Old 12th May 2008, 22:03   #1
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I think I need new broadcasting software. Any suggestions?

Right now I am loading all my songs into a playlist in Winamp and broadcasting using my own server. I would like to be able to do live broadcasts, interviews, etc. like a regular radio station. It doesn't seem like I can do this with Winamp, so I guess I need a new program. Does anybody out there have any suggestions what I should be using and why you think it is better than others?
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Old 13th May 2008, 00:52   #2
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You could invest in the following - depending on your geographical location, they shouldn't be too dear:

An external soundcard (Creative?);

An external mixer;

Decent mic;

CDs or some storage medium (high-GB media player - those 1 GB things don't store much - about two or three complete Now That's What I Call Musics and it's full!).

Select Soundcard Input on your Shoutcast DSP.

You could connect your laptop to a channel on the mixer and stream music from that.

Check out my station - whilst I play my music mixed from Ots Audio turntables - if they ever find out I'm using the free version for broadcasting, they'll skin me alive - but, as they refused to accept payment, it's their own fault - I made a bona fide offer, but it was rejected - I do live bits to mic - but they aren't very good. Type in Arty's Party in the search menu.

http://artysparty.youstream.fm

http://arthurvasey.listen2myradio.com

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Old 13th May 2008, 01:14   #3
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Zararadio for your automation, mixer, microphone, etc. And use the sound card input setting of Winamp for the encoder.

Your mileage may vary!
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Old 13th May 2008, 13:25   #4
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I use SAM
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Old 13th May 2008, 13:47   #5
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SAM gets the nod here too. There's a small learning curve, but it really does rock once you get the hang of it.
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Old 13th May 2008, 14:28   #6
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Well since we are going for the for pay stuff... BSI Simian works pretty well, and their new Op X software should probably be even better.

Though Spacial Audio's SAM Broadcaster is a lot cheaper and includes a really nice stream encoder (same as the Simple Cast encoder that I have), and probably just as good as the BSI products for what you are trying to do. I mentioned Zara because last time I checked it is still free.

All of these automation applications are going to require you to learn a different way of doing things.

Your mileage may vary!
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Old 16th March 2012, 03:38   #7
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Does anyone use Station Playlist software to stream shoutcast to server?
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Old 16th March 2012, 10:12   #8
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We use SAM and Nicecast for live broadcast, and Centova Cast to manage our automated library.

idobi Network - http://idobi.com/
idobi Radio - http://idobiradio.com/
idobi App now available for iOS, Android and Windows Phone (http://idobi.com/app/)
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