Scratch Live 2.1 Manual
Read iTunes Library
Check the “read iTunes library” option to show your iTunes library and playlists in Scratch Live. You can collapse your iTunes playlists by clicking on the blue folder icon.
Uncheck “read iTunes library” to remove iTunes playlists and itunes songs from your Scratchlive library.
To add your iTunes music to your Scratch Live library permanently, drag and drop tracks from the iTunes playlists onto the word “All” (on the far left hand side of the Scratch Live screen), or into individual Scratch Live crates.
Any files moved to “All”, an existing crate, or a new crate will now remain in Scratch Live even when “read iTunes library” option is unchecked. Once a file has been permanently added to Scratch Live, the iTunes logo will disappear.
We recommend unchecking this option after you have added your music into the Scratchlive library.
- If your iTunes library contains a large number of tracks it may take some time for Scratch Live to read it.
- Any changes made in Scratch Live to the file information of tracks in your iTunes library will not appear in iTunes until after you play the track.
- Scratch Live cannot play files that have been protected by Digital Rights Management systems, such as those previously sold through the Apple iTunes Music Store. iTunes Plus files are DRM-free.
- iTunes is available for Mac and PC. To get more information, visit www.apple.com.
Uncheck this setting to remove files and crates from your library. Enable to lock your library and prevent accidental file or crate deletion while using Scratch Live. Enabling this setting will also lock all file tags and crate names, so that no text can be changed.
Custom Crate Columns
Check this option to set custom column views for each crate and playlist. When the option is off (default), all crates will share the same column configuration as the ‘All...’ crate.
Center On Selected Song
With this option on, scrolling up and down in your library holds the selected track in the middle of the library panel.
Show All File Types
Enable this option to show all files when importing tracks into Scratch Live. If this option is not selected, only files that Scratch Live can play will be displayed.
Include Subcrate Tracks
You can drag crates into other crates to make subcrates. If you have this option turned on, any crate will also display the contents of all its subcrates.
SEE ORGANIZING YOUR MUSIC FOR MORE INFORMATION.
Auto Fill Overviews
Enable this setting to automatically generate the track overview as soon as a track is loaded. If this setting is not enabled, the track overview will be generated as the track plays. Automatically generating the track overview uses more of the computer’s CPU power, and should be disabled on slower computers.
TIP: Analyze your files before you play to pre-build all your overviews. SEE PREPARING YOUR FILES FOR MORE INFORMATION.
Import ACC Files
Turn this option off if you do not wish to import AAC files into your library. Changing this option will cause your iTunes library to be reloaded if you have the ‘read iTunes library’ option turned on.
Adjust this slider to increase and decrease the font size for the main library and crates area.
TIP: You can also use the keyboard shortcuts ctrl + and ctrl – to increase and decrease the font size.
Album Art Size
Adjust this slider to set the maximum album art size for any of the album art display modes. The artwork will still get larger if required to fit the track and will still scale with the library zoom keyboard shortcut.