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Could you please add lyrics track to SHOW mode

+19 votes
asked Aug 1, 2020 in Studio One 5 by hansholema (240 points)
Now there is a SHOW mode available, it would greatly help to have a lyrics track in there, that would follow time, as a help during performance..
It would even be useful for Karaoke purposes - having a backing track, combined with live effected vocals and then be able to see the lyrics...
I hope this can be added as an option!

1 Answer

+1 vote
answered Sep 19, 2021 by jasoncollins (760 points)

An audio to text (lyrics) for a vocal track would be excellent. Similar to the Dictate function in some Microsoft Office applications.


If unable to convert during real-time recording of live vocals because it would impeded performance, create latency, impact CPU it could be done once recorded.

 How it could be implemented?

Mark track as a vocal track, this will activate other options in tool bar or by right clicking on track for menu list.

 Options would be convert to text (lyrics).

 There could be several options what do to with the text when being or after it’s been converted.

  • Show in score/notation view – and allow editing of text.
  • Show along top of screen (global track visibility) running parallel with arranger track. And allow editing of text.
  • Save as ‘word’ document. This would allow the user to call up the full lyrics. If arranger track active, headings could be added to show if lyrics is verse 1, chorus, bridge etc. There could be an option to print, or e-mail as a document, or option to ‘throw’ document to users tablet or phone.
  • View lyrics similar to the new Chord Display screen in the Edit screen
  • In SHOW screen, in addition to the above option, add a teleprompter option to the page which can viewed on the computer or ‘thrown’ to another device tablet or phone to assist vocalist in live performance.