NextKast Internet Radio Automation Software
Home Quick Help
Download
Download
Purchase
NextKast PRO
Perfect solution for the Professional Internet Radio Station or LPFM


NextKast Professional

  • Designed for Professional Internet Radio Broadcasting
  • Voicetracking - Remote VT and Management
  • Rotation Based System with Playlist Generation
  • Schedule Playlist and Rotations
  • Live Record, Track Time Restrictions, FX buttons
  • 12 Encoders built in
  • Adjustable Sound Processing with Sound Expander
  • Line In and Mic for Broadcasting Skype or VIOP calls
  • Output to Broadcast Audio Card (FM,AM Transmitter)
  • Designed for Pro Internet and Radio Broadcasting
  • Import 3mu/pls files from external Scheduling system
  • Quick Setup,Easy Operation
  • Manual Remote Voicetracking (pc or mac)
  • Rotation System
  • Easy Scheduling
  • Assignable Sweepers, Intro,Outro,Next Start markers
  • Adjustable Sound Processing
  • Email and Phone Support
  • Upgradable to Broadcast Version for $200
Download
9/20/20 9:00 PM Version: 5.9.100

New Features
1. added preload option for pro and fix it for playlist mode in BX (pro and bx)
2. added list of all available genre and feature filter options in rotation editor (BX)
3. fixed vtpreview not silencing out middle of some preview tracks (BX)
4. Fixed extra data display when voice tracking
(pro and bx)
5. Fix short path error when path is short (pro and bx)
6. import natural music meta data for tracks (pro and bx)
7. larger sample button fonts (pro and bx)
8. Added ability to re-merge from marketron or natural log after initial log to accomodate last minute changes in traffic (BX)
9. added ability to set traffic log location in advanced settings (BX)
10. added no sound card indicator on On Air LED
(pro and bx)
11. Added ability to map category folder to any folder on machine or network (BX)
12. fixed error message when reseting vt markers in VT for playlist / rotation screen
(pro and bx)
13. improved Search Reliability(all)

Fixed
1. Better masterlibrary data on tracks import (all)
2. fixed tempo when tooltips are disabled (all)
3. Import from MacOS remote VT app fixed (pro and bx)
4. dont clear out mergetraffic commands until they are actually merged ( merge after playlist generation) (bx)
5. better remote preview when running in remote desktop mode with remote audio is used (pro and bx)

6. sample buttons layout fix when switching to playout only screen
7. Fix short path error when path is short

NextKast Standard
Perfect solution for AutoDJ Driven Internet Station


nextKast1



  • Cost Effective Solution
  • Quick Setup
  • Easy Operation
  • Rotation System
  • Easy Scheduling
  • Assignable Sweepers, Intro,Outro,Nextstart markers
  • 6 Encoders built in
  • Sound Processing
  • Mic Input
  • Designed for Internet Radio Broadcasting
  • Email support
  • Upgradable to Pro Version for $99
Download
9/20/20 9:00 PM Version: 5.9.100
New Features
1. added no sound card indicator on On Air LED (pro and bx)
2. improved Search Reliability(all)

Fixed
1. Better masterlibrary data on tracks import (all)
2. fixed tempo when tooltips are disabled (all)
  

NextKast BROADCAST Version
Perfect solution for FM, HD RADIO, AM or Advanced Internet Radio Broadcaster




NextKast Pro
  • Designed for Advanced Internet and Terrestrial Broadcasters
  • Priority USA based Phone Support
  • Included Fully Automatic Remote Voice Tracking Apps(PC[available now] and MACOS[beta] version Available) Included
  • Merge Traffic Logs from Natural Log and Others
  • Automated VTJob Export and Import with Talent Scheduling
  • Sweeper scheduling
  • Daypart Seperation for Music Scheduling
  • Artist and Title Repeat Times Override per Category
  • Sound Card Routing For Players/Studio/FX
  • Playlist and Rotation Rendering and auto FTP Upload
  • Playlist Macros to Include break notes, hooks, line in for satelite feeds etc..
  • Imaging Categories can rotate as sweepers
  • Ability to attach URL as stream or remote file to any audio file
  • Ability to override play length of any track
  • Sub-filtering by Genre, Gender, Tempo, and Features when creating Rotations (clocks)
  • Ability to include categories into a playlist
  • Custom Feature Requests Available
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION AND DEMO DOWNLOAD

NextKast Feature Matrix
Feature
Standard Version
  Pro Version   
Broadcast Version
Simple Rotation System runs Automatically
Schedule Rotations
No database Installation Required
Each Track Can have assignable Sweeper
Mark each track with Sweeper start, Into until, outro starts and next start
Microphone Input
Sound Proccesing
adjustable
adjustable
Built In Encoders
6
12
12
Email Support
Run Live or Automatic
Artist and Song Seperation
Audience Pleaser uses listener tune ins/ outs to help pick tracks
Outputs nowPlaying.txt and NowPlaying.xml for use w/ external encoders
Detailed Played Log with track, Artist, and listener count
Supports .mp3 .wav .aiff .ogg .m4a .mp2 .flac audio files
Can restream other internet streams



ProVersion Features Added:


Phone Support

Two Activations For ONE station ( 1 Broadcast PC, 1 Production PC)

