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These days we are testing and preparing the software Aircast that we have from you for our radio station.

We are satisfied with it and with the multiple configuration options and functions it provides,
Paul Balta

These days we are testing and preparing the software Aircast that we have from you for our radio station.

We are satisfied with it and with the multiple configuration options and functions it provides,
Paul Balta

AIRCAST 5.3
The way play-out software should always have been

AIRCAST 5.3
The way play-out software should always have been

Aircast review

Aircast review

Aircast Promo video

Aircast Promo video

D&R BROADCAST MIXING CONSOLES
D&R BROADCAST MIXING CONSOLES

TRY BEFORE YOU BUY

TRY BEFORE YOU BUY

       
   Features

  • Playlist, Cartwall, Cue Editor, Mix Editor, events, screen objects, file logging
  • Stream/line-in playback, special playlist items, layout/skin, HTTP/SQL logging
  • Voice tracking, mixdown, scripting
  • Built-in Shoutcast/Icecast compatible streaming encoder
  • VST, Winamp DSP
  • Database and Scheduling (standalone/local mode), music scheduling
  • Ad scheduler, log import from 3rd party music/traffic schedulers, voice tracking
  • PostgreSQL/MSSQL backend, Auto Importer; no multi-station or server/proxy
  • Hotkeys, gamepad/joystick, IO-Warrior, MIDI, Velleman
  • Networked SQL backend, multi-station, DB server/proxy, Auto Importer
  • Remote Control - Analog Broadcast Mixers  - D&R products only, D&R AIRLITE, AIRENCE, AIRLAB DT
  • Remote Control - Digital Broadcast Mixers  - - MambaNet only

       
   Features

  • Playlist, Cartwall, Cue Editor, Mix Editor, events, screen objects, file logging
  • Stream/line-in playback, special playlist items, layout/skin, HTTP/SQL logging
  • Voice tracking, mixdown, scripting
  • Built-in Shoutcast/Icecast compatible streaming encoder
  • VST, Winamp DSP
  • Database and Scheduling (standalone/local mode), music scheduling
  • Ad scheduler, log import from 3rd party music/traffic schedulers, voice tracking
  • PostgreSQL/MSSQL backend, Auto Importer; no multi-station or server/proxy
  • Hotkeys, gamepad/joystick, IO-Warrior, MIDI, Velleman
  • Networked SQL backend, multi-station, DB server/proxy, Auto Importer
  • Remote Control - Analog Broadcast Mixers  - D&R products only, D&R AIRLITE, AIRENCE, AIRLAB DT
  • Remote Control - Digital Broadcast Mixers  - - MambaNet only
AIRCAST OPTIONS
AIRCAST OPTIONS


Streaming

The built-in streaming encoder feeds Shoutcast and Icecast servers, even from server hardware with no physical audio devices. Winamp and VST plugins can be used for sound processing. With the Multi Instance option, you can run dozens of playouts from the same machine.

 

Add Ons

1. Management Licenses

For additional workstations that require AircastDB access, e.g. office or production PCs, we offer cut-down Management licenses, with voice tracking support for a LAN.
Only € 250,--

 

2. DataBase server option

If management of audio files and Voice Tracking with the above management license needs to be done from home to the studio (WAN) a DataBase server option needs to be added to the Aircast base configuration.

Only € 150,--

 

3. USB licensing dongle (optional)

Replaces software activation.

In case you want a hardware dongle to protect your investment, you can order a dongle that replaces the software licensing.

Only € 45,--

License dongle


Playout

Aircast is built around a reliable, fully customizable playout engine, with automation and live assist mode, skinnable user interface, a built-in, touch-screen friendly, multi-tab cartwall, and voice-tracking support.

It features a playlist, Cartwall, Cue Editor, Mix editor, events, screen objects and file logging.

Voice Tracking, mixdown and scriting are standard.

 

Remote control

With its various built-in remote control options such as hotkeys, gamepad/joystick, I/O warrior, Midi, Velleman, Aircast integrates perfectly with your professional studio equipment.

Direct control of many functions by D&R's own remote control protocol is also built in.

A USB licensing dongle is part of the delivery.

 

Database and Scheduling

Manage your audio files and playlist logs through Aircast Data Base, the built-in, network-enabled audio library.
It has built-in music scheduling, and can also import playlists from various 3rd-party scheduling software.

