Month: August 2023

MobileVT Remote Voice Tracking

Josh Davis from TowPath Radio

Big props to Mobile VT. Most everything on my station is pre-recorded. I was out today walking a trail, when some local news broke. From the trail, I was able to log into mobile VT on my phone and successfully upload a voice track straight to the log that played 15 minutes later. I listened back to it, and though you could tell the difference with the mic considering I used my phone, it wasn’t that much of a difference. At least not what a typical listener would notice. Solid product!

Kickin Kountry 101 Internet Radio Station

I have programmed many small, medium, and large markets over the years in FM terrestrial radio.  Just recently I took a dive into the world of digital broadcasting and wasn’t sure which product would be best for my station.  After much research, I ran across NextKast and absolutely fell in love with it!  The system is very user-friendly, it is great for doing a live shift as well as voice tracking, I love the fact that everything is all in one and you don’t have to have different products to attach to it for scheduling music, commercials, etc.  The remote VT manager has been a lifesaver for me and my team, sure there was a small learning curve but nothing like what other similar products have in the way of complexity and operations.  My team and I all love the fact that you can log in from anywhere with an internet connection and voice track your shift.  On top of that, Winston has been a huge help, he has spent countless hours on the phone and computer with me, in the beginning, showing me what I need to do, and was very helpful through it all.  I am very appreciative of what he and his team at NextKast have done to help Kickin Kountry 101 be the success it is!  We could not have done it without you!  

Shannon Steele – CEO/Program Director Kickin Kountry 101

Software Release Notes – Version 6.4.84 (8/9/23)

We’re excited to present the latest release of our software, packed with enhancements, fixes, and new features that are designed to elevate your experience. Here’s a breakdown of what’s new:

Fixed Issues:

  1. Resolved the issue where moving between categories in mobileVT failed to refresh the masterLibrary, ensuring smoother navigation and updates.
  2. Corrected the mishandling of insert requests, preventing incorrect placements and ensuring seamless playback transitions.
  3. Fixed the file extension inconsistency in affiliate mode, ensuring compatibility and smooth operation with various file types.
  4. Addressed the played.db3 error by implementing an automatic file deletion mechanism, ensuring uninterrupted operation.
  5. Rectified the vtplayers clearing problem, which occurred when an active hour playlist refreshes from external changes while loaded, maintaining playlist integrity.
  6. Resolved the wheatstone keep alive issue, enhancing the stability and reliability of the software.
  7. Improved the latency of the mobileVT public server display by changing the IP server, resulting in quicker retrieval of public IP information.
  8. Implemented a safeguard against the loss of traffic data by blocking normal update tags on traffic files.
  9. Fixed the crash that occurred when clicking on the edge of the assign window during traffic edit, ensuring a seamless editing experience.
  10. Addressed a small memory leak in routed sound card usage, enhancing overall system performance and stability.
  11. Refined and optimized various minor GUI elements for a more visually pleasing and intuitive user interface.
  12. Achieved compatibility with traffic logs lacking time in Block lines, ensuring smooth integration with a wider range of log formats.
  13. Removed the auto-forcing feature that caused changes to move to a new hour when a stream is active, providing more control over scheduling.
  14. Enhanced memory management in split soundcard mode, accompanied by a notice to assign mixer first, for better resource utilization.
  15. Miscellaneous optimizations have been made to further streamline performance and efficiency.
  16. Track management in mobileVT has been restricted to only the admin, ensuring better control and organization.
  17. Fixed the audio expander to function with the updated bass_fx, maintaining audio quality and performance standards.
  18. Improved the speed of updating the search library and order logs when adding files from the file explorer backend, enhancing the efficiency of the process.

New Enhancements and Features:

  1. Introducing the addition of text color options in addition to background color for categories, allowing for better visual organization and customization.
  2. In mobileVT, you can now mark the VT end by clicking on the outgoing track position, streamlining the VT marking process.
  3. Mapped categories are now indicated by a ghosted icon and gray-colored text, providing visual cues for easier navigation.
  4. The audio engine drivers have been updated, ensuring compatibility with the latest hardware and software configurations.
  5. Added support for pages within sample buttons, with each page having a dedicated sub-directory in the sample folder for improved organization.
  6. Optimized the refresh process for sample pages, resulting in quicker loading and more responsive performance.
  7. Introduced a new shortcut, Ctrl+Shift+L, which locks the user interface to the playout-only screen, enhancing user focus during live broadcasts.
  8. Expanded the availability of audio inputs from 10 to 16, providing greater flexibility in audio source management.
  9. In mobileVT, a red marker now appears on the outgoing track when clicking to remark VT end on the incoming track, allowing for accurate timing adjustments and previews.
  10. As part of track management improvements in mobileVT, only administrators are allowed to move tracks.

We hope these enhancements, fixes, and new features will greatly enhance your experience with our software. Thank you for your continued support and valuable feedback. If you encounter any issues or have suggestions for further improvements, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our support team.

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