Xautomation XL

The new generation of the radio automation suite.

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Xautomation XL is the new generation of the Radio Automation suite with a brand-new customizable interface which can be adapted to any screen. Features integration with EarOne, iTunes and Xmanager, the powerful commercial scheduling management application.

Xautomation XL features a brand new customizable layout. It can be extended to any screen size, making it possible to deploy each single window in more than a screen.

Create your custom layouts for On Air, Post-Production, Library management and easily switch between those. Set Docked mode if you’re nostalgic of the legacy Xautomation FM with its unmistakable “all in a window” layout.

Satisfy your demands about a full-featured interface without compromising intuitiveness and responsiveness with the new library management grids.

Xautomation allows you to store songs information with a high level of meticolousness.

  • Set dozens of metadata information, manually or automatically.
  • Full support of UNICODE charset
  • Mass-change common informations with multi-select and drag ‘n’ drop.
  • Add/Remove/Search/Filter/Move any element in the database using Xautomation XL’s new advanced grids with mouse drag’n’drop and key shortcuts.
  • Handle an infinite number of playlist, sequences, categories.
  • Auto-fix artist/title/label information or download songs artworks using iTunes
  • Associate an artist or a song to another through Related artist features (e.g. Sting to Police).
  • Multiple string-replace features with easy switch for upper/lower/proper case.

Xediting module allows you to easily set markers and cue-points without destroying the original file with a precision of three-decimal places (milliseconds) on a Monitor sound device.

  • Choose from 8 different marker types (IN, INTRO, MIX, OUT, OUTRO, REF IN, REF OUT, PRE FADE)
  • Perform editing operations in post-production or while on air. Monitor, edit your tracks and easily set Mix point On-the-go
  • Place markers using the graphical waveform and easily seek at the desired position with just one click.
  • Set the tempo for the begin and the end of a particular song and associate related jingles.
  • Choose the fade type or set the volume.
  • Normalize WAV files or increase the gain on MP3s.
  • Auto-set markers and find mix points through Xautomation’s advanced algorithm avoiding unwanted silences.

Xautomation XL handles many different kind of items for its playlists:

  • Songs
  • Clocks
  • Categories
  • Jingles and liners
  • Voicetracks
  • News (or any other element which may change in its size)
  • Sequences
  • Commercial sequences
  • External audio sources
  • Web streams
  • Overlap audio files

Xautomation XL’s scheduling engine allows you to manage and tune up to 9 different On Air rules:

  • Same song separation
  • Same artist separation
  • Related song separation
  • Related artist separation
  • Song never at the same time
  • Artist never at the same time
  • Maximum number of spins for the same artist
  • Allowed months
  • Allowed times

Xautomation’s music scheduler works both in real-time (automatic mode) and on-demand to generate a particular day’s full playlist including all the events.

  • Check instantly which rules have been broken (choosing the “Best Worst”) after generating the playlist or while dragging a song to On Air slots.
  • Easily edit the playlist using drag ‘n’ drop functions.
  • Differentiate your music choice setting different clocks in different dayparts.
  1. Set custom metadata for commercials sequences or any particular file genre and hide visualization of jingles.
  2. Create automatically metadata information for the latest 10 aired songs in a standard XML or Text file
  3. Send information to a a web site, a webcast encoder such as CasterX or a RDS encoder such as RD-E1. Current aired item is update in realtime!
  4. Show current on air item information to your listeners through Xwebplayer
  5. Share your station on Facebook, Twitter and Google+
  • Check on air information for a particular song or category in details with a time grid with date and hours.
  • View the list of the last 10 airing times for song, artist and related artist or song.
  • Manually set on air times for songs which have been played from an external source (e.g. streaming or audio-cd).
  • Check categories statistics to measure and tune on air rules.
  • Log any aired element through the SQL-powered Xreport, printing custom paginated reports with your own stations’s logo in different formats such as PDF, HTML, XLS, CSV.
  • Check on air information for a particular song or category in details with a time grid with date and hours.
  • View the list of the last 10 on air times for song, artist and related artist or song.
  • Manually set on air times for songs which have been played from an external source (e.g. streaming or audio-cd).
  • Check categories statistics to measure and tune on air rules.
  • Log any aired element through the SQL-powered Xreport, printing custom paginated reports with your own stations’s logo in different formats such as PDF, HTML, XLS, CSV.
  • Creates automatically a backup of the song library at a given time, making sure that none of your work gets lost in case of a computer crash or malfunction.
  • Create a mirror of the database on a different computer for emergency playout purposes.
  • Detect silence using Xdetect, performing various emergency operations.
  • Secure your workplace adding user accounts with different authorization levels.
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