PRX announces the release of its next generation of tools for encoding and uploading broadcast-quality audio files. The simple drag-and-drop programs make it easy for users on Windows and Macintosh to prepare their programs for digital distribution via PRX and other systems.
The updated PRX Audio Encoder takes files from a hard drive or audio CD and creates an industry-standard “MP2” (MPEG-1 Layer II) file. The PRX Audio Uploader sends any MP2 to PRX where the program is immediately available for license and download by over 300 stations.
Files created by the new PRX Audio Encoder are also compatible with the ContentDepot portal which will soon power the Public Radio Satellite System. This means that any “MP2” may be used for PRX, ContentDepot or directly in station automation systems. Other encoders often require careful calibration of settings that can easily go awry, but the PRX Audio Encoder requires no settings and is specifically tuned for public radio system standards. PRX Members with prior releases of the tools should upgrade today.
PRX Technical Manager Steve Schultze will be at the Public Radio Engineering Conference April 15-16 with copies of the tools and will be available to answer questions.
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