RADIO. AUTOMATION. REIMAGINED.
Reliable, feature rich, cost-effective automation software for today’s unique challenges.
When automation pioneer Ron Paley first saw the Digital JukeBox he exclaimed, “It’s a Ferrari dressed up like a Ford!” A decade later DJB Radio’s ZONE Automation system is both. Much to the delight of those who have spent time with the software, DJB ZONE delivers more features than most systems on the market in a sleek, attractive and user-friendly package.
At its inaugural NAB Show in Las Vegas, DJB ZONE wowed the crowd and took home a coveted “Best of Show” award – a first for automation. When Covid hit and the world changed overnight in March of 2020, DJB ZONE was up for the task with easy wide area and remote functionality thanks to its SQL back-end and flexible design. Take a tour of DJB Zone’s key features in the video below then scroll down for more information on the future-ready, “reimagined” innovations the team at DJB Radio is known for.
When automation pioneer Ron Paley first saw the Digital JukeBox he exclaimed, “It’s a Ferrari dressed up like a Ford!” A decade later DJB Radio’s ZONE Automation system is both. Much to the delight of those who have spent time with the software, DJB ZONE delivers more features than most systems on the market in a sleek, attractive and user-friendly package. Like previous DJB offerings, ZONE boasts automated time and temperature readouts, a built-in scheduler and log editor, unparalleled support for satellite or URL ingest and simple remote voice tracking in a resource-light package.
At its inaugural NAB Show in Las Vegas, DJB ZONE wowed the crowd and took home a coveted “Best of Show” award – a first for automation. When Covid hit and the world changed overnight in March of 2020, DJB ZONE was up for the task with easy wide area and remote functionality thanks to its SQL back-end and flexible design. Take a tour of DJB Zone’s key features in the video below then scroll down for more information on the future-ready “reimagined” innovations the team at DJB Radio is known for.
‘Outside of the Box’ Thinking
Breaking out of the tired old model of everything having to be in one frame on one screen is the founding principle behind DJB ZONE. Each function of the automation system is split into its own window, or “Zone” for maximum flexibility. Screens become a canvas for the user to shape, size and move each Zone into the perfect position. You can then bring virtual mixers, news panes, audio editors, phone screeners or web browsers into the mix for a custom “mission control” feel and save your custom setup for instant recall everytime you sit down.
ON AIR is designed for live assist. Large buttons and our customizable Zones make using DJB ZONE On Air a dream on a touchscreen! The “heads-up” display provides all of your telemetry while an infinite number of hot key banks gives you an endless soundboard. Drag and drop to and from the Play Stack, Hot Keys and Audio Library. The Weather Zone will update when the temperature changes – all it needs is your zip code. Cue up your tracks using the Audition Zone or show prep your playlist at MusicBrainz.org
PRODUCTION is where the magic begins. Manage your audio universe with DJB ZONE Production’s intuitive and feature-packed database manager. Add, move, delete and categorize cuts. Edit audio with the built in Razor Blade waveform editor. Batch import tracks and let our auto segue marker prep them for air. Manage metadata and build Multi-Cut rotators all on one screen. Need to quickly check Log Editor or Schedule settings? With DJB ZONE you can have all of the features open at the same time.
VOICE TRACKING is completely redesigned for DJB ZONE. Take control of your tracks like never before with adjustable waveforms and trim the tracks in our Razor Blade editor. Let our tried and true automatic voice track system keep our promise of “the perfect voice track, everytime” or manually set segues for that “live to tape” feel. DJB ZONE locks in the tracks above and below to allow you to make log edits around them and stores your voice tracks in their own database so there’s never an “oops” moment a week or a month later.
SCHEDULING AND LOG EDITING come standard in all DJB Automation systems. Build clocks and rotate music, ID’s and promos then edit and massage your content all within our Production software. Attach to today’s log and make last minute edits or audition your commercial content to make sure the right spot gets to air. DJB ZONE interfaces with all major music and traffic scheduling programs and can manage multiple station databases.
Who Even Needs a Studio Anymore?
DJB ZONE makes it easy to work from home, a remote location or anywhere there’s an internet connection. Setup a VPN, plug in a mic and some headphones, roll up your sleeves and get at it! We can’t help keep the kids from interrupting you, but we can give you more time for the important things.
The Perfect VoiceTrack Every Time. It’s not just a catchy slogan, it’s our promise. DJB Zone’s iVT (internet Voice Tracker) takes the guess-work out of laying down your tracks remotely. Heck, iVT will even tell your talent how long to talk! Record – Audition – Upload. Then let our auto post & duck system do the rest!
The DJB Zone On Air Play Stack was designed with live-assist in mind but it is also perfect for remote control. With each piece of the automation system separated, DJB Zone can run “stack only”. Large buttons and easy to read text translate nicely to screens of any size.
The DJB Radio Sports Log module was created for Unattended Control Rooms during major league sporting events. Two decades later it is still the easiest way to do local, college or even pro sports remotes. Intended for use with a JK Audio Remote Mix One™ and a Broadcast Tools Phone Coupler™ you can send even a radio rookie into the field and get professional results back. Did we mention you don’t need an operator in the studio?
Cloud? Yeah, we do that!
You bring the server, we’ll bring the cloud-based or virtualized automation system. Single stream or multicast, DJB Zone can run pretty much anywhere there’s a Windows machine and a broadband internet connection.
DJB Zone Multi-Instance
Run as many as three stations simultaneously on the same machine with DJB Zone Multi-Instance.
Yep – you read that right… One remote login to manage three radio stations at the same time!
DJB Zone “Local” Production
DJB Zone “Remote” Production
See the difference? No? Well… that’s because there isn’t one. With the DJB Zone Remote Management System you can use the same interface at home as you would at the office. Production, Scheduling, Log Editing and other functions are exactly the same.
We Work Well With Others Too!
With DJB ZONE, the DJB standard of “Audio Card Freedom” continues with support for Linear (PCM) and the most popular audio codecs MP3, MP2, FLAC, ACC and iTunes® m4a. Recording, wav editing, and multi-channel play-out seamlessly on generic computer on-board sound cards, external USB sound cards, Audioscience & Digigram pro cards, along with AoIP drivers by Dante, WheatNet & Axia Livewire.
Built for Streaming. Your presence on the web has never been more important than it is today. We’ve got you covered with built-in support for streaming and “now playing” info. Connect easily to SECURENET, Triton, ShoutCast, Live 365 or any TCP/IP server with the DJB Metadata Manager. Up your game and connect DJB ZONE to Xperi’s Arctic Palm and keep your listeners informed through RDS and HD.
DJB ZONE runs best on ProRacks custom computers. Built for radio, and simply the best in the business, our partners at ProRacks have been creating computing solutions for broadcasters for more than two decades.
Call or email us to book a live demo and see for yourself why we’re turning heads and solving problems one station at a time!