Category: Releases

List of software updates

Version 6.4.1 (1/29/23)

ADDED

  1. reshuffle daily option for music scheduler
  2. shows tracks in red that were scheduled from broken rule and shows detail of why in track notes
  3. allow commercials type categories to have a artist and title separation
  4. updated generate playlist button with icon
  5. added option in advanced settings to convert all music audio files to shd with embedded metadata (nkManager does this work)
  6. allowed double line text in rotation / playlist view
  7. added category sub colors
  8. divider lines in playlist views
  9. Auto VT export option now works with internal scheduler
  10. if outro of imaging is marked, nextkast will attempt to hit into until(post) on incoming track)
  11. Dynamic AGC implemented for running individual sound cards
  12. template merge can now specify day by name template, MondayMerge.tpl .. etc
  13. added option in schedule to block import of external playlist in certian hours
  14. improved PLM to include static files
  15. http encoder meta data calls removed timestamp (not needed)
  16. double click in played search to filter but clicked name
  17. show player number active in stacked player view

FIXED

  1. break notes and nowplaying files duplicate stream encode meta data send behavior
  2. fixed static files not scheduling using ipass
  3. fixed cue sheets to handle “PREGAP” line
  4. Fixed library meta date delete when track is deleted from nextkast
  5. improved timing calculation in ipass to include cue points
  6. fixed mobileVT when using SHD files

Version 6.4.0 (1/2/23)

NEW

  1. delete playlist older than 5 days and voicetracks older than 21 days on home click
  2. if auto import is checked in adv settings vtjobs creation bypass ask dialog
  3. option for ‘can upload’ in MobileVT under user pofile
  4. ports now required on MobileVT (allows for multiple on single machine or IP)
  5. larger font sized and colors in small icon view for categories and playlist/rotation view
  6. on app.log larger than 10mb rename and no confirmation dialog
  7. update save active playlist on insert from search to reflect on mobilevt golive
  8. added install path option for onAir version to allow multiple installs on one server
  9. added ROT and PLS home buttons to filter playlist and rotations
  10. allowed both upper and lower case for natural log imports for break markers “#commercial break#”
  11. added random hour order for song picker when generating playlist and iPass is enabled
  12. eliminate vt export dialog on satellite only talent schedules
  13. added new automated test option in category health window and window now shows most scheduling options
  14. re-arranged settings window
  15. added fx option for vt players (set in mic settings)
  16. added the ability to list rotation list in plm to use as packets
  17. double click in gray are in rotation/playlist list to filter between rotations and playlist in view

FIXED

  1. fix total time when calculating merge commands
  2. fixed time range and date range with files that are cart numbers
  3. alot of fixes to iPass multi pass scheduling
  4. added intro time when importing external playlist to show in MobileVT
  5. playTrackFromCategory macro now places categories in imported playlist so they get picked on playlist load not next song load
  6. hide mobilevt and golive config rewrite on nkmanager startup
  7. Sync masterLibrary between nkManager and nextkast in real time (search library)
  8. fixed time range restriction
  9. improved dayPart segment separation code and made it work only for selected categories ( not global)
  10. modified vt auto mark when vt markers are missing to handle transitioning into no intro tracks
  11. time restriction rename and delete improved on track edit and delete
  12. fixed break notes using ipass for generating playlists
  13. fixed rounding of time column in rotation builder
  14. added category average time refresh when pressing refresh button on track list screen
  15. get trimmed length to include nextstart in rotation builder
  16. fixed infinite repick if last track in a short hour was a statically inserted file

Version 6.3.8 (11/13/22)

NEW

goLive / MobileVT / RemoteVT (onAir and Broadcast Versions)

  1. Improvements in GoLive gui with new buttons on bottom of screen when running on desktop
  2. added sample buttons to goLive audio feed
  3. allowed insert track to goLive
  4. added move track syncing in current playlist goLive
  5. on playlist reorder resave active playlist in playout screen and update goLive screen if connected
  6. added multi party goLive option, up to three can connect and hear each other (multi party radio show live remote hosting)
  7. added remote recording in goLive screen
  8. Added MobileVT auto server start fix ( quicker to configure changing ip )
  9. added station clock to goLive GUI
  10. added delete track in mobileVT (not only vt delete)
  11. allowed for up to 60 vt user accounts
  12. added remote volume lowering of studio feed in goLive for multi party hosts
  13. created affiliate vtjob disbursement schedule ( 1 host can be sent to multiple affiliates )