Voice Tracking  

Remote Management and Voice Tracking

Schedule and generate Playlist from Rotations

Live Recording of Broadcast

Track Time Resctrictions (Dayparting)
Sample/FX buttons with shortcut keys

Line IN for broadcasting VIOP calls

Adjustable Sound Procesing

Simulcast Other Streams

Category types Music/Commercials/Imaging for Different Fadetimes etc

Output to Secodary Sound Card Output for FM/AM transmitter

Import 3MU playlists from external scheduling software

Optional Microphone AGC, EQ and Compression
Ability to attach url to track to play updated file (news casts)
Ability to use External Mixer and run through LineIN direct to Encoders
 
BroadCast Version Features Added:
Priority Phone Support
Import Traffic Logs from Natural Log and Marketron to Merge 
Three Activations For ONE station 
Automated VTJob Import and Export with Talent Scheduling
Day Part Seperation for Music Scheduling
Artist and Title Repeat Override Per Category
Sound Card Routing For Players/Studio/FX
Playlist and Rotation Rendering and Auto FTP Upload
Playlist macros to include break notes/Playing Hooks/Goto LineIn etc.
Imaging Categories can Rotate as sweepers
Ability to override play length of any file or stream
Sub-filtering of elements in rotation like Genre, Gender, Tempo, Features when creating rotations
ability to include a category into a playlist
Serial Input Trigger from Broadcast Tools ot Compatible Contact Closures
WebRequest Module, Allows Users to request Tracks and Annouce Name
TCP Voicetracking System/ Server Client Based System
Affiliate Mode, Easliy Syndicate Music/VT to Different Stations
iPass and Day Segment Seperation In Scheduling
MusicMaster Nexus Integrated Partner
Import external Logs from SPL, Music One, and Others

Uninstall Instructions: Nextkast is a standard windows application and is digitally signed by Axis Entertainment Inc. To un-install simply follow the standard Windows un-install process, this will remove NextKast from your Windows Computer.

Version History


Past Updates Pro:

