In NexGen, the process to record audio in the background is called “DRR” or Digital Reel to Reel, which is a term it inherited from Audio Wizard. With Zetta, we call this process Background Recorder (or BGR), which is a nod to RCS Master Control as that’s what it was called in that product. Regardless, Zetta’s functionality in this module is far and above everything we had done in the past. I wrote about this in the April 2014 connect, but one tip I didn’t mention which I recently used is that Zetta (unlike it’s ancestors) allows you to record from the same record device to multiple assets. Meaning, if you wanted to record an entire hour of a show to one asset in the system, but also wanted to capture network spots to others, there is no problem. While on the topic of BGR, in Zetta 4.2, we have expanded its capability in the area of “Playback while recording”. One improvement beyond NexGen’s implementation of this is that you can actually bring up a recording asset while it is in the library, and listen to, and copy audio out of an asset if you like. And you can do so from any Zetta client on the network.
In Zetta 4.2, you might be interested to know that we now natively support HTTP Now Playing Event feeds. Whether you need GET or POST, you can add all your necessary query string, parameters and headers to create all sorts of great listener experiences using live Zetta Now playing data.