Here you’ll find software that is useful in the radio studio, production booth, theatre/sports-ground, or just at home managing a music collection. Whether it’s a jingle/sound-effects application, broadcast logger, or even a studio clock/status display – there’s something here for community, commercial and internet broadcasters of all sizes.
DAC Cartwall – is for playing spontaneous items like jingles, sound-effects, news clips and even music. Each “Set” offers 56 buttons per page, 10 pages and an unlimited number of “Sets” giving you almost instant access to your audio. Create a cart-set for each show, presenter or daypart – Buttons can play instantly or be loaded into a player for manual start/stop. Automatic ducking/fading/segue also supported.
Whether it’s a home studio, radio station, outside event or even for spot-effects in the theatre – DAC is quick to learn and a joy to use. There’s even remote-start should you want to connect it to a mixer, a text log file of played tracks and even UDP remote-control.
Use a simple onboard soundcard or route each player to a separate device – even a cheap 7.1 soundcard gives you 3x stereo outputs. DAC is probably the most flexible and easy-to-use Cartwall software available…
If you already have a playout system (such as mAirList, Myriad or Zetta), DAC is a great way of allowing your presenters to load their own audio from memory-sticks for specialist shows, news programmes etc without disrupting your scheduled logs.
Designed to run on a wall-mounted flat-screen, StudioScreen offers 2x stereo VU Meters, silence alert, large analogue clock and OnAir/Phone signalling plus a “now playing” display. It can also accept incoming UDP commands from a playout system allowing you to designate an LED to your “traffic flag” status or other alert status.
A cheaper “Basic” licence offers stereo VU Meter, Clock, Now Playing text and 1 “OnAir” LED. The Pro Licence adds another VU Meter, LEDs 2,3,4, UDP network/remote control, RSS news and weather temperature displays.
Both licences allow for simple control via fader-start/contact-closure via joystick (such as my USB Fader-Start Interface) or Vellemen K8055.
SplitVT is designed for larger stations and those who run splits to different geographical areas as well as various platforms such as local AM/FM, regional DAB, online etc. Each of these outputs may carry their own commercials and branding, but what about localised links such as weather or news updates?
Supporting up to 12 splits (4 in the Lite version), it allows a presenter to record a voice-link into 1 (or more) split destinations – duplicating them if necessary. Timing display (countdown and progressbar) allow each “take” to be timed accurately and there’s a basic editor with top/tail, compress, normalize, copy/paste.
Integration with Genesys, Myriad Network, RCS Zetta and any playout system that automatically imports from a folder when a new file appears.
A 2-split demo is now available along with a “Lite” version offering 4 splits for smaller stations/groups at £100 per licence which can be purchased on the Shop page. The full 12-split version is for larger broadcasters and by quotation only.
AdLogGen is a utility for creating+converting simple advert logs/playlists from M3U to Myriad and RCS adlog formats. This is useful if you wish to use StationPlaylist Creator to manage advert rotations (via its artist/title rules). AdLogGen can read CartChunk or JMD to ascertain CartNumbers and also handle break markers showing you each break air-time/duration. It can also be used to create+edit existing M3U or Myriad adlogs which can be imported into the playout log or sent to a Myriad Network machine. Drag ‘n’ drop is supported as well as direct read of Myriad Audiowall folder locations.
SureLog is a broadcast audio logger for radio stations of all sizes – Whether you just need airchecks from your presenters for critique/podcast, or a 24/7 recorder with silence logging, SureLog can do it. A joystick input allows you to use a fader-start/mic-live signal to start/stop the recording which makes it great for creating clips for “best of” shows. Audio can be recorded in mono/stereo MP3 or linear WAV formats.