SAM Broadcaster – Internet Radio Broadcasting

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Broadcast your audio to the world – share your passion for music or turn your internet radio station into a money-making business. SAM Broadcaster is your complete online radio station solution – professional sound quality, built-in streaming, web integration, advanced media library management, automation and real-time statistics.


All our software is now fully Windows 8 compatible.

Included in your software purchase are the following:

  • 12 months of product updates
  • Email support

Want to upgrade to 2013 if you still have SAM Broadcaster v4? Simply visit the user zone and upgrade from there.

For more information about SAM Broadcaster 2013, please click here.

SAM Broadcaster Overview

What is SAM Broadcaster?

SAM Broadcaster is your all-in-one solution to start your own online radio station – stream your music, voice or live event to the entire world. SAM Broadcaster takes care of all the major aspects of running a successful internet radio station.

Sound professional with advanced audio features like cross-fade detection, gap killer, volume normalization and 5-band compressor and limiter.

Stream your audio to the world in multiple formats to major server types – all at the same time – to ensure you reach the widest audience. Audio formats includes AAC, aacPlus, AAC-HE, MP3, mp3PRO, Ogg and Windows Media. Supported streaming servers include CheapestStream.com, SpacialNet.com, Shoutcast v1, Shoutcast v2, Icecast, Windows Media.

Web integration – web templates will help you get your first radio station website online quickly. Keep your listeners engaged with advanced features like showing to your visitors what is currently playing or allow them to browse your music library and make instant requests that could be automatically played by your SAM Broadcaster. Make some easy money with links that allow your visitors to buy music and earn commission.

Media Library – organizes large music libraries quickly into multiple categories, import information from tags as well as automatically look up track information via Amazon.com.

Automation allows your radio station to run 24/7, even if you are not there to manage it. Set up advanced playlist rotation rules so SAM Broadcaster can automatically pick what tracks to play next. Use the Event Scheduler to program events to trigger at certain times of the day. Power users can take complete control with PAL scripting that allows complete automation.

Listener statistics allows you to see in real-time how your audience is growing. This data is also logged for performance reporting and the SAM Reporter utility can provide useful reports on your station playback history.

Running a radio station is lots of fun – sharing your passion for music or spreading your important message is a very rewarding hobby for many. You can even go fully professional and turn your radio station into a money-making business that generates revenue from music sales, advertising, merchandising and even donations.

Download SAM Broadcaster and get your station going today!

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SAM Broadcaster Editions

Which edition is right for me? Click here to compare the features of LITE, PLUS, PRO and STUDIO.

 

