Interviewing a guest? Broadcasting a concert? Covering a sports event? Anytime you want to broadcast live on your Airtime Pro station, you’ll be able to do it with just one click, thanks to our seamless new integration with Rocket Broadcaster.
What is Rocket Broadcaster? It’s an application – a streaming audio encoder – that takes sound from your computer and either sends it to a server (usually for a streaming service such as Icecast or SHOUTcast) or sends it to another application: in our case Airtime Pro.
The third-party app (currently for the Windows operating system only) is now fully integrated into Airtime Pro, so first-time users will no longer need to go through the cumbersome task of manually configuring the live broadcasting software to connect to their stream.
In fact, we have built in a shortcut to Rocket Broadcaster right in to the Airtime Pro interface. So any time you want to go live on your station-you can now open the Rocket app with a single click.
Ready to dive in?
To get started, we’ve added a new “Set up Live source” button on the top right corner of the Airtime Pro interface.
Click this button, and you will be taken to the help menu (pictured below) and prompted to choose your live broadcasting software of choice. Select the “Live broadcast with Rocket Broadcaster” link and you will be guided through the download process.
The first time you go through the setup process, you will need to download the Rocket application by clicking “No, I don’t have it, I need to install it.” Then you can go back to Airtime Pro and click “Start Rocket.” Then it will be automatically configured for your stream.
What if I’m not on Windows?
If you are using an operating system other than Windows, you will find detailed instructions on this help menu for downloading, configuring and using other live broadcasting software (BUTT, Nicecast (Mac only), SAM Broadcaster and Mixxx) by clicking “I have broadcasting software.” A detailed guide for downloading and using Rocket Broadcaster is also available in our help center.
Developing a lively on-air personality is one of the best ways to make your radio show stand out from the competition. With this integration, we’ve made it as easy as possible to broadcast live on the air. Happy DJing, Airtimers!
With this integration, we’ve made it as easy as possible to broadcast live on the air. In the video below, our friend Mike Russell of MRC Creative shows you how it’s done. Happy DJing, Airtimers!