This feature allows to add one or two audio samples to play during a transition, such as spoken words or audio effects between the main files.
This feature is not same as the simple/old sample addition in the Edit menu > Transition.
This feature has no preset saving and needs to be set for each transition/file separately.
Like the transition editor, the sample editing can be done using headphones, separately from the main output. The navigation feature of the transition editor allows to add samples to any transition on the playlist in advance.
Click 'Sm' button in the transition editor to view the sample editor below the transition editor.
The third (bottom) wave adjusts the sample starting position.
To select a file for the sample, drag and drop the file to above the large wave display in the sample editor. A file can also be dropped to the playlist of the sample editing player and double clicked to select as the sample. The sample area may be right-clicked to open a menu to load a file from playlists.
A sample from previous transition edits might appear in the sample wave view as greyed out. That sample can be selected for this transition by clicking the greyed wave to activate the sample.
To view the sample editing player, select 'Ctrl' and 'Full'.
Adjust starting position of the sample by clicking 'Cue' and then drag the player waveform left/right (not the sample editing wave above).
or during playback, click 'Set' and then click 'Cue' to fine-adjust.
The first < > buttons and - (minus) + (plus) buttons navigate/create multiple cue points for a file, which is not usually necessary for the sample editing.
Non-active sample appears as greyed-out, click to activate.
Set an offset position for the sample by pressing and dragging the upper sample wave left/right.
Offset sets where to play the sample, relative to the main file position in the transition (top most wave), and by default is set to somewhere near the end of the main file (file being faded out). Often this would be set close to the fade-out position of the main file, and the upcoming file (fading in) is then moved to after this sample.
To adjust the offset of the upcoming song at the same time, hold alt key down during adjust.
The sample offset can be reset to near the transition middle by clicking 'R' button.
Right-click 'R' button instead to reset and also disable the sample, the sample can be re-activated by setting an offset in the sample wave view.
Set length/duration for the sample by pressing the 'Len' field and drag up/down or left/right. When set to 0 seconds, the sample is disabled as 'Off'. Right-click the 'Len' to set length to 0/Off.
Length can also be set by clicking 'Cue' in the editing player below, then 'Play' and then click 'Set L' button after reaching the new position.
To set the sample length to play the entire duration from the starting position to the file end, right-click 'Set L' button instead. 'Fade-out' needs to be set before this, and right-click this button again if the fade-out has been adjusted.
Fade in and fade out sliders are available in the editing player. Fades can be set from 0 seconds (no fade) to up to 30 seconds. The sample wave view shows the fade amplitudes after adjusting the fades.
Fade Out set to 0.
Fade Out set to 7 seconds.
The faders can be set to use a frequency filter (LP/HP) instead of the default gain (volume). Click the left top of the wave to change to either filter.
Additional 2nd sample can be added to the transition. Click the '1F 2G' button to select sample (1 or 2) to view/edit. The other sample is hidden and is shown as greyed out in the waveform to help adjusting the current sample. It is greyed out to separate from the sample being edited, the other sample is still active as set before.
The transition samples feature uses the decks 'F' and 'G' for playing the samples. Although these are available from the 'Decks' menu, the decks 'F' and 'G' are not available when in auto mode and transition samples feature is being used.
If 'Transition Samples' is selected separately from the transition editor (transition editor: smp button | Devices menu: Transition sample), the waveforms of the transition are displayed (dimmed).
The view may be scrolled by holding shift-key and then drag left/right, hold alt-key and shift-key simultaneously to move the upcoming song instead.
Effect button is below the 'Set L' button.
The effect button has no text, or has the text "Ef".
(depending if any effects have added and if the effects are set to 'Default' or 'Custom')
'View Chain' shows/hides the effects added to the sample below the sample editor. You can also right-click the effect button.
'Use Default Effects' select this to use the same sample effects and same effect parameters for each selected with this. (default option). Adding/removing effects or adjusting the effect parameters applies the changes to all transition samples in the playlist that are set to default.
'Use Custom Effects' instead adds the specific effects and effect parameters for this sample only, sample effecting in any other transition sample in the current main playlist are not affected.
'Edit Chain' to add/remove effects in the effect chain window, optional, as you can also select 'Add
'Remove All Effects'. Removes any added effects.
'Presets' allows to save the entire effects preset and load a previously saved effects preset. The presets include the list of effect types and the parameters set for the effects.
When selected from the 'Presets Add' menu, presets are loaded without removing any existing effects. The first 'Presets' menu replaces any existing effects when loading a preset.
If there are effects in the 'default effects' and you then select 'Use custom effects' and you wish to remove the default effect types, select 'Remove All Effects', this does not remove the effects from the 'default effects' as the option 'Custom' has been set before. Then new effect types may be added.