Creating a new pilot
In order to create a new pilot, go to the Management area of the radio station at the Pilots section.
Click on the Add Pilot option.
This will open up a pop up window, where you can set the Pilot's main settings: its name, duration and song/artist repetition limitations.
Click on "Next" and the pilot will be created. You will find it in the list under the "Pilots" section of your Station's management page.
Let's customise the pilot and add some rules now!
Click on the Edit icon that is highlighted at the following screenshot.
This will take you to the management page of the specific pilot. Click on the "Add Rule" option.
Pilots consist of rules which may be matched with tracks according to a tag, an album, an artist or even with contained keywords. These rules will repeat generating a list of tracks for as long as the pilot is scheduled to play. With the "unique loops" indication, you will know how many loops the pilot can generate without repeating the same song. In the case that you see the indication "unique loops : 0", it means that you need to re-consider the rules set and check if there are enough tracks matching your rules.
This is what the Rule creation page looks like:
In order to see how many files correspondent to each of your rules, you will need to click on "Recalculate song matches". Make sure you click on this option after any change made (in the Pilot itself or the Media Library) in order to have the most up to date number of matches appear
After recalculating, you will be able to see the exact matches and click on SAVE for the process to end.
Your new pilot is ready to be scheduled and play on air!
Check out more on how to schedule a pilot here