added admin/source password for shoutcast2/icecast2, better encoder reconnection check, added category types for different fadetimes and autotrim for music/commercials/imaging, added duplicate hour option for playlists, improved remote management/voicetracking , commercials played log seperatly, Improved Xpander Audio Processing, Added Multiple Sample FX pages,update mp3 tag instantly refects on list without refresh, Better TOH loading, multiple Artist repeat check with 'feat' or using mp3 tag multiples, shift keys left & right for Voicetrack editor, FX samples record into VoiceTracks, User Manual PDF,Better Schduler Minute/force accuracy, will not send title of non-music elements, Adding more Logging,Faster Rendering,better played log format,added export library to csv file, fixed TOH with forced and imaging type, warn if sweepers do not import properly, switch to playlist screen on scheduled event, and bug fixes(after duplicate hour playlist, not refreshing).Waveform render when marking tracks, ability to use Winamp Plugin DSP, Backup Utility, Auto Repeat non-Auto generated playlists, Fixed delay when reading certian mp3 tags with misplaced picture data, faster list loading,wave render refined, duplicates are moved to duplicates folder instead of deleted,minor fixes, updated manual, New wave render on players and VT, fixed songpick trackype bug, added click song preview in statistics window, Encoder more network error tolerant, exapand category window on drag to player only if more than 10 categories, attack on compressor alllowed to .01, fixed one category track time cacultations, fixed display on 125% magnified screen, no spaces in category names, added the ability to get relay stats with custom getstats, quicker network timeout, double check mic master volume, Broadcast soundcard now hears mic when mute mic is on, simulcast playlists force schedule changes.Added Micro Caster Encoder allowing to broadcast from NextKast without Stream Provider for Live Broadcasts or testing. NOTE, this is intended for very few listening connections and is dependent on your internet speed.Added different view options for Category and Rotation Listings, can be found by right clicking the '+ Category' button.Added the ability to drag mp3 or wav files into the schedulerUpdated User Manual Minor Bug Fixes Added the ability to force or flex each schedule element ( Minute or hour)Better support for mp3 with embeded data,Bug Fixes (playlist showing red in schedule, delete in list, update close, added the Ability to export/import VoiceTrack Packages to assign Voicetrack hours to remote jocks,Fixed Record live to also record 'Mute Mic' set,improved Date TimeSpan setting for tracks,import folders into category (drag and drop),ability to drag external tracks directly to player,Better support for Custom Stats for shoutcast 2 servers,Ability to schedule Live Recordings,Automated Tiltle and Text Announcements as sweepers,Better Time Restrictions,Updated Manual v 1.3,Now playing file for Opticodec encoders,Refined Backup System,After Delete Track return to last position,Improved performance and App Priority in Windows now selectable,Sweepers finish right before intro mark (if marked),tracks marked as cold don't fade out,current time highlighted when scheduler is opened,updated user manual 1.5,Better encoder performance running on Windows Server,Ability to save Playlist as CSV files,Better Schedule Perormance,Added Ability to choose VT package output folder,Playlist generation fixes,Voice track temp folder moved so Voicetracking works with Drop Box,Voicetrack package files trimed to intro/outro times,Generated pre-load 30 seconds,Better Logging,better import track verify,improved multiple artist seperation,Increased Encoder Buffer and seperated process,Multiple Samples Plays Simultaniously,Improved no Soundcard server support,Improved Daypart,Other Misc bug fixes,Fixed bug that certian encoded mp3 files would not autotrim properly,Master volume on Sample FX buttons,Mic Attenuation persist through track changes,Sound card switchable on VPS mode,Fixed single category rotations,Audio Out Light for FM/AM station using Broadcast Sound Card,VoiceTracks now get Auto-named by the date/time they will Play,Removed 2 second cushion from sweep before intro triggers,Fixed Consecutive sub 1 second track issue,Better Handle Simulcast Streams with irregular Meta Data Being Sent,Added the ability to change eq center frequency on each band,removed "arrive" dialog,Added logging for soundcards,changed FX button text to white,reset track option for stats,mic mono mode,Better Sound stability running on Virtual servers,Better Sound Stability on Voicetrack Engine,added ability to load tracks to rotation or playlist from track list screen,added the option in broadcast settings to send Album name with 'Artist - Title - Album' 4.86 Implemented seconds in Scheduler fixed Peak listener count on boot up when there is a Mic source errorAutofix bad/corrupt mp3 tags when importing tracks or when library changesRefresh Library button now has option to re-verify all tracks in Libary and move non-playable ones out Station Title on Title Bar fixed Stats in remote manage/VT only mode better start up from no active Rotation added the ability to Export statistcal reports to .csv file Added color coding to statistical reports Auto-update mp3's with no tag data Added ability to upload app.log to nextkast support Added 'and' as artist seperator better labeling in encoder settings Enter Key now saves track markers when entered manually imporved start order better player fonts Fixed Bug VoiceTrack Only Mode Added Remote Manage only mode Soundcard auto Leave mode, manual detect on virtual server operation Refined import file verification folder type dialog reflect current type on open drag/drop file gives warning message if file exists in target categoryAbility to drop external tracks(tracks not loaded in nextkast) in playlist builder 4.90 Faster Library List Loading Double click endtype to go through common types Less netowork traffic for Users using File Sync/ Remote Management dialog to delete app.log after 10MB Will only autoUpdate mp3 tag on Verify Added Load into available player option in TrackList Screen Duplicates get moved  to duplicates folder instead of renaming tag4.92 Color Coding for Music/Imaging/Commercials Removed Verify on loading List Imporved VoiceTracking Performance 4.96 Fixed Goto track and load into player from Search Tracks that are shorter than crossfade time handled better Show track colors in VT only mode bug fixes 4.99 Fix Drag and drop after VT track delete Sweeper Profiles can be created and scheduled Each Category can be in Random pick order or Alphabetic Pick order  More accurate Playlist builder Time Calculation Color Code red Missing tracks in playlists VT Editor shows Time Left on VT in preview More tolerance for lost data packets for Encoder re-connects 5.00 Allowed for VST plugins for main Audio processing Better performance when using Cloud Drive Setup Timestamp prints on main screen error message Proper category colors when dragging Mute on Preview MIC Eq and Compression settings now adjustable Live365 Encode updated Other minor bug fixes 5.02 Added Talent/DJ section to sweeper Profiles Ability to Schedule talent/dj for auto Voice Track Job Export/import Fixed no category message when all categories are deleted Fixed Wav Files meta data running on shared Cloud drive systems More checking for modified data files running in shared mode enhanced sound on automated announce DoubleClick allowed in settings to re-enter code if needed 5.04 Updated User Manual added Live365 (2017) encoder type and auto get listener count added radio.co encoder type Minor Bug Fixes 5.06 File not found error on form click removed Automated voice will now hit post (if intro until is marked) fix fx volume bar display on resizing Generated playlist with forced start option starts exactly on time Fixed stats report missing first entry 5.10 Set default VoiceTrack Package intro/outro export to 30 seconds Added option for Auto Gain Control / Normalization in live and VT Mic inputs/improved from 5.08 fixed bug on form-resize if two simulcasts were loaded and both would play 5.12 Fixed some values being saved incorrectly in certian region settings in windows more cloud sync code when running in rotation mode better accuracy on time on  on boot- active playlist will go into hour / into song ability to do semi live voice tracking ( voice track active hours) dsp/vst will display settings window for all plugins related artist field multi tag edit – change many tags at the same time by multi-selecting expand-dock able search window, with insert into playlist or active rotation option automated voice is disabled by default – can be anabled in settings can now play more file types: .mp3 .wav .aiff .ogg .m4a .mp2 .flac added delay on drag expand when moving tracks to players and moving to categories added warning for missing jock folder and wav convert cache dj/sweeper profile refinements fix video tutorial window fix decimal error in european set Pc for FX buttons Added ability to use Imaging type categories for Sweepers rotations in sweeper list Refined mute Mic audio engine Refined vtExport Process Sweepers refined Import Utility allows for importing of third party Automation Systems Ability to change default import and Export paths for VT Jobs Automated Voice will now also play from Live play button Bad tracks dialog only at end of import Improved SPL and RDJ ImportAbility to autotrim tracks with Metadate at end added ability to attach url to track to play updated file (news casts) , 1/23/2018 12:00 PM Version: 5.3.6 Color shade selectable audio FX /Sample Buttons,Improved handling of short elements (sub 2 seconds) Effectively creating up to 4 players simultaneously,Quicker Playlist and rotation Loading,Improved performance on automated voice,VT Job Auto Import when linked to DJ profiles,Sub-filtering of elements in rotation like Genre, Gender, Tempo, Features,Rating system for each track to favor tracks (1-5 setting available),Better handling of Playout and Remote Systems,VT Module Now shows playlist being edited in heading,Block double shift key hit in VT module,Added markers and click to mark on Voice Tracker,Better Seconds scheduling,removed yearly update message (permanent),automark non-marked voicetracks,vtModule will not delete imported zip as backup,Better Rendering/ftp upload for playlist,Improved 0 crossfade time behaviour,Minor bug fixes

