Downloaded RadioBoss to test to see if anything had changed since my last foray into the software.
I installed it and dragged a folder of music into the playlist, Then went on to try and configure the program and audio settings.
I configured the built in EQ and used the same compressor settings I use in RadioDJ, Even with the built in sound processing the music still sounded quiet compared to the music levels in other software.
The audio levels were all over the place on a couple of tracks, quiet then loud, I have no idea what was causing that TBH all my files are volume levelled
The crossfade/playback fading settings were a bit confusing they’re not as straight forward as they should be, After 15/20 minutes playing with them I still wasn’t getting what I call a ‘smooth’ crossfade between tracks.
I have a reasonable knowledge of crossfading in other software just this software has far too many options.
The program appears to have a song request system now but I really cannot find much information on how you utilise songs requests in RadioBoss.
Even the built in help manual doesn’t give you much to go on.
The fact RadioBoss still relies on a flat file (.txt .xml) based system is one of its major downsides.
“We’re still puzzled as to why there is a Winamp.exe file in the program folder”
All in all its a very confusing fiddly program to setup, Its nowhere near as good as RadioDJ
“I tried to give it a chance but realised it was exactly the same as last time I tried to test it”
Update: 18th Sept 2018 From the 5.8 Beta there will now be a MySQL database option with RadioBoss but it will also still run with the flat file text system too. We’re not sure how the MySQL database will improve the program TBH!
Radioboss isn't so much a 'Boss' of radio its more like the 'Tea Boy' of radio automation
TBH = To Be Honest
Last updated on: 11th July 2019
at 13:28 PM Europe/London