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How Looks Work

How Looks Work

You may configure the looks and behaviors of the buttons on Sonicwarper's unique quad-bowswitch design to suit your playing style.

Sonicwarper's Configurable Quad-Bowswitches
Sonicwarper's Configurable Quad-Bowswitches

The look of a button consists of its color, main label, and small label.

Button's Look Components
Button's Look Components

This page describes how looks may be configured. To understand how behaviors may be configured, see this page - How Behaviors Work.

The Default Look

The default look is the look of a button when Sonicwarper starts up.

In the section - Conditional Looks - you'd learn how to set conditional looks for a button; so it'd change its look based on inputs from Traktor. The default look is also a "fallback" when none of the set conditions are met.

In the "Configure Button" screen, you'd see an "active" indicator next to the "Default Look" section header when the default look is active.

Default Look is Active
Default Look is Active

You'd see an "active" indicator next to the conditional look item when it is active. Only one look may be activated at one time.

Conditional Look is Active
Conditional Look is Active

You may find more information about conditional look in this section - Conditional Look.

Example

In this example, we'd set the default look of a button to these settings:

Default Look Settings
Default Look Settings

In the section - Conditional Looks - we'd build on this example to change the look of this button based on the type of hotcue set on Hotcue 1, Track A.

To set the default look of a button:

  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 button indicated in this screenshot.
Tap Indicated Button
Tap Indicated Button
  1. "Configure Button" screen - tap "Color" (under "Default Looks").
Tap 'Color'
Tap 'Color'
  1. "Color" screen - choose "Lilac".
Choose 'Lilac'
Choose 'Lilac'
  1. "Configure Button" screen - tap "Main Label" (under "Default Looks").
Tap 'Main Label'
Tap 'Main Label'
  1. "Main Label" screen - enter "ENERGY". Tap "Back".
Enter 'ENERGY' and Tap 'Back'
Enter 'ENERGY' and Tap 'Back'
  1. "Configure Button" screen - tap "Small Label" (under "Default Looks").
Tap 'Small Label'
Tap 'Small Label'
  1. "Small Label" screen - enter "UNKNOWN". Tap "Back".
Enter UNKNOWN' / Tap 'Back'
Enter UNKNOWN' / Tap 'Back'
  1. "Configure Button" screen - tap "Done".
Tap 'Done'
Tap 'Done'

The button should now look like this:

How the Button Should Look Like
How the Button Should Look Like
  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. "Configure Button" screen - tap "Done".
Tap 'Done'
Tap 'Done'

The new button is now tappable, but it does not currently do anything (assuming you're set up and connected to Traktor).

In the section - How Behaviors Work - we will set a default behavior to this button so it can trigger Hotcue 1 on Track A.

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