Advanced radio automation software
OnAir Radio is our fully integrated radio automation system. OnAir Radio contains everything you need to run your radio station: player, music scheduler, multiple carts, jingle machine, recorder, music library, mix editor and integrated RDS. OnAir Radio excels in operating multiple stations and in the broadcasting of localized editions to different regions. The tight integraton between all the modules and the many smart features makes it the most advanced radio automation system to work with.
A clean interface, all functions easily accessible
The player has an user friendly interface and is easy to understand while all functions are quickly available. There are no unnecessary buttons nor an abundant use of colors, resulting in a clean screen. The player can be used in Autoplay modus for non-stop and in live-assist modus for manual operation. With the ‘Auto reload’ function switched on, all changes in the scheduler will be immediately reflected in the playlist. The player can be connected to both analogue and digital consoles.
The mix editor
The player has a built in mix editor. This mix editor not only enables you to quickly adjust cross-overs, but is also used to record voice-tracks. It is also possible to edit the recorded items, making this a very versatile tool.
Cart players are small stand-alone players which can be used in live-assist situations. Every cart player can be loaded with as many items as you want; All items can be played individually but is is also possible to play the items in non-stop modus with the ‘Auto Play’ function. Voicetracks can be inserted and recorded in carts, just like in the Player. You can open as many cart players as you have audio outputs available. Cart players can be connected to analogue and digital consoles, allowing you to control the cart players with your console.
OnAir Radio is equipped with a very flexible Jingle Player. This Jingle Player is the perfect tool to start items very quickly during live-assist. An unlimited amount of different Jingle Players can be defined. Every Jingle player can contain 64 items. Every button on the player can have its own custom colour. The Jingle Player can be connected to the Novation Launchpad for even quicker access. If the Jingle Player is connected to the Novation Launchpad the colors of the buttons on the software will be the same as on the Novation Launchpad.
The Jingle Player can be controlled with the Novation Launchpad.
OnAir Radio, as a complete radio automation software system, is able to connect to both analogue and digital consoles; OnAir Radio can be connected to the Axia models from the Telos Alliance, the digital radio consoles of Wheatstone or the USB consoles of D&R. Analogue consoles can be attached with a Labjack.
The Axia models from the Telos Alliance and the digital radio consoles of Wheatstone are excellent examples of digital radio: Not only the music is transported over TCP/IP, also all the I/O traffic for your Faderstarts are TCP/IP based. This means that you only need a network cable to control OnAir Radio with your console.
OnAir Radio also can be combined with the Airlite console of D&R. Transport of your audio and I/O for the faderstarts is done over USB.
Of course, OnAir Radio can also combined with your analogue console. The LabJack USB device will then handle the I/O communication for your fader-starts.
Operating multiple stations or channels
OnAir Radio specializes in operating multiple stations or channels:
- Every radio station or channel is controlled from the same console and all your assets are stored in one single library.
- The central planner makes playlists for all your stations.
- You can start up a player for every station. You can start multiple players on one PC or divide the players on multiple PC’s
There is no limitations on the amount of stations that can be operated with OnAir Radio.
Centrally operating multiple stations on remote locations
If you have multiple stations on different remote locations and want to manage them from your headquarters our ‘remote player‘ solution can be used. With our remote players you are able to manage all your remote locations centrally. All playlist are made in the headquarters and the playlists are distributed to all remote locations real-time. All your music, promo’s and commercials are being synchronized in the background. This will be done near real-time and the process is completely automatic.
If you are broadcasting to different regions and want to broadcast different commercials (or other localized content like news, traffic, jingles, promos etc) you can use our Commercial Player system.
The system is fully scalable. It doesn’t matter whether you are broadcasting in 2, 9 or 40 different regions, our commercial players can handle it easily.
If regionalized blocks differ in lengths, OnAir Radio will handle the filling of the shorter blocks. This is done completely automatic. A sophisticated algorithm is used for the filling: Normal items, commercials, station ID’s, jingles, promo’s and white spaces are being used at various positions to ensure a smooth listening experience. The filling of the Commercial Players will be done in near real-time. It is possible to change files seconds before airing. In this way it is always possible to broadcast the latest local news or change commercials at the very last moment.
Multiple regions in live-assist
The DJ can start the Commercial Players from the player just like a normal item. So, in a live-assist situation, starting a Commercial Player (or a set of commercial players) is not different from starting just any ordinary item in your playlist. A clear progress bar shows the DJ how long the commercial block will run.
