While working on the Fader Rack updates lately I got some ideas on how to make a Show Notes scrolling timer that evenly scrolled the notes based on the length of the backing tracks in the media players in the song. It doesn’t have pause flags like SongBook and just scrolls from top to bottom of your notes at a pace that mirrors the song length.
So, here’s the idea. I created a utility rack that uses a MIDI file with a streamed value of 0 -127. I then made a way to easily measure the length of the backing track in a given Song and then set the scroll time file playback length to the same approximate amount. The rack is directly able to auto scroll the Show Notes pane with no other connections. So, after you unzip the zip file to your racks folder you drop it a song with backing tracks and then press the first custom rack button that toggles the timeline window, it will initially show the default timeline for the scroll track which is about 4:00 minutes …
Next select the backing tracks’ Media Player and it will switch the Timeline view to show the track that’s loaded at it’s full length and take note of that length by looking at the right edge of the time line pane on it’s time scale.
Next you click on the first custom button again twice to bring back up the scroll timing track and then use the slider on the rack to match it’s length to your original track length using the timeline at the bottom for visual aid.
When done close the timeline pane by pressing the first custom button again
And finish the setting by pressing the third custom button to save the settings and you’re done.
The scroll starts with the transport and will pause when it does as well. Here is the zip file with the rack and midi file folder with file.
C♪3 Show Notes Scroller.zip (16.1 KB)