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How Conditional Looks Work

How Conditional Looks Work

A button's look may be set based on outputs from Traktor.

For example, the color and small label of a button can reflect the type of hotcue of a particular hotcue in Traktor.

Button's Look May Be Set by Traktor Outputs
Button's Look May Be Set by Traktor Outputs

A default look may also be set. The button is set to its default look when Sonicwarper starts up. The default look is also used as a "fallback" when no conditional look is activated.

See section - How Looks Work - to find out how to set the default look for a button.

As a refresher, these are the configurable components of a button:

Button Look Components
Button Look Components

You'd see an "active" indicator if a conditional look is active.

Button Look Components
Button Look Components

Example

To show how conditional look works, we will build on the example in "How Looks Work" and add a conditional look to the button, so it can set its look when the hotcue type of Track A's Hotcue 1 is "Cue".

The button will look like this if Track A's Hotcue 1 is of type "Cue":

Target Button Look
Target Button Look
  1. Sonicwarper main screen - tap "Settings"
Tap 'Settings'
Tap 'Settings'
  1. "Settings" screen - turn on "Edit Mode".
Turn On 'Edit Mode'
Turn On 'Edit Mode'
  1. "Settings" screen - tap "Done".
Tap 'Done'
Tap 'Done'
  1. Sonicwarper main screen - tap on the button we've configured previously in the "How Looks Work" section.
Tap Previously Configured Button
Tap Previously Configured Button
  1. "Configure Button" screen - tap "Add a new conditional look...".
Tap 'Add a new conditional look...'
Tap 'Add a new conditional look...'
  1. "New Conditional Look" screen - enter the following information:
Enter Information
Enter Information
  1. "New Conditional Look" screen - tap "Add a new condition...".
Tap 'Add a new condition...'
Tap 'Add a new condition...'
  1. "New Condition" screen - search for "Hotcue Type", and tap it.
Search for 'Hotcue Type' and Tap It
Search for 'Hotcue Type' and Tap It
  1. "Hotcue Type" screen - enter the following information:
Enter Information
Enter Information
  1. "Hotcue Type" screen - tap "Done".
Tap 'Done'
Tap 'Done'
  1. "New Conditional Look" screen - tap "Done".
Tap 'Done'
Tap 'Done'
  1. "Configure Button" screen - tap "Done".
Tap 'Done'
Tap 'Done'
  1. Sonicwarper main screen - tap "Settings"
Tap 'Settings'
Tap 'Settings'
  1. "Settings" screen - turn off "Edit Mode".
Turn Off 'Edit Mode'
Turn Off 'Edit Mode'
  1. "Settings" screen - tap "Done".
Tap 'Done'
Tap 'Done'

When a track is loaded onto Track Deck A, and Hotcue 1 is set and is of type "Cue", the look of the button should be set to the look we've just configured:

Enter Information
Enter Information

To test it, connect Sonicwarper to Traktor (see section - Setup), load a track into Track Deck A with Hotcue 1 (of hotcue type "Cue" set). The look of the button should change from its default look to its "cue" look.

Exercise

Now, try adding another conditional look to change the button's look when the hotcue type is "Loop". Use the following settings: