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PlayoutONE – Disconnecting M1 To Work Remotely

This Post Applies Only to PlayoutONE and Sync-Harmony Automation Systems
Of all the automation systems that M1 works with, our tightest integration is with PlayoutONE and its sibling Sync-Harmony. Any change to a song card in M1 is immediately reflected in P1.  If a new song is imported into P1, it automatically imports onto a Song Card in M1.  In order to do this, the M1 and P1 databases need to be on the same computer or network. If the (station).m1 library file is moved to a different computer, when M1 is first started it will begin searching for the P1 data.  In a few seconds, a message will appear saying it is unable to locate the PlayoutONE database. You may then click the cancel button and M1 will not ask for it again.  The finished playlist files that are run and saved on the second computer are then moved to the folders on the automation system computer.

If your station is using the P1 or Sync-Harmony automation system, for more info about the ins and outs of this, contact Steve or Neil at the M1 offices in the US, or Dave at the PlayoutONE office in the UK.


PlayoutONE – Adding Voice Track Markers

If you’ve got announcers recording “live” voice tracks daily, inserting them into the finished playlists, then you may want to have some ‘markers’ in the playlist showing the presenters where to do them. This is done in M1 with Log Notes.  The notes will then be seen on the P1 playlist.  When the announcer clicks… Continue Reading

Revision 556 Update

This one was released over the weekend and code-ace Neil Campbell  advises everybody get this one. It’s about 10 times faster when starting a schedule or opening the editor for a track. Talking fractions of seconds here, if your library is small, you may not notice. There was a fix for an infrequent crash that happened during… Continue Reading

PlayoutONE Processsor Settings

If you’re using PlayoutONE, you’ll want to use the built-in processor to add a little ‘thump’ to your signal. P1 has both an EQ and a compressor built in. I’ve got no recommendation about the EQ settings; I usually leave mine absolutely flat. Below are the compressor settings that sound good in my ear: Continue Reading

PlayoutONE Time Update Player Commands

Most commercial broadcast stations over-schedule each hour by a song or two because the music director doesn’t know in advance what the commercial content for the future days will be. The extra content is there to ensure the hours will not come up short, less than 60 minutes.  Even when commercial content is not a… Continue Reading

Formatting Daily Voice Tracking for PlayoutONE

When daily / one-time-use voice tracks are recorded remotely and then sent to your station for airplay, you must have the voice tracks date-named in a specific manner. This way it ensures that your voice tracks are played in the correct hours and positions.  For example:  A station has four announcers each working a six-hour… Continue Reading