The Audio tool allows you to play audio files that you have uploaded to UpStage and assigned to your stage. Audio tracks can be played, paused, stopped and looped, and the volume can be adjusted.
More complex soundscapes can be achieved by using separate sound mixing software and sending a live audio stream to UpStage. See the section on Streaming for more information about how to do this.
Play an audio track
Click on the Audio tool icon in the left-hand tool bar. The Audio overlay appears at the top of the stage, showing the tracks that have been assigned to this stage. Hover over the audio track to see the tools for each track. Volume loop and where the track starts can be adjusted before playing the track. Click on the play arrow for the track and it will be played, and heard by all players and audience members currently on the stage.
The play icon changes to a pause button, the stop button appears and the slider below the icon shows the length of the track and progress through it.
Loop an audio track
By default the loop icon is grey, the track will play through once. To loop, click on the loop toggle icon so it becomes green. The track will loop continuously until you stop it.
Adjust the volume
The vertical slider at the left of the track’s tools is the volume slider. Move it up to increase the volume and down to decrease the volume.