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NextKast PRO


NextKast Pro

  • Designed for Internet Radio Broadcasting
  • Voicetracking - Remote VT and Management
  • Rotation Based System with Playlist Generation
  • Schedule Playlist and Rotations
  • Live Record, Track Time Restrictions, FX buttons
  • 12 Encoders built in
  • Adjustable Sound Processing with Sound Expander
  • Line In and Mic for Broadcasting Skype or VIOP calls
  • Output to Broadcast Audio Card (FM,AM Transmitter)
  • Designed for Pro Internet and Radio Broadcasting
  • Import 3mu/pls files from external Scheduling system
  • Quick Setup
  • Easy Operation
  • Rotation System
  • Easy Scheduling
  • Assignable Sweepers, Intro,Outro,Next Start markers
  • Adjustable Sound Processing
  • Email and Phone Support
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12/05/2017 7:30 AM Version: 5.3.0


  • better accuracy on time on
  • on boot- active playlist will go into hour / into song
  • ability to do semi live voice tracking ( voice track active hours)
  • dsp/vst will display settings window for all plugins
  • related artist field
  • multi tag edit – change many tags at the same time by multi-selecting
  • expand-dock able search window, with insert into playlist or active rotation option
  • automated voice is disabled by default – can be anabled in settings
  • can now play more file types: .mp3 .wav .aiff .ogg .m4a .mp2 .flac
  • added delay on drag expand when moving tracks to players and moving to categories
  • added warning for missing jock folder and wav convert cache
  • dj/sweeper profile refinements
  • fix video tutorial window
  • fix decimal error in european set Pc for FX buttons
  • Added ability to use Imaging type categories for Sweepers rotations in sweeper list
  • Refined mute Mic audio engine
  • Refined vtExport Process
  • Sweepers refined
  • Import Utility allows for importing of third party Automation Systems
  • Ability to change default import and Export paths for VT Jobs
  • Automated Voice will now also play from Live play button
  • Bad tracks dialog only at end of import
  • Improved SPL and RDJ Import
  • Ability to autotrim tracks with Metadate at end
  • added ability to attach url to track to play updated file (news casts)

