DHD-AIR is a member of the Digilink-HD radio automation product family and is focused on hard disk audio playback using the Arrakis DHD-DAC external usb audio sound card. The other model in the family is DHD-COMPLETE which adds Arrakis Bridge hardware for satellite and source automation, Games, and Timed recorder with network switcher. DHD-AIR, however, is ideal for the many stations that use their own hard disk audio content instead of national satellite programming. Complete with live on air, automation on air, production, scheduling, and reporting, DHD-AIR is a complete station solution for hard disk audio format stations.
DHD-AIR is a hardware and software bundle (PCs not included). It includes (1) Digilink-HD on air software, (2) DHD-DAC external usb audio sound card for on air Program output, and (3) DHD-tools for a networked auxiliary studio for scheduling, library management, production, reporting, and more. With DHD-AIR, you have a complete radio station with On Air, Production, and Traffic studios. All can be performed on a single PC or use one PC on air and a networked PC for all other functions. Add more On air and auxiliary studios by optionally adding more DHD-AIR and DHD-tools workstations in other networked studios.
DHD-tools software can select from and control up to 10 On-Air studios. Record your voice tracks, change your schedules, add audio to specific stations and manage your audio libraries. All of this can be done for up to ten on air stations from a single networked PC. With DHD-tools, you have an all access pass to all networked stations. This gives your staff the ability to do their work from any studio, at any time, on their schedule... from anywhere in the world. Letting you get more done in less time.
For Live On Air, the live assist screens within DHD-AIR are powerful and yet easy to use. Each DJ has quick access to all major components for live assist. Add a second monitor, and immediately you have twice the information at your fingertips. Touchscreen compatible, the DHD-AIR allows you to access Hot Keys on the fly. You can also create custom playlists, look at reports and search through your audio database in seconds. Got a specific song in mind, but can't remember the name? Use the powerful search function. Have a phone call and want to quickly record the call for instant playback, use the Recorder. DHD enables your DJ's to do more, quickly and efficiently.
For Automation On Air, do you want to sound live 24x7 without the cost of being live 24x7? DHD-AIR gives you the ability to create elaborate voice tracks using its built in segue editor and voice track recorder. As your song fades out, play a music bed under your voice track. Auto-duck the incoming song and finish your voice track clean and tight. The process is quick, and easy, thus expanding your "Live" hours to when no one is at the station.
Included in DHD-AIR package -
• Digilink-HD live on air and automation software.
• DHD-AIR usb key that unlocks the Digilink-HD software.
• DHD-DAC external usb audio stereo sound card for on air Program output
• DHD-tools software for scheduling, library management, production, reporting, reconciliation and more.
• DHD-tools usb key that unlocks DHD-tools
• Note: current model Windows PCs are user supplied.
Hardware - DHD-DAC external usb sound card
• Windows compatible external usb sound card
• Balanced stereo analog outputs (both XLR and RJ45 connectorized)
• SPDIF stereo digital output
• High performance professional performance
Live Assist - Running a live show, the Digilink-HD can help.
• Hot Key pages - Create an unlimited amount of Hot Key pages with custom names.
• Playlist - Create custom playlists for your live shows.
• Live Voice tracks - Quickly and Easily voice track your show live.
• Recorder - Quick record for call-ins or for podcasts.
• Up/Down Timer - Count down or up timer for Live Assist.
• Dual Monitor Compatible - Connect 2 monitors for even more space to work.
• Drag and Drop - Easily Drag and Drop audio files to the automation player or hot keys.
Automation - Play music and shows unattended.
• Weekly Schedules - Create weekly schedules that rotate using music categories and cart rotations.
• Voice track - Create voice tracks for your entire week in a matter of hours. Sound live when the station is unattended.
• Segue Editor - Powerful Segue Editor that allows you to set custom overlap times, duck audio and play Music Beds underneath the voice track.
• Templates - Save & Load schedule templates, such as a Christmas schedule, for later use.
• Copy & Paste Hours - Save hours of schedule with the Copy & Paste function. Copy Hours or even days for quick scheduling.
• Music Scheduling- Create up to 21 different music categories and schedule special music hours.
• 3rd Party Traffic - Import 3rd party traffic schedules to quickly schedule your week.
• 3rd Party Music - Import 3rd party music schedules to merge into your schedule.
• Cart Rotations - create cart rotations for spots for easy scheduling and playback.
• Start & Kill Dates - add kill dates for files to play at only certain times of the year.
• Clocks - Create custom Hour Format clocks to merge with traffic, or music. Extremely flexible and powerful.
• Never Dead Air - Autofill protection if audio is missing or if the hour is under scheduled.
Networkable - Do all your Production & Traffic scheduling from a remote PC
• DHD-Tools - use an advanced scheduling software product for scheduling, voice tracking, reporting and library management. Connect up to 10 On-Air studios.
• Standard Windows Network - Digilink-HD uses a standard Windows network connection.
• Scheduling - Schedule and reconcile your spot logs from a networked PC so you don't have to bother On Air Talent.
• Production - Do all of your production from a networked PC. Easily send audio to 1 station or to multiple stations.
Remote Access - Connect, to control. Optional upgrade. Learn More
• Remote Voice Tracking - Voice track for your automation from anywhere in the world.
• Remote Control - Control your On-Air or auxiliary PC's from anywhere with an internet connection.
• Remote Production - Add or remove audio files to your system remotely. Manage your audio files. Schedule your automation. Perform all major tasks remotely.
• Internet Streaming Ready - works with 3rd party streaming services.
• Compatible - The Digilink-HD is ready to work with most major streaming services.
• Title & Artist info - Send Title & Artist information to your website or streaming service.
Library Manager - Make production easy.
• Format Files - Works with .mp3, .mp2 or .wav format files.
• Auto-Name - Recognizes all .mp3 Tag data. Title, Artist, Album & Year. Saves hours when adding files to the system.
Reports - Create BMI/SoundExchange & Traffic Logs.
• BMI & SoundExchange - Quickly and easily create music played reports for royalty payments.
• Spot Logs - Create spot logs to see what and when spots played
Resources - Many ways to learn.
• Comment line Help: just hover the mouse pointer over a control for an explanation of the control
• Embedded Help: Help text boxes are embedded into the software for instant explanation of each feature.
• Manual: a comprehensive electronic operations manual in PDF format.
• Video Tutorials - Dozens of video tutorials to learn the software on your schedule and at your pace.
• Online Help - go the Arrakis website for quick & easy help
• Phone Support- call and speak to our knowledgable staff.
• Factory Training - optional 2 day training at our Colorado facility.
• DHD-DAC: one years parts and labor.
• Software: one year during business hours and business days.