3/7/2018 11:00 PM Version: 5.4.2
Fixed simulcast using micro server to trigger on milliseconds for allowing a main station and sub station running different imaging and commercials, synced togetherAbility to voice track active hours both in rotation and playlist modes.refined ability to track a active hour and have master NK re-load updated listAdded playout only screen with only controls needed during playout.Added ability to search and insert tracks on current rotation or playlist by double slicking on place where you want to insert track, then double clicking on result to insert.Fade only mode, double click on crossfade time label in settings to change fade to use autotrim nextstart and not move back the crossfade time into previous track.Added ability to add station logo in playout screenRefined UIIf VT runs longer then next element, auto fix markersIf nextstart is marked past end of song mark at end of songAllow fade out of last track even if it is marked no-fade if forced TOH is setSet autotrim for beginning of tracks to –55db ( this allows autotrim to be set lower because it only effects end of track and still eliminates silence in beginning of track if autotrim is enabled.Make it so that if a voicetrack nextstart marker is not set and the intro time of next song is, NK automatically sets the VT to hit postFixed embedded URL into MP3 file to accept streamsFixed some tracks not marking nextstart properly because of silence trimAllowed for routing of players to multiple sound cards for use with external mixerIf track has cold ending marked, next track will start at nextstart marker set by autotrimFix on-air Light ClickSpacebar to advance all parts of VT recording (instead of left shift & right shift)Export Just One VT hour using Jock ProfilesPass current track title with embeded URLWhen you delete date folder delete all VT associated with itFixed draging tracks on playlist/Rotation screen when using Remote DesktopAdded mark to auto-trimFixed repick option to get tracks a end of hour to fill properlyRemoved all file mods while in playlist mode to prevent drive share programs from updating during transitionsFixed VT insert to reflect trimmed time of track including markersCategory mis counts are handled betterFixed manual playlist loading when changing from remote manage to normal mode and backAudio URL improved
Updated User Manual

7/2/2018 11:00 PM Version: 5.6.0
1. Importing tracks are now done on separate thread/process (keeping GUI responsive during large imports) 2. ability to force no sound card option for running on Virtual servers and being able to preview tracks on Virtual server 3. preview tracks when running on virtual server running in no sound card mode4. Lists loading should be sped up after first time loaded, and should stay fast even after app restart 5. quicker player loads (saving track auto trim positions so track loading is faster) 6. A new Producer Utility will be installed that is a management only app to complement Nextkast and allow modifications/imports/voice tracking/etc.. as a separate app. 7. Fixed bug that would ignore next start marker when some tracks have silence at end 8. added vu meter for mic in nk producer 9. improved search master library code 10. improved performance of lookUp table for faster loading of lists further
11. Fixed a bug that would slow down playlist generation introduced in these betas 12. Misc. user interface enhancements for Producer Utility and Main Program 13. Will show window with broken rules after playlist generation if there are any


8/26/2018 10:00 PM Version: 5.6.6
1. Added ability to enter zip code to read and display Temperature 2. fixed bug in find song average 3. Corrected display name in non-generated playlist on screen 4. Added #temp#,"#titleIn#" to automated voice macros to announce time and title 5. If Commercial Category is loaded, it alters playing tracks nextstart to avoid crossfading into commercials 6. Added automatically marking Voicetracks that do not have vtstart and nextstart markers 7. No mic selected warning if no mic is selected in mic settings 8. Better song pick failure behavior if rules cannot be adhered to 9. Fixed bug that would stop automated voice from working after track is manually inserted into players 10. Ability to create and load cue sheets files “.cue” for sending meta data for syndicated shows / Auto create cueSheet when a live recording is done 11. Time elapsed displayed on live Recording button 12. remove "/" as track artist separator 13. Insert static files into rotation 14. Fixed reference URL or File (URL button on track details) to include all playable file formats when not a stream 15. Changed temporary file location for vt Export and import to windows default temp directory
16. Playlist generation skips first element when looping if hour is short to avoid double Top of Hour imaging in generated playlist 17. Added estimated repeat time on rotation builder 18. Added the ability to rename categories and have all instances in rotations rename as well
19. Fixed upload path for render and uploading of playlists or rotations 20. fixed players being able to stop if 0 fade time and auto trim is off
21. Blocked the ability to save a rotation with a missing category 22. better logging behavior in regular operation mode 23. Improved cueSheet editing and saving 24. Fixed bug that could eject both players when autotrim is set to 0 and crossfade is at 0 and tracks advance while a rotation loads. 25. Made it so track verify recalculates all track lengths and process can be stopped 26. now shows copy progress when files are moved between categories and made it possible to cancel operationAdded ability to
27. the ability to play audio from  .mp4 and .mov files