RDS is integrated in the software and shows you both static and dynamic messages. Of course, also the ‘now playing’ can be shown if you like.
Like all onAir Radio modules, the RDS module can be used for multiple stations and editions.
OnAir Logger is a stand-alone application that contains a set of loggers. It can record audio from different sources and make recordings immediately available for (re-)broadcasting or archiving. By connecting OnAir Logger to an output on your mixing console everything coming from your mixing console can be recorded.
The logger also makes it possible to record and repeat broadcasts completely automatic. Of course, it is possible that the news and commercials will not be recorded and hence will not be repeated.
OnAir Radio, as a completely integrated radio automation system, has an integrated scheduler. A good scheduler is probably one of the most import assets of a radio automation system. This is why we have equipped OnAir Radio with one of the most advanced music schedulers around. One of the big advantages of having an integrated planner is that all changes to the planner can be reflected immediately in the playout. Another advantage is that not only the music, promo’s and commercials can be scheduled, but non-schedule items like commands and events as well. Our integrated music scheduler can also be used to prepare your broadcast by recording voice-tracks. The voice-tracks can be recorded in the scheduler and will be inserted in the player automatically. This means you can prepare your show days ahead if you like.
The planning rules module is the tool to make the templates for your playlists. The many automated features and the user-friendly layout makes this scheduler one of the most powerful and versatile music scheduling tools for radio stations around. The planning rules will provide you with a non-predictable playlist with a good flow of music from which your audience does not grow tired.
The Clocks are the basic building blocks of your schedule: Add categories, rules or commands to a clock and build as many clocks as you need.
Use Day templates to define the different days. You can make as many day templates as you like. In this way you can have a different day template for every single day of the week, but you can also define day templates for special occasions like Christmas or New year.
Format are a set of rules that can be applied to a single clock or to a set of clocks. Use formats to further define the ‘Feeling’ of your playlists.
At Sequence you can define how items are followed up by each other. You want an male voice to be followed by a duet or female Voice? No problem! Only want 3 Classic Rock items in a row? No problem! You want a English item separated by at least 2 other items? It can be done!
Rotation: Divide the day in “Dayparts” and define how items should rotate during your dayparts. An example: How long should it take if an item is scheduled in the morning before it can reappear in the morning? These kind of Rotation Rules ensures you will get a playlist which is far less predictable.
The Library of OnAir Radio is the central storage place for all your assets. It not only contains playable items, but also non-playable items like commands and charts.
Items can be easily added to the library by drag and drop. MP3 tags are automatically read and a wave form will be created which helps you in cueing the item.
All kind of metadata which is used for the scheduling later can be attached to the item easily.
Highlights of OnAir Radio
- Reliable: Our radio automation software is extremely stable. It is built for Windows 10 and is natively 64 bit. Automated backups and an email system which warns you in case of troubles ensures the continuity.
- User friendly: OnAir Radio has a logical and clear interface which makes it easy to learn and to operate.
- Complete package: OnAir Radio contains everything you need to run your radio station.
- Easy connectivity to all kind of hardware: OnAir Radio can be connected to different kinds of hardware and consoles, both analogue or completely digital over TCP/IP.
- Voice tracking from home: With our optional Web X Editor all you need for recording and editing voice-tracks from home is a web browser and a microphone.
- Excellent support: We understand that support is vital in the broadcast industry so we provide excellent support.
- Highly automated: OnAir Radio is a highly automated system, making your operation very efficient and diminishing human errors.
- Multiple stations: OnAir Radio excels in the operating of multiple stations. Every station uses the central music database and can be controlled from a central place.
- Regionalized content: OnAir Radio makes it easy to broadcast different commercial blocks to different regions without any manual interaction.
- Low Total Cost of ownership (TCO): Using OnAir Radio means a low Total Cost of Ownership (TCO): The high degree of automation will save you time. The software is easy to learn, so no expensive training is required. The software needs almost no support from technicians which can keep your labour costs low. Being a integrated solution, you save money on separate packages and integration costs and efforts.
Upgrade your existing radio automation software system to OnAir Radio
Upgrading from your existing radio automation software system to OnAir Radio is an easy task with our FREE importing tool.
This import tool will import all your current items, artists, categories, cuepoints and other metadata from your old radio automation software system to OnAir Radio.
Import your data into OnAir Radio
Our import tool will import data from radio automation software or music scheduling software like
- Carmen server
We are regularly adding new radio automation systems to this import tool. Contact us on how we can help you to upgrade from your current radio automation system to OnAir Radio.
OnAir Radio Questions
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Demo OnAir Radio
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