The Softron's OnTheAir Studio 3 (Upgrade) is an upgrade to OnTheAir Studio 3. The OnTheAir Studio can directly stream to SHOUTcast or Icecast radio streaming servers. SHOUTcast Radio offers thousands of free Internet radio stations from DJs and broadcasters around the world. Icecast is an open source server that you can install and configure on your servers. Both streaming services allow you to stream your radio station very easily and quickly. In OntheAir Studio preferences, simply enter the URL, login and password of your server and you'll be broadcasting within seconds.
The OnTheAir Studio will analyze your audio tracks, automatically detect when the volume goes below a given level and add a cue point to it. This will ensure that a clean track change every time and no silence in your radio program. After the automatic mix point is detected you'll be able to manually change them thanks to the waveform view that sports a very easy and clever user interface.
The OnTheAir Studio is so simple to use that you don't even need an external audio mixer to mix when you are talking. You can change the Audio volume of a whole output, a playlist, or even one track. This gives you great flexibility to adjust audio volume to your willing. You can also use any audio source as your microphone source, click on the "duck" icon and start talking over your radio program.
The preset window will allow you to immediately start jingles using Keyboard shortcuts or MIDI keyboards. One single document has up to 288 buttons to be configured with different jingle tracks.
MIDI notes can be assigned to each button in the window or also to control buttons such as the play or stop buttons in playlists. It can be generic or assigned to only one document.
Using the same schedule and playlist logic as OnTheAir Video, OnTheAir Studio can be easily configured to play 24/7 unattended forever. The xml playlist and text schedule allow for an easy integration with third party software. As you can handle multiple outputs on one Mac you can literally broadcast multiple radio stations from your mac, stream to SHOUTcast or Icecast and never worry about it.
Improve the sound of your radio station thanks to the built-in Multiband Compressor. Each output has its own Compressor, so you can make sure that all your radio stations sound the way you want.
The OnTheAir Tools is a free software that can be installed on any number of workstations and that will allow 2 things. The first is to allow you to create the schedule file that OnTheAir Studio requires for 24/7 playback. It will also allow you to analyze the as-run-logs created by OnTheAir Studio in order to know when and how many times a define track has been aired. You can then export reports.
|Playback||Playback Play most audio formats
Output to any audio output available for your Mac
Output to multiple outputs
Fade in/fade out control
Built-in configurable Multiband Compressor
Manual or scheduled playback for unattended 24/7 radio playout
Volume control (for the general output, the document, or the clip)
Voice-over before streaming (for Live DJ)
Automatically analyze audio to set the out point
|Streaming/Document Formats||Direct AAC+ stream to SHOUTcast or Icecast
Update playback status on SHOUTcast and Icecast
Playlist to chain clips
Presets for jingles (cart machine like)
Waveform view for visual pre-listen
Built-in database to set the cue points only once and store the waveform data
Search for clips in a playlist
|External Controls||Many keyboard shortcuts available
Learn a MIDI note to a clip or a playback control to start it with a MIDI device
Can be controlled by GPI
Open to third party integration thanks to XML based playlists and text based schedules
|Clip Trimming||Set in/out points
|Scheduling||Start playlists at fixed time of day
Chain playlists automatically
|Minimum System Requirements||Mac OS X 10.7.4 or later
2 GB RAM