Past Updates:
added admin/source password for shoutcast2/icecast2, better encoder reconnection check, added category types for different fadetimes and autotrim for music/commercials/imaging, added duplicate hour option for playlists, improved remote management/voicetracking , commercials played log seperatly, Improved Xpander Audio Processing, Added Multiple Sample FX pages,update mp3 tag instantly refects on list without refresh, Better TOH loading, multiple Artist repeat check with 'feat' or using mp3 tag multiples, shift keys left & right for Voicetrack editor, FX samples record into VoiceTracks, User Manual PDF,Better Schduler Minute/force accuracy, will not send title of non-music elements, Adding more Logging,Faster Rendering,better played log format,added export library to csv file, fixed TOH with forced and imaging type, warn if sweepers do not import properly, switch to playlist screen on scheduled event, and bug fixes(after duplicate hour playlist, not refreshing).Waveform render when marking tracks, ability to use Winamp Plugin DSP, Backup Utility, Auto Repeat non-Auto generated playlists, Fixed delay when reading certian mp3 tags with misplaced picture data, faster list loading,wave render refined, duplicates are moved to duplicates folder instead of deleted,minor fixes, updated manual, New wave render on players and VT, fixed songpick trackype bug, added click song preview in statistics window, Encoder more network error tolerant, exapand category window on drag to player only if more than 10 categories, attack on compressor alllowed to .01, fixed one category track time cacultations, fixed display on 125% magnified screen, no spaces in category names, added the ability to get relay stats with custom getstats, quicker network timeout, double check mic master volume, Broadcast soundcard now hears mic when mute mic is on, simulcast playlists force schedule changes.Added Micro Caster Encoder allowing to broadcast from NextKast without Stream Provider for Live Broadcasts or testing. NOTE, this is intended for very few listening connections and is dependent on your internet speed.Added different view options for Category and Rotation Listings, can be found by right clicking the '+ Category' button.Added the ability to drag mp3 or wav files into the schedulerUpdated User Manual Minor Bug Fixes Added the ability to force or flex each schedule element ( Minute or hour)Better support for mp3 with embeded data,Bug Fixes (playlist showing red in schedule, delete in list, update close, added the Ability to export/import VoiceTrack Packages to assign Voicetrack hours to remote jocks,Fixed Record live to also record 'Mute Mic' set,improved Date TimeSpan setting for tracks,import folders into category (drag and drop),ability to drag external tracks directly to player,Better support for Custom Stats for shoutcast 2 servers,Ability to schedule Live Recordings,Automated Tiltle and Text Announcements as sweepers,Better Time Restrictions,Updated Manual v 1.3,Now playing file for Opticodec encoders,Refined Backup System,After Delete Track return to last position,Improved performance and App Priority in Windows now selectable,Sweepers finish right before intro mark (if marked),tracks marked as cold don't fade out,current time highlighted when scheduler is opened,updated user manual 1.5,Better encoder performance running on Windows Server,Ability to save Playlist as CSV files,Better Schedule Perormance,Added Ability to choose VT package output folder,Playlist generation fixes,Voice track temp folder moved so Voicetracking works with Drop Box,Voicetrack package files trimed to intro/outro times,Generated pre-load 30 seconds,Better Logging,better import track verify,improved multiple artist seperation,Increased Encoder Buffer and seperated process,Multiple Samples Plays Simultaniously,Improved no Soundcard server support,Improved Daypart,Other Misc bug fixes,Fixed bug that certian encoded mp3 files would not autotrim properly,Master volume on Sample FX buttons,Mic Attenuation persist through track changes,Sound card switchable on VPS mode,Fixed single category rotations,Audio Out Light for FM/AM station using Broadcast Sound Card,VoiceTracks now get Auto-named by the date/time they will Play,Removed 2 second cushion from sweep before intro triggers,Fixed Consecutive sub 1 second track issue,Better Handle Simulcast Streams with irregular Meta Data Being Sent,Added the ability to change eq center frequency on each band,removed "arrive" dialog,Added logging for soundcards,changed FX button text to white,reset track option for stats,mic mono mode,Better Sound stability running on Virtual servers,Better Sound Stability on Voicetrack Engine,added ability to load tracks to rotation or playlist from track list screen,added the option in broadcast settings to send Album name with 'Artist - Title - Album' 4.86 Implemented seconds in Scheduler fixed Peak listener count on boot up when there is a Mic source errorAutofix bad/corrupt mp3 tags when importing tracks or when library changesRefresh Library button now has option to re-verify all tracks in Libary and move non-playable ones out Station Title on Title Bar fixed Stats in remote manage/VT only mode better start up from no active Rotation added the ability to Export statistcal reports to .csv file Added color coding to statistical reports Auto-update mp3's with no tag data Added ability to upload app.log to nextkast support Added 'and' as artist seperator better labeling in encoder settings Enter Key now saves track markers when entered manually imporved start order better player fonts Fixed Bug VoiceTrack Only Mode Added Remote Manage only mode Soundcard auto Leave mode, manual detect on virtual server operation Refined import file verification folder type dialog reflect current type on open drag/drop file gives warning message if file exists in target categoryAbility to drop external tracks(tracks not loaded in nextkast) in playlist builder 4.90 Faster Library List Loading Double click endtype to go through common types Less netowork traffic for Users using File Sync/ Remote Management dialog to delete app.log after 10MB Will only autoUpdate mp3 tag on Verify Added Load into available player option in TrackList Screen Duplicates get moved  to duplicates folder instead of renaming tag4.92 Color Coding for Music/Imaging/Commercials Removed Verify on loading List Imporved VoiceTracking Performance 4.96 Fixed Goto track and load into player from Search Tracks that are shorter than crossfade time handled better Show track colors in VT only mode bug fixes 4.99 Fix Drag and drop after VT track delete Sweeper Profiles can be created and scheduled Each Category can be in Random pick order or Alphabetic Pick order  More accurate Playlist builder Time Calculation Color Code red Missing tracks in playlists VT Editor shows Time Left on VT in preview More tolerance for lost data packets for Encoder re-connects 5.00 Allowed for VST plugins for main Audio processing Better performance when using Cloud Drive Setup Timestamp prints on main screen error message Proper category colors when dragging Mute on Preview MIC Eq and Compression settings now adjustable Live365 Encode updated Other minor bug fixes 5.02 Added Talent/DJ section to sweeper Profiles Ability to Schedule talent/dj for auto Voice Track Job Export/import Fixed no category message when all categories are deleted Fixed Wav Files meta data running on shared Cloud drive systems More checking for modified data files running in shared mode enhanced sound on automated announce DoubleClick allowed in settings to re-enter code if needed 5.04 Updated User Manual added Live365 (2017) encoder type and auto get listener count added radio.co encoder type Minor Bug Fixes 5.06 File not found error on form click removed Automated voice will now hit post (if intro until is marked) fix fx volume bar display on resizing Generated playlist with forced start option starts exactly on time Fixed stats report missing first entry 5.10 Set default VoiceTrack Package intro/outro export to 30 seconds Added option for Auto Gain Control / Normalization in live and VT Mic inputs/improved from 5.08 fixed bug on form-resize if two simulcasts were loaded and both would play 5.12 Fixed some values being saved incorrectly in certian region settings in windows more cloud sync code when running in rotation mode

