This was a question I saw among the stats on this website recently.
Q: SAM Broadcaster Pro how good is it?
A: It’s not a very good piece of software & it’s not worth $299
SAM Broadcaster can be tricky for a novice to setup it gets confusing having 4 different database options on first run.
Firebird being the worst of the 4 database options that is also flaky and unstable.
Firebird can only hold around 50,000 tracks in its database so no good if you have a large library (100K+) of songs
We often hear of users reporting crashing/buffering/activation issues with SAM Broadcaster, often taking their station off air for a few days or we hear about SAM not playing any music just station ID’s & that’s down to something called a clockwheel failure
SAM Broadcaster isn’t what you could call a professional radio automation solution its made for the hobby/bedroom DJ market.
When it comes to support Spacial Audio Solutions bury their heads in the sand and rarely listen to their customers, often giving abrupt, blunt, rude, curt replies to people having issues with their software or just ignoring peoples support tickets altogether.
I don’t have the time, energy or patience to deal with the incompetence & sabotage from @spacial tonight.
if @spacial does not answer my ticket. I may have to reschedule this weeks show.
@spacial what do I have to do to get some support?!! I log a ticket and now I can’t get any support or an update on my issue!
Spacial Audio also try to make out that the posts on this website that promote alternative solutions to SAM Broadcaster are marketing gimmicks.
We can assure you there are NO marketing gimmicks needed with RadioDJ the amount of downloads the software receives speaks for itself.
The fact there’s a 100% free alternative to their buggy overpriced software has obviously got Spacial Audio Rattled!
They wouldn’t need to write blog posts like that if their software was reliable but sadly it isn’t.
We used SAM Broadcaster for a long time (10+ years) so we know all its little quirks and annoyances we’ve been frustrated time after time with the lack of stability & support for the program.
If you dared to criticize the program on the Spacial forums you got called names. Festerhead called people Noobs and Turds and on the whole was the rudest person I’ve ever met on a forum…
Forget paying $$$ to Spacial Audio for their broken software.
They really don’t seem interested in fixing bugs that in some cases are over 20 years old.
RadioDJ has very few issues (bugs) and a great support network with users from all over the world giving up their spare time to post on the forums with helpful & friendly answers.
RadioDJ free radio automation software is coded for the .NET framework it runs alongside a MySQL server.
Once I had RadioDJ 18.104.22.168 setup and working it never once let me down and that story is still true 9+ years later.
The main reason to use RadioDJ is indeed the fact its incredibly stable & reliable. We’ve never had it crash while doing a recording or live show with it.
Another user has had RadioDJ running on an old XP laptop for over 24 months
We can guarantee RadioDJ will outperform other paid for automation solutions, Its usually been Windows updates that have interrupted our uptime.
RadioDJ free radio automation software is very much the future of radio automation.
RadioDJ makes playing music a pleasure NOT a chore! That’s why it’s becoming more and more popular.
Also despite claims by other radio automation software developers RadioDJ really is 100% FREE
Whoever it was that asked the original question: We hope we convinced you to use RadioDJ in the end if not our mission failed.
How good is SAM Broadcaster Pro?
It’s an awful piece of software and has NO place in a radio studio let alone the world of Internet radio.
Last updated on: 29th November 2019
at 11:10 AM Europe/London