Unattended Audio File Conversion & Import !

dcsTools Audio Importer is an easy-to-use, powerful audio file converter for use with XStudio, DCS™ and Maestro™ radio automation systems.

Designed to run unattended 7x24, dcsTools Audio Importer monitors source input folders for newly-arrived audio and when found, automatically converts files based on the "rules" you have established for the software.

Several source file types are supported, including .wav, .mp2 and .mp3. These files can be converted to .daf and .dff files, among others, with full control over the finished file storage method and sample rate.

dcsTools Audio Importer is a set of software tools for automatically converting standard audio files for use with XStudio and Maestro.

Several source file types are supported, including .wav, .mp2 and .mp3. Converted files can be output to XStudio .daf and Maestro .daf & .dff file types. Other output file types are supported, too, so dcsTools Audio Importer could be used to convert, for instance, an .mp3 file to a .wav file for further editing and processing.

dcsTools Audio Importer is comprised of two applications. dcsTools Audio Import Service runs as a Windows service, and dcsTools Audio Import Manager runs as a tray application, meaning that as a default, dcsTools Audio Import Manager minimizes itself to the Windows system tray in order to be unobtrusive during normal use. dcsTools Audio Import Manager is used to configure and monitor the activities of dcsTools Audio Import Service.

  • Unattended, automatic conversion and import of audio files with no user interaction required.
  • Granular control of how a conversion is handled based on user-defined criteria.
  • Output type, expiration date and output location are controlled by the user - there's no one-size-fits-all restriction.
  • Support for multiple source file types, including .wav, .mpg, .mp2, .mp3, .daf, .dff, and .raw
  • Support for multiple output file types, including .wav, .mpg, .mp2, .mp3, .daf, .dff, and .raw
  • Support for multiple import paths. You can have dcsTools Audio Importer monitor several folder locations for the arrival of files that are to be converted.
  • Support for multiple output paths. You can have dcsTools Audio Importer place converted files in a specific destination folder based on conditions you define.

Application Requirements:

  • Operating System: Windows XP (SP3) or later.
  • RAM Memory: 1 GB RAM or greater for Windows XP, 2 GB RAM for Windows 7 and later.
  • Display: Compatible VGA, super VGA, XGA or 8514/A monitor, with adapter, running 800x600 minimum display resolution,1024 x 768 or greater is highly recommended. .
  • Disk Space: At least 20 MB free disk space for the application and support files.
  • LAN: A LAN card (NIC), known to be working (if you will be connecting to a LAN to access audio files).

If the host PC will be storing converted audio files, there must be adequate disk space to accommodate the files as well as inbound source audio files.

Purchasing dcsTools Audio Importer

$399.00 US Order on-line immediately with a credit card using the Buy Now! button. If preferred, we can also send you an invoice for payment by check.

The base dcsTools Audio Importer product includes support for converting PCM (linear) and MPEG2 audio files. To convert to or from apt-X™ encoded files, order dcsTools Audio Importer with the apt-X option.


The software is available as a download and can be installed to try it out, with some limitations. After purchase, a registration is sent via email to enable full functionality.


This software is subject to a license and warranty agreement. Read the full text of the agreement here.


If you are unsure about the usability of this software, download it and try it out. We offer a free trial registration - it allows you to use the software for a period of time, fully functional, without purchasing. Request a trial registration.

Update Policy

All updates for the same major version of this software are downloadable at no charge. Major version updates may have an associated upgrade charge.


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Current Version:
Released Jun-1-2016