MusicMaster for Windows Version 5 is the next generation of the most powerful music scheduling tool ever. New Optimum Scheduling Goals™, Library Maintenance and Schedule Editor tools, third party integration short cuts, user interface enhancements, and dual database platform options make this the must-have software for both single and large-scale multi-database users. And this list of new features just scratches the surface. If your livelihood is scheduling music, you need MusicMaster for Windows Version 5.
Joe Knapp President/CEO said, "I've demonstrated the new Optimum Goal Scheduling options in Version 5 to some of today's top programmers and consultants and they've called this the biggest advance in music scheduling technology since the process was first moved to a computer. We're teaching MusicMaster for Windows how to make decisions the same way a human being would."
Don't be stuck in the past when you could be experiencing the future.
Introducing MusicMaster Version 5
The number of people using MusicMaster for Windows® has grown quickly, and it seems that with each new customer comes at least one new and unique music scheduling challenge. It’s our pleasure not only to add your suggestions, but to continue observing the way you work, then thinking about ways to make your job easier and your radio station sound even better.
New Optimum Goal Scheduling™ Options
MusicMaster for Windows® revolutionized the art of music scheduling with the introduction of Optimum Goal Scheduling™. For the first time ever, music scheduling stopped thinking like a computer and started working like a human, selecting the best song for every position, rather than just the first one that happened to pass the rules. Optimum Goal Scheduling™ automatically chooses the best songs for each position. It knows what you want. It favors songs that have rested the longest. It rotates every song through as many different hours and dayparts as possible. It even tries to separate songs by the same artist as far apart as possible, calculating the ideal separation for each artist dynamically.
With Version 5, MusicMaster for Windows® users now have three new Optimum Goal Scheduling™ choices that brilliantly correct some of music scheduling’s most challenging issues.
- Optimum Spin Consistency works to keep all songs in the same category rotating at the same rate, favoring the songs that play less often over those that want to play too often.
- Optimum Rule Performance favors those songs that have the most difficulty getting through your maze of scheduling rules, helping them find the perfect places to play.
- Optimum Radial Spread is the most exciting new scheduling goal. MusicMaster for Windows® can look at the History Graph the way you would if you were manually scheduling every song.
The Optimum Goal Scheduling technology is very advanced, but incredibly easy to use. Just turn it on and it starts breathing wonderful life into your music right away.
Quick Move Editor
With all these scheduling advances, you have more time to focus on keeping your music fresh and current. MusicMaster for Windows Version 5 helps you do that, too. We call it QuickMove, but you'll call it amazing. Load several current categories at the same time and just drag and drop songs to make your weekly changes. When you have everything set the way you want, just one more click makes all the changes happen. Music day will never be the same!
Have you ever thought two songs were playing together in your rotation? With the new Results Bar options, you can double-check your hunch. Song Segue: Nearest Plays and Song Segue: Separation options are available to tell you if the two songs played together and if so, how long ago.
Once you're in the editor, check out some enhanced ways to edit: SHIFT-F5 will test and auto-swap the element you are on with other nearby elements in the same, previous or next hours from the same category. If there's a better test result, the swap is made. If not, everything stays the same. SHIFT-F9 automatically finds the best replacement song and puts it in the position you are editing. You can use this same functionality on multiple elements that you select and highlight.
Turnover Analysis has two new features. If you want to look at a special show or hours where a category is never used, filter out those hours from the calculations. We also added the ability to review the projected turnovers of other fields. You can select any keyword or attribute field and see how it turns over.
Check out the additional status icons on your Schedule Calendar. Have you reconciled yesterday? Just look for the "r" on the date. The green arrow means the log has been exported. The paperclip icon means there is a memo for that date. The Log Memo is a new feature that lets you keep notes for the specific day. There's even an option to make this box pop up when you open a log.
We've also added a context menu to the Schedule Calendar. You'll be able to access the Log Memo Editor as well as see the Schedule QuickView graph for the week you're on.
Tool Bar Navigation Tools
Do you have a program you open consistently while working with MusicMaster? Perhaps a website or research program? If so, you'll love the new option to add buttons to the ToolBar. You can configure up to three buttons to start a third party application or a URL.
Engineers and IT love MusicMaster for Windows®
We continue to add more security options. You can now control whether a user can Auto Schedule and Unschedule music and non-music categories.
Our Nexus interface allows third-party vendors to access the MusicMaster database for functions ranging from having your automation system automatically reconcile songs to adding new songs to MusicMaster.
Microsoft SQL Server support is now available to manage your database.
Plus much more!
If you have never seen MusicMaster for Windows, we would love to show you Version 5. If you are an existing MusicMaster user we will be happy to discuss the upgrade process with you at your convenience.