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Song Manager - Large Group Setup

The real power of Song Manager is found in the large group setup when all the band members and the words projection are linked to the worship leader using a wired or wireless network.

Large Group Setup Diagram

Connection and Setup

Worship Leader

  • Connect to the network using a wired or wireless network - note that a connection to the internet is NOT required so a standalone wireless access point can be used
  • Run the Song Leader module
  • Load a song set or insert a song.
  • Select a song and the connected followers should display the songs / words usings the selected display profile.

Band Member

  • Connect to the network using a wired or wireless network - note that a connection to the internet is NOT required so a standalone wireless access point can be used
  • Run the Song Follower or Song Slave module as desired
  • Wait for a connection to the leader. Song sets and songs will be automatically loaded

Words Projections / Presentation

  • Connect your laptop to your TV or projector using the VGA or HDMI cable (or whatever connection your TV/projector/laptop combination has)
  • Setup the second screen in extended desktop mode
    • Windows 7 & 8 - use Windows Key + P and select extended
    • In Windows XP use the screen settings
  • Run the presenter module. It should automatically detect and use and additional local displayed and computers running the projection software in remote mode.

Run a Slave Display from the Leader or a Band Computer

  • Connect your laptop to your TV or projector using the VGA or HDMI cable (or whatever connection your TV/projector/laptop combination has)
  • Setup the second screen in extended desktop mode
    • Windows 7 & 8 - use Windows Key + P and select extended
    • In Windows XP use the screen settings
  • Run the Song Slave module
    • Select the desired profile - a large print profile is generally best for words
    • Drag the window to the second display (TV / Projector)
      • Move the mouse over the title bar of the window
      • Hold down the left mouse button and drag the mouse off the side of the main display and onto the extended display
      • Let go of the left mouse button to stop dragging
    • Double click anywhere in the Song Slave to toggle full-screen mode

Hints and Suggestions

  • Having trouble getting connections to the leader?
    • Check the leader and follower are both connected to the same network
    • Check your firewall is allowing connections through for the Song Manager software - if in doubt disable the firewall
    • Make sure Windows considers your network to be Private, Home or Business. If will block the connections when marked as public.
    • You can check what you computer can see on the network using the IPDS (Inter-program discovery system) monitor.
  • The Song Manager modules remember where they were last placed on the screen and try to restore themselves to the same position. If they cannot (perhaps the second screen is not connected or has changed size) they will default to the main screen.
  • Why not connect a USB foot switch to make selecting a song a hands-free process
  • Press the Esc / Escape key or click/touch Clear Text to remove the text from the displays
  • Press the Esc / Escape key twice or click/touch Blackout to make the displays go black
  • Trying using Manual Update Mode to preview songs without the text appearing on the Song Slave display
    • Press the F9 key or click/touch the Updates button to toggle between automatic and manual update mode
      • Auto Mode - song selection is automatically sent to the Song Slave module
      • Manual Mode - song selection is only sent to the Song Slave module when
        • The Enter key is pressed
        • Auto Mode is selected
    • Press the F9 key or click/touch the Updates button again to toggle back to automatic update mode if desired

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