Past Updates Standard Version:
added admin/source password for shoutcast2/icecast2, better encoder reconnection check, update mp3 tag instantly refects on list without refresh, Better TOH loading, multiple Artist repeat check with 'feat' or using mp3 tag multiples, User Manual PDF Pro,Better Schduler Minute/force accuracy,will not send title of non-music elements, more logging, faster rendering, better played log format, added export library to csv file, fixed TOH with forced and imaging type, warn if sweepers do not import properly, switch to playlist screen on scheduled event, and Bug fixes(drag and drop not fading).Waveform render when marking tracks, Backup Utility, Fixed delay when reading certian mp3 tags with misplaced picture data,faster list loading,wave render refined,duplicates are moved to duplicates folder instead of deleted,minor fixes,New wave render on players, fixed songpick trackype bug,added click song preview in statistics window, Encoder more network error tolerant, exapand category window on drag to player only if more than 10 categories, attack on compressor alllowed to .01, fixed one category track time cacultations, fixed display on 125% magnified screen, no spaces in category names,added the ability to get relay stats with custom getstats,quicker network timeout, double check mic master volume. Added Micro Caster Encoder allowing to broadcast from NextKast without Stream Provider for Live Broadcasts or testing.NOTE, this is intended for very few listening connections and is dependent on your internet speed,Added different view options for Category and Rotation Listings, can be found by right clicking the '+ Category' button.Updated User Manual,Minor Bug Fixes. Added the ability to force or flex each schedule element ( Minute or hour),Better support for mp3 with embeded data,Bug Fixes (playlist showing red in schedule, delete in list,update close),import folders into category (drag and drop),ability to drag external tracks directly to player,Better support for Custom Stats for shoutcast 2 servers,Automated Tiltle and Text Announcements as sweepers,Now playing file for Opticodec encoders,Refined Backup System,After Delete Track return to last position,Improved performance and App Priority in Windows now selectable,Sweepers finish right before intro mark (if marked),tracks marked as cold don't fade out,current time highlighted when scheduler is opened,Better encoder performance running on Windows Server,Better Logging,better import track verify,improved multiple artist seperation,Increased Encoder Buffer and seperated process,other Miscr bug fixes,Fixed bug that certian encoded mp3 files would not autotrim properly,Fixed single category rotations,Removed 2 second cushion from sweep before intro triggers,Fixed Consecutive sub 1 second track issue,Added logging for soundcards,reset track option for stats,mic mono mode,added ability to load tracks to rotation or playlist from track list screen,added the option in broadcast settings to send Album name with 'Artist - Title - Album' 4.86 Autofix bad/corrupt mp3 tags when importing tracks fixed Peak listener count on boot up when there is a Mic source error Refresh Library button now has option to re-verify all tracks in Libary and move non-playable ones out Station Title on Title Bar better start up from no active Rotation Auto-update mp3's with no tag data Added ability to upload app.log to nextkast support Added 'and' as artist seperator better labeling in encoder settings Enter Key now saves track markers when entered manually imporved start order better player fonts Refined import file verification drag/drop file gives warning message if file exists in target category 4.90 Faster Library List Loading Double click endtype to go through common types dialog to delete app.log after 10MB Will only autoUpdate mp3 tag on Verify Added Load into available player option in TrackList Screen Duplicates get moved  to duplicates folder instead of renaming tag 4.92 Removed Verify on loading List 4.96 Fixed Black text in rotation list Tracks that are shorter than crossfade time handled better bug fixes 4.99 Color Code red Missing tracks in playlists More tolerance for lost data packets for Encoder re-connects 5.00 Timestamp prints on main screen error message Proper category colors when dragging Mute on Preview MIC Eq and Compression settings now adjustable Live365 Encode updated Other minor bug fixes 5.02
Fixed no category message when all categories are deleted More checking for modified data files running in shared mode enhanced sound on automated announce DoubleClick allowed in settings to re-enter code if needed 5.04 Updated User Manual added Live365 (2017) encoder type and auto get listener count added radio.co encoder type Minor Bug Fixes 5.06 File not found error on form click removed Automated voice will now hit post (if intro until is marked) Fixed stats report missing first entry 5.10 Added option for Auto Gain Control / Normalization in live and VT Mic inputs/improved from 5.08
Fixed some values being saved incorrectly in certian region settings in windows better accuracy on time on
related artist field multi tag edit – change many tags at the same time by multi-selecting expand-dock able search window, with insert into active rotation option automated voice is disabled by default – can be anabled in settings can now play more file types: .mp3 .wav .aiff .ogg .m4a .mp2 .flac Fixed bug where demo would not allow full demo time (2000 minutes) added delay on drag expand when moving tracks to players and moving to categories fix video tutorial window Added ability to use Imaging type categories for Sweepers rotations in sweeper list Import Utility allows for importing of third party Automation Systems Automated Voice will now also play from Live play button Bad tracks dialog only at end of import Improved SPL and RDJ Import Ability to autotrim tracks with Metadate at end added ability to attach url to track to play updated file (news casts)
, 5.36 Improved handling of short elements (sub 2 seconds) Effectively creating up to 4 players simultaneously,Quicker  rotation Loading,Improved performance on automated voice,Rating system for each track to favor tracks (1-5 setting available),Minor Bug fixes

3/7/2018 11:00 PM Version: 5.4.2
Added ability to search and insert tracks on current rotation or playlist by double slicking on place where you want to insert track, then double clicking on result to insert.Fade only mode, double click on crossfade time label in settings to change fade to use autotrim nextstart and not move back the crossfade time into previous track.Refined UIAllow fade out of last track even if it is marked no-fade if forced TOH is setSet autotrim for beginning of tracks to –55db ( this allows autotrim to be set lower because it only effects end of track and still eliminates silence in beginning of track if autotrim is enabled.Fixed some tracks not marking nextstart properly because of silence trimIf track has cold ending marked, next track will start at nextstart marker set by autotrimFix on-air Light Click
Pass current track title with embeded URLFixed draging tracks on playlist/Rotation screen when using Remote DesktopAdded mark to auto-trimCategory mis counts are handled betterUpdated User Manual l

