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.

The USB Fader-Start Interface is back in production – this gives you button-start facilities with most playout systems.  My interface can act as a joystick and/or keyboard to send keystrokes.  UK+Europe shipping available.

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.

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 via joystick or Vellemen K8055.

SplitVT - VoiceTrack Record for Split Ads and BrandingSplitVT is designed for larger stations and those who run splits to different geographical areas as well as various platforms, eg: local AM/FM, regional DAB, online etc.  Each of these outputs carry their own local commercials, but what about localised links such as weather or news updates?

Supporting up to 12 splits, 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: top/tail, normalize, copy/paste.

For playout systems based on Cart Numbers, popular “carts” can be defined as presets making it really easy to fill a regularly used “split” audio cut.  SplitVT works seamlessly with Myriad Network as well as RCS Zetta but is compatible with most systems that automatically import from a folder when a new file appears.  Existing users can now download v1.10 from their secure login URL.