Adam Thomas26.10.2012.

Take control of your radio station with Airtime

Take control of your radio station with Airtime

Airtime has been released in version 2.2. Airtime is our free, web-based software for Debian or Linux that lets radio stations, media organisations and businesses run a radio station via the web and broadcast it online or on air.

Airtime Pro is our cloud-hosted service which upgrades users to new versions before anyone else and takes care of installation, updates and security.

What's new in 2.2?

 

Live in 3, 2, 1...

Four live assist modes now exist in Airtime. DJs can rebroadcast incoming streams managed by a source switcher which manually, or automatically, connects to the correct source (and fades between them). Users can configure remote live input streams from DJ programs such as Mixxx or IDJC, or smartphone applications used by broadcast journalists. Additionally, they can schedule these streams in the calendar, or schedule a 'live' show which records from the computer's line-in.

Work smarter.

Requested by users more than any other feature, the new Smart Blocks let users enter parameters (like genre or time last played) for a playlist and Airtime will populate that block randomly according to those conditions, before playing it out at an allotted time.

Improved library.

The library has also been overhauled, with huge performance increases on import and improved search. Users can also drag and drop tracks directly from the library into the Now Playing list to instantly edit playout on-the-fly.

Over 500 fixes and improvements.

Amongst 500 bug fixes and improvements, other new features include:

  • WAV, FLAC and AAC support, plus ReplayGain to normalize volume output.
  • User ownership of files to help stations with multiple DJs
  • Rescan watched folders button (useful for network drives where keeping in sync is more difficult).
  • Stereo/mono streams.

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Give us feedback!

What do you think of Airtime 2.2? Let us know in the forum , on Twitter, or on the Facebook page.

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