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Creek Sync - Desktop Archiving

Written by
Travis Bernard

Creek Sync automatically uploads audio files from your studio computer to the broadcasts for each show.

Together with the Website Platform, it creates an automatic archiving system that publishes your shows on your website, and stores the audio safely in cloud storage.

Installation

Windows

  1. Create a station on Creek, if you haven't already. Contact us if you need help.
  2. Download Creek Sync for Windows (64-bit)
  3. Unzip.
  4. Run Creek Sync.exe
  5. Click Settings in the top right corner.
  6. Add the API key. Read: Finding your API key.
  7. Save settings.
  8. Install PlayIt Recorder. It's a free audio recording program.
  9. In the PlayIt scheduler, make it record 30-minute segments continuously — all day, every day of the week.
    • Create an audio schedule event called 30 Minutes A and make it record for X:00 to X:30 every hour, every day.
    • Then, create an audio schedule event called 30 Minutes B and make it record for the other half of the hour — X:30 to X:00 every hour, every day.
    • NOTE: The Creek Sync tool can join the files into bigger ones automatically (like single 2-hour shows) but it can't split files. So they can be 1-hour segments if you don't have any 30-minute shows. Or, they will need to be 15-minute segments if you have shows on the 15 minute mark — and so on.
  10. In PlayIt Recorder's main settings:
    • Make the filename format: {year}-{month}-{day}_{hour}-{min}-{sec}
    • Audio codec format: MP3 128kbit
    • Make sure that the final ouput folder for the audio files is a folder that Creek Sync can access.
  11. In Creek Sync's settings, make the recordings folder match the one in PlayIt recorder.
  12. Creek Sync will watch this folder, and upload files to the broadcasts that are missing archived audio.

Mac

  1. Create a station on Creek, if you haven't already. Contact us if you need help.
  2. Download Creek Sync for Mac
  3. Unzip.
  4. Run Creek Sync.
  5. Click Settings in the top right corner.
  6. Add the API key. Read: Finding your API key.
  7. Save settings.
  8. Let it run.
  9. Install Audio Hijack.
  10. Configure it to record 30-minute segments continuously — all day, every day of the week.
    • Format: MP3 128kbit
    • The archiver can join the files into bigger ones automatically (like single 2-hour shows) but it can't split files.
      • ... so they can be 1-hour segments if you don't have any 30-minute shows. Or, they will need to be 15-minute segments if you have shows on the 15 minute mark — and so on.
  11. Make the filename format: YYYY-MM-DD_HH-mm-ss.mp3
  12. Save the files to a folder that Creek Sync can access.
  13. Creek Sync will watch the folder, and upload files to the broadcasts that are missing archived audio.

Example stations

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