent and can reset at any time. To reset, tap on the time. If you are in timer mode, the time is reset to 0:00. If you are in countdown mode, the time is reset to the duration of the song or set, or to 0:00 is no duration is available.

To change the mode of each timer, tap on it once to reset and then tap again to toggle between timer and countdown modes. The arrow on the edge of the timer will indicate the direction of the count.

Each timer will appear as white text as long as counting is within range. If the time is outside of the desired range, the text will appear red. This happens when the time becomes negative, or when the time exceeds the duration of the song or set.

Audio Playback

This heads-up display provides a play/pause/stop button as well as a playback scrubber that no only displays the current playback position of the audio track, but also allows you to tap or drag to select a different part of the track to play. Since the heads-up display area of the menubar is configured by swiping, be sure to tap and hold before scrubbing to a different playback position.

Tap on the button to the right of the playback scrubber to adjust master volume. If you are using an audio track imported into your OnSong Media Library, you can also customize the playback volume and pan settings for that track.

Tap on the button on the far right to alter audio routing. This will open the built-on Audio Routing menu in iOS.

Memory Utilization

During a live performance it may be important to monitor how many resources OnSong is consuming. This view displays how much memory OnSong is consuming on the left, as well as the amount of free memory on the right. As more memory is used by OnSong, these numbers may increase as other apps are removed from memory.

OnSong 1.999 — Last Updated on September 3, 2015