Just been for a look at the Spacial Audio blog and saw that Louis Louw is to step down as CTO (Chief Technology officer)
Louis Louw has been in charge of Spacial for over 16 years now and you would have thought as one of the co-founders he’d have worked harder on the development of the program to iron out all the glaring bugs and random crashing issues?
When in reality they just lurched from one badly written version of SAM Broadcaster to another.
We guess that now means Spacial Audio are only based in the US and Canada with Louis stepping down as CTO they’ll lose their South Africa offices though they haven’t listed South Africa on their Twitter account for a while now.
Maybe now the development team should be able to make SAM Broadcaster the stable reliable program it was supposed to have been?
We won’t hold our breath on that one though… The software was that badly coded in the past we guess it’ll be difficult for them to track down and find the bugs that need fixing.
We doubt anyone will miss Louis Louw as CTO.
I personally think he’s held the software back for years with very little in the way of development while still raking in the cash from users purchasing software from them.
Bye Bye Louis Louw you really were awful at listening to what your customers wanted from a piece of software.
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No more waiting days/weeks for Spacial support to reply back to your query.
No more worrying about a piece of software not activating.
No more worrying about not being able to do a radio show because SAM wouldn’t activate.
“Forget SAM Broadcaster and its activation issues causing you problems”
RadioDJ will outperform SAM Broadcaster and there are NO Hidden fees/catches just free working software.
Despite what Spacial Audio might try and make out FREE radio software isn’t anyone’s enemy!
Last updated on: May 8th, 2017 at 14:47 PM Europe/London
Fired up the PC this morning and looked at user searches on my admin pages and I saw this…
“SAM Broadcaster virus infects RadioDJ”
It sounds to us like this person has downloaded & installed a dodgy patched copy of SAM Broadcaster off some torrent/pirate site which installed some malware on his system & is now interfering with the smooth running of other software such as RadioDJ.
If this user downloaded SAM Broadcaster from some random pirate/torrent/cracked/warez software site, then the patches used to crack the software are bound to contain nasty Trojans/Malware.
If this user has got malware or a virus on their PC it could be stealing bank details or other sensitive information.
We can guarantee you 100% there’s no way this user has downloaded a dodgy copy of RadioDJ. There are no viruses or malware in RadioDJ…
Marius the author of RadioDJ wouldn’t program something like that into the software.
(Although he does try to protect his code which can sometime throw a false/positive result up from some antivirus software solutions)
Why bother with pirated copies of SAM Broadcaster in the first place? When there is a better FREE alternative.
RadioDJ FREE radio automation software doesn’t require any keys/patches/cracks in order to work the full program.
There are no nasty hidden fees or catches just a fully fledged radio automation program that knocks spots of SAM Broadcaster.
What this user needs to do is reinstall his copy of Windows and install RadioDJ instead of this dodgy copy of SAM Broadcaster.
“Unless you’re downloading dodgy software files or visiting dodgy malware infected web pages you don’t really need AV software on a studio production machine, Windows defender does a good enough job at keeping our PC safe, Then again we’re not downloading dodgy software”
Stop using pirated software it’s NOT big and it’s certainly NOT clever and it will only cause you grief when you get some nasty Trojan crashing your system.
Mind it sounds like it’s probably too late for this user if a virus is already causing him grief it’s probably already stolen his details/passwords etc…
Last updated on: May 15th, 2017 at 10:52 AM Europe/London
SAM Broadcaster for the Mac has now been Scrapped/discontinued by Spacial Audio!
I keep my eyes peeled for nuggets about certain software on Twitter.
A credible piece of information just landed in my lap (again!)
It would appear that SAM Broadcaster for the Mac doesn’t allow you to have the usual 30 day (51 Hour) trial period.
“The functionality is however exactly the same as the Windows version”
Could that be because it is the Windows version just ported over using Crossover?
It appears the Mac (crossover) version of SAM Broadcaster 2015 was cobbled together in a rush to get a working release out and is likely to contain a lot of untested bugs, SAM Broadcaster Mac edition is certainly NOT Mac native software.
OK Spacial… What’s the point in porting the Windows version of SAM Broadcaster over to Mac if it doesn’t offer the user a trial period?
So there’s no way of knowing if SAM Broadcaster is going to work on their Mac unless the user pays out $$$ for the software.
That’s just bad & wrong in so many ways.
What happens if someone purchases SAM Broadcaster 2015 for the Mac finds out it’s not for them & then they want a refund?
We know from experience that Spacial Audio don’t like giving refunds once you’ve purchased software/services from them.
We’ve heard no end of complaints over the past 10/12 years from people who have had trouble getting their money back from Spacial.
They’re going to start alienating most of the Mac users if they aren’t careful.
I know a few Mac users and they generally only want software that is built specially for OS X
They don’t want some two bit Windows program ported over using a third party program however good that 3rd party product may be.
They really haven’t got a clue when it comes to what Mac users want?
Stop buying software from Spacial Audio your only paying them to go from one disaster to another.
Last updated on: March 26th, 2017 at 17:55 PM Europe/London