SAM Broadcaster for the PC is an automated DJ software program that I've been impressed with for some time. It's reasonably priced and has powerful features that are comparable to higher priced automated DJ software programs. Here are some of the more critical and exciting benefits that make this an exciting program for the price of only $ 199. SAM Broadcaster is an internet streaming solution for internet DJs. If you wish to stream your mixes or favorite songs then this is one option.
One of the things that make for a professional sounding stream is the ability to automatically control the output level of your stream. Every professional internet radio engineer knows that you need the ability to compress the stream and also limit the stream. What does this mean?
Sound Like the Professionals. Use the Compressor / Limiter
The compressor / limiter are built into the SAM Broadcaster software. What this does is the compressor squeezes the level of stream so it is uniform or at a peak sound before it goes out to the internet the limiter makes sure those songs which are louder than others don't sound as loud. It limits its output level to make it uniform with the other songs which are not as loud. Without a compressor / limiter some songs will sound louder than other and some songs will sound softer than others. This one feature will make your stream stand out from the rest.
Music Library Management System
As your music library grows it will need to be kept in good order. SAM Broadcaster has library management system that allows to group, sort and search for any music file in your music library and call it to play automatically and limit the number of times a song is repeated based on you music library size and which songs you request to have played. SAM Broadcaster claims you get be up and running an internet radio station in 30 minutes. Another feature that you cannot do without is the ability to encode in multiple formats such as MP3, mp3PRO, Ogg or Windows Media encoders all from a single interface at one time. No going back to re-encode wasting valuable time.
SAM Broadcasters Secret Feature
But the kicker feature is SAM Broadcasters unique ability to broadcast your stream over FM airwaves! Using the PCI Ultra Max card that you put into your computer you know have the ability to broadcast any audio file in your house block or neighborhood with one click. With the standard antenna you can broadcast up to 1 to 2 miles and with a 5 watt power booster you can transmit up to 15 miles. This item is sold separately bur just imagine having your won underground radio show or even helping out victims in times of natural disasters by transmitting critical information to people who need it most. SAM Broadcaster 3 can do much more than what I just laid out for you here. Take a look at SAM Broadcaster 3.
This is one of the most powerful fully featured radio automation software programs you can buy for the price. It is robust, powerful, reliable and flexible. There are literally hundred of other radio stations using this software at AudioRelm.com. There is a free trial download which I tested and it is everything it claims to be. You will have fun with this software and it doesn't cost thousands of dollars.
$ 199 USD 156 EUR
Other automated radio station software programs that I have rated by stars with 5 stars being the best and 1 star being the poorest in overall quality. I also posted the price of each in United States Dollars and Euro Dollars for your convenience.
StationPlaylist Studio – 3.5 Stars – Good but the interface could be more sophisticated.
$ 380 USD 299 EUR
PSI 101 – 4.0 Stars – Too Pricey. No Screen Shot
$ 2499 USD 1,964.59 EUR
Tune Tracker – 4.2 Stars – Priced a bit high but a very good program like SAM Broadcaster. Screen shot below.
$ 695 USD 546 EUR
MP3DJ Broadcast 3.1 – 2.5 Stars – Works but interface is crowded.
$ 59 USD 46 EUR