Category Archives: Clocks

Christmas Scheduling

Great time of the year, but with all the multiple versions of the same classic songs, it takes a bit of planning to ensure you don’t get two versions of White Christmas showing up in the same hour.  Here are three short videos showing how to handle Christmas most efficiently.

 

 

Adding Spot Break Units

Spot Breaks in M1 can be used in one of two ways: 1) To put merge-points into the log file it produces for the automation system. 2) To import the advertising schedule into M1, which will then export a fully merged log file to the automation system.

Can I Schedule Some Hours With No Slow Songs At All?

Yes, you can do it by entering zero in the Tempo “hours” box on Clock Rules. BE CAREFUL WITH THIS:  If you rule out slow songs in a clock and you use that clock many hours of the day, you probably will soon have other hours scheduled with too many Slow songs.  You see, one of theContinue Reading

Clock Time/Content Rules

Is it possible to set up a rule that prevents Music 1 from completing a log if an hour is under 58-60 minutes?  

Linked Tracks – Advanced

Linked Tracks can be used in many ways. You may have “Hit Year” stagers announcing the year a song was on the music charts. A Linked Track item on a Format clock can automatically schedule the “2010″ stager before a song from that year.  When a song from 1999 schedules, M1 will automatically schedule theContinue Reading

Linking Tracks To Songs

Everyone who uses Music 1/Professional knows it also schedules voice tracks, jingles, promos, stagers, programs and all non-music things, as well. Not everyone knows about our exceptionally smart Linking functions. You can have M1 automatically schedule certain voice tracks or stagers next to songs. Say you have some Hit Year Stagers, M1 drop-in the “HitContinue Reading

Linked Tracks – Hit Year

I have some Hit Year stagers. I want to link them to my songs so the correct Hit Year stager will be scheduled before a song. A 1999 song should have a “1999″ stager before it; a 2003 song should have a “2003″ stager before it. How do i get this done? I’m assuming youContinue Reading

Format Clock – Clusters

One of the things that’s always bothered us is what happens when you add several very short category units to a format clock. Since the pie slices are proportionally the size of the content of the catgeogry, and since the category name/label is linked to the “middle” of the pie slice, if we add aContinue Reading

Controlling the Tempo Mix

We would like the tempo (medium/slow/fast) of our music mix to change throughout the day. How do we achieve this? For our main rotation music, do I just create 3 categories – medium/slow/fast – and schedule this at the different times that I want the specific mood to appear? YES that is the most efficientContinue Reading

Can I Search For Songs From A Specific Year?

Can I do a search in a category for titles from specific years and place them someplace to be able to put them into a clock? I’m thinking of running shows for specific years occasionally. Is this show going to be something run full time…like with an hour or so of nothing but 70′s? orContinue Reading

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