Frequently Asked Questions
Simian uses 5 cue types to determine how an event is triggered. These cue types are represented by the symbols:
Manual Start: Item will not start until it is told to do so, either by a STARTNEXT macro, pressing the spacebar, or clicking on a Play button.
AutoStart: Item will automatically start when the previous item is finished.
Time Immediate: Item will start at the time specified, cutting off any item currently playing.
Time Next: Item will start at or close to the time specified, as soon as the currently playing item has finished.
Non-sequential: This cue type is included for backward compatibility. The function of this cue type was replaced by Scheduled Events.
Back Time: Used as a marker for the Back Time function to stretch or compress audio to force all tracks to play before the time specified.
Creates an AutoStart (+) cue
Creates a Time Immediate (@) cue
Creates a Time Next (#) cue
Creates a Back Time (!) cue
Creates a blank cue (no cue symbol), which is a Manual start
Creates a Non-sequential (N) cue. It is recomended to use the Scheduled Events function of Simian rather than Non-sequential events.