Advanced and reliable radio automation software
OnAir Radio is our advanced and reliable radio automation software. OnAir Radio contains everything you need to run a radio station: a player, multiple carts, a jingle machine, a library and an integrated music scheduler.
OnAir Radio can operate multiple stations and every station can have multiple editions for different content in different regions like commercials, promo’s or news.
OnAir Radio is a well-designed, user-friendly software solution for professional radio stations.
OnAir Radio’s features
All the features you need for your radio automation software
The DJ Console
The part of OnAir Radio that the DJ uses
The DJ console contains all the tools the DJ needs for a radio broadcast: the player, multiple carts, a jingle player and the search screen.
The tool DJ’s will love to work with
The Player can serve live assist and non-stop broadcasting. Just press the button Autoplay to switch between live-assist and non-stop modus.
The player loads the playlist that has been generated by the music planner
You can easily change the playlist even if the player is playing. Just add items, remove items or move them freely around in the playlist.
Mixes can be made and voicetracks can be easily inserted and edited with the mix-editor.
The versatile tool to prepare radio broadcasts or to use in live-assist
With the built in mix-editor DJ’s can pre-listen and adapt segues between items. Although all mixes are already automatically set by the cue-points, DJ’s can adapt any mix even if the item is playing.
It is easy to insert a new items between existing items. Just drag and drop the new item at the desired position, set the cue-points, normalize the item or adjust its general volume and all changes will be reflected in the player immediately.
Voice-tracking in the mix editor
Make the perfect Voice-tracks
The mix-editor can also be used for voice tracking. You can listen to the outro of the first item and while it is playing you can start recording your voice-track. While recording, you can start the next song. When the recording is done, ducking will be set automatically if desired. You can adjust all cue points easily and you can even edit the recording itself.
You want to insert a background for your voice-track? No problem, just press the ‘Insert’ button and drag the item you need into the mix-editor. set the cue-points, normalize the item or adjust its general volume and all changes will be reflected in the player immediately.
The cart players
Versatile stand-alone auxiliary players
Cart players are stand-alone auxiliary players for use in live-assist broadcasts. You can drag and drop one or multiple items from the search screen into the cart. It is also possible to define a list of items in the library and then add this list into the cart, for example your personal top 5.
All items can be played individually but it is also possible to play the items in non-stop modus with the Auto Play function. It is possible to record voice tracks in the carts by using the mix editor.
You can open as many cart players as you have audio outputs available. Cart players can be connected to all kind of consoles, both analog or digital, allowing you to control the cart players with the fader starts.
The jingle player
The perfect tool to quickly start items in live-assist
OnAir Radio, as a complete radio automation system, is equipped with a flexible jingle player. This jingle player is the perfect tool to start items quickly during live-assist radio broadcast. You can place items in the jingle player by drag & drop from the search screen or the library. Every jingle player can contain 64 items and every button on the player can have its own custom colour. All jingle players can be saved with a distinctive name so all DJ’s can prepare their own jingle player.
Connect the Novation Launchpad to the jingle player
You can connect the Jingle Player to the Novation Launchpad for even quicker access of items. If the jingle player is connected to the Novation launchpad the colors of the buttons on the software will be the same as on the Novation Launchpad.
Connect OnAir Radio to your console
A modern radio automation like OnAir radio can be connected to all modern digital consoles: Popular consoles that can be used with OnAir Radio are the Axia models from the Telos Alliance and the digital radio consoles of Wheatstone.
With these consoles not only the music is transported over TCP/IP, but all the I/O traffic for your Fader starts as well. This means that you only need a network cable to control OnAir Radio with your console.
OnAir Radio can also be used with USB consoles Like the D&R Airence.
Connect your analogue console with OnAir Radio with the Labjack U3. This little device is connected with its USB port to the computer that is running the player of OnAir radio
Integrated RDS in OnAir Radio
Record your shows an re-broadcast them automatically
The build-in recorder
The Recorder is a stand-alone application that contains a set of recorders. You can record audio from different sources and make recordings immediately available for (re-)broadcasting or archiving. By connecting OnAir Recorder to an output on your mixing console everything that comes from that output can be recorded manually or automatically.
The recorder also has functions to record and repeat broadcasts completely automatic. It is possible that the news and commercials will not be recorded and hence will not be repeated.
The OnAir Back-office
Manage your items and schedule your playlists
OnAir Radio not only contains all the DJ gear you need, it also contains a back-office to manage your assets and your playlists. As an integrated radio automation system, OnAir Radio is also equipped with a sophisticated music-planner! The music planner is part of the OnAir Back-office.
to manage all your assets
The library of OnAir Radio is the central storage place for all your assets. It not only contains all playable items but it also contains non-playable items like commands, charts and userlists.
You can easily add items to the library with drag & drop from the Windows Explorer. You can even select multiple items and drop them into a category in the library. MP3 tags are automatically read and a visual wave forms will be created automatically which helps cueing the item. Cueing can be done automatically if you wish. For every item a rich set of metadata is available.
Import multiple items is easy with our Importing Tool. Just point to a folder in Windows explorer and after a few mouseclicks the whole content will be imported!
The tool to generate your playlists
The music planner
A good music planner is probably one of the most important functions of a good radio automation system. This is why we have equipped OnAir Radio with one of the most advanced music schedulers in the industry.
Advantages of an integrated music scheduler in radio automation software
One of the big advantages of having an integrated music scheduler in a radio automation software system is that the library, the planner and the player all work together. No confusion about which system holds what kind of information: All is clear with an integrated radio automation system like OnAir Radio. Another advantage is that not only the music, promo’s and commercials can be scheduled, but non-playable items like commands and events as well. Our integrated music planner will not only make your operation much more efficient, but it will save you the troubles and costs of integrating two separate systems.
