There are times when applications reach end-of-life or evolve into a bigger and better product – This page lists the applications that are now “free”, unsupported or no longer available to purchase. Existing paid-up users of these applications will be supported on a “best effort” basis.
Please note that some of my applications have a compressed EXE file which may cause enthusiastic virus-scanners to complain.
Archived / Expired Applications
The following titles are no longer available but those who previously paid+registered may apply for an activation key if needed: AdLogGen, AutoMute , Bravo , CartPlayer, DACSlot , DADMan , EDE EncoDAD Editor , GetFile , JockMaster , NewsBud , PlaylistSplitter , SHOUTcaster , SoundFusion , uRecord
The Free Stuff
The following are FREE to use, but unsupported – some have a help file but the programs themselves are not overly complicated. If you are using a “registered” version of any of the following, please re-download the installer as the most recent version does not have the registration system so you can install and use as much as you like.
These installers can also be run to update an existing installation without losing any settings.
A simple jingle and sound-fx player. It offers a multi-page window that allows either single or multiple audio playback and is a quick ‘n’ easy way of playing DJ Jingles, Drops, Effects etc.
The Set files are directly compatible with DAC Cartwall and uDAC allowing you to share pages with other systems/users. It was designed for lower-resolution devices such as Windows 10 tablets.
A stripped-down version of my popular DAC Cartwall software which can be used where you don’t need the full features (and/or support) of DAC Cartwall, but perhaps wish to keep the familiar layout and make use of (page 1) your existing DAC Cart Sets (up to 15 Sets supported).
DACFree is ideal for your newsroom, smaller studio, theatre (eg: sound effects) and even an outside-broadcast vehicle.
DACFree Online Help
This is included with the program but can be viewed online here.
DACFree Skin Files
A collection of MSStyles that can be used with most of my applications. These are freely available online and this ZIP file contains some of the ones that look good.
A free and simple application to play in short-form audio clips such as jingles, sound effects and clips – It works great with a USB Numberpad and offers up to 9 hotkey buttons. MP2/MP3/WAV files are dragged from any Explorer window onto a button – just touch to play. Buttons can overlap and a global “Stop All” button is also provided.
You can’t save any buttons, it’s just drag ‘n’ drop as needed – perfect for news clips, podcasts or anywhere else you may wish to play-in some audio.
As of v1.3, it is possible to drop .bat (batch) files onto a button in order to control/trigger external applications. This can be a process, script, chain of events (eg: cleanup audio folder) – whatever you’re capable of programming!
EZCart is a simple jingle player that allows you to drag and drop audio files into 8 playback “cart” slots”. It offers simple start/stop via the mouse, keyboard or can be used with a touchscreen. The main window can be resized to suit your display and each “cart slot” can output to a unique sound device.
Simply navigate to a folder using the built-in browser, drag ‘n’ drop the audio to a slot and click the “Play” button… Keys F1-F8 also Start/Stop the slots. The slots will attempt to read CartChunk, ID3v2 or basic filename Artist – Title information when loading. You can also drag ‘n’ drop audio from any File Explorer window into a slot.
Slots can sequence by clicking the button to the left of each slot – when the preceding slot finishes, the next one is started. A V symbol denotes the sequence mode is active. Slots can also be ejected (or not) after playback – Clicking the lower left-hand slot button toggles this mode: X means eject.
To manually eject a slot, you can right-click the Play button with your mouse.
A useful application to scan your music tracks and write the BPM to APE+ID3 file-tags. Simply drag ‘n’ drop MP3 files from any folder into the main window, or load an M3U Playlist – then click Scan BPMs and Tag Files to process them. GetBPM will save to APE custom/useritem “BPM” and ID3v3BeatsPerMinute.
If you require something a little more advanced that includes bulk file-tagging, CSV/M3U import/export – See MyLibrary …
A more basic version of the popular SureLog audio logging software.
It still logs hourly files. It still reacts to a contact-closure (for snooping), and will auto-start when the program loads-up. The main limitation is that the audio quality is fixed at 64k/bit stereo MP3. Although not designed for quality, it gives you an assurance of knowing what was said and/or providing a record of transmission (ROT) for commercials and such.
- 64k/bit Stereo MP3 fixed recording format
- Continuous or Hourly Files
- Auto-Start upon run (in case of automated reboot)
- Joystick remote – Create a new audio file when the microphone faders are opened, perfect for podcasts and aircheck snooping!
In short, no high-quality MP3 or linear WAV, no UDP remote-control or silence alert – just a simple free logger.
This application is designed for use on 7″ USB touchscreens or Windows 8 tablets as a low-profile jingle player, outside broadcasts or for when you can’t justify *another* 19/22″ screen in the studio!
The Set files are directly compatible with DAC Cartwall (and my other software) so your existing jingle pages can be used. The Set folder can be defined allowing you to network several uDAC / DAC Cartwall systems for sharing audio between various studios/sites.
- GUI can be skinned using MSStyles … No more “battleship grey” – click here for some examples
Download a selection of my favourite skin files here
- 10 pages per Cart Set
- 24 Instant Audio Buttons per page
- Designed for use with a touch-screen for quick-fire use
- VU Meter
- Keeps a log of all played items
- Plays FLAC, MP2, MP3 and WAV audio files
- APE/ID3 and CartChunk Artist/Title support
- Remote-Control via UDP strings
Have as many cart pages/sets as you need – Station IDs, Liners, Promos, Jock Drops and even Sound Effects/News Clips. It can be used standalone or alongside your playout system to give presenters some flexibility to play there own jingles or audio from portable storages.
Here’s a FREE GPIO application for your studio – it uses a joystick input to display up to 10 status LEDs as well as a simple clock and a “now playing” text file display. You can enable the elements as required and simply drag them around the screen to create your layout.
A basic help file is included.
Using a similar GUI to my StudioScreen product, USBLEDs gives you some flexibility with regards to layout and feature-set. It is ideal for using in+around other applications where you have some spare screen real-estate. It can be used alongside SplitMon, which is part of AdSplits on a wall-mounted screen for presenter info.
It works best if you set your Windows’ desktop background to a solid black colour.
- Up to 10 LED inputs with “off+on” colours+captions
- Buttons can react to joystick input or incoming UDP command and even flash for a set duration
- Buttons can show a simple text-label or the contents of a text file
- Flexible layout, eg: 1×1, 1×5, 5×1 etc
- Text file display for “now playing”
- UDP “listen” (new feature)