NextKast Standard


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  • Cost Effective Solution
  • Quick Setup
  • Easy Operation
  • Rotation System
  • Easy Scheduling
  • Assignable Sweepers, Intro,Outro,Nextstart markers
  • 6 Encoders built in
  • Sound Processing
  • Mic Input
  • Designed for Internet Radio Broadcasting
  • Email support
  • Upgradable to Pro Version for $99
Download
12/05/2017 7:30 AM Version: 5.3.0
  • better accuracy on time on
  • related artist field
  • multi tag edit – change many tags at the same time by multi-selecting
  • expand-dock able search window, with insert into active rotation option
  • automated voice is disabled by default – can be anabled in settings
  • can now play more file types: .mp3 .wav .aiff .ogg .m4a .mp2 .flac
  • Fixed bug where demo would not allow full demo time (2000 minutes)
  • added delay on drag expand when moving tracks to players and moving to categories
  • fix video tutorial window
  • Added ability to use Imaging type categories for Sweepers rotations in sweeper list
  • Import Utility allows for importing of third party Automation Systems
  • Automated Voice will now also play from Live play button
  • Bad tracks dialog only at end of import
  • Improved SPL and RDJ Import
  • Ability to autotrim tracks with Metadate at end
  • added ability to attach url to track to play updated file (news casts)