Prepare your broadcasts
You can also use the integrated music planner to prepare your broadcast by recording voice-tracks. After you have recorded a voice-track in the planner, this voice-track is inserted in the player fully automatic. This means that it is very easy to prepare your shows minutes, hours or even days ahead.
Integrate with OnAir WebX
A unique feature is that the planner connects with OnAir WebX. With OnAir Web-X you can record your voice-tracks in a browser. All recorded items are ingested in the planner and in the player fully automatic. This feature makes OnAir Radio an easy radio automation software to work remotely with!
The planning rules
Manage your clocks, templates, rotations and many more settings to generate the perfect playlists
The Clocks are the basic building blocks of your schedule. Clocks will define a hour of music and can be used and reused for every part of the day. Add categories, rules or commands to a clock and build as many clocks as you need.
Use Day templates to define the structure for different days. You can make as many day templates as you like. In this way you can have a different day template for every single day of the week, but you can also define day templates for special occasions like Christmas or New year.
Formats are a set of rules that can be applied to a single clock or to a set of clocks. Use formats to further define the ‘Feeling’ of your playlists.
At Sequence you can define how items are followed up by each other. You want an male voice to be followed by a duet or female Voice? No problem! You want 3 Classic Rock items in a row? Easy! You want a English item separated by at least 2 other items? It can be done!
With Rotations you can divide the day in “Dayparts” and define how items should rotate during your these dayparts. An example: You can indicate how long it should take before an item that is scheduled in the morning can reappear in another morning. These kind of Rotation Rules ensures you will get playlists that have a nice rotation of items.
All the broadcast reports you need
A good radio automation software should provide you with enough information and reports to gather and present the information you need.
OnAir radio is therefore equipped with a set of reports that can be adjusted to your specific needs.
Multiple stations or channels
Managing multiple stations from one radio automation system
OnAir Radio is optimized for operating multiple stations or channels. With our multi-station setup, managing your multi-station operation will be efficient and user friendly. This feature makes OnAir Radio a radio automation software which makes your life a lot easier if you have to manage multiple radio stations.
Multi-player: run multiple players on one computer
If you have multiple streaming channels, you might want to run multiple players on one computer. In that case you can use our multi-player system. Use the multi-player system to run as many instances of the player on a single computer as you want. With this multi-player system, you can not only manage all your channels with one library and planner, but you also do not need more than 1 computer to run them.
Broadcast different content to different regions
If you are broadcasting to multiple regions and want to broadcast different commercials per region (or other localized content like news, traffic, jingles, promos etc.) you can use our Edition system.
Different Internet stream
Of course, the edition can also be used if you have a FM station and want to use a different set of commercials or jingles for your Internet stream.
If regional blocks differ in lengths, OnAir Radio will handle the filling of the shorter blocks. This is done completely automatic. A sophisticated algorithm is used for the filling: Normal items, commercials, station ID’s, jingles, promo’s or even white spaces are being used at various positions to ensure a smooth listening experience. The filling of the Commercial Players will be done in near real-time. It is possible to change items seconds before airing. In this way it is always possible to broadcast the latest local news or change commercials at the very last moment.
The system is a perfectly scalable. It doesn’t matter whether you are broadcasting in 2, 9 or 40 different regions, our edition players can handle it with ease. This makes OnAir Radio the radio automation software if you are running many editions.
Multiple regions in live-assist
The DJ can start the Commercial Players from the player just like a normal item. In a live-assist situation, starting the edition players is not different from starting just any normal item in your playlist. A clear progress bar shows the DJ how long the commercial block will run.
A radio automation system that always runs
A professional radio automation system like OnAir Radio takes care that connection problems or hardware issues will not influence the broadcast. To ensure an uninterrupted broadcast, OnAir Radio is equipped with multiple mechanisms to ensure that there will never be silence on your radio station.
An integrated API to connect your radio automation software to other software
Integrated REST AP
As a complete Radio Automation System, OnAir Radio offers you an integrated REST API. The API makes it easy to retrieve all kind of information which can be used on your website or mobile app. Our Webservice API will also enable an easy, standardized way to develop integrations between OnAir Radio and third party products or IT systems.
OnAir Radio’s Clients
Clients who put their trust in the radio automation software from Caliope
Radio automation software is at the heart of your business. DJ’s and music schedulers work with it on a daily basis and expect to do so without any issues. Your listeners expect an uninterrupted radio broadcast. It makes us proud that some of the biggest and technical most challenging radio stations have put their trust in OnAir Radio. Find a few examples of our clients below:
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Interested in knowing more?
If you would like to find out if OnAir Radio could be of value for your organization, we propose the following steps:
1. Let’s make acquaintance
We would like to make acquaintance with you: what kind of station or stations do you operate, what are the current challenges with your current software and what are your specific wishes regarding new radio automation software?
2. Receive a trial version
We can provide you with an trial version of our radio automation software. This trail version will be valid for 30 days and comes with a filled and fully configured database so you can start testing right away.
3. On-line demo
If you like the trail version and need more in-depth information we can setup an on-line demo. We can use tools like Skype, Meets, Zoom or Teams for the demo.
4. Obtaining OnAir Radio
If the software has been tested and you are satisfied with it, we are ready to do business. The contract will be signed and the trial version will be turned into a production version.
5. Importing your data from another radio automation system
We have a set of tools to import data form a wide range of existing radio automation systems. Let us know how we can help with the migration from your old software.
6. Configuration and training
Optionally we can provide you with training and assist you with the configuration and implementation of our radio automation software.
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