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Scheduling

I wish to load,but NOT play,several tracks at a pre - determined time... e.g. load 3

tracks at 11:58 and have them manually started at say 12:00.


 Is it possible to do this in Live Assist Mode, and if so is it done in Manual,Semi Auto

or Auto?


Hi Jack

Please could you explain why you would like to load tracks early and I can try and suggest the best solution. The loading of tracks is handled automatically by the system in Live Assist mode.

Jason
Thanks for the reply Jason,

I'm trying to work out if this software is suitable for use on-air by our not for profit community radio station.We simply want to have pre-recorded announcements scheduled for play at a pre-determined time and then played manually by the on air presenter.(see above) Hopefully this makes some sort of sense!!!!
I've read the documentation and faq's many times in an effort to try and achieve the desired outcome,but unfortunately - no success.
Jack

 

Jack,


This sounds similar to commercial "traffic". You want an event (or group of events) that stays at an approximate time irrespective of what is manually loaded earlier in the schedule.


A bit like the way that the fixed time marker works in manual assist but instead of it being "pushed down the list" by tracks manually added before it, the  event stays at the earliest time it can by "jumping back up the list" over manually added tracks.

  

Thanks Mark,

This is all getting a tad confusing...... What we are looking for is how the now defunct software Sonicart used to operate. The dedicated PC, (hopefully) running PlayItLive, will ONLY have pre-recorded announcements on it. All other broadcast material will come from traditional sources e.g. CD players,presenters own laptops etc  Are you familiar with Sonicart at all?

 

Jack,


No, I don't know Sonicart I'm afraid. 


From the name (and a little background knowledge of the industry) I guess it was a replacement for the old ITC triple stack cart machines that were the staple of UK commercial radio a few decades back. These would trigger each NAB cartridge in turn by use of a "secondary cue tone" so the tone at the end of the first cartridge would play the second and so on.


I now get what you are trying to do (although I don't see how the announcements are scheduled) but I can't see any way of getting PlayIt (as it now is) to do this.


Essentially this should be a feature request.


It touches on a potentially complex matter, the scheduling of composite events or material other than library songs (for example whole recorded programmes).






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This would be a great feature!

Even better would be if the "music fill" in "Semi Auto" or "Auto" would make a selection (within the rotation rules) that put "Commercial Break" items at the right time (within say a minute).



Our community radio station uses Jazler to run stopsets. We have used it from our inception 13 years ago. You can cue up any number of spots ('collect') and then set it to sequence. Start the first spot while sequence is active and it plays the entire stopset. The latest version now has two players so say a top of the hour stopset can be readied and maybe another stopset for the bottom of the hour. It good for jingles too. Our experienced and otherwise on air talent all find it intuitive to use. Here's a link for more info: https://jazler.com/products/show.asp


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