Past Updates:
added admin/source password for shoutcast2/icecast2, better encoder reconnection check, update mp3 tag instantly refects on list without refresh, Better TOH loading, multiple Artist repeat check with 'feat' or using mp3 tag multiples, User Manual PDF Pro,Better Schduler Minute/force accuracy,will not send title of non-music elements, more logging, faster rendering, better played log format, added export library to csv file, fixed TOH with forced and imaging type, warn if sweepers do not import properly, switch to playlist screen on scheduled event, and Bug fixes(drag and drop not fading).Waveform render when marking tracks, Backup Utility, Fixed delay when reading certian mp3 tags with misplaced picture data,faster list loading,wave render refined,duplicates are moved to duplicates folder instead of deleted,minor fixes,New wave render on players, fixed songpick trackype bug,added click song preview in statistics window, Encoder more network error tolerant, exapand category window on drag to player only if more than 10 categories, attack on compressor alllowed to .01, fixed one category track time cacultations, fixed display on 125% magnified screen, no spaces in category names,added the ability to get relay stats with custom getstats,quicker network timeout, double check mic master volume. Added Micro Caster Encoder allowing to broadcast from NextKast without Stream Provider for Live Broadcasts or testing.NOTE, this is intended for very few listening connections and is dependent on your internet speed,Added different view options for Category and Rotation Listings, can be found by right clicking the '+ Category' button.Updated User Manual,Minor Bug Fixes. Added the ability to force or flex each schedule element ( Minute or hour),Better support for mp3 with embeded data,Bug Fixes (playlist showing red in schedule, delete in list,update close),import folders into category (drag and drop),ability to drag external tracks directly to player,Better support for Custom Stats for shoutcast 2 servers,Automated Tiltle and Text Announcements as sweepers,Now playing file for Opticodec encoders,Refined Backup System,After Delete Track return to last position,Improved performance and App Priority in Windows now selectable,Sweepers finish right before intro mark (if marked),tracks marked as cold don't fade out,current time highlighted when scheduler is opened,Better encoder performance running on Windows Server,Better Logging,better import track verify,improved multiple artist seperation,Increased Encoder Buffer and seperated process,other Miscr bug fixes,Fixed bug that certian encoded mp3 files would not autotrim properly,Fixed single category rotations,Removed 2 second cushion from sweep before intro triggers,Fixed Consecutive sub 1 second track issue,Added logging for soundcards,reset track option for stats,mic mono mode,added ability to load tracks to rotation or playlist from track list screen,added the option in broadcast settings to send Album name with 'Artist - Title - Album' 4.86 Autofix bad/corrupt mp3 tags when importing tracks fixed Peak listener count on boot up when there is a Mic source error Refresh Library button now has option to re-verify all tracks in Libary and move non-playable ones out Station Title on Title Bar better start up from no active Rotation Auto-update mp3's with no tag data Added ability to upload app.log to nextkast support Added 'and' as artist seperator better labeling in encoder settings Enter Key now saves track markers when entered manually imporved start order better player fonts Refined import file verification drag/drop file gives warning message if file exists in target category 4.90 Faster Library List Loading Double click endtype to go through common types dialog to delete app.log after 10MB Will only autoUpdate mp3 tag on Verify Added Load into available player option in TrackList Screen Duplicates get moved  to duplicates folder instead of renaming tag 4.92 Removed Verify on loading List 4.96 Fixed Black text in rotation list Tracks that are shorter than crossfade time handled better bug fixes 4.99 Color Code red Missing tracks in playlists More tolerance for lost data packets for Encoder re-connects 5.00 Timestamp prints on main screen error message Proper category colors when dragging Mute on Preview MIC Eq and Compression settings now adjustable Live365 Encode updated Other minor bug fixes 5.02
Fixed no category message when all categories are deleted More checking for modified data files running in shared mode enhanced sound on automated announce DoubleClick allowed in settings to re-enter code if needed 5.04 Updated User Manual added Live365 (2017) encoder type and auto get listener count added radio.co encoder type Minor Bug Fixes 5.06 File not found error on form click removed Automated voice will now hit post (if intro until is marked) Fixed stats report missing first entry 5.10 Added option for Auto Gain Control / Normalization in live and VT Mic inputs/improved from 5.08
Fixed some values being saved incorrectly in certian region settings in windows

NextKast Feature Matrix
Feature
Standard Version
    Pro Version   
Simple Rotation System runs Automatically
Schedule Rotations
No database Installation Required
Each Track Can have assignable Sweeper
Mark each track with Sweeper start, Into until, outro starts and next start
Microphone Input
Sound Proccesing
adjustable
Built In Encoders
6
12
Email Support
Run Live or Automatic
Artist and Song Seperation
Audience Pleaser uses listener tune ins/ outs to help pick tracks
Outputs nowPlaying.txt and NowPlaying.xml for use w/ external encoders
Detailed Played Log with track, Artist, and listener count
Playes MP3's or Wavs
Can restream other internet streams



Pro Only Features:


Phone Support

Two Activations For ONE station ( 1 Broadcast PC, 1 Production PC)

Voice Tracking

Remote Management and Voice Tracking

Schedule and generate Playlist from Rotations

Live Recording of Broadcast

Track Time Resctrictions (Dayparting)
Sample/FX buttons with shortcut keys

Line IN for broadcasting VIOP calls

Adjustable Sound Procesing

Simulcast Other Streams

Category types Music/Commercials/Imaging for Different Fadetimes etc

Output to Secodary Sound Card Output for FM/AM transmitter

Import 3MU playlists from external scheduling software

Import Traffic Logs(advertising) from Natural Log and Others to Merge w playlists


Uninstall Instructions: Nextkast is a standard windows application and is digitally signed by Axis Entertainment Inc. To un-install simply follow the standard Windows un-install process, this will remove NextKast from your Windows Computer.