This week’s been filled with updates here at Spacial, but none have been so marked as the SAM user interface. These new versions of our software don’t just boast a brand new look. They also count a number of improvements and changes. Here’s a rundown of what they are, along with modifications that were made to the June 1 versions that also came out.

Reminder: SAM Party DJ is now “SAM DJ” and SimpleCast is now “SAM Cast.”

SAM Broadcaster, v.4.9.0 – June 22, 2011

  • New Spacial brand is launched, along with new SAM Broadcaster user interface
  • Encoder timers show uptime days
  • SHOUTcast 2.0 encoder ignores metadata when metadata is disabled
  • “SAM>General>HTML Output” moved to “SAM>Tools>HTML Output” menu
  • List your radio station on TuneIn.com with the new PAL script that ships with SAM; see TuneIn.pal inside PAL folder
  • Improved sound card detection for microphone configuration
  • Improved “Search” window
  • Improved “Apply to Album” function
  • SoundFX now has space for 16 items
  • You can set the air/cue mute and volume control directly from the toolbar
  • Default layout is always stored on exit
  • New layout extension of *.sul
  • Huge speed improvement when closing EQ/AGC/DSP configuration screen
  • The user interface forces windows to show inside visible area
  • StreamAds support has been removed; please contact Triton Digital at sales@tritondigital.com for ad insertion services

SAM Broadcaster, v.4.8.0 – June 1, 2011

  • SHOUTcast 2.0 encoder support
  • SHOUTcast 2.0 statistic relay support
  • Minor updates to PHP Web Template
  • Added index to requestlist table for improved query performance on web template
  • Royalty reports for France (SPPF, SCPP, SACEM)
  • Changed backup method to be compatible with MySQL v5.5 or later
  • Icecast2 statistic relay support fixed for certain builds of Icecast. (KH builds)
  • Added support for multiple VHosts for Wowza statistic relays

If you’re running SAM Broadcaster from any of the v.4 series, you can download the update for free right here.

SAM DJ, v.4.4.0 – June 22, 2011

  • New Spacial brand is launched, along with new SAM DJ user interface
  • Improved sound card detection for microphone configuration
  • Improved “Search” window
  • Improved “Apply to Album” function
  • SoundFX now has space for 16 items
  • You can set the air/cue mute and volume control directly from the toolbar
  • Default layout is always stored on exit
  • New layout extension of *.sul
  • Huge speed improvement when closing EQ/AGC/DSP configuration screen
  • The user interface forces windows to show inside visible area

If you’re running SAM DJ from any of the v.4 series, you can download the update for free right here.

SAM Cast, v.3.3.0 – June 22, 2011

  • New Spacial brand is launched
  • Encoder timers show uptime days
  • SHOUTcast 2.0 encoder ignores metadata when metadata is disabled

SAM Cast, v.3.2.0 – June 1, 2011

  • SHOUTcast 2.0 encoder support
  • SHOUTcast 2.0 statistic relay support
  • Icecast2 statistic relay support fixed for certain Icecast builds (namely KH)
  • Added support for multiple vHosts in Wowza statistic relays

If you’re running SAM Cast (formerly SimpleCast) from any of the v.3 series, you can download the update for free right here.