Here you’ll find software – plus the occasional bit of hardware – 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.

There’s also some Things That I Write which contain how-to’s, tips and my non pertinent thoughts on the broadcast industry…

DAC Cartwall – is for playing spontaneous items like jingles, sound-effects, news clips as well as music.  Each “Set” offers 56 buttons per page, 10 pages and an unlimited number of Cartwall Sets giving you almost instant access to your audio.  Have a set for each show, presenter or daypart – Buttons can play instantly or be loaded into a player for manual start/stop.

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…

StudioScreen Audio Alerts - click to see a larger image...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 either from a USB Fader-Start Interface or Vellemen K8055.

SureLog Broadcast Audio LoggingSureLog is an audio logging application for your radio station.  It’s probably a condition of your licence to record your station’s output – or perhaps you just want an easy way of grabbing your presenter’s links for podcasts/promos?

SureLog can record MP3/WAV format in continuous or hourly files as well as react to a contact-closure/fader-start for aircheck/snooping on your presenters.

Includes dead-air logging, a playback app for reviewing audio logs as well as UDP control which allows you to start/stop the logging from your playout system.

SplitVT Split Voice-Track Recording SoftwareSplitVT does exactly what it says on the tin: It allows a presenter to record voice-tracks for split transmission.  Using a simple audio recorder/editor interface, it offers quick recording options, basic editing and a presenter-friendly timing/countdown display to help get each “split” recording timed perfectly.

Presets for popular cart numbers are provided making it really easy to record splits into Genesys, Myriad, Zetta and any playout system that can automatically import files periodically.

Up to 12 split destinations are supported and buttons are large enough so that it can used with a touchscreen.

Demo now available to prospective users – see the product page for details…