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NextKast Setup Tutorial: Broadcast Live Radio

NextKast setup tutorial - An automated music and audio media player that works with to broadcast live radio online.

Mike Cunsolo

by Mike Cunsolo in Production

Last updated 04.08.2023

Nextkast Setup Tutorial

Manage your media and stream live to your internet radio station with Windows based broadcasting software NextKast - Follow this NextKast setup tutorial to get up and running in a couple of minutes.

What is NextKast?

NextKast is an automated music and audio mixing media player for PC that works with to stream live music. As a cost affective alternative, NextKast offers features like built in audio processors, crossfading, and a way to setup music rotations to automatically create playlists.

NextKast Setup Tutorial

Before you can connect to your radio station you need a live event schedule within your dashboard - Follow this guide on how to Schedule a Live Broadcast.

Initial Setup

NextKast is a PC only broadcasting software built specifically for the Windows operating system. You can get your hands on a copy by requesting either the pro or standard version here.

When you have NextKast installed it should look something like this:

NextKast User Interface

Enter Your Streaming Details

Setup NextKast with your station by accessing the ‘Broadcast Settings’ in the top right corner of the window.

Grab your live streaming details which can be found in the dashboard DJ bar as 'Host', 'Port', and 'Pass'. Station Broadcasting Details

Configure your NextKast settings like the ones below:

  • Enable Encoder: Yes
  • Type: Live365
  • Server Path: [e.g.]
  • Port: [e.g. 1000]
  • Password: [e.g. 1aa111a1a1a1aa]

Your NextKast encoder with your broadcasting should look something like:

NextKast Encoder

When all your details have been added then go ahead and save the configuration - You can adjust other settings later on like auto-reconnect if the signal drops and adjust the audio bitrate or format.

Start Broadcasting

Make sure you are playing audio before broadcasting, then select ‘Off Air’ to switch your encoder on and stream to your station.

NextKast On-Air

Check that you have successfully connected in your dashboard.

DJ On-Air NextKast

Live Broadcasting Alternatives

If NextKast isn't quite your thing then there's plenty of other options to choose from if you're in the market for a new or alternative broadcasting software to manage your tracks and go live with

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