PlayIt Software

What do PlayIt Live users think?

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“I love the interface of the program, how easy it is to navigate around the program without having to delve into menus. I love the segue editor, that is a really fantastic feature. The drag-and-drop music feature is also fantastic.”
Mike, Newcastle Upon Tyne (Feb 2017)
“Easy to use, easy to understand, helpful.”
Ollie, UK (Feb 2017)
“It's easy to operate.”
Dale, America (Feb 2017)
“Simple interface, good default fade switching.  I like the multiple sound card support.”
James, Bristol (Feb 2017)
“Easy to use, easy to manage all music and jingles and needs very low resources from my laptop.”
Claudio, Cascais, Portugal (Jan 2017)
“I like the ability to set grouping of songs to play at certain times, the segue editor, scheduling of songs and then drag-and-drop system.”
Anonymous (Jan 2017)
“Easy to use.”
Brian, Oregon (Jan 2017)
“The program does not freeze up while Windows is running in the background. It has very commercial appeal.”
Dan, Tennessee, USA (Jan 2017)
“Easy to use, self explaining.”
Planktone, Antwerp, Belgium (Dec 2016)
“Reliable, free, easy to use, yet advanced at the same time.”
James, Bristol (Dec 2016)
“I like the easy menu and way of working.”
Daniel, The Netherlands (Dec 2016)
“Very easy to use.”
Keith, Great Yarmouth (Dec 2016)
“I like the segue editor.”
Philip, London (Dec 2016)
“Overall, a brilliant piece of kit.”
Anonymous (Nov 2016)
“It's easy to use and the hot keys can be edited easily.”
Shingai, Zimbabwe (Nov 2016)
“I like the ability to drag-and-drop files directly from Windows into players. User interface in both Live Assist and Decks mode is very easy to use.”
Drew, NC (Nov 2016)
“It's free, it has flexibility for overlapping, jingles, etc.”
Paul, Athens, Georgia, USA (Nov 2016)
“Easy to manage and great features”
Danny, Belfast (Nov 2016)
“Seems to be intuitive, which is nice for an older guy such as myself. It is easy to plug in songs on the fly;”
Brian, Libby, Montana, USA (Nov 2016)
“It is easy, quick, and simple to use!”
Nathan, Michigan (Nov 2016)
“Seems to have made a good cross between live programming and automated. 10 years ago I used another piece of software - yours is easier to configure and gives me a much better live option.”
Jim, Chelmsford (Oct 2016)
“Quick to learn, user manual is good.”
Vic, Gippsland, Victoria, Australia (Oct 2016)
“Simple, easy to set up.”
Barry, Radio Caroline (Oct 2016)
“Very easy to use. Ideal for new presenters who find Rivendell confusing.”
Rob, Weymouth, UK (Oct 2016)
“Good user interface easy to use and set up.”
Michael, England (Oct 2016)
“So simple to use, am ex radio, and this system is superior to a lot of professional on air systems I have used.”
Paul, Australia (Sep 2016)
“Sometimes I need to broadcast live, sometimes I like to record as live. I can slot voice tracks in where needed and go live for the rest. It's so versatile and user friendly! - I would go to this software before using RCS Zetta or Myriad!”
Darren, Derbyshire (Sep 2016)
“I love the layout and the quick carts. So much better than some other programs.”
Charles, United States (Sep 2016)
“Simple, logical, clear and it absolutely does what it's meant to do. Can get it up and running in very short time - very short learning curve. Excellent, courteous and timely support. Best bang-for-buck in the radio universe.”
Tim, Phuket, Thailand (Sep 2016)
“It has features that are similar to high end control room systems.”
Anonymous (Aug 2016)
“Easy to use.”
Joey, New Orleans, LA (Aug 2016)
“Pretty simple layout and seems to work well.”
Andy, Newcastle (Aug 2016)
“Easy installation, comparability, easy to understand and operate”
DJ Rocky Jr, United States (Jul 2016)
“Easy to use, fast and smooth software. The multi-players option helps a lot, and the fact you can easily change audio output for each part of the software is a 10/10.”