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SAM Broadcaster Features

LITE PLUS

PRO
STUDIO
Summary
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Pricing FREE   Was $199
$149 for limited time
$299 or
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$699
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Streaming Platforms Only available on CheapestStream.com Available on SpacialNet.com Available on CheapestStream.com (via SpacialNet only via SpacialNet only) Available on SpacialNet.com Available on CheapestStream.com Available on SHOUTcast Available on Windows Media Available on SpacialNet.com Available on CheapestStream.com Available on SHOUTcast Available on Windows Media
Maximum Encoders & Statistic Relays 3 Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Maximum Queue size 100 Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Maximum tracks in Music Library 5000 Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Maximum PAL Scripts 2 Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Maximum Event Scheduler items 2 Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Audio Processing No Yes Yes Yes
Web templates & web integration No Yes Yes Yes
License to broadcast and/or stream terrestrial signal No No No Yes
Professional Audio Engine
Sound like a professional with advanced audio processing   No Yes Yes Yes
Low latency audio engine gives you instant feedback when adjusting controls Yes Yes Yes Yes
Mix tracks in 2 main player decks and 2 aux decks Yes Yes Yes Yes
Broadcast live On-Air while you preview audio on a separate channel Yes Yes Yes Yes
Gap Killer removes silence from start & end of tracks allowing uninterrupted audio Yes Yes Yes Yes
Custom cue, intro, fade and stop points configured per track Yes Yes Yes Yes
Voice FX – talk over audio, automatically lowers volume Yes Yes Yes Yes
Sound FX – instantly trigger audio carts Yes Yes Yes Yes
Voice-tracking allows you to quickly record your voice & schedule into your broadcast   Yes Yes Yes Yes
Input formates include MP3, mp3PRO, Ogg, WAV, Windows Media Yes Yes Yes Yes
Music Library Management
LARGE music library? More than 100,000 tracks? No problem!   limited to 5000 tracks Yes Yes Yes
Easily organize your music library into categories with drag&drop operations Yes Yes Yes Yes
Unlimited custom categories and playlists Yes Yes Yes Yes
Automatically import tag information from tracks Yes Yes Yes Yes
Easily find album cover art and other details from Amazon.com Yes Yes Yes Yes
Ability to configure settings on a per-track basis Yes Yes Yes Yes
Customizable reporting   Yes Yes Yes Yes
Streaming
CheapestStream.com   Only available on CheapestStream.com Available on CheapestStream.com Available on CheapestStream.com Available on CheapestStream.com
SpacialNet.com   No Available on SpacialNet.com Available on SpacialNet.com Available on SpacialNet.com
SHOUTcast v1, SHOUTcast v2  No via SpacialNet only
(via SpacialNet only)
Available on SHOUTcast Available on SHOUTcast
Windows Media   No via SpacialNet only
(via SpacialNet only)
Available on Windows Media Available on Windows Media
Other supported platforms: Icecast, Live365, Wowza, SteamCast No No Yes Yes
Streaming formats: AAC, aacPlusv2, AAC HE Yes Yes Yes Yes
Streaming formats: MP3, mp3PRO, Windows Media No Yes Yes Yes
Archive broadcast to file Yes Yes Yes Yes
Embed current playing information directly to stream Yes Yes Yes Yes
List on AudioRealm.com to get more listeners & statistics Yes Yes Yes Yes
Statistic relays show in real-time how many listeners are connected Yes Yes Yes Yes
Web Integration
Included web templates make creating your station website easy No Yes Yes Yes
Display what is currently playing on your website No Yes Yes Yes
Allow visitors to make real-time automated requests   No Yes Yes Yes
Allow your visitors to browse your music library No Yes Yes Yes
Make easy money with buy music links No Yes Yes Yes
Automation
Operate on manual, live-assist or fully automated mode Yes Yes Yes Yes
Event Scheduler allows you to trigger automated tasks Yes   Yes Yes Yes
Advanced rotation logic allows SAM to intelligently pick music for playback Yes Yes Yes Yes
Apply separation rules & customizable clockwheels Yes Yes Yes Yes
PAL scripting allows you to write mini scripts to control aspects of your station   Yes   Yes Yes Yes
Support
Free email support Yes Yes Yes Yes
Community Support   Yes Yes Yes Yes
Phone support   No 30 days 30 days 90 days
Installation, Remote sessions, Custom Development   Optional Optional Optional Included  
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SAM Broadcaster Awards

SAM Broadcaster has received numerous awards, 5-star reviews and has been the Editor’s pick by many software reviewers. No wonder thousands of broadcasters have put their trust in SAM Broadcaster and why it is the best selling streaming product. See a sampling of our awards and read what some of our customers have to say.

5 star rating from windfile.com 5 star rating from 5cup.com 5 star rating from fileedge.com 5 star rating from daolnwood.com
5 star rating from criticalfiles.com 5 star rating from softsia.com 5 star rating from softpedia.com 5 star rating from acidfiles.com
5 star rating from yourfreefiles.com 5 star rating from soft-hypermarket.com 5 star rating from softplatz.com 5 star rating from shareware.com
5 star rating from gearsbox.com 5 star rating from softs.info 5 star rating from bluesofts.com 5 star rating from First Download Center
5 star rating from byte-flow.com 5 star rating from devgalaxy.com 5 star rating from rbytes.com 5 star rating from roxysoft.com
5 star rating from shareware-box.com 5 star rating from downloadroute.com 4 star rating from maxxdownload.com 4 star rating from itshareware.com
5 star rating from Free Trial Downloads 100% clean rating from softpedia.com 100% clean rating from downloadsofts.com 5 star safe rating from findmysoft.com

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SAM Broadcaster Testimonials

Ken says

I have been running SAM [Broadcaster] since beta days and would never change. We have currently been up and running without a single hiccup for over 31 days straight. 60,000 plus tracks, P4 1Ghz CPU, 20 PAL scripts running, 22 scheduled events.
Ken, Bad Attitude radio

Kioni says

I too am pleased with SAM and the support team. Sean and Louis have been very helpful and diligent to respond in a reasonable time. SAM has been in continuous operation operation on my station for 3 weeks without any problems. I can’t believe I spent over $700 for another product when SAM 3 had everything I wanted and more, plus IT WORKS AS ADVERTISED!!!

