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No Complicated Database to Set Up
No EXTRAS required All in ONE SOLUTION

Modern-Full Featured Internet Radio Automation
  • Developed by an Internet Radio Broadcaster 
  • Makes it Easy to Create the BEST possible Radio Station!
  • PROfessional Version Features INCLUDE:
  • Music Scheduler + Playout System + Encoder in 1, No Extras needed! 
  • Get up and running in Minutes!
  • Clean Interface, Drag and Drop or Menu Operation
  • Use our unique Realtime Rotation Mode or Generate traditional Playlist
  • Real time Automatic Cross Fading and Silence Removal
  • Simple Top of Hour Operation
  • Live Mic Input and Line Input (broadcast calls)
  • Stream to Shoutcast, Icecast, or Live365 Servers
  • Industry First 'Audience Pleaser' setting using tune-in/tune-out statistics
  • Powerful In studio and Remote Voice Tracking System (PC or MacOS)
  • Free Management Utility Included
  • Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
  • USA Based Company and Support
  • supports  .mp3 .wav .aiff .ogg .m4a .mp2 .flac .mov .mp4 audio
  • Built in Podcast rendering, create a 1 hour radio podcast with voicetracks in minutes
  • FREE UPDATES
Terrestrial Radio
 

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What Our Customer Say

Nextkast all the way.. Hot Hitz 80's - Robert L Amos

"GotRadio upgraded it's network to Nextkast and we are loving every minute of it.  Their scheduling/encoding system is intuitive, smart, reliable and has all the bells and whistles of pricier schedulers in a compact package.  Thank you Nextkast!"
Val Starr, President
Pureplay Radio LLC

I have worked with other software when I was at iHeart Radio and NextKast has some even nicer features - Phill Edwards


I had been using another automation and your program out performs and is definetly worth the money - Randy Skaggs

Our DJs are Voice Tracking from around the US using Nextkast and Love it! - Joe Agostino

"Thought you might like to see my "home" studio (pic attached)where I produce my program Look For A Star for 8 radio stations here in Canada using exclusively NextKast....Thank you for everything you do Winston..//Gordon Heffler"

My show on Channel 95 PureGoldOldies.com sounds like the show I did on AM radio in the 60's and 70's. Except - NextKast does all the work. Really sweet automation - Craig Stevens.

Customer Testamonials
Have NextKast Automatically Create Playlists




Rotation Screen
  • Simple System to set up rotations (AutoDJ)
  • Once Rotation is set nextKast runs on its own 
  • Schedule Rotations
  • Run Live in Manual Mode
  • Automatic Silence trim eliminates dead air
  • Adjustable Crossfade time
  • Mark tracks with sweeper start, Intro Until, Outro Start and Next Start
  • Each Track can have a custom sweeper
  • Click to Repick Feature
  • Automatically create playlist 24/7
  • Sweeper rotation feature
  •  + PRO VERSION:
  • Schedule Rotations or Playlist
  • Can create and import .pls playlist files
  • Playlist Generator that uses Rotation schedule to create playlist for use in Voice Tracking
  • Much More!!
Built In Stream Encoders and Much More!

  • 12 Built In Encoders (Included!)
  • Auto re-connect makes sure you stay connected 
  • Stream accPlus or MP3
  • Icecast 1 and 2, Shoutcast 1 and 2, Live 365
  • Beep when disconnected
  • Use ANY stream provider
  • Send Text to Players
  • Preview music in studio without affecting broadcast
  • Artist / Song / Gender / Tempo Sepration Rules
  • Listener counts and song tune out/in Statistics
  • Re-Stream/Simulcast other web streams using .plS
  • Mic bypass direct to stream
  • Mic Enhance FX
  • Micro Caster transmit without stream provider
  • A Great Value!

Nextast Streaming Encoders


All Radio Automation Software is not the same
Here is what makes Nextkast Unique

All In One Solution, No Extra charge for ALL the features you NEED



We believe in giving you the most complete ALL IN ONE solution to get your station up and running. No surprise charges for the features you need, Playout, Music Scheduling, Encoders, Sound Processing, Voice Tracking,  Serial Trigger(bx) and much more is ALL included.  No need to worry about it, we have you covered from start to broadcast!
ALL Versions





No extra fees



Stable, Flexible, Simple, Full-Featured

hardDrive
 Nextkast uses (in the case of mp3's) a system where all meta data and structure is kept in the trusted windows file system(not in a database or flat file), thereby lowering the chance a file corruption that could cause issues with station setup. this also makes it easy to backup an entire station onto a single usb drive. NextKast also accepts .wav .aiff .ogg .m4a .mp2 .flac .mov .mp4 audio files.
ALL Versions

Superb Remote VoiceTracking on PC or MacOS



VoiceTracking (remote and in studio), configure via files sharing, TCP direct connection or even email. Allows editing and updating of current on air hour, built in multi layer able audio FX buttons for background track,sound effects etc. Ability to configure an external audio editor to edit voicetracks directly from VT editor. Also allows for linein to be recorded with Voicetracks (call ins), local custom audio processing per VT user.  In addition each hours segue points can be customized by user. Semi-Live Remote Voicetracking, Voicetrack current hour minutes before airing. PC[available now] and MacOS[beta]
Pro and BX Version
VoiceTracking
PCMacOS

Short Elements, Lets GO!

Fast Crossfade Because Our Audio Engine is specifically designed for demanding use, we use as many players as needed to get the job done. Quick transitions are not a problem. The entire audio chain in completely digital, providing a pure, clean and superb sound experience.
Pro and BX Version 

Grow your Audience with our unique Audience Pleaser

Our Unique 'Audience Pleaser' setting using tune-in/tune-out statistics allows more
popular songs to play more often automatically (if desired and enabled), and allows user
to run statistics reports on tracks and move them from category to category in the same window.