Gabriel, São Paulo, Brazil (Jul 2016)
“I like the multiple players, and you can select for every player the soundcard on which the sound will be played”
Anonymous (Jul 2016)
“It is very user friendly and it does what it says.”
Vag, Greece (Jul 2016)
“Easy to use ...can mix commercials music and jingles easily”
Anonymous (Jul 2016)
“I like its simplicity. I like the fact that you can use it with multiple sound cards. I like how fast it can search through 19,000 tracks. I like the track groups to help organize music by genre. This is A LOT that I like about PlayIt Live.”
Jon, Paonia, Colorado, USA (Jul 2016)
“Nice layout, smooth running, & doesn't gobble loads of CPU & RAM like other playouts I've used.”
Craig, Stoke on Trent (Jul 2016)
“I like the linear play format and ability to segway tracks which is handy with shows for lone operators.”
Martin, Blackpool (Jul 2016)
“Easy to use, set out clearly, not cluttered”
Malcolm, Great Yarmouth (Jun 2016)
“Intuitive, windows-friendly. Easy to load large files of music, and automatic topping & tailing of tracks.”
Patrick, Storrington, West Sussex, UK (Jun 2016)
“Easy to use. Good sound.”
Sindre, Norway (Jun 2016)
“Easy to set up. Clean and uncluttered layout. Much more robust than some of the competitor products that we have looked at.”
Anonymous (Jun 2016)
“Very simple, quick to use. Easy to get the "older" DJs to understand what it does. I like the way you can create filtered groups.”
Anonymous (Jun 2016)
“Instant playback - no lag. Easy to find tracks in the database.”
David, Texas, USA (May 2016)
“It's so great to discover this splendid program.”
Joris, Belgium (May 2016)
“Easy learning curve... great user interface.”
Anonymous (May 2016)
“It has brilliant fade times, and sounds fantastic. It is a breeze to use, it is a real help when it comes to outside road-shows. The automatic audio processing makes importing tracks really simple, you can even drag and drop them in! A fantastic piece of software, one which I will definitely recommend to everyone who I speak to”
Dan, Maghull (May 2016)
“It works similar to station software I have used, and it's very user-friendly”
Karen, Atlanta, USA (May 2016)
“I like the ability to schedule groupings of material in a predetermined rotation...... The program is very close to the old Scott Studios AXS program we used in broadcasting when automation first came out.”
Joseph, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA (May 2016)
“PlayIt Live is awesome!!! (I'm a DJ for KASB Bellevue) and now we are able to create our own live shows, use sound effects and choose our own music.”
Sofie, Washington (May 2016)
“It does what it's supposed to, it functions well, lots of options and ways to use. It's helpful for going on air and just listening to music on my computer, great software!”
Will, Seattle (Apr 2016)
“It's easy to use - very user friendly and clean - not cluttered.”
Paul, Portaferry, County Down (Apr 2016)
“I love all the different things it can do. The clock feature is especially helpful for a small radio or audio blog operation. Being able to reschedule a clock on the calendar saves having to recreate a pattern that you use regularly.”
Cyrellys, Montana (Apr 2016)
“It is easy to use and is very well laid out”
Anonymous (Apr 2016)
“It's free, it's convenient, it looks like a pro”
Simon, Fobt-Romeu (Apr 2016)
“Simple and light, I can install it on my 10" Atom notebook with no issues. I love the quickcarts feature, I can play my sound effects easier.”
Miftahul, Indonesia (Apr 2016)
“It has all the features I need (particularly the playout pattern feature). It's simple and very easy to use”
Dean, Sydney (Apr 2016)
“Simple interface, easy to use.”
Jon, Doncaster (Mar 2016)
“It's an amazing easy to use software”
Martin (Mar 2016)
“Simple, clean, easy to use, no odd buttons sat on it that I won't use and don't understand”
Garry, Glasgow (Mar 2016)
“Easy to use, simple to add tracks.”
Martin, St Helens (Mar 2016)
“Scheduling system is far better than Radionomy. Playout system is good, similar to that which I used in radio in the past. Seems to be fairly stable. Very happy with it.”
Adam, Auckland, New Zealand (Mar 2016)
“The automation is superb. Simple interface with a short learning curve. Does what it says on the tin.”
