SplitVT

Networking – there’s no escaping it.  A radio presenter may now be broadcasting to several different geographical areas each carrying their own local commercials.  But what about localised links such as weather or news updates?

This application is designed to record audio for up to 12 splits.  It is especially suited as part of a PSquared “Myriad” Network.  It relies upon you having Network (for split ads/branding) and Auto-Importer (to ingest the audio).  Audio is then played as a Split Cart Group within “Network”.  It could also work with Genesys, RCS Zetta and other playout systems that auto-import from a folder periodically.

SplitVT Split Voice-Tracking SoftwareA series of Cart presets allow for the quick recording of regular elements such as local news/weather plus DJ links that may wish to reference that “split” area.

Availability: This software is designed for stations of a particular size/infastructure so is not available to “home” users.  Please get in touch if you wish to try this software – a demo is available upon request from bona-fide radio stations.  Price is per workstation on a custom basis – tell me how many licences you need and I’ll give you a price.  Existing users may download the latest version from their secure URL.

Use:

The process of recording is simple: Shortcut-keys are provided, and the procedure is as follow:

  • Click “REC” and start talking, click it again to stop
  • Click one (or more) of the split buttons to assign it to that particular split/s.  In this way, you can send the same audio to several splits if required
  • Repeat the process for each split – A progressbar gives you a visual reference to the length you need to record for (to match the first split)
  • Check the Cart Number and Title before clicking “Send Split Links to Automation”.

This copies the files to the dropbox folder for Auto-Importer to deal with.  This ensures that the Myriad Audiowall information is up-to-date and that the lengths match the database vs audio.  Basic editing functions are offered – Remember, it’s just a voice-track/phone recorder, not Adobe/Audacity!

Copy/Paste and Insert File buttons are provided – this allows you to record a common piece of audio, copy it to the clipboard and then paste it before/after a custom split recording, eg: Record a generic link, copy it to the clipboard and then record audio for a split.  When done, paste the generic link from the clipboard into the file and you’ve got a split-link without having to re-record the whole lot 1, 2, 3, 4 or even 12 times.