Music 1 Pro
Music 1 SE
Maximum of 10
A DayFormat is a clock lineup, where you tell Music 1 which clock to use in each hour of the day and week. Most stations use three, one for Weekdays others for Saturday and Sunday.
If there are program-specific clocks that need to be used, they can be clicked into the proper hour slot just before scheduling the new day.
No Limit to the number of songs in library/database.
A combination Music 1’s interactive scheduling/editing system and “automatic” scheduling in which the software is allowed to break formatting rules when necessary. The hybrid algorithm is useful for music directors who must schedule and edit the daily playlists for many stations.
Advertising Schedule Importing
Music 1 Pro can either a) put a Spot Break ‘marker’ into the playlist file to enable the automation system to correctly merge the advert and music schedules. Or, b) It can import the ad schedule into the Music 1 schedule and then send a fully merged log file to playout.
Traffic & Billing Module
Traffecta is the Music 1 company’s traffic and billing software. It is an optiional that can be included in the music database for a one-app-does-all, or Traffecta can be a stand-alone installation. Stations with syndicated formats have no need for music scheduling and use only Traffecta for their Advert scheduling and accounting.
Sound Codes are user-defined ‘types’ that can be applied to songs. For example, and Oldies station might have a ‘disco” Sound Code. The music director could then limit the number of Disco songs allowed in an hour; or could prevent Disco songs from scheduling next to Blues songs.
Sound Codes are not necessarily the same thing as Genre, though they can be if you so choose. Sound Codes are generally applied to songs that are a minority of the total library, only to those types that might need some special controls; such as novelty songs or very long songs.
Built-In Auditioning Player Extension
Yes, when working with Music 1 you can click-and-hear the songs in your library. This is contained within Music 1 itself, it does not interfere with your automation/playout system.
Songs and non-music units can easily be prevented from scheduling at certain times of the day. One might prevent very ‘loud’ songs from scheduling overnight. A Promo category might contain a dozen promos, some promos for morning-only and others for afternoon-only play. All of them can be placed into the one Category and Music 1 will schedule the proper ones at the proper time of day.
Daily Voice Tracks
Can be scheduled in numerous ways, conforming to the needs of the automation/playout system being used. The dating and naming of daily voice tracks can be customized.
Can schedule slots for Daily VT positions, but customization is limited. There are work-around functions for this in some playout systems.
Voice tracks, jingles, Artist IDs and other audio types can be linked to Songs. When the song schedules, a Linked track can be auto-scheduled either directly before or immediately after the song.
Music 1 Pro makes the proper playlist file-type for every known automation/playout system in the radio world.
Music 1 SE makes proper playlist file-types for the most widely used playout systems in internet radio.
Up to ten Announcers can be named. Voice tracks or any material recorded by an Announcer may then be restricted to schedule in approved hours only. And/or tracks recorded by an announcer may be prevented from scheduling back to back.
Themes are such things as weekly Top Hits countdown shows, Artist “special shows” such as a Classic Rock station that features an “All Stones Hour” each week. This is accomplished with the Selection Category function that allows songs to be in two separate rotation categories at the same time.
Specific Track Scheduling
With this priority clock item, any audio track may be commanded to always schedule at a specific time. This can be done with both music and non-music items.
Gender/Tempo/Sound Code Flow Controls
Includes all functions available in the SE version. Additionally these song characteristics may be time-separated. For example, in addition to preventing Slow songs from scheduling back to back, you may direct that there must be at least ten minutes of other content between Slow songs.
With these characteristics, songs may be prevented from scheduling back to back, or may be allowed to schedule no more than X-number in a row. You may limit the number of songs with each characteristic to be allowed in an hour. For example, you may allow no more than 5 Slow songs in an hour. You might allow 3 Fast songs to play in a row, but no more than than that. You may prevent a song with “this” sound code from scheduling next to a song with “that” sound code.
Segue rules can be applied to non-music items. So, you can order only Fast Jingles to be scheduled next to Fast songs and Slow jingles next to Slow ones. You might choose to prevent a certain promo from scheduling next to a certain type of song.
Percentage Rotation of Non-music Tracks
The items within a Non-music category may be scheduled by percentage. Example: The station has three Contest Promos in rotation. Promo A can be directed to receive 50% of the total number plays: Promo B to receive 30% and Promo C to receive 20% exposure.
Product/Class Characteristic for Non-music Tracks
Products are like Sound Codes for non-music units. A station might be scheduling fund raising announcements for three different civic groups. A Fund Raising “Product” can be assigned to them. Then, Music 1 can be directed to allow only one Fund Raising announcement on one break.
Start/End Dates for Non-music Items
All non-music units may be end-dated. So, if a station records ten announcement for a month-long promo, all ten may be inserted into the Category. Music 1 will observe the start and end dates for each item. Additionally, non-music items may have start/end hours.
Now, all this said, Music 1 SE is still one of the most advanced scheduling tools in the world, and it's low price makes it one of the best and most economical investments a webcaster can make. If you start with SE and later decide to move up to the more advanced Pro edition, upgrading is quick and easy.