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Studio is our on-air broadcast playout software for the studio, providing useful features for assisting the DJ during live shows, and for unattended automation with our StationPlaylist Creator track scheduler.

Any DJ can use this software.  An uncluttered screen and large control buttons makes this one of the easiest to use broadcasting applications available.

Studio takes the work out of managing multiple players.  Studio manages and controls multiple players internally for such purposes as automatic voice track / song overlapping.  Plus an advanced intelligent crossfader means that all tracks mix together perfectly with no human intervention.

Streaming your station on the Internet in multiple codecs is simple using Studio.

A Demo Playlist for Studio is available on the Download page to show off some of Studio's abilities.  Or listen to our demonstration stream which includes voice tracks, and time and temperature announcements.

Many of Studio's advanced automation features require playlists generated by StationPlaylist Creator, however, it can also read standard M3U playlists generated by other software, and can be used as a DJ jukebox without a scheduler.  Tracks may be inserted or dragged & dropped from Windows folders.

Traffic/Billing log file import is supported via StationPlaylist Creator Pro.

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Studio comes in 2 editions.

Studio Pro ($299) supports all the features listed in the table below such as logging of spots and commercials, fail safe redundancy, and voice track/song overlapping.  Studio Pro works best with Creator Pro for a complete professional broadcasting solution.

Studio Standard ($159) does not support many of the advanced features listed below such as voice track/song overlapping, external device integration (eg. website song requester), or time-of-day announcements.  It is generally suitable for small non-commercial use.  Studio Standard works best with Creator Standard music and spot scheduling software.

The following table shows which features are supported by the 2 editions.

Studio Features Standard & Pro Editions are available Std Pro
 ● Live Assist mode Play tracks individually, or tick the checkbox beside the tracks to play consecutively before stopping for a live announcement.  Alternative tracks may be output to a different sound device for manual fading in mixers. Yes Yes
 ● Track Preview / Cueing With a second soundcard installed, any track may be easily previewed by the DJ.  Future tracks may also be cued to play from a specific position. Yes Yes
 ● Line Input control Take automatic or manual line input feeds from any sound input device.  This may be used for external audio such as tape decks, telephone integration or satellite feeds. Yes Yes
 ● Microphone control For those without a broadcast console / mixer, a Mic button is available to record from a sound input device.  The current playing song is optionally faded automatically for live voice overs. Yes Yes
 ● Single key keyboard controls Play, Stop, Automation toggle, Mic toggle, and other controls have configurable single key shortcuts for simple operation. Yes Yes
 ● Insert, delete & move tracks in the live playlist Use the insert dialog, or drag & drop, to easily insert additional tracks into the Playlist Viewer.  Instant search results on criteria such as artist, title, album, duration range, year range, genre, mood, and many more. Yes Yes
 ● 48 slot cart machine for instant jingles Up to 48 cart slots may be assigned to keyboard shortcuts/menu items for instant play of jingles or sound effects, etc.  2 carts may be played simultaneously for such purposes as a dry voice over a music bed. Both cart players may be output to different sound devices. Yes Yes
 ● 96 slot cart machine Studio Pro supports an additional 48 cart slots, plus on-screen cart buttons. No Yes
 ● Play Carts via push buttons Push buttons for all the cart slots are available from the main window making it easier to play carts in Studio Pro. No Yes
 ● 2 Users The Standard edition is limited to 2 users/DJ's.  Each user can have a different cart bank loaded with their own jingles. Yes Yes
 ● Unlimited Users The Pro edition supports an unlimited number of users/DJ's.  Each user can have all 4 cart banks loaded with their own jingles, or share common cart banks.  Individual time & temperature announcements for each user is possible at different times of the day. No Yes
 ● Automation mode A click of the Automate button and Studio will automatically load playlists and play continuously.  If playlists should run out, or an hour is short for whatever reason, Studio can load random Top Up tracks from a specific folder to ensure play does not stop. ** Yes Yes
 ● Run unattended indefinitely Studio can automatically load StationPlaylist Creator to generate playlists, and run continuously, fully automated and unattended. **

Studio can be set to auto-start in automation mode after a power failure, and start the track scheduled to be playing at the current time.

