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Can NextKast run in the Cloud on a Virtual Server?
YES, Nextkast has the ability to run on a windows server ( for example windows server 2012 in the 'Cloud') This option will allow you to run your station from a server farm with more robust internet connection and backup power etc... Instruction are on page 48 of the user manual.
Can I use run NextKast in Manual or Auto Mode?
YES, you can choose to drag songs in the available player and do announcements live, or run in completely automated mode where Nextkast will automatically pick the songs for you according to your rotation/clock categories.
Can I talk over/In between Music?
Yes, Nextkast has a Mic input that will allow you to talk over, or in between music tracks. You can also record your voice, and then play it during a transition, or as a track.
Does Next have built in Audio Processing?
Yes, Nextkast has a built in Auto Gain Control, EQ and Audio Compressor to make your station sound Pro. In addition you can use external sound processing like BreakAway and Stereo Tools as DSP plugins.
Can I play .pls playlist files(Pro version)?
Yes, you can create and load .pls playlist files into NextKast, it even supports sumilcasting other streams using the .pls file/URL
Can I mark my tracks to show intro, outro and next start?
Yes, you can mark these for each track loaded. Sweep start can be marked and each track can have a unique sweeper, along with inrto until, outro starts, and next Start to mark when the next song should start.
Can I run a Top of Hour Station ID?
Yes, this is possible by enabling top of the hour setting in the settings screen and making sure the first item in your rotation is the station Id category. Check the video on the left for more details.
Can I schedule rotations?
Yes, for instance you can schedule a daytime, drive time, and night rotation, to change the sound of your station depending on the time of day/night.
Can I run Commercials?
Yes, you simply make a category or categories for your commercials and then place them in the rotation where needed.
What Type of Audio Files does NextKast Require?
NextKast currently can playback .mp3 .wav .aiff .ogg .m4a .mp2 .flac audio file types
Can I broadcast Skype Calls(VOIP) Using NextKast(Pro Version)?
Here is a Brief Overview of how to Broadcast Skype Calls Using NextKast and two Sound Cards.
Can I generate playlist and voicetrack ahead of time(Pro Version)?
Here is a link to a video that shows you how to create a playlist and voicetrack it ahead of time:
VoiceTracking Video Here is a Sample Voice Tracked By Don "Records" Ludden
Can I REMOTE voicetrack?
With the help of external drive sharing apps like Drop Box, Google Drive, and OneDrive, you can remotely Manage and voicetrack. The Remote Location simply runs a separate copy of NextKast and sets the Remote Path to the Drive Sharing location. The broadcast System also points to the same Drive Sharing Location. Our New Broadcast version now also has a Server / Client method which does not require drive sharing for Remote voicetracking and remote management, details on page 35 of user manual.
Can output station audio into a separate sound card (FM radio transmitter)?
Yes, in 'broadcast settings' you can set the broadcast sound card to output just the stream data
and not what is heard in studio for example( voicetrack previews, song previews) will only be
heard in studio and not on broadcast soundcard. In the Broadcast version all each player can be assigned to a specific sound card.
How Do I Use an External Mixer With NextKast Pro?
In Nextkast you can use our line in method to use an external mixer and then send the mixed audio with mic and other sources mixed in back to our internal encoder. Here are the Instructions
NextKast Minimal System Requirements:
NextKast Optimal System Requirements: