Do you want to use the cross-fade feature that's available on AutoDJ mode during scheduled events? At Live365, we have now rolled out the ability to set cross-fades during scheduled events. Cross-fading can add a nice transition between tracks during playlists and ClockWheels.
Previously, setting cross-fades was a feature that only worked in AutoDJ mode. However, now you can set cross-fades when scheduling Playlists as well as ClockWheels. The setting itself (number of seconds) is controlled in the AutoDJ menu.
In the AutoDJ menu, you can select your preferred number of seconds for your cross-fade or you can select "No cross-fade" to completely disable the cross-fade feature on your station. Please note that the following track Types are not cross-faded: ID's, Ad Triggers.
Cross-fades can be turned on or off for each event in the event window, just like making an event Strict or Flexible. You'll want to be sure you review your setting for each event that you schedule, as you may choose to schedule events with no cross-fading in them. In other words, the setting only applies to each individual event or when creating a series of recurring events.
The duration of the cross-fade will likely affect the anticipated length of the event. Next to the runtime on your playlist, there is a time in parenthesis that is the estimated time that the playlist will run with cross-fades. This time is only approximate based on your current cross-fade settings.
As of now, the cross-fade estimates do not work correctly if you reorganize playlists by hand. If you want to see your runtime that includes the cross-fade estimate after making an order change to your playlist, it is best to save your playlist and reopen it.
If you are looking for more information about events, take a look at our article about Scheduling Events.