 


Streaming

The built-in streaming encoder feeds Shoutcast and Icecast servers, even from server hardware with no physical audio devices. Winamp and VST plugins can be used for sound processing. With the Multi Instance option, you can run dozens of playouts from the same machine.

 

Add Ons

1. Management Licenses

For additional workstations that require AircastDB access, e.g. office or production PCs, we offer cut-down Management licenses, with voice tracking support for a LAN.
Only € 250,--

 

2. DataBase server option

If management of audio files and Voice Tracking with the above management license needs to be done from home to the studio (WAN) a DataBase server option needs to be added to the Aircast base configuration.

Only € 150,--

 

3. USB licensing dongle (optional)

Replaces software activation.

In case you want a hardware dongle to protect your investment, you can order a dongle that replaces the software licensing.

Only € 45,--

License dongle


Playout

Aircast is built around a reliable, fully customizable playout engine, with automation and live assist mode, skinnable user interface, a built-in, touch-screen friendly, multi-tab cartwall, and voice-tracking support.

It features a playlist, Cartwall, Cue Editor, Mix editor, events, screen objects and file logging.

Voice Tracking, mixdown and scriting are standard.

 

Remote control

With its various built-in remote control options such as hotkeys, gamepad/joystick, I/O warrior, Midi, Velleman, Aircast integrates perfectly with your professional studio equipment.

Direct control of many functions by D&R's own remote control protocol is also built in.

A USB licensing dongle is part of the delivery.

 

Database and Scheduling

Manage your audio files and playlist logs through Aircast Data Base, the built-in, network-enabled audio library.
It has built-in music scheduling, and can also import playlists from various 3rd-party scheduling software.

 

 

AIRCAST is a light-weight, full-featured radio automation system for Microsoft Windows.

It is targeted at small and medium-sized stations and for both terrestrial and Internet-based broadcast.

It offers features often only found in some high priced, high-end professional packages.

AIRCAST was designed to be as flexible and customizable as possible.

It works with standard PC hardware, supports virtually any soundcard and offers an unbelieveable smooth integration

with our AiIRLITE AIRENCE , AIRLAB-DT AND AXUM mixers.

You could see it as the ideal solution if you’re looking into upgrading your studio with a decent digital radio automation system

perfectly matching with D&R’s  broadcast mixers with integrated and dedicated control sections for AIRCAST.

 

 

AIRCAST is a light-weight, full-featured radio automation system for Microsoft Windows.

It is targeted at small and medium-sized stations and for both terrestrial and Internet-based broadcast.

It offers features often only found in some high priced, high-end professional packages.

AIRCAST was designed to be as flexible and customizable as possible.

It works with standard PC hardware, supports virtually any soundcard and offers an unbelieveable smooth integration

with our AiIRLITE AIRENCE , AIRLAB-DT AND AXUM mixers.

You could see it as the ideal solution if you’re looking into upgrading your studio with a decent digital radio automation system

perfectly matching with D&R’s  broadcast mixers with integrated and dedicated control sections for AIRCAST.

 

Step by Step Instruction how to obtain a 14 days trial version

Step by Step Instruction how to obtain a 14 days trial version

Demo software 14 days trial version

Demo software 14 days trial version

Installation

Installation

Dongle activation

Dongle activation

Dongle activation instructions

Dongle activation instructions

Dongle policy

Dongle policy

How to activate your Aircast dongle

How to activate your Aircast dongle

D&R WIKI page for your latest software downloads

D&R WIKI page for your latest software downloads

Basic Users Manual

Basic Users Manual

Quick start

Airlite-Aircast

Quick start

Airlite-Aircast

Brochure

Quick start

Manual

Quick start

Airlab-Aircast

Brochure

Quick start

Manual

Quick start

Airlab-Aircast

F.A.Q's

F.A.Q's

Setting up Aircast DB with PostgreSQL

Setting up Aircast DB with PostgreSQL

Aircast DB Server

Aircast DB Server

On line Playlist on your website with PHP

On line Playlist on your website with PHP

Changes in Aircast 5.1

Getting started with Aircast Data Base

Music Scheduling with

AIRCAST DB

Setting up the Streaming Encoder

Changes in Aircast 5.1

Getting started with Aircast Data Base

Music Scheduling with

AIRCAST DB

Setting up the Streaming Encoder

Download button Download button

Text Playlist Import Format Specification

Text Playlist Import Format Specification

How to translate Aircast into other languages

How to translate Aircast into other languages

Audio Streaming, how does it work

Audio Streaming, how does it work

Multi Instance Play-out

Audio Logger REST Interface

How to add additional tags to your mp3 files

Multi Instance Play-out

Audio Logger REST Interface

How to add additional tags to your mp3 files

Software can be purchased here (you receive a dongle to activate the software license for as long as you want)

