foo_random_pools ~ Random Autoplaylists


Another type of Foobar2000’s playlists are randomly generated autoplaylists where songs, or groups of songs, are selected randomly from a pool of the same. By predefining a subset of a media library, “pools” of refined selections can be created and then drawn from.

foo_random_pools is a foobar2000 component for creating random playlist entries selected and grouped by various pool definitions.

www.foobar2000.org/components/view/foo_random_pools

Let’s say you want a playlist of random blues albums from your library.

  • First you’ll need to install the foo_random_pools component.
  • After you’ve installed foo_random_pools, you’ll need to set up a pool in the File > Preferences > Tools > Random pools sub-menu.File - Preferences - Tools - Random pools
  • You’ll need to select the “Add …” button which brings up the Random pool criteria form.Preferences - Random Pools - Random Pool - blankFor example to make a pool of blues albums use the following criteria:
    Name: Album – All Blues
    Group: %album artist% – %date% – %album%
    Determine probability for picking groups …: Unchecked
    Number of groups to add: 1
    Filter: (NOT %album artist% IS “Various Artists”) AND (%genre% HAS Blues)
    Filter with the content of the target playlist: Unchecked
    Number of tracks to add: 0
    Number of minutes to add: 0
    Number of MBs to add: 0
    Limit after sorting: Unchecked
    Sort: %path%
    Sort / limit each group: Checked
    Priority: 10Preferences - Random Pools - Edit
  • Now you have to link pools to a playlist by specifying a name in the Autoadd section’s Playlist patterns field of the Random pools preferences menu.File - Preferences - Tools - Random pools - Autoadd - Random Blues Album
  • Create a new playlist, File>New Playlist Ctrl+N, and name it “Random Blues Album” and then select and display it.
  • To add a random blues album to the playlist, select File > Random pools > Album – All Blues. Each time it’s selected, another random blues album will be added to the playlist.

Tune It! ~ Tune Your Instruments


Tune It! is a piece of software that helps musicians to tune their instrument. It can also be used to monitor the pitch during live performance.

Tune It! is based on a original and very accurate pitch detection algorithm. It can tune a wide range of instruments such as guitar, bass, piano, flute, violin, saxophone, etc…

Tune It! is available for both Windows and Macintosh platforms. It can be ran as a standalone application or as a plugin within a VST or AU host.

Features:

  • Automatic note recognition from A-1 up to A6.
  • Programmable A440 reference from 400 to 480Hz (step of 1Hz or 0,1Hz).
  • Programmable Precision
  • The highest precision, the finest tuning.
  • The lower precision, the lower latency (suited for tuning control during live performance)

tuneit

http://tuneit.free.fr

Smart Mix Player ~ DJ & Radio Automation


Smart Mix Player is a free auto disc jockey player for Linux and Windows. It plays audio files as a non stop mix, but not in the way that traditional auto DJ software does!

Most of these players mix songs together at the end of a song with a simple fade out and fade in. Smart Mix Player goes a big step further and mixes like a real DJ!

smartmixplayer

www.smartmixplayer.com

Foobar2000 ~ Playlists & Autoplaylists


Playlists, or named lists of songs, are an essential aspect of Foobar2000. Whenever you add a song to Foobar, you are essentially adding it to one of foobar’s playlists.

Playlists can be created manually by adding individual songs or automatically by specifying a set of conditions in a query with the result displayed as an “Autoplaylist”. Manually created playlists are static, they don’t change unless you change them, Autoplaylists are dynamic, that is, the results may change whenever the playlist is queried.

Playlists created manually can be edited directly, while Autoplaylists are edited by modifying the query. However, you can save the results of an Autoplaylist as a new static and therefore editable, playlist.

Creating an Autoplaylist of an Albumlist item like genre:

  1. Select by genre from the Albumlist view selector
  2. Select a genre from the list of genres
  3. Right click that selected genre and select Create Autoplaylist

You will now have a new Autoplaylist listed on the playlist manager tab with the name of the genre you selected. Playlists created this way are called an Album List branch.

Creating an Autoplaylist of a folder’s contents:

  1. Select the Search tab
  2. enter %path% HAS replace this with the actual path  in the search field
  3. Select ...
  4. Select Create Autoplaylist
  5. Rename the new playlist (hint, with the path)

AutoPlaylist query examples:

  • Lossless ~ “$info(encoding)” IS lossless
  • Lossy ~ “$info(encoding)” IS lossy
  • Missing title ~ title MISSING (no percent signs)
  • Never played ~ %play_count% MISSING
  • No Dynamic Range info ~ %dynamic_range_album% MISSING
  • No ReplayGain info ~ %replaygain_track_gain% MISSING
  • No Artist info ~ %path% HAS album AND album artist MISSING
  • Played often ~ %play_count% GREATER 9
  • Randomly sorted ~ ALL SORT BY “$rand()”
  • Recently added ~ %added% DURING LAST 1 WEEKS
  • Recently played ~ %last_played% DURING LAST 1 WEEK
  • Recently modified ~ %last_modified% DURING LAST 2 WEEKS

Foobar Playlist Management Components:

Additional resources:
Building Autoplaylist querys ~ Foobar2000: Query Syntax
Formatting playlist contents ~ Title Formatting Introduction
Import & export XSPF playlists ~ github.com/Chocobo1/foo_xspf_1