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small broadcasters don't have the budget of their larger counterparts,
their professional expectations are every bit as high. That's probably
why TuneTracker Systems continues to lead the market among low power AM
and FM broadcasters.
TuneTracker radio automation systems offer high-end, professional
features at a price within reach of even the smallest radio operations.
Here are some of the features that make TuneTracker a good choice for
LPFM and LPAM stations:
TuneTracker Systems announces "System 5," a major upgrade of the
TuneTracker Radio Automation Suite that not only builds on the
capabilities and features of previous releases, but runs under Haiku®, the new, exciting successor to the Be Operating System (BeOS).
Distributed along with a free copy of Haiku®, TuneTracker System 5
includes updated versions of Command Center, Lightning, Army Knife, and
TuneStacker, and a brand new, graphically-based master log tool called
The new MakeMyDay
interface allows users to combine format clocks in any order to create
master logs for each unique type of day your station broadcasts, such as
a Weekday, a Saturday, a Sunday, Christmas Day, etc. MakeMyDay is a
game-changer for the TuneTracker System, and you can read more about it
on our System 5 info page and on its own page.
A version of MakeMyDay is being released for BeOS as well, because it
is likely to be popular with all TuneTracker users regardless of the
version they're using.
One of the strengths of the TuneTracker System is its use of song
"attributes," which provide a great deal of control over how songs are
selected and played. In System 5, every program, including Command
Center, Lightning, Army Knife, TuneStacker, and TunePrepper is able to
access the full range of available music attributes, including three new
ones, allowing them to be searched, edited, and exploited to the max.
The New Operating System
While BeOS has always been, and continues to be, a rock-solid performer.
Haiku® is equally solid and dependable, and runs even faster on the
same hardware. Under Haiku®, the TuneStacker music selector/program log
generator can build an entire day's program log, randomly selecting all
the music, even with aggressive proximity protection, in a few seconds.
Haiku® has the added benefit of being open source and under active
development by programmers around the world.
As with previous releases, TuneTracker System 5 is available as a software-only purchase, or in a pre-built Station-in-a-Box package.
A completely new, 222 page electronic user's guide is being
released along with TuneTracker System 5, and is included in the
A bound, printed version
of the user's guide has also just been released and is orderable by
those purchasing new systems as well as those who already own them.
The printed manual is comb-bound so that it lies flat, allowing it to be
read "hands free." This allows users to look at the manual while doing
the things described in it. Generous margins allow ample space for
TuneTracker System 5 ships for the exact same $699 price as previous
releases. It is available as an upgrade to users of all previous
versions of TuneTracker Command Center for $399. An upgrade from
TuneTracker Basic is $599.
Much more information on TuneTracker System 5 can be found here.
The HeartSong Radio package is actually two formats in one. You can opt
to use the "Light" or "Standard" Adult Contemporary program logs. Both
use the same core library. Light AC adds some softer contemporary
songs. Standard AC is straight-down-the-middle Adult Contemporary with
just a bit of an edge.
HeartSong Radio is available for existing TuneTracker customers, and can
also be ordered pre-installed on our TuneTracker "Station-in-a-Box"
systems. When delivered customized and pre-installed, it's possible to
literally go on the air with the format the day you receive your system.
Gateway 97.8 is the local community radio station for the Basildon and
East Thurrock areas of South Essex, providing news, sport and
information to the local population. It reflects the interests, tastes,
backgrounds, cares and concerns of local communities. It aims to
introduce new ideas and new music and keep a caring and critical eye on
the activities of politicians, local and national. Gateway also offers
accredited media courses and 24 students have passed level 1 or level 2,
equivalent to a GCSE.
Congrats to Yvonne, Richard, and the entire staff at Gateway for their excellent community service work!
TuneTracker Systems has introduced AirWear,
a selection of clothing and accessories that let TuneTracker users show
their pride. These "airable wearables" include t-shirts, sweatshirts,
and other tops for men, women, and children, barbecue aprons, and other
fun, TuneTracker-customized gear like mousepads, coasters, and cutting
Every product boldly declares, "I OWN THE AIR," accompanied by a
microphone and the TuneTracker Systems logo. A large variety of sizes
are offered, in a rainbow of colors.