Software can be purchased here (you receive a dongle to activate the software license for as long as you want)

We’re happy to announce that version AIRCAST 5.3 is now available for download.

 

New Features

AIRCAST 5.3  brings plenty of new features. Highlights include:

 

New Cartwall

The cartwall has been redesigned and rewritten from ground up. The new cartwall is touchscreen-friendly, supports multiple tabs (with active players at the same time) and a “grid-style” work area with flexible player/item dimensions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Improved Mini Scheduler

The Mini Scheduler in AIRCAST 5.3 DB has made a big step forward, with separate hour and music templates:

 

AIRCAST SCREEN-LAY-OUT

Music templates allow you to define the music style (as a sequence of categories/folders) independent from the hour template (clock). In the hour template, use the new items “Music (one song)”, “Music block” or “Fill with music” to specify where the songs should be inserted. When the scheduler runs, it uses the information from the music template to fill in these gaps. “Fill with music” is probably the most interesting method, because it will pick exactly the correct number of songs so that no overflows or under runs will occur.

 

For those who use an external scheduler (Powergold, MusicMaster, …), set up the music template so that it uses log import instead of internal scheduling. For some file formats, it’s now even possible to define multiple music blocks per hour.

 

Advertising/Traffic scheduling

The AIRCAST 5.2 edition has a built-in ad/traffic scheduling function now. For all of your spots, you can define start and end date of the campaigns, and the days/hours/blocks in which the spot should be broadcasted. Then add an “Ad Block” item to your hour template, select the desired block (up to 64 blocks can be defined), and you’re done. The Mini Scheduler will take care of the rest.

 

Ads can also be regionalized, and the scheduler will automatically use Region Containers where appropriate. If you are using an external traffic scheduling software, Aircast 5.2 can also import logs from that software instead of using its internal scheduling. You can even mix the two methods, using internal scheduling for some blocks, and external scheduling for the other blocks.

 

More Features

Other new features in AIRCAST 5.2 not covered here include:

     •Aircheck Recorder” screen object, makes live recordings which can be paused so that you only record your voice, not the music in between the announcements.

     •Custom loop points

     •Automatic display of album art in playlist, no need to import as icon anymore

     •Custom attribute columns in the main playlist

     •WASAPI 5.1 audio support

AIRCAST SCREEN-LAY-OUT

We’re happy to announce that version AIRCAST 5.3 is now available for download.

 

New Features

AIRCAST 5.3  brings plenty of new features. Highlights include:

 

New Cartwall

The cartwall has been redesigned and rewritten from ground up. The new cartwall is touchscreen-friendly, supports multiple tabs (with active players at the same time) and a “grid-style” work area with flexible player/item dimensions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Improved Mini Scheduler

The Mini Scheduler in AIRCAST 5.3 DB has made a big step forward, with separate hour and music templates:

 

AIRCAST SCREEN-LAY-OUT

Music templates allow you to define the music style (as a sequence of categories/folders) independent from the hour template (clock). In the hour template, use the new items “Music (one song)”, “Music block” or “Fill with music” to specify where the songs should be inserted. When the scheduler runs, it uses the information from the music template to fill in these gaps. “Fill with music” is probably the most interesting method, because it will pick exactly the correct number of songs so that no overflows or under runs will occur.

 

For those who use an external scheduler (Powergold, MusicMaster, …), set up the music template so that it uses log import instead of internal scheduling. For some file formats, it’s now even possible to define multiple music blocks per hour.

 

Advertising/Traffic scheduling

The AIRCAST 5.2 edition has a built-in ad/traffic scheduling function now. For all of your spots, you can define start and end date of the campaigns, and the days/hours/blocks in which the spot should be broadcasted. Then add an “Ad Block” item to your hour template, select the desired block (up to 64 blocks can be defined), and you’re done. The Mini Scheduler will take care of the rest.

