The way play-out software
should always have been
Aircast Promo video
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,
TRY BEFORE YOU BUY
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.
- 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 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.
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.
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.
Sales Options / Add ons
1. AIRCAST-5-STD is the basic software for standalone applications that can accept also management+VT from a LAN.
Only € 595,--
2. AIRCAST-5-STD-DB is the basic software for standalone applications, but now with an added Database server application, so the Management + Voice Track option can log on from another location than the Local Area Network (LAN)
Only € 745,--
3. AIRCAST-5-VT Management License + Voice Track
For additional workstations that require AircastDB access, e.g. office or production PCs, we offer management+VT licenses, with voice tracking support for a LAN. This works for AIRCAST-5-STD.
If you want to use the Management+VT from home (WAN) you need AIRCAST-5-STD-DB
Only € 250,--
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,--
Dongle activation instructions
D&R WIKI page for your latest software downloads
Basic Users Manual
Changes in Aircast 5.1
Getting started with Aircast Data Base
Setting up Aircast DB with PostgreSQL
Music Scheduling with
Aircast DB Server
Setting up the Streaming Encoder
On line Playlist on your website with PHP
Multi Instance Play-out
Text Playlist Import Format Specification
Audio Logger REST Interface
How to translate Aircast into other languages
How to add additional tags to your mp3 files
Audio Streaming, how does it work
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.
AIRCAST 5.3 brings plenty of new features. Highlights include:
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:
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.
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.
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
See here my personally designed Aircast skin,
thanks for a great product.Valter arazzini
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.
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.
DIRECT ACCESS AND INTEGRATION WITH OUR CONSOLES
- 24 Control Switches + encoder
- ON (USB channels only)
- CUE (USB channels only)
- FADERSTART (USB channels only)
- 24 Control Switches + encoder (If Control module is present )
- 16 Control Switches
- SOURCE SELECT
- CUE RESET
- …. And much more…
INSTALLATIONS WE KNOW OF
(185 stations as of today)
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
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