Playback Engine / GUI

  1. added tag checking for all supported audio file types (All)
  2. added stream, ftp, http, and remote file insert asset (right click on add track +) (onAir and BX)
  3. on playlist reorder resave active playlist in playout screen and update goLive screen if connected (All)
  4. added template merge (name it templateMerge.tpl and place in traffic log folder)(onAir and BX)
  5. added OPUS and .shd audio file compatibility (All)
  6. If track name is less that 12 characters will display as cart number in category list and playlist (onAir)
  7. added automatic track update in current playlist changes active playlist will automatically update (All)
  8. Imporved GUI updated icons (All)
  9. added new segement markers for rendering segments (wav and mp3)(onAir and BX)
  10. added if track is not valid, skip it (All)
  11. other than mp3 meta data now sored in database to increase tag retrieval for large libraries 10K + tracks (All)
  12. Played search screen added to playout only screen (All)
  13. when schedule is enabled, when pressing any hour, edit will will be assumed (All)
  14. automatically set playlist to generate from1 to 30 days in advance without human intervention (if nkMnager is open it will generate, if not nextkast will genrate 5 after midnight) (All)
  15. added ability to import set up from PlayoutOne (All)
  16. NK will look for duplicate cart numbers and warn on import. (onAir)
  17. added new date/hor view when naviating from playout only screen to playlist editor screen (All)
  18. added ability to externally edit tracks loaded in nextkast and automatically return to cue window when done (All)
  19. Update start time even when running in Playlist Mode (All)

Playlist Macros / GPIO (On Air)

  1. added send tcp and udp playlist macros
  2. added ability to set time inside a mergeExternalTrafficLog marker
  3. added multi-level trafic merging (local, network, program) configurable
  4. added support for audioScience GPIO triggers
  5. added Category and track length to meta send
  6. added upd meta send and fully tested http, tcp and udp meta send
  7. added setAsTemplate playlist macro (first command in list) will make the scheduler create hour without regard to time (exact rotation as playlist)
  8. added startOrStopRecord macro to trigger recording from playlist macro
  9. added ability to save playlist macros to Sample buttons to trigger satelite and other macro commands
  10. added http server so playlist macros can be called from http commands externally
  11. added template merge for synchronicity (name it templateMerge.tpl and place in traffic log folder)
  12. added many new playlist macro options
  13. added playlist macro profile to allow scheduling of different playlist macro profiles in a week

FIXED

  1. fixed IOS safari compatibility with goLive (onAir and BX)
  2. Fixed occasional flange in mic when using chrome or edge (onAir and BX)
  3. fixed mic volume from changing between app loads in certian windows sizes (All)
  4. fixed admin checkbox in mobileVT and goLive (onAir and BX)
  5. Fixed playlist macro builder list not showing first inserted item as yellow (All)
  6. Improved talent add and remove process for remote voicetracking (onAir and BX)
  7. show track length in clock view for rotation builder when adding playlist macros with length (All)
  8. if track is not valid, skip it (All)
  9. on track insert, show from category (All)
  10. fixed track time calculation when in stacked player mode. (All)
  11. Updatetime correctly shows future time when selecting jumpto (All)
  12. block user from moving track in Playout only screen during transition (All)
  13. fixed the ability for NK to autostart if some tracks are missing in current playlist (All)
  14. Improved MusicMaster Nexus Import and Sync Processes(On Air)

6.3.8 11/13/2022

  1. Minor bug fixes
  2. added meta data import for Wide Orbit (onAIr)

Version 6.2.6 (07/01/22)

7/1/22 version 6.2.6

NEW

  1. Initial release for GoLive MobileVT feature (BX and OnAIr)
  2. New playout only screen , size the two frames as preferred(All)
  3. Refreshed some GUI icons (All)
  4. New option to hide mic, linein and sweeper buttons in adv settings (All)
  5. New Stacked Player View option available in settings -> adv screen (All)
  6. added drop down for schedule mode in scheduler(All)
  7. many code speed optimizations(All)
  8. Added copy and paste functions in Rotation Editor

FIXED

  1. Missing tracks will not look for all supported file types (All)
  2. Fixed MobileVT not rendering some tracks when originals were non-mp3 or wavs (BX and OnAIr)
  3. minor IU improvements (All)
  4. More improvements to auto update of playlist in active hour (All)
  5. Fixed certain wav tag data where artist and title were reversed on import of track (All)
  6. Improved Playlist Macro File functionality in a category (BX and OnAir)
  7. Fixed sweeper checks not saving in European versions of windows

Version 6.2.3 (04/21/22)

NEW

  1. New update method to fix update error when checking for update from help menu (all)
  2. Adjustable re-connect tolerance in advanced audio settings (all)