Frederick, Llantwit Fardre, South Wales (Mar 2016)
“I like the way the interface is easy to use and how it is very similar to all the other professional play-out systems I have seen being used on real (non-Internet) radio stations.”
Anonymous (Feb 2016)
“It is very simple to use, e.g. Rivendell on Linux is too complex sometimes.”
Povilas, Lithuania (Feb 2016)
“Easy to use also I use a PC with my music as a sort of server - PlayIt remembers the network folders. I have a home studio and looking at using it for making hospital/community programmes”
Anonymous (Feb 2016)
“I love the zero latency playback, compatibility with pro audio cards, ease of use, friendly GUI and most importantly the use of hotkeys.”
Daren, Suffolk, UK (Feb 2016)
“Nice GUI, easy to learn”
Thomas, Georgia, USA (Feb 2016)
“Free :). Powerful, but simple to use”
Joseph, South Coast, UK (Feb 2016)
“Easy to set up and stable. Also its great that its free as the station is just beginning to think about funding. We are very thankful to you for all your work”
Anonymous (Feb 2016)
“Easy to use and not intrusive. Unlike RadioDJ”
Aaron, South Australia (Feb 2016)
“It is so easy to use - no complicated way of loading songs”
Bill, Scotland (Jan 2016)
“Easy to set up tracks to library and then into playlist. Easy to play tracks continuously or one by one”
Mike, Manchester (Jan 2016)
“Simple and clean user interface. Comprehensive user manual and it's free. Topping and tailing music is a very pleasant bonus.”
Anonymous (Dec 2015)
“Easy to setup and use the program. Particularly how easy it was to set up the program to talk directly to my caster web audio link and not need another computer or device to be able to broadcast”
Scot, Wisconsin (Dec 2015)
“The features of the software are brilliant, out of any free software on the web I would happily say PlayIt Live is the best one. After trying out other software, PlayIt Live offers everything which a radio station needs for playing music. The presenters love working on the system - very easy to learn and never have any problems!”
Will, Melksham (Dec 2015)
“Simple to set up, automatically schedules based on the clock & clock schedules from the music library”
James, Georgia (Dec 2015)
“Easy to use for the basics of playing programs at a specific time.”
Lewis, Kansas City, MO (Dec 2015)
“Easy to build a playlist and stream. I've been looking for this software for about 5 years, and couldn't be happier.”
Kevin, Toledo, OH (Dec 2015)
“Easy to use and very little power on the CPU”
Michael, UK (Dec 2015)
“GUI cut down to necessary layout for effective live playout. Configuration for discrete/individual output channels”
Lars, Denmark (Dec 2015)
“It's ease of use is incredible!”
Mike, Cambridge (Dec 2015)
“I like the organisation of the players, the ASIO support, the Playlisting, and the silence detection inside of the import system”
Dan, Derby (Dec 2015)
“The facility to select and play jingles is straightforward. Selection, ordering and playing of songs is simple.”
Bert, Dorset (Nov 2015)
“It's easy of use, simple drag and drop live assist. Single file list for audio database (not multiple pages). Instant players.”
Glenn, Vic, Australia (Nov 2015)
“I really like the numerous features (especially scheduling) to create a wholesome programming schedule easily. Furthermore, the design looks simple but not too overloaded which is very important for beginners and new users.”
Anonymous (Nov 2015)
“Easy to load playlist and songs. Clear on-screen format. Simple and quick to install server details. Easy to use the music scheduling system.”
Eddie, N. Ireland (Nov 2015)
“Free. Easy to add songs to queue. Mic plugin available to "lock talk."”
Anonymous (Nov 2015)
“The GUI is nicely laid out and easy to setup”
DJ TwoCities, USA (Nov 2015)
“It's simple looking and easy to use. The decks are assignable to different output devices.”
Niklas, Finland (Oct 2015)
“Extremely powerful and efficient. Easy to understand.”
Anonymous (Oct 2015)
“Easy to navigate and clean layout. Very easy to use. Support forum is brilliant too.”
Paul, Norfolk (Oct 2015)
“Very easy functions. Like the carts.”
