What is GSelector?
GSelector is music scheduling reinvented… literally. It’s a very different system for a new breed of radio programmers with new responsibilities. The new story has become universal: managing multiple channels. Typically that means radio PDs or MDs are asked to create music logs for some combination of HD, FM, AM, Internet streams or satellite channels, and doing this with less available time than ever before. GSelector is the first program to use the RCS patented goal-driven, demand-based scheduling engine.
How does GSelector work?
Every programmer has goals for their on-air sound, and that’s how GSelector is controlled. You start with your finished log – look at the results and adjust the “natural demand” of each song, artist or attribute like tempo, theme, and sound code as needed, to create the results you want.
Is it easy to set up?
Yes. That is what makes it so revolutionary: its ease of use. Users simply tell the system what their logs must sound like and GSelector automatically takes it from there in creating future logs. This saves time and creates virtually no unscheduled positions while providing more log control without setting up rules.
What is its greatest strength?
GSelector virtually eliminates unscheduled log positions, considering every song for every position, so the best possible song is chosen for each log position every time. GSelector will literally change the way you work.
Can I schedule a log over the Internet?
Yes, you can even schedule multiple stations simultaneously, from anywhere. Since you will have one music library across an entire enterprise, your song attributes only have to be entered once and then can be shared by any station you manage. GSelector provides Cross-Station Protection so two channels cannot play the same song simultaneously. There is also a new Audio Analyzer inside GSelector, which identifies song parameters like energy, tempo, run time, whether an ending is cold or fade, and opening/closing musical key of the song – all automatically. It can even identify multiple intros of a song!
Do I need extra software and equipment to work on GSelector over the Internet?
You will need a server quality machine at the station. (See Technical Requirements). Internet Information Services must be added as a Windows component. Port 80 must be open to be reached by workstations.
Will GSelector automatically convert my Selector backup?
Because GSelector database structure is vastly different than all other music schedulers in existence, our experienced staff at RCS will handle database transformation quickly and easily for you upon request. GSelector will adopt the settings from the prior database into your new library, from which you can add channel-specific attributes which can be unique to each station or channel sharing this library of music.
What is the first thing I will notice about the program?
You will marvel at its multi-station capabilities. With more programmers handling multiple stations, GSelector’s architecture is perfect for the new face of radio: one library, many stations. This means you only enter each song once. With global and station-specific codes, each station has better library management.
Can other programmers in my group see my station’s library?
Only if you grant other users rights. GSelector includes a state-of-the-art rights management system that opens and closes certain areas of the program according to the user’s sign-in credentials.
What is Cross-Station protection?
This means you will never schedule the same song simultaneously on two or more stations.
Does GSelector let me hear my log?
Yes. When you add the songs’ Media IDs corresponding to your audio storage files (and as long as your workstation has access to the machine where the audio is stored) – you can audition an entire song, the song’s open and close or the open-hook-close of each song in the log.
How do I adjust a song or artist?
Simply click the up or down slider to adjust the natural demand of any song, artist, or attribute.
What are attributes of a song?
These are the many ways you can classify, and thus control, your music and rotations. Attributes can be any name or concept you need to help shape your station. Each Attribute must be put in to one of these groups: Artist Group, Content, Era, Genre, Instrument, Theme or Vocal.
What other smart tools are in GSelector?
GSelector has a powerful analysis program that generates tempo codes, intro times and other important information by analyzing the audio files in your library. This information is written right into each song window.