Cheat Sheet: Useful commands(updated for Pulsar)

User music to event group system essential commands *new for VMX Pulsar*

“list current group” – displays music to event assignments in the currently set group

“set group <group name>” i.e “set group my group 1” – sets and displays the event group called ‘my group 1’, you may have up to 6 different groups. The currently set group is the one context mode will actively use to trigger your user music. Note you may customise your group names and much much more! Click here for more info about Pulsar’s new group system

“assign music from slot <number> to <event name>” – i.e “assign music from slot 1 to taxi” assigns music from your slot choice to the chosen event.

“delete event <event name>” deletes the music assignment from the event name in the currently set group

Available event names: Death, Galaxy map, Undocked, Exploration, Alien Combat, Docking Denied, Docking, Launch SRV, Supercruise, Docked, Main menu, Signal source, Combat, Taxi, On Foot, OnFoot Combat, SRV Combat


Playing a music pack

“Play Expedition Artemis pack” “Play Trade pack” “Play Exploration pack” “Play Demo pack” “Play The Explorers” “Play Angel Elements” “Play Triangulum pack” “play citizen of the stars

“Update VMX Please” – Starts the auto update process to upgrade to the next version of VMX.

Play modes

1) “Play all music packs”, 2) “Play all music packs and variants”, 3) “play all variants”

1) Plays a track from each music pack 2) plays random variants AND music packs for each track 3) plays random variants but within the currently selected music pack only. *These commands are even more flexible when combined with other commands, this article discusses playback options in more detail https://darknebula.cloud/2019/10/02/how-to-play-music-packs-pt-2/


Grabbing Audio from YouTube/Twitch/Vimeo/Odyssey video

“Add video to user music” – Highlight a video URL (as if you were going to copy/paste it) in your browser. Next, say the command in order to grab audio from the video. The music will be added to your User Music pool.

Artemis Space Suit Control *new for Pulsar*

You may enable/disable/auto space suit voice fx if you are using Obsidian Unity Pro Voice Expansion. This will introduce radio static and helmet sound fx to your voiceover feedback.

“Enable helmet mode” manually enabled space suit audio fx (it remains on until you restart VoiceAttack)

“Disable helmet mode” manually disables space suit audio fx

“Auto helmet mode” attempts to auto detect when you are on foot or likely to be outside of your ship and apply the FX to only those times.


Hybrid Audio Blocks

“Play audio blocks” – Fires up the Audio Blocks procedural system
“Shuffle blocks” – Shuffles the Audio Blocks layer sequence and auto replays

Mix variants

“Play original”, “Play key up”, “Replace lead instrument”, “Remove vocals”, “Remove percussion”, “Replace percussion”
“Play all variants” – Plays all music pack tracks with a random variant for each.
“Play music” – Requests the pack to play music in the currently selected mode

“Super slow this” – Saying this during track playback in a VMX Cloud enabled Music Pack will begin cloud processing of audio and slow down the track 50-300%


Context mode cooldowns

“Enable cooldown mode” enables enqueuing of tracks so that they finish playing before moving onto next event

Context mode

Context mode is automatically enabled upon VMX startup (unless you issue a different playmode command i.e “play music”, “remove vocals” which would disable context mode) after which you would need to say “enable context mode” to re-enable context mode.
 “Disable context mode” switches game triggered soundtrack off
“Context mode user music” switches context mode to user playlists

“Context mode music packs” switches context mode to music packs

“Context mode combination” combines both playlists and music packs in one mode
“Context mode status” gives status of context mode journal and whether context mode playlists or music packs (soundtrack) are set

Navigation:

Note: You may prefix the word ‘VMX’ before any of these commands:

“Next track”, “Previous track”, “Go to track <number>”, “Stop music”, “pause music”, “Fast forward”, “Rewind”

Volume control:

You can control and set volume a variety of ways using voice.

“Volume <number between 1-100> percent” i.e “volume 50 percent” to specify a volume %.
“Volume up”, “Volume down” to nudge volume up or down
“Volume mute” and “Volume unmute” to mute/unmute
“Current volume” to request readout of current volume setting

Notes: Attenuator automatically drops volume whenever voice feedback plays. Your preferred volume setting is automatically saved for next session.


Status commands:

“Current track” – Requests track number, reads out track name, time remaining within the track & which variant is playing (if applicable)
“Current status” – Reads out whether repeat(loop mode) of shuffle (random) are set, plus in playlists tells you which track of how many are playing.

Additional pack modes:

“Play internet radio” – Switches to internet radio mode
“Playlist <number>” –  Plays the specified playlist number
“Peek playlist <number>” – Plays a snippet of a playlist & reads out the album name

Advanced playback control:

“Enable/Disable shuffle mode” – Switches shuffle (random) on or off
“Enable/Disable repeat mode” – Switches repeat on or off
“Enable/Disable sound effects” – switches on/off sound effects (i.e tape rewind sounds)
“Enable/Disable voice attack listening” – switches on/off the auto toggle of Voice Attack listening/not listening when VMX is speaking to you

Changing alert sounds:

“Set Alert beep (1-4)” will change the acknowledgement alert beeps

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