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Author Topic: Station Playlist & Creator  (Read 18457 times)

Trip

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« on: January 18, 2012, 06:52:54 PM »
I've used about every broadcast software out there, mac and pc. And at the end of the day, for the price and what you get, Station Playlist is the best. For $149.00 you can get the studio and creator which will make playlists for you any way you want. Plus it sounds better than any of the others out there. Rivendell I've heard is good, but only if you have a high end soundcard.
I've had SAM since it's inception, and it has always been the most buggy software out there, and way overpriced.
Just my two cents. Take it with a grain of salt.  :)

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« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2012, 07:41:17 PM »
Rivendell is a quality piece of automation, I experimented with it for my AM/FM station and for my Internet Station.  However, from my perspective it is way too complicated for what most of us need, it certainly was too complicated for what I need at WGNQ or All Southern Gospel Radio.

I tested SAM when starting the Internet station and I was just not at all interested in dealing with the mini-programming stuff I would have had to learn to make it do what I wanted.  I discarded it in a hurry. However, we do have affiliates who use it, understand it, and like it and probably can help you if you need help with Sam.

I tested various other automation programs including RadioBoss and Station Playlist.  The top three for me were Station Playlist, RadioBoss and RadioDJ.  I settled on RadioDJ which is very intuitive for me, and I have excellent results with it.   

However, IF I hadn't settled on RadioDJ, I very likely would have gone with Station Playlist ,it ran a very close second for what I am doing. I understand it is very stable and can do most anything you want it to do, has a great reputation in both Internet and Terrestrial Broadcasting and I am told it comes with good customer support.  I saw a good review of it the other day here: http://www.thebdr.net/articles/IT/software/CIO-SPL.pdf
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« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2012, 09:37:36 PM »
I just switched to StationPlaylist and it is night and day compared to the buggy as heck SAM.

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Re: Station Playlist & Creator
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2012, 11:25:53 AM »
I just switched to StationPlaylist and it is night and day compared to the buggy as heck SAM.

Station Playlist has my vote as well. I'm using the Pro Version.
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« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2012, 10:22:57 AM »
I just posted on another thread about SPL. I've been using it for roughly 4 years now, and it does everything I need for operating the station extremely well.

I used SAM when first starting, however, I had some issues with the software doing what I wanted. SAM is a decent program though, and works for many webcasters.

Support for SPL is great, including a Yahoo Group where users chime in to help each other. Ross, from SPL is there everyday as well (except when on vacation).

Rivendell is more than capable, but as Admin says, likely more than most Internet Broadcasters need. It was fun to play with though.

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« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2014, 05:17:49 AM »
Station Playlist gets 2 thumbs up from me. I've used SAM, then OTSSJ (OTSAV). After many years with OTS, I found SPL and haven't looked back. Going on about 3-1/2 years with SPL now.
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Re: Station Playlist & Creator
« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2014, 06:41:18 AM »
A big welcome! When I owned terrestrial and was looking at how to do Internet Radio, yours was one of the two or three that I studied and listened to to figure things out.
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Re: Station Playlist & Creator
« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2014, 06:56:55 PM »
Total vote for SPL too. Sitting on a remote server, has been rock solid for over 5 years. Great fan of mAirlist for studio work.

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Re: Station Playlist & Creator
« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2014, 08:23:31 AM »
+1 for StationPlaylist also!

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Re: Station Playlist & Creator
« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2014, 12:47:43 PM »
I'm working on getting Rivendell up and running.  Agreed, it's very in depth and more than what most need.  I just so happened to have an old SS32 box with an ASI card in it so I figured I'd do it up with RD.  I like being able to set the Artist and Title separation and not worry about breaking the DMCA rules. 
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Re: Station Playlist & Creator
« Reply #10 on: March 22, 2014, 01:59:00 PM »
I have used SAM for many years and haven't had near the bug issues as others mention. Of course, I didn't upgrade SAM every time Spatial sneezed and coughed one up, either.

However, for the features I love SAM for, the Internet is moving more and more into mobile platforms and the images, artist info buttons, buy buttons, requests & "Top 10" list facilitated by SAM for a website just aren't that important to listeners nowadays. With my last web site revamp, I didn't even include some of the SAM features that used to be "must-haves" on my site.

So I'm looking toward the future for improving the listening experience and programming for the listeners.

I have read many comments over the years for SP, and heard some mention voice tracking as one of the neatest features. I would like to listen to a station that uses voice tracking to see how you take advantage of that feature. Are any of you using that feature so I can give it a listen?

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« Reply #11 on: March 23, 2014, 08:45:38 AM »
Donna,
It's time for you to jump the fence and come over to SP.
I do have SAM still, but only if I need another broadcaster. It's still buggy as heck, and most of the time won't even start up.


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« Reply #12 on: March 23, 2014, 02:29:17 PM »
Donna,
It's time for you to jump the fence and come over to SP.
I do have SAM still, but only if I need another broadcaster. It's still buggy as heck, and most of the time won't even start up.

Trip, stop encouraging me to leave my husband SAM! ;D Nah, I will eventually change to "something" because I don't see a reason to upgrade from the version I'm now using, which is not NEARLY the latest version. It will eventually crash at some point, I guess.  :( So I am looking, but I want something that will take me to where webcasting is going if I must invest money and time into switching to something else.

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Re: Station Playlist & Creator
« Reply #13 on: April 02, 2014, 06:22:17 AM »
whispering to Donna  ~~~~  SPL... SPL.... SPL

We won't tell the SAM folks... it's ok to step over the line on this one.

Once again whispering... SPL... SPL....SPL
Lou
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« Reply #14 on: April 02, 2014, 03:06:09 PM »
whispering to Donna  ~~~~  SPL... SPL.... SPL

We won't tell the SAM folks... it's ok to step over the line on this one.

Once again whispering... SPL... SPL....SPL
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