Jason, London (Oct 2015)
“Like all of the features. The ease of use and the design of the interface.”
Bill, Glasgow (Sep 2015)
“Simple layout, doesn't crash, easy integration with existing media files. Perfect for our outside broadcasts!”
Kim, Bristol (Sep 2015)
“Clean, tidy, uncomplicated interface. Ideal for professionals and amateurs.”
Chris, New Zealand (Sep 2015)
“The drag and drop using touch screen is brilliant. They layout is pretty good. The segues / analysis by the software is spot-on. It was very easy to imports songs and get things up and running in a few minutes.”
Anonymous (Sep 2015)
“It's simple and straightforward to use. I have only had PlayIt Live for a couple of weeks and have really enjoyed using it and have recommended it to friends”
Anonymous (Sep 2015)
“I like it's Layout, Features, Flexibility & ease of use. I'm glad I found the software. The price can't be beat and the developer really does a good job with the support services. I'm sticking with his one”
Lawrence, California, USA (Sep 2015)
“Low learning curve for non-technical users.”
Anonymous (Aug 2015)
“Good layout, fairly intuitive, setting cue points on tracks is simple.”
Phil, Essex, UK (Aug 2015)
“Best radio automation”
JanSe, Germany (Aug 2015)
“I like the clear layout, flexibility of sound output options, ability to use at various levels of automation and that the functionality would generally only come with expensive software.”
Mark, London (Aug 2015)
“Free. Auto track analysis. 24/7 operation.”
Peter, The Netherlands (Aug 2015)
“Very easy to use, great range of features and sounds great on air.”
Luke, High Wycombe (Jul 2015)
“I purely love the simplicity in layout and operation. It's not top-heavy with unnecessary add-ons, modules, or plug-ins that can cause lockups. It's not "clunky" or "buggy."”
Tim, Northampton, PA (Jul 2015)
“I like the simplicity about it. Straight forward. Easy setup. Keep up the great work!”
Rick, Ireland (Jul 2015)
“I like the fact that it gives the option of using the either players or decks. The music policies and playout patterns are also easy to use.”
Jesse, South Africa (Jul 2015)
“I like the ease of use and the seemless segues”
Latone, Lake Charles (Jul 2015)
“I like the drag and drop options and great response time”
Latone, Lake Charles (Jul 2015)
“It does exactly what it claims to do - fully automated playback with playout policies and programs.”
John (Jul 2015)
“Easy and simple to use and set up, plays all common formats, which has been a deal breaker in other free products out there as i have a large collection in mixture of formats”
Brad, Queensland, Australia (Jul 2015)
“Good interface. Easy to use. Good user manual. It works and is free!”
Anonymous (Jul 2015)
“An affordable solution for charities like us.”
Ray, Inverness (Jun 2015)
“It's simple, easy to use and most of all: it's free”
Danny, Leipzig (Jun 2015)
“I like the way it has a simple, clean, uncluttered appearance. The way PlayIt operates is much like Myriad... This means my home studio feels like a professional environment. I also like the ability to map players to desk faders and keyboard control of software events.”
Trev, Telford UK (Jun 2015)
“Straightforward and effective”
James, UK (May 2015)
“Easy usage, plus option to play individual tracks or run automation. It's a brilliant piece of software.”
Alan, Radio West Middlesex (May 2015)
“The ability to add timed breaks etc is intuitive and visually accessable (at a glance i can see what's next in the playlist). The carts are good too and the ability to color them is great. The auto detection of silence is handy too. The ability to use the 'down arrow' at the end of each track is very useful.”
Reece, Australia (May 2015)
“Great software, user friendly, works better than every other type of software I've tried”
Anonymous (May 2015)
“I like the simplicity of setting up the clocks, scheduling and playout. I am totally taken with the graphical interface used to edit song segue characteristics. Very thoughtful and quite useful when dealing with a lot of music with tricky endings.”
