Radio professionals will find D&R AIRCAST to be the only tool they need to automate their radio playout. Suitable for both terrestrial and Internet-based, small and large, local and national radio stations, this comprehensive automation system combines a high level of flexibility, an extensive functionality, and a highly ergonomic interface in one single tool that can be configured to satisfy a wide variety of users’ needs.
The program’s one-window, multi-paneled interface is fully configurable. Its layout is based in four main areas – the browser, the playlist, the players, and the cartwall (fully refurbished in this new version). These four elements are the basis of any radio playout, and you can use and combine them in whatever way fits your requirements.
The browser is divided into panes where you can add your folders, databases, clocks, audio files, etc., and it is where you can search for your programs, playlists, or individual files. The playlist and its players are tightly connected, and here is where you design your program, where you load all your audio tracks and link them together in a seamless, continuous playback. The program will assign cue markers automatically to any new audio file, which you can then edit according to your preferences. The playlist will feed each audio track into one of the players following the order your determined, either in automation mode or manually (i.e., assist mode). Playlists can be saved with all the changes you made for later use. more