 

Ads can also be regionalized, and the scheduler will automatically use Region Containers where appropriate. If you are using an external traffic scheduling software, Aircast 5.2 can also import logs from that software instead of using its internal scheduling. You can even mix the two methods, using internal scheduling for some blocks, and external scheduling for the other blocks.

 

More Features

Other new features in AIRCAST 5.2 not covered here include:

     •Aircheck Recorder” screen object, makes live recordings which can be paused so that you only record your voice, not the music in between the announcements.

     •Custom loop points

     •Automatic display of album art in playlist, no need to import as icon anymore

     •Custom attribute columns in the main playlist

     •WASAPI 5.1 audio support

AIRCAST SCREEN-LAY-OUT
AIRCAST SKIN

Hello,

See here my personally designed Aircast skin,

thanks for a great product.

 

Valter Marazzini

 

AIRCAST SKIN

Hello,

See here my personally designed Aircast skin,

thanks for a great product.

 

Valter Marazzini

 

In case your present software package is purchased not before October 1, 2014 you can download this new Version 5.3 for free

In case your software package is from before October 1st, 2014 we can offer you an upgrade to V 5.3 for only € 295,--

Please contact your dealer or us for the upgrade procedure.

In case your present software package is purchased not before October 1, 2014 you can download this new Version 5.3 for free

In case your software package is from before October 1st, 2014 we can offer you an upgrade to V 5.3 for only € 295,--

Please contact your dealer or us for the upgrade procedure.

UPGRADE POLICY

UPGRADE POLICY

AIRCAST works on any standard PC running Microsoft Windows (XP, Vista, 7, 8 or 10) or Windows Server (2008 or above). Both 32 and 64 bit.

On Windows Server, you must install the Desktop Experience Feature in order to get the required codecs for MP3 playback. On Windows Desktop OS, these codecs are already included through Windows Media Player.

AIRCAST has very low requirements regarding the performance of your PC. On a current i5 CPU, a running AIRCAST process will typically only consume 2-3% CPU (excluding encoders and sound processing) and less than 50 MB RAM. The required disk space for a base setup (without database and caches) is just about 30 MB.

Due to the extensive support for several audio APIs (DirectSound, WASAPI, ASIO), Aircast will work with virtually any Windows-compatible soundcard. In rare cases, it is necessary to tweak some advanced settings in the Aircast audio configuration or driver settings. Whenever possible, we recommend that you test the compatibility between Aircast and your existing audio hardware using our demo version.

For fully automated encoder-only instances (direct streaming to Shoutcast/Icecast), Aircast does not require any audio hardware at all – you can even run it on datacentre servers. Physical hardware is preferred over virtual machines though.
Virtual machines will work if the Windows real-time clock is working properly.

AIRCAST works on any standard PC running Microsoft Windows (XP, Vista, 7, 8 or 10) or Windows Server (2008 or above). Both 32 and 64 bit.

On Windows Server, you must install the Desktop Experience Feature in order to get the required codecs for MP3 playback. On Windows Desktop OS, these codecs are already included through Windows Media Player.

AIRCAST has very low requirements regarding the performance of your PC. On a current i5 CPU, a running AIRCAST process will typically only consume 2-3% CPU (excluding encoders and sound processing) and less than 50 MB RAM. The required disk space for a base setup (without database and caches) is just about 30 MB.

Due to the extensive support for several audio APIs (DirectSound, WASAPI, ASIO), Aircast will work with virtually any Windows-compatible soundcard. In rare cases, it is necessary to tweak some advanced settings in the Aircast audio configuration or driver settings. Whenever possible, we recommend that you test the compatibility between Aircast and your existing audio hardware using our demo version.

For fully automated encoder-only instances (direct streaming to Shoutcast/Icecast), Aircast does not require any audio hardware at all – you can even run it on datacentre servers. Physical hardware is preferred over virtual machines though.
Virtual machines will work if the Windows real-time clock is working properly.

