Spacial Audio used to have something of a monopoly when it came to Internet radio playout software.
They thought they were the only radio software company that mattered.
20 years or so ago people wanting to run an Internet radio station had only one option and that was to pay $$$ for radio automation software.
SAM Broadcaster may well have been the No1 selling Internetradio automation program once upon a time, However RadioDJ v1.8.2 has been downloaded over 220,000 times making the software more popular than SAM Broadcaster by a country mile.
A: I couldn’t do a radio show without something going wrong.
I got into Internet radio about 20 years ago when SAM Broadcaster had only just been released so by now I think I know the programs annoyances and quirks.
Whether it be the program crashing/freezing while trying to add music or the encoders buffering on me nothing ever worked as it should.
It got tedious having to constantly reinstall/reconfigure SAM Broadcaster after a crash. At first I thought at first it was a problem confined to my computer(s) but its gone wrong on every computer we’ve ever installed it on.
Spacial Audio have gone with a subscription based model for the newer versions of SAM Broadcaster Pro.
Nothing wrong with that I hear you say…
However should your subscription run out part way through the year, You are left stuck with the last version of SAM Broadcaster Pro your subscription was eligible for & you would need to pay $$$ all over again to upgrade to the latest version.