Why does the hot cue button start playing the track?

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  • Device model (e.g. 2020 iPad Air 4th Gen): Macbook Pro M2
  • Version of operating system (e.g. macOS 14.4.1): 13.6.2
  • Version of djay (e.g. 5.1.2): 5.1.3
  • Hardware/controllers used (e.g. Reloop Mixon 8 Pro): Pioneer DDJ-400

Your question:

Why does a hot cue button start playing the track if I haven’t pressed the play button on a stationary track. Before I upgraded to the latest version, I could pause the track, hit a hot cue, (letting go after that) and the song would go to cue point and stay there. It’s a paused track after all so this makes sense. I could then hit loop start. Then i would do the same for the next cue point, and hit loop end. I’d have my perfect loop.

Now, since the upgrade, I’d pause the track, and when I press a hot-cue button, song now plays from the respective cue point. It was better before, when a paused track stays paused.

I can’t find a setting to change this back, please advise, or please change DJay back to the way it was. It was better.

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That’s how hot cues normally work. You’ll find the same behaviour across many different DJ software/hardware.

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on macOS its in the advanced preferences


You best me too it. Good one :+1:

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Nice one, thanks for that.

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