PlayoutONE Commands - Hard and Soft Syncs
Commands can be formatted directly into the Music 1 Format Clocks that will then direct PlayoutONE to do such things as hard syncs, soft syncs, network/stream joins and breakways, etc. So, for example, if you are over-scheduling hours (as many do) you can have Music 1 tell PlayoutONE to fade the song playing at 59:59 past the hour and jump to the first thing scheduled at the beginning of the next hour. Or, you could have Music 1 direct PlayoutONE to finish the song or audio file that is playing at 59:59, then jump to the first unit of the next hour.
Adding Player Commands To Music 1 Format Clocks
There are sixteen different Commands available, but the most commonly used are the two end-of-hour commands. Most stations choose to use one or the other. Remember: Soft Sync/SOFTMARKER will allow whatever may be playing at 59:59 to finish fully; Hard Sync/HITMARKER will immediately fade whatever may be playing at 59:59.