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 audio logger, AM/DAB/FM transmitter finder, a studio clock/status display, split advert/jingle playout or even a split-link recorder – there’s something here for community, commercial and internet broadcasters of all sizes.

Alongside my own efforts which you can try (and buy), I often produce custom solutions for a variety of broadcasters. Stations large+small have come to me to solve a particular problem or simply to offer an alternative view/solution.  Chances are, you’ve used something of my making without even knowing it.

MyLibraryMyLibrary – Audio Tagger and Playout/Scheduler Import Tool

Take an MP3 or WAV music file.  Actually, take 1000, set the various properties: Genre, Year, Intro/Segue, Tempo.  Next you’ll want to import it into your favourite playout software.  Then you may want to import it into a different playout system.  MyLibrary does that – with over TEN different systems!

Set audio attributes and then export to APE, CartChunk, ID3 as well as CSV/TXT outputs.  Load M3U playlists, drag’n’drop from a folder, search, sort and tag information in its proprietary format and then export to any number of formats.

MyLibrary can auto-detect CueIn+Segue points as well as BPM and determine the “EndType” of a track.  A range of mass-change options allow for tweaking of files/tags.  These are “non-destructive” so can be used for one-time custom exports – such as a re-numbering of your Carts or a duplicate MP3 library from your WAV collection.

Supported: AudioEnhanceDPS, AutoTrack, BCX3, Dalet (via the ACE converter, plus INF/XML read), EncoDAD, Genesys, mAirList, Natural Music, PlayoutONE, Powergold, PSquared AutoTrack/Myriad, RCS NexGen/Selector/Master Control/Zetta, StationPlaylist Creator/Studio.

If you don’t want to set intro/segue points, years, tempos, styles etc then I also offer a set of data files which can match your own audio files based upon an identical filename.

Cartwall / Hot-Key Player

DAC Cartwall is in use at many locations from home-studios, community radio to larger commercial broadcasters as well as the BBC.  It’s perfect for outside events and spot-effects in theatres.

Each “Set” offers 10 pages of 56 buttons plus an unlimited number of “Sets” giving you almost instant access to your audio.  Create a set for each show, presenter or daypart – Buttons can be coloured for easy recognition and then played instantly or loaded into a “deck” for manual start/stop. Automatic ducking/fading and player sequencing also supported.  Drag ‘n’ drop or use the built in database to import, sort, search and play audio effortlessly.

Play MP3/WAV audio from your local C: drive, USB stick or network share.  Reads CartChunk, ID3 tags and JMD/MyLibrary.  There’s even remote-start, a text log file of played tracks and UDP network control.  Any simple onboard soundcard will work, or route each player to a separate device – a cheap 7.1 soundcard gives you 3x stereo outputs.  Even if you already have a playout system, 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 main playout system.

USB Remote-Start InterfaceUSB Joystick Remote-Start Interface

Take control of your playout software with my USB Remote-Start Interface which acts as a joystick to control most playout software.  Can be used with any mixer that features “fader-start” buttons, eg: DX1000, DX2000, XB14 or Sonifex S2 and other “pro” consoles.  The unit can also be used to display status alerts (such as mic-live “On-Air”) from StudioScreen.

This design offers a 10-input joystick interface which can be used with Bravo, DAC Cartwall, mAirList, Myriad, PlayoutONE and any other software that allows control via joystick.  It plugs into any spare USB port which also serves as a power source.  Runs under Windows 7, 8 and 10, measures 10x10x5cm and includes a 1m USB cable.  UK+EU shipping available

StudioScreen Audio Alerts - click to see a larger image...Clock, Status and Now Playing Display

Designed to run on a wall-mounted flat-screen, StudioScreen offers stereo VU Meters, silence alert, large analogue clock plus OnAir/Phone signalling and a “now playing” display.  It accepts incoming UDP commands from a playout system allowing you to designate an LED to your “traffic flag” status or other alert.

A cheaper “Basic” licence offers a single 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 Joystick Interface) or Vellemen K8055.