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Console Window

CD/Spectrum Pro's console window is the "heart" of the program. It is here that you can control the other windows, the engines, and other aspects of the program. The Console contains 3 Indicators, 14 buttons, and a slider. You may right-click anywhere on the Console window to get a context menu which presents you with configuration options. On some areas of the window (over the indicators, for example), additional items appear on the menu.

The Slider is used to control the master volume. It works only when the Mixer engine is engaged.

The 3 indicators are located in the upper left corner of the Console.

  • "CD": This indicates whether or not the CD engine is engaged. Right-click this indicator to  access a  context menu which allows you to configure the CD engine, as well as engage/disengage it.

  • "Waves": This indicators whether or not the Waves engine is engaged. Right-click this indicator to access a context menu which allows you to configure the Waves engine, as well as engage/disengage it.

  • "Mixer": This indicators whether or not the Mixer engine is engaged. Right-click this indicator to access a context menu which allows you to configure the Mixer engine, as well as engage/disengage it.

The following buttons can be found on the Console window:

  • "V": Minimize - This button allows you to minimize the program.
  • "Power": This button is used to close CD/Spectrum Pro.
  • "CD Plyr": This button turns on and off the CD Player module. When this button is used to launch the CD Player module, the CD engine is started as needed. When closing the CD Player window, the engine is not stopped.
  • "Spectrum": This button turns on and off the Spectrum module. When this button is used to launch the Spectrum module, the Waves engine is started as needed. When closing the Spectrum window, the engine is not stopped.
  • "Mixer": This button turns on and off the Mixer module. When this button is used to launch the Mixer module, the Mixer engine is started as needed. When closing the Mixer window, the engine is not stopped.
  • "Visuals": This button turns on and off the Visuals module, in which the screen savers are hosted. When this button is used to launch the Visuals module, the Waves engine is started as needed. When closing the Visuals window, the engine is not stopped.
  • "CD Icon": This button turns on and off the CD Icon on the taskbar (tray). When this button is used to launch the CD Icon, the CD engine is started as needed. When turning off the CD Icon, the engine is not stopped.
  • "Vol Icon": This button turns on and off the Volume Icon on the taskbar (tray). When this button is used to launch the Volume Icon, the Waves engine is started as needed. When turning off the Volume Icon, the engine is not stopped.
  • "CD Info DB": This button turns on and off the CD Information Database module.
  • "Scope": This button turns on and off the Scope module. When this button is used to launch the Scope module, the Waves engine is started as needed. When closing the Scope window, the engine is not stopped.
  • "Media Files": This button turns on and off the Media Files module, where WAV and MP3 files are played. When this button is used to launch the Media Files module, the Waves engine is started as needed. When closing the Media Files window, the engine is not stopped.
  • "Layouts": This button turns on and off the Layouts module, in which you can store and recall several of your favorite layouts for CD/Spectrum Pro.
  • "Help": This button launches the online help for CD/Spectrum Pro, which if you're reading this, you've probably already figured out :)
  • "About": This button launches our Synthesoft About dialog, in which you can check for current versions, register, etc.
  • "Register": This button launches our Synthesoft About dialog, in which you can check for current versions, register, etc. Once you've purchased a registration for CD/Spectrum Pro, this button turns into an About button.

The context menu in the Console window is accessible via right-click anywhere in the window.

  • "Always on Top": Turn this option on to keep CD/Spectrum Pro visible above all other windows at all times.
  • "Taskbar Icon": Turn this option on to have an icon in your taskbar (tray) so you can control CD/Spectrum Pro via right-click on that icon.
  • "3D Look": Turns on and off the "3D" look of CD/Spectrum Pro.
  • "Prevent Window Movement": Turn this option on to prevent the component windows from accidentally moving when you click on them.
  • "Lock Windows Together": Turn this option on to cause all component windows to move together when you move one of them.
  • "Large Font Size": Turn this on to double the font size. Note that at some sizes, this may cause text to exceed the bounds of buttons, etc. Still, this can be a useful setting when CD/Spectrum Pro is used at small sizes.
  • "Prevent Screen Saver": Turn this option on to prevent the screen saver from kicking in while you're spaced out watching the scope,  spectrum, or visuals windows.
  • "Colors and Background": Choose this menu option to bring up a dialog in which you can change the colors and background bitmaps used by the program.
  • "Font": Choose this menu option to bring up a dialog in which you can choose the font used by the program.
  • "Set Hotkeys": Choose this menu option to bring up a dialog in which you can set/unset the hotkeys used by the program.
  • "Layouts": This popup menu gives you quick access to your favorite stored layouts.

 

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