Don’t hurt the messenger, but here in the States, summer is about over, which means it’s time for some end of summer themed weekends. These could be “80s Throwback,” “A-Z Weekend,” or “End of Summer Theme Weekend.” No matter the theme, GSelector can quickly and easily build you a unique theme playlist. Plus, with GSelector’s Browse List, Multi Song Changer, Clocks and Goals, programmers have all the tools and control to build the best music log.
If we’re building a Theme weekend, we should start with isolating songs via a single Theme value. Although you can create the Theme attribute first, programmers can also curate their songs and then add the attribute via the Multi Song Changer. Select your desired songs from the Library | Browse and drag them into the Browse List for easy display. Don’t forget about Windows keyboard shortcuts: Shift + Click and Control + Click. Once the songs are isolated, filter by the Browse List and pivot to the Multi Song Changer to mass add your desired Theme attribute. A friendly reminder to double check the number of songs selected. If they don’t match, you’re doing to mass change the incorrect songs.
Now that we have a collection of songs with the common Theme, we can outline our clocks. Remember to work smarter, not harder, and utilize the Copy Clocks / Save Clock As (Copy Grid / Save Grid As) functions. After replacing positions with the Theme Clock Entry Type, assign the Theme Clocks to a Grid or use the Override subtab to simply replace the hours with the desired Theme Clocks. If you’re duplicating a grid, use the Schedule subtab to override the default grid. A benefit of isolating a Theme Weekend Grid is that you can analyze the turnovers and set rules ahead of time via Goals | Balance | Attributes | Select the Theme Weekend Grid from the Grid dropdown.
At this stage, we’ve isolated Theme weekend songs, assigned the positions to the Clocks and Grid, and viewed their turnovers from the Goals tab. Programmers can always view how their Themes scheduled via the Analysis tab, otherwise, we covered how to manually add Themes in the Editor with Shift + T. If you’re adding a special element at the top of each hour, don’t forget to double click in the History cell to navigate throughout the day.
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