It is necessary to have an encoder or another third-party automation application in order to go live on your Live365 station. Luckily, many programs are compatible with the Live365 platform. Below are 15 of the most-used applications with Live365 stations.
MegaSeg is a live music mixing application that gives you total control over the mix. Enjoy fast access and elegant management of large libraries. Quick Overview of MegaSeg DJ Edition for Mac. Learn more at http://www.megaseg.com/.
AltaCast is available on Windows. It runs as a standalone encoder, but also works with various media players that are compatible with Winamp plugins. Unit 5percent, ratio and ratewelcome.
- Cost: Free
Audio Hijack was recommended by the folks at Nicecast after it retired in early 2018. It is available on MacOS and offers features like Volume Overdrive, live stream capabilities, VoIP Recording, and more.
- Cost: Free trial, $59 with bundles available
BUTT (Broadcast Using This Tool)
BUTT can be configured on Mac, Windows, and Linux. If you plan on doing live shows with voice, BUTT may just be the software for you.
- Cost: Free
LadioCast runs on MacOS. Users like LadioCast to mix their mic with their music. This software has four inputs and four outputs.
- Cost: Free
LiveWebDJ is cloud-based, meaning all administration of your station is done right from your browser.
- Cost: Free trial, $19.95 with upgrades available
MegaSeg is available on MacOS. Some key features are the option to choose from auto crossfade or manual control, a Playlist Browser, smart volume sensing, and more.
- Cost: $99 for DJ version or $199 for Pro version
Mixxx runs on Mac, Windows, and Linux. It’s a great option for DJs as it allows you four microphone inputs and four auxiliary inputs among many other great features.
- Cost: Free
NextKast runs on various versions of Windows. Playout, music scheduling, sound processing, voice tracking, and more are included and there are never any extra charges for the features you need.
- Cost: Free trial, $99 for Standard version, $199 for Pro version, or $399 for Broadcast version
PlayIt Live requires the Windows operating system. This is another great option for DJs as it is easy to use and users are able to upgrade with plugins such as mixing microphone input with PlayIt Live output.
- Cost: Free, plugins extra
RadioBoss works with Windows. The software can convert and manage audio assets, build playlists, hourly blocks, and rotations, and has crossfade as well as automatic leveling capabilities.
- Cost: Free trial, $199.95 for Standard version
RadioDJ runs on various versions of Windows. This software allows you to organize all sound files by category, making it easier to find and maintain what you want to play.
- Cost: Free
Rocket Broadcaster works with Windows. Among the many great features is the ability to manually update metadata and automatically capture audio metadata from another window, helping keep the broadcast compliant.
- Cost: Free version or $49 for Pro version
SAM Broadcaster PRO
SAM Broadcaster PRO requires the Windows OS. The program provides you with built-in advanced audio processors, and SAM’s smart cross fader can automatically detect the best points to crossfade songs and gives you the ability to lay the needle down right where you want it, giving your station a professional sound.
- Cost: $299
StationPlaylist works with Windows. This software has several different versions, so users have a good chance of finding something that works for them.
- Cost: Free trial, pricing varies
VirtualDJ is available on both Mac and Windows. This software offers an advanced mixer, equalization & filter, effects, and more.
- Cost: $19/month or $299 one-time purchase for Pro version, or $99/month for Business version
For step-by-step instructions on how to use many of the above programs with your Live365 station, visit our Knowledge Base.
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Fidelity Media Inc. on Wednesday announced MegaSeg 3.0, a new version of its DJ and radio automation software for Mac OS X. The new version of MegaSeg ads more than 100 improvements and new features. The live mixing interface has been updated, iTunes and iPod integration is improved, a new search engine has been added, a new dual-deck player view has been incorporated, along with expanded database fields, multi-select editing, improved event and scheduling features and much more. MegaSeg 3.0 will be available in November for US$199; users who buy v2.7.4 from today on will get the upgrade for free. Upgrades will be available for $59. MegaSeg 3.0 requires Mac OS X or higher and a 500MHz processor.