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NEW! Raduga Automation Utilities Available

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Bill Spry

2002-07-18 14:25:39

NEW! Raduga Automation Utilities Available

Because you are users of Raduga Automation software, we thought you might want to know about three new and important utilities.

1. Raduga Batch Overlap Processor

You may or may not know that you can create custom overlaps by adding ~XX.XX to the end of your audio filename. Here is an example:

Old format:
Beatles - Let it be.mp3

New format:
Beatles Let it be~12.33.mp3

The "~12.33" tells Raduga that when "Let it be" has only 12.33 seconds left it should fire off the next item in your Master Playlist. It was a brilliant idea and works well. We have had several requests from users that they want an automated way to add these overlap times that is based on decibal
volume levels. So I went in search of a developer that could get the job done. I didn't have to look far when Sqrsoft Software had the same idea. They approached me and the next thing you know,
a brilliant and useful tool was developed for you. You can now purchase it for only US $39.

Download the demo today.


The demo is restricted to 12 sessions and 12 files to be processed per session. This
restriction is removed on the registered version.

2. Raduga AGC (Automatic Gain Control) Direct-X Processor Plug-in

You and I both know that not all mp3's were created equally, volume wise that is. We have had many requests for a way to keep all the levels the same in Raduga during playback. We have scoured the
web looking for just the right plug-in only to find that they all leave something to be desired. So I made contact with
db-audioware, the makers of broadcast quality Direct-X plugins. They agreed to help us create the first AGC Direct-X plugin of its kind. How well does it work? Very well. It automatically turns up the volume of low level files and limits the volume of high level files. You'll find it to be a very useful tool. The retail price is only US $79. However, if you have not yet purchased Raduga 3.6 (Universal Radio Edition) now is the time to do so (US $649). If you purchase v3.6 before August
31, 2002 we'll throw in the AGC plugin for half off (US $39.50). If you are already a registered user of v3.6, purchase the AGC plugin before August 31, 2002 for only US $50. Download the demo here:


The demo inserts a short beep every 60 seconds. This restriction is removed when you register the plugin.

3. AirList

Ever get tired of creating weeks worth of Playlists only to find that despite your efforts, 2 Michael Jackson songs just played back to back. Did you ever wish you could rotate your music based on category, like an oldie followed by a top hit followed by a new add followed by a ...., well you get the
picture. How about having scheduled spots to appear in your Master Playlist window? All of these things can be done with AirList. Making your station sound better than ever. Try a demo of AirList today and make powerful playlists. Download it at:


The demo will not save your settings and is limited to only 4 categories. These restrictions are removed when you register AirList (US $349).

If you require more information or would like to order any of these new products contact me directly at raduga@raduga.net.


William Spry
Spry Group Multimedia
Simple Radio Automation

Chuck Conrad

2002-09-02 10:00:24

Re: NEW! Raduga Automation Utilities Available

Having finally purchased and installed Raduga AGC, I can report that it works very well. It does have one little quirk that turns out to be no big deal. When you are setting it up, the level and compression displays on your screen disappear as soon as the song changes. It seems the AGC program is launched for each song, so when the song is over, the version you are looking at is no longer active, hence, no display. Happily, it’s pretty much a “set and forget” utility, so it is no big deal. You’re not going to be looking at it much anyway.

It does do a nifty job of controlling levels, and is a LOT cheaper than any hardware that can come close to replicating this effect. I replaced a Behringer Ultramizer Pro DSP based dual band compressor with this. The Ultramizer is a good value for the money, but it does not work nearly as well in this application. Things sound much better now.



2002-09-02 12:09:37

Re: NEW! Raduga Automation Utilities Available

Hi Chuck,

What about the Behringer Combinator it's a great piece of hardware!!! Ok, it's not cheap as the ACG. But a sound!!

Chuck Conrad

2002-09-02 16:48:54

Re: NEW! Raduga Automation Utilities Available

I'm not familiar with the "Combinator." Is it the Multi-Band DPS based device they marketed a couple of years ago? If so, it did many things, like emulate tube sound, etc. Some things it did better than others, but it was a pretty good multi-band compressor limiter, if you could live with the considerable delay (Latency) it put in the audio chain. Great for automation, but not at all friendly if you are working live and want to monitor off the air. It originally was about $699.00 or so, but I think they ended up selling for about $300 before all was said and done. Maybe I'd better check the Behringer web site for something new.

My tweaky pro audio friends scoff at me for liking Behringer stuff, but I think it is generally a very good value. I own quite a bit of it and find it works just fine. It is frequently perfect for applications that are what some would call "general purpose."

Even so, the Raduga AGC is pretty hard to beat for what it costs, and it doesn't take up any rack space.


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