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leedean
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Aug 26, 2010

Some advice on Stage Traxx please....

I have just bought an Ipad to replace my Android tablet because I had trouble getting a music player to do what I needed.

Now I've downloaded Stage Traxx to it and it has the facility to have the lyrics scrolling while a track is playing and the area for these lyrics takes up about 2/3 of the screen area and leaves only 5 titles showing at the bottom of the screen to scroll through and select the next track to be played. I find this very difficult to manage as I have nearly 500 tracks in the playlist and only being able to see 5 at a time is a real pain and it also takes too much concentration to pick the next track while performing the currently playing track.
Does anyone know how to overcome this and get rid of the space for the lyrics to sue for a a longer list?
Acksherly I was wondering....why does one have to have the lyics on the screen - doesn't anyone bother to learn the words of the songs they're doing any more??? Just a thought
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leedean
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Re: Some advice on Stage Traxx please....

Just heard from the developers - - it can't be done.

Oh well, another 6.99 wasted. I'll have to try something else.

Doh !!
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Re: Some advice on Stage Traxx please....

That is a drawback of this app. When I use it in portrait mode I get three songs in the playlist window, and the window is at the top of the screen. In landscape it displays eight songs but the lyrics window is only half the screen. May not be a problem for you if you're not leaning on the lyrics prompter much.

I wish the layout was more customizable, but I've learned to work with it. Stage Traxx is still the best live app I've found for a solo act.

Back Trax is also a solid app which will display close to 20 songs in your list with lyrics to the right. No scrolling though.
leedean
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Re: Some advice on Stage Traxx please....

Thanks for that - I've decide to persevere and I think I can manage with it once I get used to it.
6inline
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Re: Some advice on Stage Traxx please....

Lee, as you probably have, or will figure out, creating multiple setlists is a must. With my laptop setup I could just load my master track list and move through it very quickly, being able to see the next 20 or 25 songs. It would take endless scrolling to do this in Stage Traxx.

So usually I will create a setlist for the night with more than enough material in it but still manageable to skip and scroll thru. Then I have other smaller "genre" lists ready to load for a specific song or mood i need when the inevitable curve ball shows up. I have lists for 60's, 70's, 80's and so on plus instrumental, blues, acoustic, island, and so on so I can grab that set when needed and quickly get to what I need. Not perfect, but a decent workaround - plus, it helps me to work on my audience banter during the time it takes to find what I want.
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Re: Some advice on Stage Traxx please....

I have the Samsung Tablet 3 and I use a program called "lyric pad" you can match the lyrics with the mp3 that goes with the song. No fuss no muss. Very customizable and I paid 4.99 for it. Great support too as the person who made it is a working musician too.

Frank
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Re: Some advice on Stage Traxx please....

I use Lyric Pad as well. I run it on a Nexus 7 tablet but also keep my songs backed up on my smart phone as well.
banditt
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Re: Some advice on Stage Traxx please....

I also use my smartphone as backup along with DropBox and dropsync Any changes in either the tablet or smartphone dropsync will notice and automatically synch both units.
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Re: Some advice on Stage Traxx please....

Create a playlist in itunes beforehand.
I have created about 30
such playlists to cover different themes and set lengths for the gigs and load the playlist that is suited to the gig.
Has worked a treat for me so far with no problems.
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Re: Some advice on Stage Traxx please....

I may ruffle some feathers here, but why not just memorize the lyrics? I have over 120 songs I can play on a gig and remembering words for them isn't a problem for me. Further, I have found, as perhaps many of you, that some tunes wound better and work better than others, especially with my tracks. I prefer to do the ones I feel get the best response to. That being said, perhaps 50-70 are played regularly on my gigs. I simply play my tracks off my iPod Touch or iPhone and it works great using the Big Button app every time. Why not try just loading 3-6 tunes and playing them back to back and learn the words?