The information below is presented by our software distribution server which will automatically update and display the latest versions of our software.  Please note that all of our software is designed to run on Windows PCs only and requires a Visual Basic .NET environment to be installed.  If required this will be installed with the application software on your PC.  You need to accept all the warnings and caveats from your operating system and/or security software during installation.  Hamilton Sound (and James B Stewart) are not registered software vendors and will be flagged as not recognised in warning messages.  You must decide whether you trust us or not.

You are strongly recommended to read the documentation thoroughly before installing or using the software.

 

IMPORTANT - Software Installation (by clicking on the 'Install Software' link) requires use of MS Internet Explorer. Installation using other browsers such as FireFox or Chrome will not work. If you prefer, we can supply a Windows Installer version - please contact us.

 

The software should run on all currently available versions of Microsoft Windows Operating Systems but has only been formally tested on versions up to and including Windows 7.

Once installed, the software will automatically check for updates and provide an option to install the new version. 

 

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# Application Name Version Description
1 HSduplicator

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Documentation
2.0.5.5 HSduplicator is intended for use by Talking Newspapers who wish to batch create listener's Memory Sticks from a hard drive (HD) held image to multiple Memory Sticks connected directly to the PC’s USB ports including those connected through USB hubs.
The program allows two different source images to be configured and has 'in-built' protection against accidental erasure of other drives/media on the PC.
The program will be of particular interest to TNs whose budget cannot stretch to a stand-alone memory stick duplicator which can typically cost over £500.
The program is freely available to any UK Talking Newspaper for their use in pursuit of their charitable aims. Commercial use is expressly forbidden.
© J B Stewart 2015
2 HSmagazineProducer

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Documentation
1.0.2.7 Hamilton Sound Magazine Producer was designed initially for in-house use only but it became quickly apparent that the software may be useful to other TNs. The software is still at an initial prototype stage and the design requires some optimisation and refinement however the early stage testing and trials were so desperately needed by Hamilton Sound that the production pause needed to implement an improved design was never taken. Also a later production tool TN Production Assistant™, which has been designed for general use by most TNs does a somewhat similar job and is highly configurable.
However, this software will continue to be available and supported by bug fix releases but will not be further developed.
The program is freely available to any UK Talking Newspaper for their use in pursuit of their charitable aims. Commercial use is expressly forbidden.
© J B Stewart 2015
3 MakeMemoryStickMaster

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Documentation
2.0.1.0 MakeMemoryStickMaster is intended for use by Talking Newspapers who wish to create a 'master' memory stick (USB Flash Drive) from a hard disc (HD) held image.
The program allows two different source images and target 'master' pairs to be configured and has 'in-built' protection against accidental erasure of other drives/media.
The program is freely available to any UK Talking Newspaper for their use in pursuit of their charitable aims. Commercial use is expressly forbidden.
© J B Stewart 2015
4 TNProductionAssistant

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Documentation
1.0.3.1 TNProductionAssistant is intended for use by Talking Newspapers in the creation of the final mix and master image of their news or magazine programme.

The program imports individual studio master tracks from a removable media device or HD folder and provides facilities to:

- Edit individual tracks using the TN's preferred digital audio editor.
- Rearrange the playing order of tracks
- Omit specific tracks from the final mix
- Automatically add standard 'Trail-in' and 'Trail-out' tracks
- Incorporate additional tracks from other sources
- Manage and archive all production files
- Create a 'final-mix' master image ready for duplication to listener's media.

The features are highly configurable and should suit most TN's production needs and require little or no specialist knowledge.

The program is freely available to any UK Talking Newspaper for their use in pursuit of their charitable aims. Commercial use is expressly forbidden.
© J B Stewart 2015
5 TNWebPublisher

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Documentation
1.0.1.4 TNWebPublisher is intended for use by Talking Newspapers who wish to create and maintain a simple website containing an embeddable HTML Media Player and associated playlist of their publication.
The program allows the user to configure the Media Player display showing the TN Name, Supplemetary information and publication issue details.
The contents of the target website are automatically updated with the TN's configuration information and the publication's MP3 files.
The program is freely available to any UK Talking Newspaper for their use in pursuit of their charitable aims.
Commercial use is expressly forbidden.
© J B Stewart 2015