Manual of PLAYER-Version
There are two different versions of 20Tracks. First find out which version is the right one for you.
Install this version from the Google Playstore on your smartphone or tablet. Start the app. A short "StartUp" song with a length of 30 seconds and 7 voices is always loaded.
20Tracks runs smoothly on smartphones from Android 4.4 to Android 11. If the performance of your smartphone is limited, you may only feel this when changing effects in real time: they will appear with a delay.
Start, Stop, Pause
In the lower screen press the green PLAY button to start playback. Pressing it again pauses playback. Press again to resume playback.
The red stop button stops playback and resets the song to the beginning.
You can also touch anywhere on the timeline. The song then will jump to this point.
Switch On and OFF voices and change Volume
Left side of each voice are the buttons (M) for "Mute" and (S) for "Solo". With "Mute" you switch off this voice. With "Solo" only this voice is played. You can "Solo" multiple voices at the same time and only hear this group. The "Mute" settings are only active when no "Solo" button is pressed.
The volume of each voice can be changed from -12dB to + 12dB with the volume control.
Repetition sign (Loop)
With the repetition signs 𝄆 and 𝄇 you can define a section and play it back repeatedly. While the song is playing, press the start button or the end button at the desired point. If only the start button is pressed, the song will be repeated from here to the end. If only the end button is pressed, the song will be repeated from the beginning to this point.
In the lower center of the screen the current position of the song is shown. If the song has a metronome voice, the position is also displayed in bars and beats. If the bar display is visible, any change in position in the song always starts at beat "1".
An MPX song can contain a "metronome voice". You can recognize it by the blue color of its designition. Like all other voices, the metronome voice can be switched off or control its volume. In addition, however, it offers the feature of a precount. Every time you interrupt the song or a loop end is reached, the song is continued with a count-in. If the metronome part is muted, the count-in is also omitted.
If there is a metronome part in a song, then all jumps within the song will always start at the beat "1", i.e. at the beginning of a bar. The time display is also shown in bars.
At the top left you get to the menu with further options. Depending on your version, several variants are possible here.
- Select a song
- Information about the song
- Change group ... (purchase version only)
- Homepage ... (only purchase version)
- Create song (STUDIO version only)
- Upgrade full version (only demo version)
A list of salready loaded songs appears. Below is a list of other songs that can be downloaded from the Internet. Including several other sources where you could also find songs.
The songs are loaded by clicking on them. This can take a few seconds with an Internet source.
These songs are already on your smartphone and will start very quickly. Long press enables the song to be deleted from this directory.
SONGS FROM DEMO
These songs are on the internet at 20Tracks. They can be downloaded for free.
SONGS BY GROUP (only purchase version)
These songs are in the user group to which you belong. It can be a band, an orchestra or a publisher. You can download these songs for free.
SONGS FROM HOMEPAGE (purchase version only)
These songs are on a homepage. This can be the homepage of a band, an orchestra or a publisher. You can download these songs for free.
SONGS FROM FILES (purchase version only)
These songs are located in the files directory of your smartphone. You previously saved MPX files there and can now open them.
CHANGE TO (purchase version only)
Depending on where your band has in store other songs for you, you can change the type of source here. In the demo version only the directory DEMO is available.
For more information, please contact your group leader or a publisher.
The playback speed of the song can be reduced here. The song will play slower without affecting the pitch. This is particularly good for practicing. The setting range is from -5% to -35%. At 0% the song is played back at normal speed.
Since this slowing down requires a lot of computing time, there may be restrictions on less powerful smartphones. Changing individual voices can no longer be done in real time during operation. Therefore, on weaker smartphones, the song is interrupted for a moment in such cases.
Information on the song
Here you find further informations about the song.
Upgrade purchase version
You may have received a 10-digit activation code from your group leader or from a publisher, which you can use to convert the DEMO version into a PLAYER version. Enter this code here and your demo version will turn into a PLAYER version. An internet connection is required during the process.
Do not click on this menu item if you do not have a 10-digit activation code. The 8-digit group code cannot be entered here !!!
If you don't have a 10-digit activation code, then buy and install the purchase version in the Google Playstore or ask your group leader for a code.
Change group (purchase version only)
You may have received an 8-digit group code from your group leader or a publisher that gives you access to your group's songs. Enter this code here once. An internet connection is required during the process. Afterwards the song selection opens.
Do not click on this menu item if you do not have an 8-digit group code. The 10-digit activation code cannot be entered here !!!
If you have not received an 8-digit group code, ask your group leader or the publisher.
Homepage (purchase version only)
Instead of an 8-digit group code, you may have received a URL (homepage address) from your group leader or a publisher where you can find other songs in your group. Then enter this address here once. An internet connection is required during the process. Then open the song selection.
Do not click this menu item if you do not know a valid URL that contains other songs
If you have not received a URL, ask your group leader or the publisher for a valid address or use the 8-digit group code.
Create song (STUDIO-Version only)
In order to create a joint MPX song from many individual WAV voices, you need the STUDIO version of 20Tracks. You can buy and install it from the Google Playstore. Read Manual of STUDIO-Version
technical information about your 20Tracks app.