6/11/18 Version 5.59
1. Took out unnecessary mark next save during VT process 2. Automatically correct any negative values in VT next start markers 3. Do not allow writing on negative values in VT editor 4. Only search for missing tracks in 'Tracks' Directory in Playlist Builder, NOT in playout screens 5. Prevent multiple tracks from getting selected in playlist editor.. only one track can be moved at a time 6. Fixed bug that would prevent spacebar from working in VT editor if left track ends before VT 7. Removed unnecessary logging during VT process 8. Modified function that checks length of VT to make sure it does not go past next track  9. Added Song Title separation setting 10. Better failure behavior if artist separation rule cannot be adhered to.  11. Fixed record button render when switching from - to playout only screen 12. Added report view for category list, and rotation builder screen also reflects set icon/list/report view 13. Added unicode support to import files with unicode charachters (foriegn accents characters etc..) 14. Ability to alter checked sweeper boxes in playout only mode 15. Export CSV includes year and genre 16. Added "f./" as artist seperator in Artist field 17. Fixed Backup to include appSettings File 18. Fixed Search refresh button crashing app when consecutivly being hit during a refresh 19. Better failure case if track is missing in song pick engine 20. Ability to set duration override on any item a in playlists 21. Improved re-order code in all listviews 22. Fixed load track into available player 23. added Line in direct to encoder to allow for using USB mixers 24. yellow text color for errors 25. Show Year and Album of loaded tracks in Voicetracker 26. Fix playlist name display for non-generated playlist 27. added better dialog on playlist generation 28. improved debug logging on playlist generation 29. added ability to download updates from out SSL site on Windows server 2012 30. Added ability to use news website in URL and extract mp3 file from site 31. bitrate option on record live (right click) 32. Unique Artist count on load category list click 33. Imporved Quick VT Process 34.Better timing calculations when voicetracks as present 35. Fix edit then delete rotation bug 36. NextStart button now overides fades on elements less that 60 seconds 37. Improved time accuracy in rotation mode 38. Daypart Seperation only on Music 39. Improved quick VT process 40. Better timing calculations when voicetracks as present 41. Improved time accuracy in rotation mode

8/26/18 Version 5.66
1. Added ability to enter zip code to read and display Temperature 2. fixed bug in find song average 3. Added #temp#,"#titleIn#" to automated voice macros to announce time and title 4. Better song pick failure behavior if rules cannot be adhered to 5. Fixed bug that would stop automated voice from working after track is manually inserted into players6. remove "/" as track artist separator 7. Insert static files into rotation8. Added estimated repeat time on rotation builder9. Added the ability to rename categories and have all instances in rotations rename as well10. fixed players being able to stop if 0 fade time and auto trim is off11. Blocked the ability to save a rotation with a missing category12. better logging behavior in regular operation mode13. Fixed bug that could eject both players when autotrim is set to 0 and crossfade is at 0 and tracks advance while a rotation loads.14. Made it so track verify recalculates all track lengths and process can be stopped15. now shows copy progress when files are moved between categories and made it possible to cancel operation16. the ability to play audio from  .mp4 and .mov files

11/11/18 Version 5.68

Broadcast
1. Added the option to load StreamMonitor on startup which provides played performances for USA based listeners
2. Added TLH counter on top right
3. Searchable played history
4. Fixed VT marker issue when VT precedes commercials
5. New icons and Splash screens
6. Auto VT import set priority for current day track imports
7. added playcount increments in remote managed systems
8. Configure colors for VU meter, new rendering of VU
9. Corrected [] chars in track titles when using other than mp3's
10. Does not store commercial elements length in case same tracks get changed with new one of different lenghts
11. when marking into/outro etc, you can now click on text box to jump to the set time on track in preview player.
12. ability to assign static sweeper file to any track that will play regardless of sweeper box checked and can be custom path.


Standard
1. Added the option to load StreamMonitor on startup which provides played performances for USA based listeners
2. Added TLH counter on top right
3. Searchable played history
4. New icons and Splash screens
5. Configure colors for VU meter, new rendering of VU
6. Corrected [] chars in track titles when using other than mp3's
7. Does not store commercial elements length in case same tracks get changed with new one of different lenghts
8. Demo now runs for 8000 minutes
9. when marking into/outro etc, you can now click on text box to jump to the set time on track in preview player.
10. ability to assign static sweeper file to any track that will play regardless of sweeper box checked and can be custom path.


PRO
1. Added the option to load StreamMonitor on startup which provides played performances for USA based listeners
2. Added TLH counter on top right
3. Searchable played history
4. Fixed VT marker issue when VT precedes commercials
5. New icons and Splash screens
6. added playcount increments in remote managed systems
7. Configure colors for VU meter, new rendering of VU
8. Corrected [] chars in track titles when using other than mp3's
9. Does not store commercial elements length in case same tracks get changed with new one of different lenghts
10. Demo now runs for 8000 minutes
11. when marking into/outro etc, you can now click on text box to jump to the set time on track in preview player.
12. ability to assign static sweeper file to any track that will play regardless of sweeper box checked and can be custom path.