Yes Yes
 ● Advanced automatic crossfading using one soundcard Studio utilizes audio file scanning techniques to automatically establish the best cue, segue, and crossfade overlap positions based on the volume inside each track.  Tracks mix perfectly from one to the next as if a DJ is doing it.  Manual crossfade settings for individual tracks is also available. Yes Yes
 ● Voice track / song ramp overlapping Studio Pro can overlap pre-recorded voice tracks, song introductions and other generic dry voice tracks with the end of the last song and instrumental beginning of the following song (song ramp).  This makes your station sound 100% live when unattended.  A powerful yet easy to use feature. ** No Yes
 ● Hooks Studio can play hooks - snippets of upcoming songs in the hour or next hour. No Yes
 ● Auto Speed function Studio can optionally play tracks in an hour slightly faster or slower to ensure the last track finishes either precisely at the top of the hour.  Works best in combination with Creator Pro's Last Track Bias feature. No Yes
 ● Auto Reload Playlist Particularly useful when using Remote Voice Tracker, Studio can check if a playlist that Studio has loaded has been changed, and will automatically load those changes into Studio. No Yes
 ● Sound processing - Compressor / Limiter Studio includes a dual and multi-band compressor/limiter to alter the dynamics of the audio and provide a more constant volume.  Also comes with a 250 band graphic equalizer.
3rd party Winamp DSP plugins, and a 32-bit VST plugin is also supported.
Yes Yes
 ● Replay Gain Replay Gain is supported to provide an even volume level between songs. Ideal for feeding a compressor/limiter. Also supports ATSC A/85 and EBU R128 industry standards. Yes Yes
 ● Internet streaming Stream on the Internet in multiple audio codecs simultaneously, including MP3, AAC+ (HE-AAC), Ogg Vorbis, Ogg FLAC, and Windows Media.

Supports Icecast, Shoutcast v1, & Shoutcast v2 compatible servers (eg. Peercast, Live365) , Streamer p2p.

Yes Yes
 ● RTP Audio Sender,Receiver Supports sending low latency MP3 or PCM audio via RTP, and taking an RTP audio feed. Can be used for distributing a RTSP stream. Yes Yes
 ● Stream Server Metadata Integration Send artist, title and other information directly to your streaming server to update the metadata. Your stream listeners will see what's playing in their media player, plus any other information you wish to include. Yes Yes
 ● Additional metadata output Send song playing metadata via a serial port, text file, TCP, or HTTP request for such purposes as updating RDS encoders, StationPlaylist Streamer, or server side scripting, etc. No Yes
 ● Stream Listener Statistics For internet stations, displays and logs the current number of listeners for all streams, plus total listener hours for the day and month.  Supports Shoutcast and Icecast2 servers. Yes Yes
 ● Website Song Requester Integrate a song request system into your website, with song search capability. Songs may be inserted manually or automatically into Studio's playlist in allocated positions.
Requires a PHP server script sold separately.
No Yes
 ● Include "Now Playing" details on your website Generate a completely customizable HTML web page, XML, or text file containing the current song details, up to 9 of the previous songs played, and up to 9 of the next songs to play.  The file may be automatically uploaded to a remote web server via FTP, (or accessed directly via a built-in mini-web server in Studio Pro only) Yes Yes
● Earn money from music sales The "Now Playing" facility above supports automatically accessing Apple Music album art and purchase links for advertising on your website. Yes Yes
 ● Read existing file tags Studio can read existing file tags to establish artist, title and other information, or it can use the filename where no tags are present.  Supported tags are ID3v2.3+ & v1, Vorbis (OGG/FLAC/OPUS), MP4/M4A, WMA, APE, and RIFF LIST/INFO chunk and the broadcast industry Cart Chunk for WAV files. Yes Yes
 ● Custom file tags Rather than using a cumbersome database which can easily become corrupted or lost, Studio utilizes a file tagging system to store information in each audio file, such as Artist, Title, Album, Year, Genre, Composer, Record Label, CD catalog number, CD cover URL, CD purchase URL, last 18 times played, and much more. Yes Yes
 ● E xternal I/O device integration Two-way serial RS-232 communication is supported, 2-way TCP/UDP communication, 2-way Axia Livewire GPIO, plus 2-way contact closures via BT and NCD boards.  Easy Driver Board is a lower cost option for I/O contact closures.

3rd party software and external devices such as mixer consoles and satellite receivers may be used to control Studio -- start and stop play, toggle automation mode, toggle the line-in, play carts, execute scripts, etc.

Studio may also control an external device such as a switch.

Integrates with the popular D&R WebStation, AirLite and Airence USB broadcast mixer consoles, via plugins available for download from D&R.

No Yes
 ● Automated satellite feeds A udio input from 1 of 4 different sound devices may be "played" for a specific time period or until a trigger is detected, before moving on to the next track in the playlist. Useful for satellite feeds. Includes silence detection for variable length feeds.
Tone detection is available using a plugin sold separately.
Yes Yes
 ● Station networking Studio may be used at a network studio and at remote stations to play local advertisements between network programming. ** No Yes
 ● Break Note support Break Notes are non-audio items scheduled in the playlist, used to either control various functions within Studio, hardware devices, or display a message to the DJ, such as an advertisement to read live. ** Yes Yes
 ● Timed Events Spots, Break Notes, and Hour Markers may be played/executed at a precise time, or optionally after the current song has finished. ** Yes Yes
 ● Automated time-of-day announcement support

Pre-recorded time announcements may be played whenever a time announcement code appears in the playlist. **
A different set of files with different voices may be recorded for different times of the day, simulating a DJ shift.
Time announcement files may be recorded yourself, or you may purchase a full set of 720 files in a male American voice.

