Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Music Scheduling 2.4



Create hours of playlists within minutes - whether you want to put together music for a show or event, or prepare a long playlist for off air output, Music Scheduling can help
you put together your playlists.

Much more then a simple "shuffle" feature - Music Scheduling can set spacing for different artists and albums, create rules, and identify similar artists - helping you create a professionally created playlist.

The software can save you a significant amount of time - you can have a playlist within a few seconds without having to put the items together yourself. Just add the tracks you wish to make available for use in your playlist and then click Create Playlist to generate a new list.

You can save and use the created playlists with Library Player Playout and many third party audio players.

Ideal for those looking for a music scheduling/playlist generating application, but do not wish to have the features or complexity of larger music scheduling applications. Ideal for DJs, hospital/community broadcasters, shops and clubs.


Music Scheduling is easy to use – you can be up and running using the software within minutes to create your playlists!

A free 28 day trial is available - no obligations, and you don't need to register or give us your e-mail address!



Features include:
  • Set spacing between the same artists, years and more.
  • Identify similar artists and track titles (e.g. ensuring Robbie Williams and Take That are treated as the same artist when creating a playlist).
  • Set the sequence/rotation of playlist items.
  • Schedule items to be added at particular intervals.
  • Set and enforce rules for your playlists (e.g. A lists, etc.)
  • Options to help you produce voice tracked shows.
  • Log your history of saved playlists, and check the history when creating new playlists.
  • Create HTML or text versions of your playlists for copying and pasting into blogs, websites, etc.
  • Compatible with many leading audio players and playout systems.

Price: £85.00 (including VAT) per computer
Includes 12 months product support/updates.
Runs on all modern versions of Windows (including 7, 8, 8.1 and 10).




Thursday, 29 November 2018

Catalogue your CD collection with Pittman MusicDB



Pittman MusicDB includes options to catalogue your tracks with very little typing – this includes importing audio file information, importing existing data from CSV files and getting CD information from the web!

This short step-by-step guide will show you how you can use Pittman MusicDB to catalogue your CD collection!

If you haven't already done so, you can download a free trial of Pittman MusicDB – there are no obligations, no spyware and we won't ask you for your e-mail address!



Step 1
Place the CD you want to catalogue into your computer's CD-ROM or DVD drive.


Step 2
In Pittman MusicDB, go to the Data menu, and select “Import CD Info”.



Step 3
From the window that appears, select the station/collection for which you wish to catalogue the CD, and enter a catalogue number. For example, the catalogue number could be a label you have on the side of the CD to help identify it within your music collection.



Step 4
Click the “Get CD Info” button – this will retrieve the information for the CD from the web.


Step 5
The columns will then be filled out with the various tracks on the CD. If you want to edit a row before the data is added to the database, double click an item. If you are happy for the items to be added to the database, click the Add button!


The data has now been added to the database – and will show up when people search for tracks that are on that CD.


If you have any questions about importing your data into Pittman MusicDB (or any other aspect of the software), send them to: simon@libraryplayer.co.uk

Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Pittman MusicDB 2019



Catalogue and organise your CDs, records, digital tracks and other music with Pittman MusicDB.

Keep track of your large music collection, and easily find which CD has the track you are looking for.

Perfect for broadcasters, DJs or home use. Features include:

  • Don't spend hours typing! Catalogue your CDs without any typing using the "Import CD Info" option - insert the CD into your CD drive, and it will try and find the track information for you!
  • You can also import data from CSV files and audio file information.
  • Highlight tracks you are interested in - helpful for putting together a playlist or to bookmark tracks that you are interested in.
  • Catalogue tracks for multiple stations or music collections.
  • Add up to two additional fields/columns.
  • Quickly list tracks you've recently catalogued - perfect for staff who want to see what's new within your music collection.
  • Search all fields, with more specific search options (e.g. between years, for a specific artist, etc.) available.
  • Display statistics for your music collection - including finding out how many unique tracks (excluding duplicates) you have within your music collection.
  • Customise and change the columns displayed within your search results.
  • Option to open a web browser and search the web for more information on that item - useful for researching shows or finding out more about an artist or song.
  • Store your database on your desktop or a server.

No subscriptions, and you don't need constant internet access to use the software (the only feature that requires Internet access is the option to import CD info). No additional software is required to run Pittman MusicDB (unless you choose to store your data in an SQL Server database).


Improvements in the 2019 release include: the option to customise the buttons available in the top toolbar, hints and tips on using the application displayed at startup, improvements to editing collections, an option to search by collection and improvements to the sizing of columns after using the column editor.


Try the software for free for up to 30 days - there are no obligations, no spyware and we won't ask you for your e-mail address.



Price: £65 per computer

Includes 12 months product support, and updates to any new version of Pittman MusicDB released during that time.

You can purchase the software using the "Buy Now" buttons within the trial, or from this page - we use FastSpring to securely handle payments and orders.




We can help you transfer your existing data across or move over from another music catalogue application - to discuss further e-mail: simon@libraryplayer.co.uk


Thursday, 25 October 2018

Planning with PittStop – Part 3 – Next week's to do list

Previously we have covered getting started and adding tasks, plus managing different projects. This time round, we'll show you how to use PittStop to plan your to do lists for next week.

Purchase Commercial Edition

Remember you can try PittStop for free for up to 28 days – why not download your free trial, and use Pittstop to plan your tasks for next week?


When you add or modify a task (by double clicking a task) you can assign tasks for a particular day, and set deadlines.


In your list of tasks, you can select multiple tasks at the same time by holding down the CTRL key and selecting each task. You can then modify all these tasks at the same time by right clicking and selecting “Modify Task”.


You can then set an assigned day for these multiple tasks, which will then be applied to all the tasks you have selected!


From the Calendar section of PittStop, you can view tasks and deadlines for a particular day – this can be useful for seeing your to do list (and updating the status of each task as you complete them) for the day.



Purchase Commercial Edition

It would be great to hear how you are getting on using PittStop to plan your tasks for next week (and also let us know if you have any questions) – e-mail simon@libraryplayer.co.uk