[RDD] Fade down the current event; start the next one

John Anderson john at 2601.net
Thu Jul 23 19:36:57 EDT 2015

see how long the fades are set in RDAirplay...upper right corner. 

it's in milliseconds, so 2000 is a 2 second fade

also, set rdairplay to segue, vs play..

On Thu, 2015-07-23 at 17:08 -0400, Rob Landry wrote:
> I tried that, but the previous song didn't fade; it cut off abruptly. I 
> was looking for a more elegant sound than suddenly cutting off the music.
> Several decades ago, my old college radio station had a policy about 
> interrupting pieces of music:
> The normal policy was always to allow a piece of music to play in its 
> entirety. A breaking news story could wait, unless it was something 
> listeners needed to know immediately. The assassination of a President, 
> for instance, would merit gently fading the music out and switching to 
> live coverage.
> If a tornado, or something equally life-threatening, were bearing down on 
> the community, we were to "flack" the music off the air -- cut it off 
> abruptly -- as a way to get the listeners' attention (this was before 
> EAS). Only in such an urgent situation were we allowed, and indeed 
> commanded, to do it.
> Rob
> On Thu, 23 Jul 2015, John Anderson wrote:
> > or, you can do the "lazy mans" version...
> >
> > go into RDLibrary, and record a blank cart, about 4 seconds...
> >
> > figure out where you want the next audio to start, put the segue start
> > there....
> >
> > schedule that card in your clock where you want it...it'll start, fade,
> > then start the next cart...(I use 2000 for a fade, so the 2 second fade
> > is good for me, YMMV)...
> >
> > your solution is cool, though...
> >
> > On Thu, 2015-07-23 at 15:33 -0400, Rob Landry wrote:
> >> I spent a fair amount of time yesterday trying to fade out of an event and
> >> start the next one. The goal is to end each hour by fading down whatever
> >> is playing, play a series of pips a la the BBC, then run the top-of-hour
> >> ID.
> >
> >

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