Using the Side Panel

The Side Panel provides easy access to your audio files and to Song Master's .song files. If the Side Panel is not visible, click the Side panel button at the right in the Control bar.

Side Panel

You can, optionally, dock the Side panel to keep it visible by clicking on the pin button pointed to in the above screen shot. 

Browser Tab

The Browser Tab allows you to quickly navigate between four directories: 

  • Songs : the directory containing Song Master save files 
  • Audio: the directory of your audio files
  • Other: is another directory where you have audio files that you may want to load in to Song Master
  • Playlist: the directory of your playlists

Browser Tab

Change Default Directories

You can change the directories that the Directory Selector buttons navigate to by going to the the Settings dialog's General tab (Edit | Settings or ctrl+shift+s)

Settings - Modify the directories that the Browser's Directory Selector buttons navigate to

 You can load any file displayed in the Browser Tab by double-clicking it.

Quickly Find Songs

If you have a large audio file collection, you can quickly find the audio file you want by typing in part of the song's title into the Filter edit control. 

The Browser Tab's filter let's you quickly find the song you are interested in

You can now double-click the song to load from the shortened list of audio files.

Tip: Don't forget to clear the filter or type new text into the filter edit field when you go looking for the next song you want to play!

Playlist Directory

The playlist directory list all the playlists that you've created. Double-clicking an item here will open the selected playlist in the Playlist Tab.

The Browser's Playlist Directory

 Playlist Tab

The Playlist Tab let's you play and edit songs that have been added to the playlist. For details on how to create and play playlists, see quick-start/playlists.

The Playlist Tab lets you play and edit songs

Song Info Tab

The Song Info Tab displays, if available, album art and song information. It also provides links to learn more about the (1) song, (2) album, and (3) artist

The Song Info tab displays album art and additional info