4/10/19 Version 5.7.80

Added Features:
   new 5.7.80: added configurable keyboard shortcuts
    new 5.7.71:  Tempo to fit and tempo adjust
    Imporved GUI   
    VoicetracksPlayed log implemented
    better search window positions and saving
    fixed play button syncing   
    1. add option to import external playlists from MUSIC1 and others in .3mu format (Broadcast/Pro)

    2. Added listener stats for Micro caster ( built in stream server gives ability to broadcast without stream service) (Broadcast/Pro)
    3. Added myRadioTuner custom listen app link request link in MicroServer (Broadcast/Pro/standard)
    4. added re-run option to re-run voice tracked hours via schedule (Broadcast Version)
    5. MicroCaster will preserve setting and enable on startup if checked (Broadcast/Pro/standard)
    6. allow for playlistLocal folder allows for third party scripts to modify playlist and cause NK to playout modified lists (Broadcast Version)
    7. better feedback on pick issues when using generated playlist ( search depth warning, reason for broken rule) (Broadcast/Pro)
    8. graphical grid view of when tracks played and when in hour they played(Broadcast/Pro/standard)
    9. ability to view tracks played history by right clicking(Broadcast/Pro/standard)
    10. noise gate option with threshold setting for MIC(Broadcast/Pro)
    11. added email notification option on players getting stuck or missing tracks(Broadcast Version)
    12. Failsafe even if track is missing NK will try to replace with track in same type category

    
Fixed/Enhanced:
    new 5.7.80: revert missing track algorithm, improved tempo adjust sound quality
    1. fixed intro playlist macro for title
    2. auto vt markers now favor marked nextstarts
    3. alternate send to save for wav files
    4. added threading to url/simulcast preloading so it does not hinder GUI loop
    5. added customizable keyboard shortcuts
    6. fixed nextstart button in manual mode
    7. added mouse wheel scrolling on played list ( must select row for it to function)
    8. added iPass proprietary song selection algorithm to favor more popular categories
    9. added debug mode that will treat scheduled songs as played for data analysis
    10. fixed bug that would ignore certian artist names when containing key worlds for related artists
    11. removed loging of reruns status every second
    12. fixed bug that would act as if audio files with capatilized letters in file extensions act as remote streams
    13. refined repick failure behaviour.
    14. better handle when all players are active during voice tracking playout and next track needs to start
    15. multiple cue point modification for updating tags
    16. Better recovery if VT track mismarked or missing
    17. Voicetrack Module can use crossfade times from management Machine(Broadcast)
    18. Added double Click Sweeper Player while playing will eject sweeper
    19. Improved performance of rotation and playlist loading
    20. Updated Help File
    21. added main mixer as option in sound card routing dialog (Broadcast)
    22. Logging of Voicetracks played in voicetracksplayed.log
    23. Enhanced autoImport of Done Voicetrack Jobs (Broadcast)
    24. Dialog to confirm deletion of commercials in VTModule
    25. CSV Export of played report now includes Publisher, Composer, and Copyright Fields

8/2/19 Version 5.9.0
New Features
1. back to back VT
2. Cue Editor (larger view and more user friendly window to mark cue points, double click on track to open)
3. Ability to mark track start
4. View extra players when tracks are fading out
5. External VT Editor ( Point to external Audio editor to Edit VTs)
6. countdown on players counts down to nextstart not end of track
7. Added TCP option for Voicetracking to Download and Upload vtJobs (broadcast version)
8. Added TCP option to remotely alter Playlist and add music from searchable main library (broadcast version)
9. Added playTrackFromCategory playlist Macro (broadcast version)
10. ability at add linein to voicetrack recoding
11. Shows buffer status when playing streams
12. Shows automatically broken up artist with more that one in related artist field, robust automatic multiple artist detection
13. added a 'silent' keyword for alternate send to not send any meta data for track
14. Added iPass feature for track selection pass-order, pass order priority set in category type dialog (broadcast version)

15. reads .wav, mp4 tag data on music import
16. added timeSync and timeSyncForce playlist macro (BX)


Fixed

1. filter for category view types double click on category folder area
2. reorder playlist would move playlist position in rotation mode, now switches back to current position
3. drastically improved SPL import
4. fixed short element wave display to scale
5. fixed error when unintentionally dropping a category into an exiting active rotation playlist
6. revised VT marker - remark options
7. On track move, if there are duplicates other tracks will proceed to move
8. Files dragged from inside NK can now be inserted as static files in rotations
9. improved list view when switching to playout only screen
10. Fixed window size from nkManager and nextkast app
11. Updated all audio engine Dll's
12. backup files on URL emeded tracks fixed
13. Fixed Daypart Separation
14. Other minor bug fixes and optomizations
15. Updated User Manual

16. Fixed report view column width
17. fixed multiple tag cue point editing
18. Fixed timeleft display when scaling is beyond double original size
19. fixed mic and linein windows volume control to not adjust if no card is selected and ignore linein for vtLease
20. fixed m3u import to show correct category colors
21. Fixed Edit Rotation bug that would load static files when creating a rotation


