Edcast Standalone: Tutorial
How to setup Edcast. (Use at own risk)
As you probably know by now I swear by RadioDJ free radio automation software.
Although while it’s primarily built for use in a radio studio, You don’t have to be a Radio DJ to use the program.
It also works great for automating your music collection at home.
We currently use it for automating music in & around the flat.
With the built in request system it could also be used as a solution for Jukebox in a pub/bar.
If you’ve converted your CD’s to mp3/FLAC or other supported formats and you’re looking for a program that is easy to manage and great at automating your music collection then RadioDJ is the program you need.
It’s not really that difficult to get RadioDJ up and running.
You just need to follow some Basic Instructions and have a bit of patience.
Once you have RadioDJ installed and working you can then start importing music into the program.
From the options menu you will probably need to go into “Categories” to edit the categories you want your music to appear in.
Once you’ve sorted out categories and imported the music.
Then you will need to setup custom rotations.
After you’ve done that and the music is playing away nicely then the job is almost done.
When you create a rotation in Option>Tracks Rotation you have the option to save it into the database. Give it a memorable name.
If you want different styles of music at different times of day then you would use events to load the track rotation of your choice at a set time.
Events can be found by clicking on the “big bar” at the bottom of RadioDJ or via Option>Events
Once you have all that sorted you can keep playing with rotations and playlists until you have your music collection fully automated.
Once you get used to what RadioDJ can do you’ll love just how easy it is to use.
Who knows you might end up wanting to become a Radio DJ yourself?
When you convert CDs to mp3 do you sometimes notice they are ripped at different volume levels? Then you need MP3gain this handy utility can volume level all of the mp3 files in your music library, without losing the original quality!
The default volume level is usually 89.0db we recommend you leave it at that.
After your tracks are all volume levelled you should notice your music audio output is always at a constant level rather than one file being too loud and another quiet.
Note: All downloads supplied as seen.
p.s: You may find it runs slow on Windows 10 there isn’t a lot we can do about that.