AudioRackSuite
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Audio player for live-assist/automated radio.   Free
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AudioRackSuite is an audio player system intended for use in live-assist and automated radio. AudioRack contains a "rack" of five players which can be loaded with audio files and controlled manually, or loaded and segued automatically under program control from a playlist (radio segues, not the iTunes style fades).

AudioRack has extensive AppleScript support which allows it to run unattended. See the example script, I am using a similar script to run an Internet stream at http://www.mountainradio.com. AudioRack is also a database front end for MySQL which can be used to
What's New
Version 3.5.4:

Note: While various components within the suite have other version numbers, the suite as whole is currently on version 3.5.4.

  • Fixed a target-time re-ordering bug which prevented re-ordering in one direction
  • Fixed a Database Error Window bug: accidental window release on close caused next error to window to crash after it was closed initially
  • General - Built new mysql libdbi driver for MySQL support through v5.6
  • Installer script - Added installation support for OS X 10.9
Version 3.5.4:

Note: While various components within the suite have other version numbers, the suite as whole is currently on version 3.5.4.

  • Fixed a target-time re-ordering bug which prevented re-ordering in one direction
  • Fixed a Database Error Window bug: accidental window release on close caused next error to window to crash after it was closed more...
Requirements
  • Intel
  • OS X 10.6 or later
  • Access to a MySQL server version 5.1 or later



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PorkPieHat commented on 01 Feb 2011
I don't know a thing about live-assist radio, but I know what fugly means, and this app......well, let's just say it could use a dash of color.
[Version 3.3.1]

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Penguirl replied on 16 Apr 2011
It's utilitarian, it's meant to be functional and reliable, not pretty. The end users (listeners) will never have a clue what the app looks like.

I don't know for sure but I suspect the software that radio stations use is utilitarian too.
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Penguirl replied on 22 May 2011
Oh and might I also point out, it is freeware.
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Ean replied on 29 Jan 2014
Free AND open source, so color to your heart's content!
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DPoncy commented on 09 Jun 2006
I run an internet-only radio station, and I would love to be able to use this software. I have it installed, and have read the old manual, but it is of little help to figuring out how to actually get it to work. I am quite software-savvy, and usually a quick study, but the lack of documentation for this program makes it pretty much useless to me.
[Version 2.6.2]


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Downloads:12,884
Version Downloads:176
Type:Multimedia Design : Audio
License:Free
Date:29 Jan 2014
Platform:Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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AudioRackSuite is an audio player system intended for use in live-assist and automated radio. AudioRack contains a "rack" of five players which can be loaded with audio files and controlled manually, or loaded and segued automatically under program control from a playlist (radio segues, not the iTunes style fades).

AudioRack has extensive AppleScript support which allows it to run unattended. See the example script, I am using a similar script to run an Internet stream at http://www.mountainradio.com. AudioRack is also a database front end for MySQL which can be used to organize, find and manage the audio files that it plays. AudioRack requires access to MySQL in order to run -- however you can play audio files that are not in the database library without the files being automatically added to the library (as iTunes does).

Finally, AudioRack has a separate audio playback engine (called arplayer) that does the grunt work of playing the files (any file that QuickTime will play) using a 10 second long ring buffer and Apple's CoreAudio system. Unless your computer is really hung up, it won't glitch - even with sluggish networked audio files. As long as the network can maintain the encoded bit rate of the file over ten seconds, it won't glitch. This does not use QuickTime's built-in (yuck) player! Did I mention that it is also an Open Source program so you are free to add, improve, and customize it?


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