FIXED

  1. Added new playlist macro file list, creates the ability to save a set of playlist macros and save them in a category (bx and Onair)
  2. Fixed unintentional fade when playing hooks (bx and Onair)
  3. Fixed certain wav tag data where artist and title were reversed on import of track (all)
  4. Fixed insert static file from within nextkast to rotation editor (bx and Onair)
  5. Marketron visual traffic and radio trafiic reconciliation auto detect improvements (bx and Onair)

Version 6.2.2 (02/13/22)

NEW

  1. Made it possible to drag and drop newly created URL files (all)
  2. Better on screen indication of when a player is player a URL or remote file

FIXED

  1. Fixed bug that when a wav file with wrong tag is deleted and re-imported old tag would persist
  2. Fixed On deletion of live playlist item playlist position would go to top
  3. Better post hit when Voicetracks are not marked

Version 6.2.0 (1/8/2022)

1/8/2021

NEW
1. on lineIn press or playlist macro trigger of lineIN, selected sound card will display (BX & onAir)
2. selectable soundcard on playlist macro linein (BX & onAir)
3. show trigger state on main screen from satellite switcher (broadcast tools switcher or Axia GPIO) (onAir)
4. Manual play button on Sweepers will also play from sweeper imaging folders (Pro & BX & onAir)
5. Improved workflow for MobileVT host/jock profile creation and scheduling (BX & onAir)
6. Improved many scenarios using playlist macros and satellite switching (BX & onAir)
7. ability to hear on air audio and use MIC live in noSoundcard / Virtual server mode when connected. Found in broadcast settings ‘Cloud Audio'(Pro & BX & onAir)
8. New preview file download progress in VTModule

FIXED
1. mapped categories now use correct category type for crossfades and picker (BX & onAir)
2. fixed go to Auto mode from playlist macro (BX & onAir)
3. Fixed serial out for playlist macros (BX & onAir)
4. fixed manual vtjob export using MobileVT (BX & onAir)
5. Fixed multiple soundcard voicetrack playback not to crossfade (BX & onAir)
6. Fixed track import to be more flexible for different MusicMaster database configurations (onAir)
7. Improved iPass tolerance to escape characters in artist or title
8. Fixed some scenarios when switching from manual to Auto mode with start next button (Pro & BX & onAir)
9. fixed timing issue when voictracks are not marked to accomodate for fadetime when intro until is set on incoming song. (BX & onAir)

Version 6.1.7 (10/31/21)

NEW
1. added RDS out for onAir version
2. allow web/ftp/http embedded files to preview properly
3. added category health window in song pick errors
4. added axia livewire gpio trigger ability (onAir Version)

FIXED
1. more fixes for the case when a track starts while rotation is still loading
2. remove uncheck schedule warning from nkManager
3. faster song picker
4. fixed picker so mapped folders work properly
5. fixed issue with some wav files that have mis-formatted header tags
6. improved search window speed
7. improved current hour semi live remote voicetracking
8. improved multipass (iPass) feature

Version 6.1.0 (8/28/21)

NEW
1. Added MobileVT Browser based voicetracking that works on PC, MAC, Iphone, Android, and Tablets (BX and onAir)
2. Added OnAir version focussed on FM/AM radio (OnAir)
3. Selecteable font on countdown clocks (left click for two built in options, right click for any font installed in system
4. Improved various User Interface Visual Elements

FIXED
1. More fixes and logging for search function
2. Fixed Preview player countdown in correct row
3. fixed bug when switching from rotation mode to playlist mode in schedule after playlist edit
4. Various Marketron and Radio Traffic merging improvements (onAir Version)
5. Improved semi real time voicetracking, voice tracking current song/hour reload
6. Fixed record live 2 hour time limit

Version: 6.0.11 (6/8/21)

New
1. Sample buttons can be assigned to tracks to trigger at marked points. (preview track and press sample button to mark)
2. Intro until displayed in playlist builder screen

3. added shortcut keys ctrl-o and ctrl-s to open settings window7. rendering now allowed in nkManager
4. Played history window now has live mode to show recently played and update as new tracks play automatically
5. confirmation dialog when taking nextkast out of schedule mode by manually clicking a rotation or playlist


Fixed

1. Fixed issues with backup and restore
2. Fixed issue when rotations reloads at same time new track starts at 59:30
3. fixed multi sound card setup where voicetracks would fade out
4. fixed .mp3 streams downloading to file
5. fixed time restrictions delete option for tracks ( deleted time blocks would act as allowed time blocks)
6. renamed skip next button to start next, more accuratly reflects its function
7. more rendering fixes 6.0.11

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