ProtegeChris says

When I first got SAM, my website was lacking in features, to say the least. There comes a point in every webcaster’s experiences where you’ve just got to invest in a powerful tool to manage your station, and I chose SAM broadcaster. Not only is it extremely convenient to use SAM due to the high level of automation you can receive, but the amount of interaction it allows for you to have on your website is just amazing. When I started out broadcasting, I was receiving under 1,000 hits per month on my website, now I’m receiving over 110,000 unique hits per month, and the most common comment I receive is about how interactive my site is, and how many more features I have over my competitors. For that, I thank the Spacial Audio staff for producing the wonderful product I’ve relied on for so long now, SAM Broadcaster. I’ve gotten 84 days uptime running SAM, noip, a memory manager, and mysql. I restarted it then because I was leaving for a few days and just wanted to be safe.

Larry Berger says

I am simply amazed at the power of SAM, especially when used in combination with www.audiorealm.com!
We were able to get live and on-demand tests running after only an hour or so of prep, and have been slowly improving and tinkering to prepare for a launch. I’ve been involved at all levels (including the detailed areas on server, website and user sides) and have been delighted. We care alot about details at SLB and every time I’ve thought ‘I wonder if SAM can do this’, the feature has been there! The forum archives also have been useful.
It is honestly rare that I ‘gush’ about a product/service like this, but I am simply wowed by what I’m discovering…and we’ve had enough of experience with evaluating competing systems to appreciate what Louis has done here.
There are alot of people that need to be made aware of both product lines and I’m looking forward to helping to spread the word.

VChat20 says

SAM has ran on pretty much every computer i tried even with other junk hogging up cpu cycles. Solid as a rock!

Jim Murphy says

Guys, Kudos. This is the most kick-ass web radio broadcaster I have seen. UN-BELIEVEABLE.Kick-ass.

Gary says

The more I play with SAM the more I’m impressed, how incredibly powerful it is and how flexible it actually is. I just wanted to say thanks to the Spacialaudio development team and all those who actively support the end-users here on the forums and back in SAM land.

Matt/CP Radio says

I was over 1100 hours on SAM2 before I upgraded to SAM3…I’m assuming I’ll get that same reliabilty with the upgrade….now it’s more of a worry of my power going out than SAM crashing.

Kyle says

Thank you for a prompt response, I’ve gotten it situated and once again, thanks for a great software, very very great software… couldn’t be any better.

Brian Peckham says

People often complain and rarely compliment.
I would like to tell you how pleased I have been with your SAM4 Product.
Keep up the good work!

Robert says

Just want to say, I say I say I say, this program is the bee’s knees. The ducks guts, the Big Banana, the BIG Kahuna, one decent bit of software…. just bloody really Nice, you know. and your forever-patient feedback should be packaged and sent to a few politicians as a bit of a guide line….
I’m not a big online player, but run automated to FM and this baby just runs and runs and runs. Oh I know, a glitch here and there, but then some mornings my car won’t start either and that technology has been around a real lot longer ! ‘Gawd… what do you mean, I buy a car and have to put petrol in it as well!!!!’
Right now. running the latest from the main download site. Running Setiathome on permanent processing, Outlook, mysql, php, perl blah blah blah and a gazillion other programs that 2000 Advanced Server starts up for reasons best known to itself.
not a hiccup. not a squeek. not a squark. Just ‘Hat Music’ for hours on end…. I have to get outside ocassionally. really. Find a good woman, find a bar, find … whoa… hold on there.
Nice program guys. Runs so smooth I can actually ‘set and forget’ it. Gotta get the station – if I get back on the internet in a big way – back onto the Windows Media Station site. Hat Music (Country) – couldn’t keep up with the volume of listeners. Thousands. hourly. always. My kingdom for BANDWIDTH….

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SAM Broadcaster Documentation