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Good software helps you know when to shut up. Our automation software displays a counter to let you know how much time you have before the vocals start. That is assuming you enter the queue points correctly.
It also lets you record voice tracks between two songs, and control when the recording start during the first song, and control when the second song starts. For even more flexibilty you can slide the tracks around on the timeline to make sure the overlap is exactly where you want it. It then automatically pulls the music down to a set level when the voice track plays (could be days later). This is how a good portion of the commercial stations are run, especially on the weekend (’cause no one likes working weekends).
I know SAM broadcaster allows this, and we use BSI’s Simian software, not sure if ZARA lets you do this.
All that said, the software only helps… You still have to be good to sound good! In the days or records and reel to reel tapes, it was truly an art form.