Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1

    Title
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    8
    Rep Power
    0

    Airtime 2.2 makes radio smarter with dynamic playlists and live modes

    Hi all,

    Airtime 2.2, the free open source radio software from Sourcefabric is out now. Here's a quick summary of what you can expect. For those of you not comfortable installing on a GNU/Linux server, Airtime Pro might be worth a look. There's a 30 day free trial - same functionality, takes care of install, security, updates and so on.

    Four live modes now exist in Airtime. DJs can rebroadcast incoming streams managed by a source switcher which manually, or automatically, connects to the correct source (and fades between them). Users can configure remote live input streams from DJ programs such as Mixxx or IDJC, or smartphone applications used by broadcast journalists. Additionally, they can schedule these streams in the calendar, or schedule a ‘live’ show which records from the computer’s line-in.

    Requested by users more than any other feature, the new Smart Blocks let users enter parameters (like genre or time last played) for a playlist and Airtime will populate that block randomly according to those conditions, before playing it out at an allotted time.

    The library has also been overhauled, with huge performance increases on import and improved search. Users can also drag and drop tracks directly from the library into the Now Playing list to instantly edit playout on-the-fly.

    Amongst 500 bug fixes and improvements, other new features include:
    • WAV, FLAC and AAC support, plus ReplayGain to normalize volume output.
    • User ownership of files to help stations with multiple DJs
    • Rescan watched folders button (useful for network drives where keeping in sync is more difficult).
    • Stereo/mono streams.
    Huge thanks to the growing Airtime community for testing and suggesting new features. Airtime now has hundreds of users worldwide, we couldn't do this without them!

    Best, Adam

    Resources

    Download free: http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/airtime/download/
    Read the manual: http://en.flossmanuals.net/airtime-en-2-2/easy-setup/
    Check out all the features: http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/airtime/features/
    Screencast guide to Airtime 2.2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CbhsjNoK3_o

  2. #2

    Title
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Posts
    11
    Rep Power
    9
    this is fantastic, thanks.

  3. #3
    Vanlen's Avatar
    Title
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    New Brunswick, Canada
    Posts
    87
    Rep Power
    11
    Everything online. Interesting concept.
    Real AM Radio - Alternative music for the connected Lifestyle
    www.realam.ca

  4. #4
    garybaldy72uk's Avatar
    Title
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Manchester
    Posts
    671
    Rep Power
    31
    I have yet to have a full play about with Airtime got frustrated at it last time i tried it. It looks like a promising solution to have as a backup and once again it's FREE.

    http://djgarybaldy.co.uk
    http://djgarybaldy.co.uk/radiodj-fre...ation-software
    https://www.facebook.com/DJGarybaldy


    Problems with your current automation program? Why not switch to Radio DJ Free Radio Automation Software instead? It's 100% FREE & reliable. http://radiodj.ro

  5. #5
    garybaldy72uk's Avatar
    Title
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Manchester
    Posts
    671
    Rep Power
    31
    Quote Originally Posted by Jim@spacial View Post
    It's not free, we are paying for it. And we are paying for our test client's to try it too.
    The Basic version of Airtime is free it's only the PRO version that soucefabric charge for.

    http://djgarybaldy.co.uk
    http://djgarybaldy.co.uk/radiodj-fre...ation-software
    https://www.facebook.com/DJGarybaldy


    Problems with your current automation program? Why not switch to Radio DJ Free Radio Automation Software instead? It's 100% FREE & reliable. http://radiodj.ro

  6. #6
    garybaldy72uk's Avatar
    Title
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Manchester
    Posts
    671
    Rep Power
    31
    Quote Originally Posted by Jim@spacial View Post
    We are paying for the Pro version to attach to our servers. I have now using it for my radio and love the way it fades when on of my DJ's connects for a live show and fades back to the scheduled playlist. Really makes it sound more professional. We will be adding Air Time to our streaming plans as a add on very soon.
    As far as I'm aware you can only install Airtime once per Server or VPS If you think I'm making this up contact Sourcefabric! They will tell you that! Think this also applies to the PRO versions.

    We wanted 2 installs of it on our VPS before we gave it up and were told the above!

    It's not meant as a AutoDJ backup for a streaming plan!

    http://djgarybaldy.co.uk
    http://djgarybaldy.co.uk/radiodj-fre...ation-software
    https://www.facebook.com/DJGarybaldy


    Problems with your current automation program? Why not switch to Radio DJ Free Radio Automation Software instead? It's 100% FREE & reliable. http://radiodj.ro

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •