We're a community station that has just purchased Myriad v4 with a fairly standard setup; two studio machines and a sustaining machine. The sustaining machine feeds the output when no-one is live, and presenters take control away from the sustaining machine in the studio to do a live show.
We are trying to decide how best to set things up and are seeking some guidance and words of wisdom from people who have been here before.
The options we have are...
1. Get Autotrack to create a just single stream of logs for both sustaining and studio machines. When a presenter arrives to do their show, they edit the log on their studio machine to tailor it to whatever they want to do live. If they don't show up, the sustaining machine just carries on as normal.
2. Create two versions of logs; one specifically for the sustaining machine, and assisted logs for the two studios. So each show that may be done live has an "assisted" template.
The reasons we're looking into option 2 is that we have a large number of presenters who aren't terribly IT savvy and we want to spare them the extra training need at this stage. We also think that just modifying the sustaining logs for assisted playout will lead to things like pre-recorded links going out in a live show, which will sound odd.
We're also not too sure how option 2 can be achieved, for the same station database of songs, links etc.
Does anyone have any opinion/experience/comments about this setup? Thanks in advance.