You can buy individual items for yourself, or purchase them in larger quantities at a discount for your entire staff.
Radio stations that have the need to do background recordings of audio
feeds from a variety of different input sources have a new friend in
TimeTracker 2, our new-and-improved time-shift, scheduled recorder.
A desirable new feature in our TimeTracker scheduled recording software
is the ability to specify different switcher inputs for various
scheduled recordings. Pull news feeds from one input. Grab
commentaries from another. Sports from yet-another. When used with one
of our Command Center switcher packages, up to 16 different inputs can be routed to any of up to four different outputs for recording.
Also new in TimeTracker 2 is the crucial option allowing it to auto-launch after a power outage or other problem.
Set and Forget
Enhanced "Default" options make every new recording event capable of
using a set of user-configured defaults for switcher input and output as
well as the sound card used, saving time and effort.
Got Multiple Cards? User Multiple Switcher Outputs!
While most stations' needs can be taken care of by assigning a single
switcher output as the audio source you will send to your computer for
recording, you're not limited to that. If you want to be able to take
advantage of more than one output on your switcher when recording feeds,
and you have multiple sound cards in your computer, you can specify
that one switcher output goes to one card, while another output goes to a
different card. You can also use the multi-card option to wire-in a
spare audio channel that is not connected to your switcher.
3.3, relaying remote Internet stream
(click to enlarge)
It started out as a simple maintenance release with a few new features,
but by the time it made it out the door, Command Center 3.3 had evolved
into a very significant upgrade. Command Center 3.3 contains startling
speedups. Almost everything happens instantaneously now, even
loading-in a new program log. The stability is world class. New
"Expires" attribute lets Command Center skip any audio file that is expired
Artist and Title are displayed on separate lines, much easier to read, more room for both
New configurable button mode for instant relaying of a stream
or audio file from the web (each configurable button can now perform one
of of six different functions)
Label field added to the syntax for Relay-For, so Command
Center displays custom data onscreen about the stream or file being
Instant log loading (no waiting for the log to load after double-clicking on it)
No longer a need to go to queue to reload current day's log. Just hit CTRL-R
Exactly correct place found when program log is loaded or reloaded
"Last Played" attribute shows the last time an item played
Expanded "Info" feature displays a whole profile of data
(Artist, Title, Genre, Length, more) in addition to the info data you
have specifically added for that song
GetPlay now plays, not only a specific correct file for a
specific date, but even for a specific hour of the day! Lots less log
preparation for you to do, especially at stations that voice-track.
Displayed running times continue into the next-day's program log
Clicking Next-to-Play's gold Start button allows current song
to keep playing rather than chopping it off, so you can fade it down as
- Delay gone when switching to collapsed log view and back to full
view...very fast now!
Live On and Live Off events are logged to output log
Originally planned as an internal upgrade for current users, it became
clear as we neared release that this version needs to be the
latest-greatest version sold publically as well, so all our systems are
now shipping with it.
The new $250 Update365
plan entitles the purchaser to a full year of routine upgrades to their
Command Center installation, including any major releases that occur
during that time. Since a major upgrade normally goes for $199, the
extra cost to be involved in the plan is only about $50. The benefit is
in not having to wait for up to a year to see features that are already
added and ready for use.
The plan can be ordered directly from the Update365 page or by calling TuneTracker Systems directly at 920-273-0543.
which costs $99.95, creates a column-separated database that can not
only be used for integration into music scheduling programs, but also
loaded into a spreadsheet or database program to allow detailed study of
the contents of your library. Know at a glance how much of
your library is of a certain Genre or Length, or other specific
criteria. Generate an unlimited number of unique, customized charts,
graphs, and reports using the tools provided in your spreadsheet or
database program. Use a commercial suite like Microsoft Office, or one
of the excellent free resources such as OpenOffice, or the cool online Zoho database tool. Zoho can be used right from your TuneTracker computer using the Firefox web browser!
Take this site with you
Every page on this web site is printer-friendly, making it easy for you
to print-out its pages so you can read them when you're away from your
computer, or present them to others in your company or organization. We
know you'll be excited as you learn all the things our radio automation
systems can do to make you, and your radio station, successful.