2/2/20 Version 5.9.52

New Features
1. added preload time option in broadcast version
2, updated weather API and allowed it to work internationally
3. Refined render playlist feature and allowed functionality in Pro version (podcast uploader)
4. added superSetting dialog found in the adv button in settings
5. Added a catch feature if a soundcard is disconnected
6. added ability to uniquely mark nextstart in playlist (segue editor)
7. Added more ability for getting mp3 from websites, improved results
8. Music Master Integration (Broadcast Version)
9. Lastplayed column in the search window
10. Allowed for static inserted tracks in rotations to come form different network paths
11. implemented graphical clock display as well as estimated time on for each category listed in rotation builder
12. added undo in playlist builder
13. added silence detector that will send email when silence is detected
14. Added Affiliate mode in BX version that makes network syndicated stations a breeze(different commercials and imaging, same content and vt's)
15. Affiliate mode can also record airchecks and store locally
16. Allow a double click on inserted static files in rotations to view inserted file (BX version)
17. allowed affiliate mode to live record to local directory (BX version)
18. added the ability to easily create a playlist that will automatically play out at specified date and time without the need to schedule
19. Ability to manually set listen port for Music Master nexus integration (BX version)


Fixed
1. removed erroneous keypress error being logged
2. removed nkManager loading sound DSP processor
3. Fixed loadIntoAvailable player so tracks times display correctly
4. Added more logging when files are missing during song picking
5. fixed sweeper timing to intro to account for set start positions
6. Improved RadioDJ database import /added mariaDB import option
7. Fixed 'no sweeper' entry missing if no sweepers are present
8. fixed bug if VT played one track before last in hour or if hour transitions while song is transitioning
9. fixed erroneous master volume set by VT module
10. improved VT module upload message to ensure vtJob was imported
11. fixed drag and drop of external files in playlist builder
12. fixed Voicetrack recording rename when recrding voicetrack on using record vt button
13. Fixed silence trim on remote/network asset files.

14. allowed Weather API key to be deleted by pressing cancel when clicking on temperature
15. restored function that would automatically mark vt's that are not marked with cue points by voice talent
16. added more safety to noise Gate function in mic in case sound card is lost
17. fixed erogenous error when deleting categories and then editing or creating new rotation
18. Improved search database accuracy
19. Sped up search , was slowed by adding last played data display bug
20. Fixed case where if a track file is replaced or deleted by external file method (no within NK) it would not refresh the first time loading
21. Improved voicetrack and segue re-marking and adjust methods
22. improved wav tag import if artist ir title is blank
23. allowed forced setting to work in generated playlist mode
24. fixed verify re-writing tags of wav files



4/4/20 10:00 AM Version: 5.9.72
New Features
1. Added Ability to receive input triggers from Broadcast Tools Input Boards (SRC-16 Plus,SRC-4 , and other compatible serial remote control devices) (BX)
2. Added WebRequest feature, user can embed web request feature on website and NK will insert request automatically(BX)
3. added playlit macros start and stop serial listen, launchexe, sendHttpCommand, sendSerialCommand, switchToManualAndLineInOn(BX)
4. Auto Export of vtJobs when Importing External playlist from SPL, MusicMaster, and others(BX)
5. Resizable Scheduler Window(ALL)
6. added encoder start and stop playlist macro
7. Sample buttons default to live on startup

Fixed
1. Improved Natural Log merging (BX)
2. Improved how nk handles rebroadcasting stream when there are network faults(ALL)
3. On show tracks in category, if there are duplicates message box only comes up once(ALL)
4. Better .wav and other audio file tag handling(ALL)
5. Improved user process in scheduler to make more user friendly(ALL)


6/30/20 1:00 PM Version: 5.9.90

New Features
1. New display track position on play button(ALL)
2. Added commercial break merging for Marketron and Natural Log(BX)
3. added option to manually merge traffic from an already created playlist(BX)
4. added ability to repick track from playlist builder in generated hours(ALL)
5. on import of tracks duplicates are now allowed and just renamed(ALL)
6. added 'Repick Off' option in settings to prevent NK from trying to repick missing tracks(BX/PRO)
7. added ability to merge traffic from externally generated playlist like Music Master(BX)
8. Shortened update time to instant when updating a active on air playlist in vt editor or manager(BX/PRO)
9. TimeSyncForce will now show force time in loaded playlist(BX)
10. automatically check for mergeTraffic commands and favor merge playlist macro for hour(BX)
11. When nk discovers newly externally placed wav file track (ftp or copy) it will extract cart chuck data(ALL)
12. Ability to send tracks in a category from Nextkast to MusicMaster using Nexus(ALL)
13. Added secondary silence detect option in advanced settings to detect silence on linein(BX/PRO)
14. Show internet stream buffer state with circle progress display on play button(ALL)
15. Added stopLinein, setvolume playlist macros(BX)
16. Added option to disable FTP when using podcast render(BX/PRO)

Fixed
1. fixed bug where if stream tries to load but can't because of connection issues, causing a memory leak.(ALL)
2. Fixed Bug when dragging files outside of Nextkast into active rotation or playlist(ALL)
3. Better handling of TCP voicetracking when there is an intermittent internet connection(BX)
4, Manager defaults to preview for sample buttons as in previous versions(ALL)
5. set sweep start marker to instant ( was 3 seconds) if track intro not marked(ALL)
6. Improved functionality where certain hours could be mostly playlist Macros(BX)
7. Properly display time length of Playlist Macros in Rotation mode(BX)
8. fixed track preview on server installs running windows server 2016 with no sound card when rdp connecting with sound card(ALL)
9. Fixed silence detect logging when running in no sound card mode(ALL)