Tom, Davenport, Iowa USA (May 2015)
“Easy to use, free download software”
Anonymous (May 2015)
“Simple but good layout, very straightforward”
Dirk, Maarssen, Netherlands (Apr 2015)
“Simple with advanced features”
James, Ipswich (Apr 2015)
“Simple and clean interface”
Jonny, Belfast (Apr 2015)
“I like the ease of use, clear layout, ability to edit playlists on the fly”
Matthew, Guildford, UK (Apr 2015)
“It's straightforward and simple to learn, quickly!”
Kelly, East Wenatchee, WA (Mar 2015)
“PlayIt Live is easy, quick and simple to learn.”
Terry, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire (Mar 2015)
“It's quick and easy to use. It's what I was looking for, I'm an ex-ILR radio presenter and it does great to make a micro FM radio station from my shed with my young son. we broadcast on an FM micro-transmitter (bought in Tesco, it's used for in car to send phone to car stereo). I'm lucky to have found PlayIt Live on google. I like the features like the exact time marker and yeah, I'm pleased as you can tell.”
Ben, Cornwall (Mar 2015)
“It was very easy to install and use. I have worked with the most inexpensive and most expensive automation systems in the business. This software is comparable to those in many ways. Thank you for providing this wonderful product. Being able to create "MY" radio station from my music library is not only Awesome, but highly entertaining. PlayIt Live is great!”
J Y, Northern Carolina (Mar 2015)
“I like the Quick Carts and that I can color code and arrange.”
Benjamin, USA (Mar 2015)
“It's very intuitive, has all the right features, thank you!!!”
John, UK (Mar 2015)
“Very good and great transition between tracks”
Mike, Doncaster (Mar 2015)
“I like the clean interface, the simplicity and the fact it's not packed with useless features. Keep up the good work!”
Anonymous (Feb 2015)
“The PlayIt Live software is easy to use. I am able to use 3 sound cards, one for Cart and 2 for play out. Track loading is easy. The visual indication is excellent giving a clear indication of fade and time elapsed.”
Stevie Dee, UK (Feb 2015)
“I like all of the features, and how simple it is to set up and use. I did most of it without any reference to the help files.”
Mark, Nuneaton (Jan 2015)
“I like the fact that you can build and schedule clocks in mere seconds, the ability to output in low-latency ASIO, the lay-out, and the active community are just a few of many things that are great about this program.”
Daan, The Netherlands (Jan 2015)
“We like the fact that it's easy to use and the music transitions very smoothly into the next song.”
Thomas, Cookeville, TN (Jan 2015)
“I like the fact that I can load jingles in the carts...ease of us... And it's great that you keep in touch and ask opinions...”
DJ Lady Love, London (Dec 2014)
“I like PlayIt Live as it is simple to use and does not take much training”
Colin, Grimsby Hospital Radio (Dec 2014)
“Very easy to use, nice interface, love the scheduler”
Phil, Australia (Dec 2014)
“I like the simple interface and the fact that it is a live project with future developments based on what the user community would like.”
Ian, Pitlochry (Dec 2014)
“Very easy to use”
Jason, Oxford (Nov 2014)
“Friendly interface”
Martinho de Oliveira, Brasil (Nov 2014)
“Good automix and sound quality”
Matty, Outwood (Nov 2014)
“Very easy to use for someone who is not technically minded.”
Brian, Herne Bay (Nov 2014)
“Very intuitive, clean workspace, free to use and rock solid key features.”
Chris Thomas, Devon, UK (Nov 2014)
“It is very easy in use and has a simple yet effective interface”
Mart, Nijmegen, Netherlands (Nov 2014)
“Really simple and easy to get going for a one-off plug-and-play outside broadcast.”
Tom, Bridgwater, Somerset (Nov 2014)
“Much simpler interface and easy to use.”
Simon, Quebec, Canada (Oct 2014)
“It is straight forward to use, and have used it for theatre SFX and for a live Island Disc presentation also recorded, both very successfully.”
Andy, Dorchester (Oct 2014)
“Clear layout. Simplicity.”
Anonymous (Oct 2014)
“Very straightforward and simple layout. A lot of our presenters at our station are older...most people can start PlayIt Live and get a song playing in just a few seconds of using it which is great.”
Steve, Northwood, UK (Oct 2014)
“It's easy to use and very friendly.”
