Everybody’s been talking about virtualization. Finally, it’s here: RƎLAY virtual radio software from Lawo.
RƎLAY brings professional radio production to your PC. Mixing. Streaming. Processing. Even routing. AoIP-ready, so you can mix and route both networked and PC audio. With touch-screen GUIs so intuitive, talent can learn it in minutes. No exotic hardware needed: just install RƎLAY software on your PC or laptop, and go to work. Perfect for production, live studios, newsrooms — even remotes and OB work.
Welcome to real virtual radio. Welcome to RƎLAY.
You love your smartphone. Why? Because it replaced so many everyday things. It virtualized, then combined them. When you use your phone to look up a friend’s details, you’re using a virtual Rolodex. Read the news? It’s a virtual newspaper. Look at the time? A virtual wristwatch. Skype someone? Virtual closed-circuit TV! Powerful pocket computers (your phone) have virtualized nearly everything. IT geeks calls this “dematerialization”.
What your smartphone does for your personal life, RƎLAY does for your radio studio. Nearly everything traditionally done with hardware in a rack can now be accomplished with software on a COTS PC. RƎLAY unifies the software production environment, allowing you to mix and route audio to and from all your audio software and hardware sources — something nearly impossible with basic OS tools.
It’s a bold new world. One that can be extended to add new features, new capabilities — even travel with you to where the action is. With RƎLAY, your studio can run smoother, cost less and do more.
Power meets brains.
Today’s PCs are pretty powerful. So powerful, in fact, that they can mix, process, sum and route multiple audio channels with RƎLAY in real time. With plenty of capacity left to run other virtual broadcast apps — plug-ins that do all the broadcast-y things you want to do. Like audio processing. Encoding for live streaming. Putting phone calls or remote talent on the air. Playing radio content. Add RƎLAY and you’ve made yourself a virtual studio. Pretty smart.
Make your net work.
RƎLAY natively mixes the output from the audio apps on your PC. It’s also AES67-compliant, so you can connect to your studio network and mix AoIP streams. Or mix audio from local devices. Then send your program to the network for live broadcasting, web streaming, or archiving.
Sure, RƎLAY is great in the studio. But it’s also mobile. It works beautifully on today’s powerful touchscreen laptops. So you can literally take your studio with you to cover breaking news, conduct on-the-spot interviews, produce remote broadcasts, or even work in your home studio — and then send your work back to the studio using your WAN, LAN or 5G link. Just imagine the possibilities.
The RƎLAY Virtual Radio suite has 4 apps designed to serve broadcasters’ needs: multi-channel software for PC sound card replacement, multi-touch virtual mixers, graphical, onscreen cross-point routing with DSP processing, and the industry’s first monitoring app for AES67 streams. Read on to find out more about the different pieces of the RƎLAY Virtual Radio suite.
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Everybody’s buzzing about AES67. And for good reason. Finally there’s a real standard for connecting together IP equipment from different manufacturers. This is why RƎLAY is 100% AES67-compliant. Some purveyors of proprietary protocols claim AES67 is incomplete — but we pair it with RAVENNA, the standards-based advertising and discovery protocol with AES67 compliance baked in. With RƎLAY, you can connect to any studio hardware or software you choose, from the ever-expanding AES67 / RAVENNA universe.
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