Pro and BX Version


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Enhanced MusicMaster Nexus Integration

Music Master Logo We have fully implemented  Nexus Integration with MusicMaster.com, a industry leading scheduling software which provides real-time access to MusicMaster's database and scheduling intelligence. BX Version

Playlist Macros

NextKast has several powerful playlist macros available
when creating rotations. These macros allow for greater control of your playlist with  
custom track play based on criteria, traffic merging at exact position, live breaks (turn on
mic and count down for live segment) and Much More.
BX Version
PlaylistMacros

USA Based Support and Custom Features Available

customize As an Innovator in the  Radio Automation market we are willing to work with you to achieve the technical needs you require to create amazing radio. Feel free to contact us with your custom needs...
let's talk!

Built In support for creating Station Networks that Share content

 


Nextkast has built in support to have 1 main station with music, imaging, ads, and Voicetracks, and then syndicate that content to many other stations all playing local imaging and commercials. One main content provider can be shared in many markets with each affiliate having the ability to localize needed content.
BX Version


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Easy ReRun Option

 radio network Built in re-run schedule the can be set to re-run voicetracked hours as desired(ex. Overnight). In addition a record schedule that can automatically record live radio and save automatically.
BX Version

1 hr. Podcast / Show Syndication in 5-10 Minutes

 
Built in method to render a Playlist to an MP3, perfect for creating voicetracked radio shows as podcast, simply build playlist, voicetrack and then render to mp3. Cue sheet is also generated with this feature.

Pro and BX Version


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Full Control of Hour

 

VoiceTracking


Simple Segue editor built into the remote voice tracker, to allow remote VT talent to customize crossfade points for any hours generated playlist.
BX Version

Don't Worry Move the Track

 


The ability for a  user to move songs from category to category without the need to re-generate log/playlist is default behavior.
Pro and BX Version


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Repick track in Current Hour

 
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Track re-pick in generated playlist mode, you can ask nextkast to replace a song in generated playlist mode in an active hours playlist from the same category.
Pro and BX Version

External Mixer, No Problem!

 

A simple Line In method that allows the routing of sound out of Nextkast into a audio mixer, then mic and other sources are mixed, then the mixed audio is sent back into nextkast directly to the encoders.
Pro and BX Version


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We Listen to YOU!

 

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 We are constantly in taking feedback from customers and releasing new versions many times a year. 

Quickly Mark Cue Points

 


Quickly mark cue points on import window(without having to open a new window) or choose to double click on track and view a larger waveform view to more precisely markcue points.
Pro and BX Version


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Multi-pass Scheduling

iPASS  In the Broadcast version we have multipass scheduling/playlist generation (iPass) that
allows for categories with higher priority to schedule first and lower priority categories to schedule last, this gives higher priority categories artist separation bias (desired in some formats). Also the ability to use day segment separation to force tracks to evenly distribute between all vt talent.

BX Version

Real Time AutoGain

 Auto-trim and segue points can be changed in real time, no need to recalculate crossfade points for entire library, those are calculated at playout. This saves time on music import and adjusting of fadetimes and autotrim settings.
Pro and BX Version
cueEditor

Free Producer Utility Included In Pro and Broadcast Versions
Free Management utility that allows for a seperate app to manage and create Catagories, Import music, Voice Track, and Much More!
Producer utility

Features That Make your Station Sound Professional
Sound Processing




Adjustable Cross fade Times, Easy to implement Sweepers, Intro and Outro Marks, automatic Silence Trim, adjustable Audio Processing and many more features that give your station a professional sound.

Music Scheduler + Playout Systems + Encoder in ONE
Everything you need, no need for separate modules. Schedule, Play, and broadcast from one software
Voice Tracking Screen
Drag and Drop or Menu Driven
Import tracks and modify setup using a touch screen or by standard windows right click menu options

Run In Auto-Rotation Mode (Auto DJ)
Create one rotation or many and just let them run, nextKast will separate songs and Artist automatically, and will run through and pick songs automatically. Our EXCLUSIVE Audience Pleaser feature will pick the most popular songs when enabled. Audience pleaser values can be scheduled.
Rotation AutoDj Mode

Schedule Rotations or Playlists as needed
Rotations or Playlists can be scheduled to start at hour or minute or second intervals in weekly format
Radio Automation Scheduling

Top Of the Hour


Simple method of setting top of the Hour station ID’s and the ability to force TOH breaks on the exact top of hour

toh
Built In Powerful Voice Tracking and Playlist Generation
Generate playlist up to 30 days in advance and pre-record and place voicetracks in. Playlist generator uses rotation scheduler, which makes it seemless.
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Run studio and broadcast soundcards separately
NextKast uses default soundcard as studio audio by default. A separate broadcast sound card can be used to stream just what should be on air (in case of fm/am broadcast) using a second sound card.


studio sound

Air Skype/VOIP call
Air Skype or VOIP call using our line in feature with instructions from our website. Second sound card and patch cable required.

Run in Automated or Manual Mode
Easily drag tracks and run in manual mode, while doing live Mic breaks, or run in Automated mode.
manual mode

Microphone Input
Run Microphone directly into nextKast, set attenuation level and mic level. Set mic to run directly to stream to avoid delay in ear. Pro and Broadcast version has selectable built in Mic Processing.

Record your shows Live
Built in recorder to record your shows and re-play them later

Assignable Audio FX buttons
Assign up to 100 sound fx buttons/music beds with shortcut keys


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