Saw the latest Blog post from Spacial Audio recently.
Seems like they’ve finally acknowledged there are major flaws with SAM Broadcaster.
The blog post goes onto give examples of common errors that SAM Broadcaster throws up every now and then.
If you’ve used SAM for a long time you will no doubt have ran into a serious “violation” type error every now and then.
Don’t say you haven’t because that would be a big fat hairy LIE!
So why the sudden change of attitude by Spacial Audio? They’ve gone from years of burying their heads in the sand to suddenly wanting to fix problems within their software.
We guess this sudden change of attitude at Spacial is down to the fact they don’t have Louis Louw controlling things anymore.
Personally we think he held up the development of SAM Broadcaster Pro and associated products for years while still raking in the cash from sales.
SAM Broadcaster could have been a really great automation program instead it’s been left in pretty much the same state it was in 20 years ago. Give or take a few GUI changes.
The program still has the same glaring bugs it had way back in 2002 with v2.7.9 & it still crashes without warning.
We can only but hope that the development team at Spacial Audio can finally get on with making software that works for what it was designed for.
1) The Encoders: They need to find the root cause of the dreaded “Buffering” problems
2) Double speed bug: Speeds up the music and makes it sound like the Chipmunks
3) Crashing issues: SAM often crashes and is known to freeze and lock up
4) Crossfading: The crossfade in SAM Broadcaster never gave a smooth transition between songs
5) Audio Quality: We could never get a professional sound from SAM Broadcaster it sounded distorted.
That’s just five things I can think of off the top of my head that they need to sort but alas the list of known issues with SAM Broadcaster is endless.
GUI = Graphical User Interface
Last updated on: 18th September 2019
at 14:55 PM Europe/London