Basic Playout Functions


The playlist contains all audio files that will be broadcast during your show. These audio items are handled by the main players – either started manually (live assist mode) or automatically (automation mode). You can toggle between these modes at any time.

The number of main players is configurable. In a live studio, you will usually want to have at least two players – each assigned to a separate sound card output connected to a separate fader on your mixing console.

mAirList offers numerous features that make the presenters’ lives easier, helping them to produce a perfect show. For example: fixed times are supported in Automation mode, so items can be started automatically at given times. The anticipated starting times of all items are calculated and displayed continuously for perfect backtiming. During the intro/ramp of a song, a large countdown is displayed.


The Cartwall can be used to play short jingles or other audio elements. The number of players/slots is technically unlimited. Cart pages can be saved as favourites and reopened as new tabs quickly. Inside the tabs, you can use the Design Mode to rearrange and resize the items freely, and also work with custom colours for easier access.

The cartwall is designed to be touchscreen-friendly. It can be displayed as part of the main window, or as a separate window, possibly on another monitor.


mAirList works with any DirectSound, WASAPI or ASIO compatible sound card (incuding virtual sound cards like Axia Livewire+ or Dante Virtual Soundcard). No need to spend hundreds of dollars for expensive pro audio hardware, even most budget cards will work out of the box.

All audio connections (player outputs etc.) can be routed freely to the available soundcard inputs/outputs. The stereo outputs of most multichannel sound cards (even cheap onboard 5.1 cards) can be used separately for the player output. Playback of multi-channel audio (4.0, 5.1 and 7.1) is supported as well.


mAirList’s audio engine is built around the well-known and reliable BASS audio library. The most common audio formats, including MP3, MP2, WAV, or Ogg Vorbis are supported out of the box. Additional formats (e.g. AAC, WMA, FLAC or Opus) can be added through free BASS add-ons. mAirList will work with your existing audio library and does not require you to recode any audio files. You can even mix different file types when required.


The graphical Cue Editor allows you to edit the cue markers (ramp, fade out, etc.) of any item quickly based on a waveform image of the audio. Cue markers can be saved to file tags (selected file formats only) or metadata XML files for later use.


Using the Mix Editor, you can easily set up segues between audio items using a multichannel waveform view. The Mix Editor supports volume envelopes for voice tracking, and is available in both the playout module and the mAirListDB management application.


Using the Event Scheduler, you can execute arbitrary actions at scheduled times, e.g. insert news items or load the playlist for the next hour from a mAirListDB. This makes it very easy to set up a fully automated program.


Extend the main window by a variety of customisable screen objects, e.g. date/time display, countdowns, buttons that trigger commands or actions etc.


You can create log files of all played items in any customisable format.


mAirList comes with an English GUI, and an official German language file is included in the setup; other translations, e.g. French, are contributed and maintained by the community.
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