Some stations are dealing with new operating procedures owing to the virus. This note concerns running pre-recorded programs in combination with automatic music recognition.
Scenario: DJs may record their shows in advance and upload the audio to an automation system for future scheduled play-out. Spinitron is set up for automatic music recognition.
Disable the connection between your automation and Spinitron.
If you don’t then automation and recognition will both put spins into playlists and the result will be lots of duplication. It doesn’t matter if you are running the robot DJ some of the time and pre-recorded shows at other times: recognition works for both.
You disable the connection on your end in the automation system. This basically means undoing the set-up instructions that you can find in the Automation Control Panel in Spinitron. It’s different for each automation system. If you need help, contact us.
Set automation mode to Live Assist so that recognition will add songs to playlists created in advance.
Every DJ should create a playlist in Spinitron corresponding to each program that they upload. DJs can either
a. Leave the playlist empty and recognition will add spins as they play on the stream,
b. Add all the playlists spins manually in advance and disable recognition for the duration of the program using the playlist preferences (in the cog icon, top right on the playlist worksheet page).