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

ARENCE

- 24 Control Switches + encoder

- ON (USB channels only)

- CUE (USB channels only)

- FADERSTART (USB channels only)

 

 

AIRLAB-DT

- Faderstarts

- 24 Control Switches + encoder (If Control module is present )

 

 

AIRLITE

- 16 Control Switches

- ON

- CUE

- FADERSTART

- SOURCE SELECT

- ON-AIR1/2

- CUE RESET

- …. And much more…

ARENCE

- 24 Control Switches + encoder

- ON (USB channels only)

- CUE (USB channels only)

- FADERSTART (USB channels only)

 

 

AIRLAB-DT

- Faderstarts

- 24 Control Switches + encoder (If Control module is present )

 

 

AIRLITE

- 16 Control Switches

- ON

- CUE

- FADERSTART

- SOURCE SELECT

- ON-AIR1/2

- CUE RESET

- …. And much more…

DIRECT ACCESS AND INTEGRATION WITH OUR CONSOLES

DIRECT ACCESS AND INTEGRATION WITH OUR CONSOLES

Janghang internet radio - South Korea 4 systems

BuddaTV internet radio station - South Korea (2 systems)

VRT -  Belgium

Eurocom - France (7 systems)

IVAMOD - Croatia

PROFM BROADCAST - Netherlands (2 systems)

DJEMBA IT&C - Romania

BTS - Ireland (2 systems)

FRUECHTL ACOUSTIC - Austria

Noretron Broadcast - Finland

Kasibante FM - 2 (systems)

Mr. Daniel Lounici

Music Exports GmbH

Preco Broadcast Ltd - UK

Al-Madina Center - (2 systems)

Broad. Warehouse - UK (2 systems)

Herr Filip Schobert-  Germany

Sunil Technologies - South Korea (2 systems

 

Janghang internet radio - South Korea 4 systems

BuddaTV internet radio station - South Korea (2 systems)

VRT -  Belgium

Eurocom - France (7 systems)

IVAMOD - Croatia

PROFM BROADCAST - Netherlands (2 systems)

DJEMBA IT&C - Romania

BTS - Ireland (2 systems)

FRUECHTL ACOUSTIC - Austria

Noretron Broadcast - Finland

Kasibante FM - 2 (systems)

Mr. Daniel Lounici

Music Exports GmbH

Preco Broadcast Ltd - UK

Al-Madina Center - (2 systems)

Broad. Warehouse - UK (2 systems)

Herr Filip Schobert-  Germany

Sunil Technologies - South Korea (2 systems

 

INSTALLATIONS WE KNOW OF
(185 stations as of today)

Atos RTV team! - Netherlands

DBC GmbH - Germany

Noretron - Finland

Rasi Broadcasting - Tanzania

Sunil tech - Korea (9 licenses)

Eurocom - France (6 licenses)

Infinity Tech - Vietnam (8 licenses)

LS of SA - South Africa (12 licenses)

Content Media - USA

Kultur Pilot - Norway

TVNord/Radio Nord - Sweden

Klasse-FM - Netherlands

Ferry Maat soulshow studios - Netherlands

GlindMedia - The Netherlands

Radio Viking - Sweden

Big Bear Sound in Dublin - Ireland

 

 

 

 

INSTALLATIONS WE KNOW OF
(185 stations as of today)

Atos RTV team! - Netherlands

DBC GmbH - Germany

Noretron - Finland

Rasi Broadcasting - Tanzania

Sunil tech - Korea (9 licenses)

Eurocom - France (6 licenses)

Infinity Tech - Vietnam (8 licenses)

LS of SA - South Africa (12 licenses)

Content Media - USA

Kultur Pilot - Norway

TVNord/Radio Nord - Sweden

Klasse-FM - Netherlands

Ferry Maat soulshow studios - Netherlands

GlindMedia - The Netherlands

Radio Viking - Sweden

Big Bear Sound in Dublin - Ireland

 

 

 

 

Contact Us

D&R Electronica BV

Rijnkade 15b,
1382 GS, Weesp,
The Netherlands

Phone: +31 (0)294 - 418 014
Fax   : +31 (0)294 - 416 987

Mail   : mail@d-r.nl

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Contact Us

D&R Electronica BV

Rijnkade 15b,
1382 GS, Weesp,
The Netherlands

Phone: +31 (0)294 - 418 014
Fax   : +31 (0)294 - 416 987

Mail   : mail@d-r.nl

Social Media