No Yes
 ● Automated temperature announcement support

Pre-recorded temperature announcements may be played.**  The temperature is read from either a weather station via the Internet, or a USB digital thermometer plugged into the computer.
A different set of files with different voices may be recorded for different times of the day, simulating a DJ shift.
Temperature announcement files may be recorded yourself, or you may purchase a set of files in a male American voice.

No Yes
 ● Detailed logging of songs played All songs played may be output to a spreadsheet compatible log file in a user-definable format.  This may be used for song royalty or SoundExchange reporting.  Optional details output include Artist, Title, Album, Composer, Record Label, ISRC, stream listener count, and much more. Yes Yes
 ● Detailed logging of spots played All spots (advertisements etc) played may be output to a separate log file and filtered in a spreadsheet for advertisement billing purposes. No Yes
 ● Failsafe redundancy using Studio Monitor Studio Monitor is a free separate utility program which connects to Studio via TCP.  It's main function is to monitor the status of Studio and perform tasks such as sending an email if a major problem occurs.

With Studio Monitor installed on a separate computer, it can also be used to listen to Studio's audio output, and provide very basic manual remote control of Studio such as start & stop play, toggle automation and the line-in port.  This may be useful in a remote broadcast situation.

No Yes
 ● Record audio to file All audio may be recorded to file for archival purposes, repeat broadcasts, or distributing to other stations.

This may be activated manually, or at specific times of the day, or (in the Pro edition only) via contact closure from a satellite feed for timeshifted playback.

Yes Yes
 ● Cue Sheets Cue sheet files are supported to obtain the artist/title of the individual songs included in one large audio file. This may be necessary for music licensing requirements.

Cue sheets may also be created automatically while using the Record audio to file feature above.

Yes Yes
 ● Password protection A password may be applied to the settings/options to protect against accidental changes or curious DJ's.
A master password may also be applied to prevent access to Studio while running unattended.
No Yes
 ● Plays all major audio file formats Supports MP2, MP3, MP4/M4A (AAC & ALAC), FLAC, WAV (PCM/MP2/MP3), OGG, OPUS, WMA, APE, and AIFF audio file formats, plus CD tracks directly from a CD drive.
Note: DRM protected files are not supported.
Yes Yes
 ● Play Internet streams/files Play most audio internet streams, or audio files stored on a web or FTP server for news feeds or relaying, etc. Yes Yes
 ● Global Clock Offset When operating multiple internet stations on the same computer, this feature may be used to operate the software in a different time zone. Yes Yes
 ● API support for Developers Developers can extend Studio's capabilities and gain full control over Studio with DLL plugins. Yes Yes
 ● 12 months free updates and email support All new releases major and minor, containing new features and any bug fixes, will be provided free for 12 months from the date of purchase.  After this period, an additional 12 months may be optionally purchased for just $39 per year.
We reply to all emails received and will promptly help with any problems.
Yes Yes
 ● High Accessibility StationPlaylist strives to make our software as accessible as possible.  Visually impaired users will find all functions accessible via the keyboard.  Also, standard Windows controls are used for compatibility with screen readers.  Scripts are also available for JAWS, Window Eyes & NVDA.
Studio provides a font size adjustment to increase visibility.
Yes Yes
 ● Price in USD Download the trial editions here. $159 $299
** These marked features above may require StationPlaylist Creator music scheduler.
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Minimum Program Requirements

  • Windows XP or later, 32 or 64 bit (Windows 11, 10, 8, 7, Vista, XP, Server 2022, 2019, 2016, 2012, 2008, or 2003) .
    Also works on Linux or Mac OS with WINE but not officially supported.
  • 1.6Ghz processor.
  • 64MB RAM available.
  • 10MB disk space available.
  • 1 full duplex soundcard with DirectSound/WDM drivers (optional if streaming only).
  • Optional additional soundcard for track previewing or voice tracking.

A PC with at least 4GB RAM and dual core 2Ghz processor or better is recommended for best performance.

Note: Windows Pro is recommended over the Home edition as it has control over the installation of Windows Updates which causes the computer to reboot.


Studio Screen Shots

Main Screen

Insert Dialog

General Options



Internet Stream Listener Statistics

Automated Time & Temperature Announcements

Track Info & Logging

Communications via TCP and Ports
(eg. satellite receivers, mixers, consoles)

Advanced Options