Audio Folders

There are several posts and at least a couple or three videos on the M1 blog and the home site about audio folders and what I think is the most efficient way to keep and store audio that is used for broadcast. This is of less concern for station using pro playout systems that import… Continue reading Audio Folders

Sam Cloud and Music 1

Music 1 has worked in team with SAM Broadcaster for more than a decade. As with all automation/playout systems, M1 must deliver a playlist file that contains the specific fields that each system needs and the data fields must be arranged within the text file format. SAM Broadcaster requires a simple .m3u-type text file that… Continue reading Sam Cloud and Music 1

Cloud Storage – Log Folders

Music 1 itself must always be installed to the default directory on the c-drive.  Your M1 data may be kept in one folder that you create on an external server or on one of the cloud services such as Dropbox, Google Drive, etc. I recommend naming the cloud folder:  Music 1 Data , however it can… Continue reading Cloud Storage – Log Folders

Importing Audio Tag Data – Unique Titles

Folders vs Categories

When I was trying to schedule music with my playout system (SAM), when I wanted to change the amount of airplay the songs were getting, I moved songs from folder to folder. Now that I am about to start using Music 1, do I need to continue to do that? No. The SAM “clock-wheel” system… Continue reading Folders vs Categories

Moving From the SAM Broadcaster Scheduler to the Music 1 Scheduling System

When I was trying to schedule music with my playout system (SAM), when I wanted to change the amount of airplay the songs were getting, I moved songs from folder to folder. Now that I am about to start using Music 1, do I need to continue to do that? No. The SAM “clock-wheel” system… Continue reading Moving From the SAM Broadcaster Scheduler to the Music 1 Scheduling System

Timing Issues with SAM Broadcaster

I’m having problems getting some of my programs to start at the correct time. Like, a show that is supposed to begin at 3pm sometimes doesn’t start to stream until after 4 o’clock. How can I get this fixed? Unfortunately, not easily. While Music 1 is fully capable of putting “time update” commands into any… Continue reading Timing Issues with SAM Broadcaster

Audio folders for Internet Radio

Professional broadcast playout systems all use a short Cart Number to find and play audio files. That cart number is automatically linked to the audio file, no matter where on your drive the file may be saved. But most of the inexpensive internet radio automation/playout systems use the direct drivepathfilename to find and play songs.… Continue reading Audio folders for Internet Radio

SAM Vibe and Music 1

Vibe is a cloud playout system for internet radio stations from SpacialAudio, the makers of SAM Broadcaster. Many hundreds of SAM users also use M1 to create top quality playlists for the system.  Now, M1 works with Vibe as well.  These three videos show the basics: Exporting Library Data from Vibe Importing Vibe Data into… Continue reading SAM Vibe and Music 1

SAM Broadcaster – PAL Scripts

If you are using SAM Broadcaster, you know it requires PAL scripts for certain control functions. For many years, the SAM installer included two pre-written PAL scripts for use with Music1.  Both, tell SAM to load the next day’s playlist each evening and launch it at midnight.  Music 1 can export the daily playlist to… Continue reading SAM Broadcaster – PAL Scripts