Previously we covered getting started and creating your first playlist (part 1) and then setting some of the options, including length and spacing (part2). This time, we'll look at setting the sequence in which items appear in your playlist.
Sometimes you may want to set the specific order or sequence in which particular items appear in a playlist, e.g. a particular set of tracks, a jingle every number of tracks, etc. You can do this from the Sequence section of the Music Scheduling software.
Select the Set sequence/rotation of playlist items option at the top to enable the sequence section.
You can add items to the sequence by dragging and dropping or using the buttons – this includes folders (so a track in that folder will be included when creating that playlist), specific audio files (e.g. if you want a jingle to be played after every number of tracks), rules and a track from the available tracks (i.e. a track from the Tracks section covered in part 1).
Items can be added to the sequence multiple times (e.g. if you want a track from a particular folder to be included more then once).
Each time a playlist is created, it will add a track from that sequence item before moving to the next item in the sequence – once it reaches the end of the sequence, it starts from the beginning again until a complete playlist is created.
Items in the sequence override the options you set in the Tracks section (i.e. tracks from the Tracks section are only included if you add “Available Tracks” to your sequence at least once).
Right click the sequence for a range of options, including adding an item again or editing the sequence item.
You can move items up and down using the buttons or by dragging and dropping.
Double click an item to edit that sequence item – for example, you can specify that only tracks from a particular year are included for this sequence item, or particular genres.
As always, experiment with the Sequence section (and the other Music Scheduling options) to discover how they work, and which settings are best for you. And if you have any questions, send them to firstname.lastname@example.org