Get To Know Our Version 2 Player
Welcome to the Brain Shift Radio Version 2 dual stream radio player. This is a complete rebuild from our V.1 player. This page offers a detailed look at its functions.
The Version 2 Brain Shift Radio Player is designed to offer you tons of functions at your fingertips (or mouse click). The player consists of 5 sections (listed on the right in the image above):
1. Player controls: These are basic controls for playing the current tracks.
2. Currently playing tracks: This has information on the tracks that are currently playing.
3. Mix controls: This section lets you adjust the mix of the tracks currently playing.
4. Playlist queue: This section shows you what track pairs are in the queue and offers ways to manipulate them.
5. Navigation: These buttons let you go to other screens to add tracks and mixes.
Following is a detailed breakdown of what each section contains.
1. Player Controls
1a. Play/Pause button. This starts and stops the playing of the current tracks. Track pairs will automatically start when they are loaded into the player, so there is no need to touch this button when you load tracks.
1b. Show/hide mix controls. This button shows and hides the mix controls section in the player. This is handy if you want to show more track pairs in the queue (for when you want to re-order them, for instance).
1c. Track timer. This keeps count of the time your track has been playing. BSR tracks are roughly 20 minutes long.
1d. Skip track button. This moves the currently playing tracks into the Played Track list (accessed from the Played List or or Menu button in navigation section ). If you want to move this mix out of the player and put it back into the Playlist Queue, click once on any track pair currently in the Playlist Queue. It will load the track pair you clicked and place the currently playing track to the bottom of the queue.
2. Currently Playing Tracks
2a. Ambient Track. This shows what ambient track is currently playing, including a description of the track and an icon showing the category and intensity of the track.
2b. Track Origin. This icon shows where this track pair or mix came from. Options are: A: Auto Select, M: Manual Select, C: Community mixes, P: Private mixes, S: Mixes you saved and shared with the community.
Saved mixes - track pairs with the C, P, or S label - will also show the name and description of the mix.
2c. Rhythm Track. This shows what rhythm track is currently playing, including a description of the track and an icon showing the category and intensity of the track.
3. Mix Controls
3a. Track rating. This shows your rating for the currently playing rhythm (left side) or ambient (right side) track. If you haven't rated it yet, a question mark will be visible.
3b. Rate track. You can rate the current rhythm (left side) or ambient (right side) track. Your rating can be changed anytime. A rating of 1 means that this track won't play again. A rating of 4 or 5 put it in heavier rotation.
3c. Swap Track. You can swap out the currently playing rhythm (left side) or ambient (right side) track. Clicking this takes you to the same category of track in the Manual Select track list. You can choose any track from any category. This allows you an easy way to swap and try tracks to build a unique mix.
3d. Save current mix. You can save privately (default) or for the community. Clicking this button opens a dialog box. Name and description are optional for private mixes but required for community mixes. If you want your name associated with a Community mix, you need to set up your user profile (located in the main menu). Updates or changes to your user profile automatically show in your Community mixes.
3e. Rate Current Mix. Click or touch this button to rate the currently playing mix. This button will only be active if the mix has been saved. If it is greyed-out you can rate the mix by saving it.
3f. Volume slider. You can adjust the volume of the mix. Volume changes take effect upon releasing the slider.
3g. Mix Balance slider. You can adjust the volume balance between the rhythm and ambient tracks in your mix. Moving the Slider left puts more rhythm in the mix, moving to the right increases ambient. Volume changes take effect upon releasing the slider. Adjusting the mix balance allows you to dial in the exact effect for your desires. You can read more about the role of the rhythm and ambient tracks here (click here).
4. Playlist Queue
4a. Track category and intensity. This icon shows you, at a glance, the BSR category and intensity. You can learn more about BSR categories and intensities here (read about the BSR music).
4b. Mix name. This is the saved name for the mix. If no name was given this will be blank. This also shows who saved the mix. If there is no profile set up for the BSR member, this will say Prefers Not To Say.
4c. Track origin. This shows you where the track in this pair originated from. Options are: A: Auto Select, M: Manual Select, C: Community mixes, P: Private mixes, S: Mixes you saved for the community.
4d. Mix rating. This is the community rating for this mix. This rating only exists for saved mixes, those in the Private or Community mix lists.
4e. My mix rating. This is your rating for a saved, community or private, mix.
4f. Re-order button. Clicking this will move up the track pair one position in the queue. If the track pair is at the top it will move to the bottom.
4g. My track rating. This is your rating for this track. If you haven't rated it, there is no number listed.
Note: Double-click a track pair to remove it from the Queue.
5a. Menu. This takes you to the main menu. This menu contains links to all the pages listed below as well as user tips and subscription and profile management.
5b. Auto Select. This takes you to the Auto Select menu. You will automatically go back to your previous category selection if you have used Auto Select during this session. Otherwise you go back to the main Category selection page.
5c. Manual Select. This takes you to the Manual Select menu. You will arrive at the Most Recent rhythm track list or your previously chosen manual select category if you have used this menu during your current session.
5d. Community. This takes you to the Community Mix menu. You will arrive at the Most Recent selection list or your previously chosen Comunity Mix category if you have used this menu during your current session.
5e. My Mixes. This takes you to your saved Mixes menu. Both privately saved and shared mixes will appear. You will arrive at the Most Recent selection list or your previously chosen a Mix category if you have used this menu during your current session.
5f. Played List. This list contains the track pairs or mixes that you have allowed to play all the way through or have skipped past during your current session. Click to add these track pairs or mixes back into the Playlist Queue. Double click to remove them from the list.