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Discover more about DAD

DAD stands for Digital Audio Delivery and is fast becoming one of the most popular digital playout systems for broadcasters in the UK and the USA. Produced by Enco, the system forms the heart of many broadcast studios in use today.

Long gone are record decks, cart machines and CD players in today's modern radio studio. DAD has the capabilities of recording, storing and then instantly playing your audio, whether that be music, pre-recorded links, commercials or jingles. All Radiquip systems available for hire come with touchscreen monitors making audio even more accessible to the user.

The DAD systems available for hire include the following features:

Array and mini-array screens
Assign your audio to one of several hundred 'hot keys' making the audio instantly available to the presenter. Simply press the appropriate button on the 'cart wall' and it plays.


One of the mini-array screen or 'cart walls' on DAD

Playback machines
Any audio recorded on DAD can be built into pre-prepared playlists and loaded into one of the playback machines. By carefully constructing playlists you can achieve incredible results with the audio seamlessly segueing into the next item without presenter interaction. Create pre-recorded programmes by building playlists which include songs, pre-recorded links, commercials and jingles - ideal for overnight programming or music sweep features.

Alternatively, By selecting 'Manual' on the playback machine the DAD system will stop after every item in the playlist and wait for presenter interaction. Ideal for live shows where the presenter needs complete control over the flow of music.


Playlists enable programmes to be fully automated

RSL restricted service licence studio equipment hire enco DAD pro32 transmitter transmission digital playout news production facility automation radio broadcast presenter on air stl Radiquip Radiquip cool edit cool edit workstation rds encoder compressor limiter headphones microphones telephone balance unit tbu TBU hire centre charity education educational schools college discount payment options get-on-air.com get on air live exhibition roadshow pa ob outside broadcast outside editing PROMOTION - Enco DAD Pro32 Playout system
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    The Enco DAD playout system is ideal for RSL broadcasters. It's easy to configure and boasts countless features making it ideal for both live and pre-recorded programmes. DAD stores all your music, commercials, jingles and links. All audio is instantly available via the touchscreen or playback machines.
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Library Features
The library screen allows you to accurately search for audio recorded on the system. Then using the playlist creation or modify screens you can quickly create or modify playlists 'on the fly'.


Always visible assignable 'hotkeys' keep important
items just a touch away

Editing
DAD has the capability of basic editing functions such as cut, copy and paste. Through the editing screen you can also make changes to segue points, talktime markers (which give the presenter an indication of intro length) and fade points on audio already on the system.

Commands
With a little knowledge of DCL (Dad Command Language) the user can create command cuts which can be used to control the flow of automation and perform other automated tasks. They work similar to how a 'macro' would in some popular software packages.
Playlists can be forced to start, stop or jump forward at predetermined times. By using commands you can force DAD to run pre-programmed sequences; for example, to run a series of commercials up to the news.

With every hire, Radiquip takes time to set up some of the most popular command cuts. That way you won't need to spend hours getting to grips with some of the more complicated features of DAD.


Support
All of our Radiquip DAD workstations are provided with a comprehensive manual along with step by step instructions on how to perform basic tasks on the system.

When you take delivery of the equipment we offer a brief ½ hour overview of how the equipment works. In addition to this more comprehensive training is available. We offer a series of three workshops at a set cost which are held at your studio location. For more details of the training available please go to the 'Training Centre' area of our website.

Radiquip also has a range of technical support options available to our customers. All hired Enco DAD systems are supplied with dial-in facilities which allow our support staff to assist customers if required.

 


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[Article: Discover more about DAD / Date: 01/04/03 / Author: Robert James]

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