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Ballroom Practices

Post by vbds » Mon Jul 07, 2014 3:42 pm

In our ballroom dance club we have several ballroom dance practices a week:
on Wednesday we play 2 songs for each dance during the first hour and 3 songs for each dance till the end.
on Sunday we play 5 songs for each dance
However, some dances are an exception and we reduce the number of those dances to 1 or two songs only
Question:
I think I have read most of your help and can not find any direct way of doing this?
I admit I don't fully understand the sequencing yet, but I thought I would ask the question.
Is there something I am missing or is this an enhancement?

I think I can create multiple dances like waltz1 waltz2 and then I can sequence these. But I can foresee problems with this and would rather have a different way.
Ron

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Re: Ballroom Practices

Post by bll » Mon Jul 07, 2014 5:25 pm

For this case, I would use a automatic playlist with a sequence file.
I did not foresee this case, and the sequence builder does not have enough entries to handle your situation.
For the time being, you are limited to 10 dances in sequence.
I will rewrite the sequence interface to handle your situation.

From the main menu, go to Configuation->Edit Sequences.
Select the sequence of dances you want.
e.g. Waltz, Waltz, Tango, Tango, Foxtrot, Foxtrot, etc.
Save this sequence.
You can create the second sequence file at the same time:
Waltz, Waltz, Waltz, Tango, Tango, Tango, Foxtrot, Foxtrot, Foxtrot, etc.

Now start the BallroomDJ player.
In the 'sequence' drop-down select the first sequence file you built.
You can set a "Stop" of "In" "1:00" to have this sequence play for the first hour.
Save this playlist, and queue it.
Now select the second sequence in the drop-down, erase the "stop" time, and
save this playlist and queue it.

Of course, once you have these sequences and playlists saved, you only have to queue them the next time.

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Re: Ballroom Practices

Post by bll » Tue Jul 08, 2014 12:59 pm

bll wrote:For this case, I would use a automatic playlist with a sequence file.
I did not foresee this case, and the sequence builder does not have enough entries to handle your situation.
For the time being, you are limited to 10 dances in sequence.
I will rewrite the sequence interface to handle your situation.
The sequence editor has been rewritten in version 1.19 and no longer has a limit of 10 entries. It now has an unlimited number of entries available.

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Re: Ballroom Practices

Post by vbds » Wed Jul 09, 2014 2:08 pm

This sounds perfect, will download an try this out
Thanks for the reply!

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