Main Details

The Main Details is where everything is set, from the Artist, Title, Album, Year to the Cue, Intro and Segue markers.

Item Type
Choose from Advert, Command, Jingle, Network, Package, Promo, Song or VoiceTrack

Cart
A unique numerical value - used in automation systems and schedulers.  The "A" button automatically assigns a new Cart Number based on the ItemType range

Artist
The artist or group of the track
The "S" button performs a Smart Case operation to capitalize the first letter of each word

Artists
The artists on this track, separated by a /  Used by some schedulers to allow Artist protection between each person/group.
The "S" button will take the Artist field and populate the Artists field according to the rules below.

Interpret FileName
This routine looks at the FileName field to obtain the Artist and Title (using a hyphen delimeter) along with the following criteria for multiple Artists populating the Artists field:

Artist1 featuring Artist2 - Song Title 
Artist1 feat Artist2
- Song Title
Artist1 feat. Artist2 - Song Title
Artist1 and Artist2 - Song Title
Artist1 with Artist2 - Song Title
Artist1 vs Artist2 - Song Title
Artist1 aka Artist2 - Song Title
Artist1 x Artist2 - Song Title
Artist1 X Artist2 - Song Title
This also allows for scenarios like: Artist1 vs Artist2 with Artist3 and Artist4 - Song Title

The lowercase and is interpreted as an Artist delimeter, but AND is not.  eg: YEARS AND YEARS is a single artist, but YEARS and YEARS would be treated (and split) as separate artists.

Related Artists
This is a list of all Artists on a particular song.  When exporting to AutoTrack CSV, it is expected that you have the Primary Artist here, too.  When adding a Related Artist, you can press the <enter> key to add it.  Used to provide Artist/Group protection for members of bands who have had solo hits.

Title
The name of the track
The "S" button performs a Smart Case operation to capitalize the first letter of each word

Album
The album that the track is from

Year
The year of release

End
How this track ends - Cold, End, Fade, Sustain... You can enter whatever you like.  This becomes the OutCue field when viewing an EncoDAD CUTS.dbf.
You can set using CTRL-C, CTRL-E or CTRL-F for Cold, End or Fade respectively.

Gender
Duet, Female, Group, Instrumental, Male, Other

Mood
A free-text field (or list picker) for the mood of the track.

In order to pick from a pre-determined series of Moods, you need to add the following to the MyLibrary.ini (configuration settings) file:

[Moods]
Mood1=Lively
Mood2=Sad
Mood3=Cheerful

Up to 100 preset Moods can be defined here.  Once you have this section added+defined, a "set" button will appear next to the Mood field.

Tempo
The speed of the track

Opener
The way the track starts, either Normal, Opener (ie: an hour-opener) or Talkup (intro for DJ talkup or dry station jingle)

Start/End Date
The date that the audio can be used from and until - useful with CartChunk, Enco's NewDB XML output.

Comment
A free-text field

Show Artist List
Displays a list of Artists from the Related Artists text file (menu>Library Actions>Special Actions) to help ascertain existing Artist combinations for duplicates, eg: ARTIST A feat. ARTIST B WITH ARTIST C etc.

Interpet Filename
Populates the Artist+Title fields based upon the filename format.

Exists as WAV File
Used to denote that this track is a linear file rather than an MP3. Useful when you have MP3 and WAV copies of audio and wish to easily find tracks that you *only* have as an MP3 (like when ripping a new CD compilation album).  Just as a JMD file will match track info (and Cart Numbers), this marker can help you determine if the track already exists as a WAV somewhere.

This will also export a Source attribute to mAirList v6 MMD as Source=MP3 or Source=WAV

AutoCue
Automatically determines the Cue In and Segue points for the audio track.

Comment
Free text field.

Backup Path
An alternative path to the file.  An LED will light green to show that a matching filename exists in this alternative folder.  If it doesn't, the LED is red.  If the field is empty, the LED is greyed-out.


The various cue points can be set using F1-F5 and reviewed (PFL) using Shift-F1-F5.  Pressing F8 will engage the EndMon (plays last 15 seconds).

During playback, pressing "Set" will place the relevant marker at that position.  PFL will immediately begin playback from that position.  The up/down buttons, during playback will allow you to accurately set the cue position.

Cue In
The start-point of the track - This is where the track will play from.  If exporting to EncoDAD, the CueIn (aka: Head) will be a non-destructive edit so that the track always plays from this point.  When exporting to PSquared's Myriad, there is an option in the Import Wizard to Automatically Trim Markers which will remove all audio before the CueIn point - this is a destructive edit!

Intro 1, 2, 3 
These are points at which the singing (or other significant noises) start

Hook In
The start of the chorus or memorable "hook".  Can be used in mAirList and Myriad to create "hook teases" of upcoming tracks in your playlist.

Hook Out
The end of the memorable "hook".

Segue
The point at which the next item will start in automation.  This will also provide a value (in mm:ss format) for the Duration field in the main view.

 


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