View Full Version : How do I play sequences , then dead time
10-03-2008, 08:34 AM
I want to play a sequence, wait a minute or 2 and then play another.
I can't find where anybody talks about this.
Help me please.
Thanks in advance
10-03-2008, 08:40 AM
The easiest way would to make a blank one-two minute sequence and put it in the program.
10-03-2008, 12:38 PM
Well, I actually think there are three or four ways to accomplish this, none particularly hard:
*As Bob suggested, just build a blank sequence and insert it into your program.
*Use the "second(s) of cross-fade between sequences" in Program Management window (center pane, at the bottom).
*In any given sequence, go to the Audio window and click off "Size sequence to audio." Then, in the "Sequence time (mm:ss)" toolbar, change the length of the sequence. It adds the "dead air" at the end of the sequence.
*Before I knew about the cross-fade feature or the ability to lengthen sequences, I added a couple of seconds of "dead air" on the end of all of my audio files so that I knew nothing would bump up against each other. (I use a Mac audio program called Amadeus, but there is always the cross-platform, open source and free Audacity.)
There are probably other ways too.
10-08-2008, 05:18 PM
I generally use 3 to 5 seconds lead in, and lead out when I'm preparing the music.
This seems to be enough time for the dust to settle between songs.
During the 3 to 5 seconds 'dead air', I flash one light once quickly just so I know there is another one coming and the system didn't stop or lock up.
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