James, Middletown, NY (Oct 2014)
“Easy to use. User friendly interface.”
Nerissa, South Africa (Oct 2014)
“Simple and easy to use, has done a good job on our OB's”
Gareth, Salford (Sep 2014)
“Great support. Easy to create extensions without having to build/use a full blown development environment.”
Nadav, Israel (Sep 2014)
“Easy to use. I like the support for audio cards etc.”
Arie, Deventer NL (Sep 2014)
“Free and easy to use.”
Adrian, Bath, UK (Sep 2014)
“I like the drag and drop in the live assist mode and the quick carts let me trigger drops in an easy way. It's very intuitive to set up and run.”
Joshua, Anderson, SC (Sep 2014)
“It just works! Simple interface. I like the drag and drop usability.”
Daniel, Australia (Sep 2014)
“Easy to use, very little training required for non technical or computer un-savvy users.”
Jeff, London (Sep 2014)
“It is free, reliable, user friendly and perfect for what I needed it for.”
Joe, Ireland (Sep 2014)
“Simple interface.”
John, Hastings, UK (Sep 2014)
“It is a great, simple to set up and run software, very flexible for a free playout.”
Stu, Nottingham (Sep 2014)
“User-friendly.”
David, United Kingdom (Sep 2014)
“Stable. Clean layout.”
Malc, Nottinghamshire, UK (Sep 2014)
“Beats the pants off everything else.”
David, United Kingdom (Sep 2014)
“I like the clock creation and segue analytics. Fixed time markers and break notes are great, too.”
Anonymous (Sep 2014)

PlayIt Live

  • Live-assist and automated playout system.
  • Play WAVs, MP3s, WMAs or MP4s.
  • Choose from classic cart decks mode or live-assist players mode.
  • Instant one-touch QuickCarts for jingles and sound effects.
  • Organise QuickCarts with multiple pages and custom colours.
  • Supports any sound card available to Windows including professional ASIO devices.
  • Operate players and controls using keyboard commands.
  • Add tracks with an easy to use wizard.
  • Analyse tracks for silence for a more streamlined playout.
  • Configure individual sound cards for each player.
  • Categorise tracks into groups.
  • Set up playout policies and patterns for a unified sound.
  • Scheduled playout clocks to define a template for each hour.
  • Playout log to enable future planning of playout items.
  • Advanced playout items such as Fixed Time Markers to ensure content keeps to time.
  • Play remote audio files and live streams from the internet.
  • Stream to SHOUTcast and Icecast servers via Internet Broadcast plugin.
  • Mix microphone input with PlayIt Live output with the Microphone Mix plugin.
  • Remotely manage and synchronise data with PlayIt Manager.
  • PREMIUM: Integrated voice tracking with a PlayIt VoiceTrack licence.
  • Supported by your kind donations.
Windows is required to install PlayIt Live. Download Anyway
Version: 1.14.2.1390 - 20 February 2017
To use PlayIt Live, you will need to create a free account. When you first run the software product you will be asked to register your computer using your account credentials (an internet connection will be required). Alternatively, if the computer on which you are using the product does not have internet connectivity you can generate a licence key via the My Account section.
Requires Windows (XP SP3 or above) and .NET Framework 4.0 (downloaded by installer if required).

Videos


PlayIt Live 1.14: New Features


PlayIt Live: Scheduling

Screenshots

Main view of classic mode.
Main view of classic mode.
Main view of live-assist mode.
Main view of live-assist mode.
Fine tune track transitions with the segue editor.
Fine tune track transitions with the segue editor.
Give the impression you are live on-air with voice tracking.
Give the impression you are live on-air with voice tracking.
Fast as-you-type searching functionality.
Fast as-you-type searching functionality.
QuickCarts can be used to easily fire off jingles with one click.
QuickCarts can be used to easily fire off jingles with one click.
Easy-to-use track management.
Easy-to-use track management.
Simple wizard to add new tracks.
Simple wizard to add new tracks.
Create clocks to make a template for an hour.
Create clocks to make a template for an hour.
Schedule the playout log from clock templates or edit manually.
Schedule the playout log from clock templates or edit manually.