SAM Broadcaster LITE 2013.4 Build 38653

Create a radio station and broadcast it over the web by populating a media library with music, applying effects, tweaking settings, and more
The lite edition of SAM Broadcaster permits you to put together a radio station and broadcast it online. It offers support for a few database systems and contains some handy options and configuration settings.

Installation and initial configuration

The setup procedure does not take a long time to finish, and SAM Broadcaster LITE offers to install the Firebird server if it doesn't already exist on the computer. This can be excluded from the installer, though.

At startup, the tool pops up a wizard whose steps you can follow to configure initial settings. To be more specific, you can select the database system between FireBird, MySQL, PostgreSQL and MS SQL, and either apply the default options for establishing a connection, or edit the access mode (embedded, local or remote server), login details, host, port and database.

In the following stages, it is possible to point out a local folder whose audio files you want to import into the media library, add default sound effects and demo files, as well as choose the playback and recording audio device.

Overwhelming interface with numerous options

The main application window is large and displays panels for mixing music via two decks, adding new files and managing the queue, reviewing history, exploring the playlist, as well as viewing tracks in the selected directory.

Audio effects and voice recording

Each deck is accompanied by an equalizer with preset and adjustable levels. Plus, you can resort to sound effects to enhance songs or create transitions, such as applause or phone ring. SAM Broadcaster LITE also lets you record voice and apply it over the music, examine a statistics relays graph, adjust the volume level, as well as toggle between auto DJ, manual DJ and play queue mode.

UI customization and other settings

It is possible to personalize the main window when it comes to the shown panels, as well as to save this layout for later use. Furthermore, you can generate reports and playlists, upload all pictures, reset the weight balance, edit tags, back up and restore data, and so on.

Evaluation and conclusion

There were no stability issues in our tests, since the software application did not hang, crash or pop up error messages. It uses low CPU and low-to-moderate RAM, so it shouldn't hamper system resources. Although it is pretty overwhelming for inexperienced users, the program has a help manual.

Taking everything into account, SAM Broadcaster LITE features rich options for creating musical playlists and applying effects to put together a radio station and broadcast it online. For additional features, you can check out the professional edition, namely SAM Broadcaster PRO.

Reviewed by , last updated on November 11th, 2014


file size:
25.7 MB
price:
N/A
developed by:
Spacial Audio Solutions, LLC
license type:
Trial 
operating system(s):
Windows XP / Vista / Vista 64 bit / 7 / 7 64 bit / 8
category:
C: \ Multimedia \ Audio \ Other AUDIO Tools

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SAM Broadcaster LITE - The application enables you to load multiple songs, play them and broadcast them across the Internet.SAM Broadcaster LITE - Accessing the Player menu, users can fade to the next song, choose the DJ mode and mute the studio.SAM Broadcaster LITE - You can toggle the Clock, Encoders, Fade Control, History and the Request windows by accessing the Window menu.SAM Broadcaster LITESAM Broadcaster LITESAM Broadcaster LITESAM Broadcaster LITESAM Broadcaster LITESAM Broadcaster LITESAM Broadcaster LITESAM Broadcaster LITESAM Broadcaster LITESAM Broadcaster LITESAM Broadcaster LITESAM Broadcaster LITESAM Broadcaster LITESAM Broadcaster LITESAM Broadcaster LITESAM Broadcaster LITE
What's New in This Release:
  • FLAC playback support!
  • Fixed double speed / corrupted audio bug.
  • SAMVIBE Library export - only upload if exported raw data changed.
  • SAMVIBE Library export - Threaded file export to avoid UI freeze with Firebird Database.
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Application description

SAM Broadcaster LITE is a simple to use application designed to help you create your own online radio station and broa...

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