Broadcast live to your internet radio station

Rocket Broadcaster streams audio to Icecast, SHOUTcast, and most online streaming services.

Download for Free
For Windows 7 or later.


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Broadcast all your audio

Rocket captures audio from other applications, including Skype, Spotify, and your automation software, so you can seamlessly mix live interviews with music.

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Stream to Icecast and SHOUTcast

Broadcast to Icecast, Icecast-kh, Shoutcast, and compatible streaming servers.

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Powerful Formats

Broadcast audio as MP3, Ogg Vorbis, Ogg Opus, and lossless Ogg FLAC PRO

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Metadata Capture

Automatically capture metadata from your favorite media player.

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Rocket automatically reconnects your streams in case there's a problem.

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Backup Streams

If you have two internet connections, Rocket can simultaneously stream over your backup link for extra reliability.

Enhance your broadcast audio with VST plugins

Create your station's signature sound with world-class DSP processing plugins like Stereo Tool.

Rocket Broadcaster supports VST plugins for broadcast audio processing


Rocket Broadcaster works with all streaming providers using Icecast, Icecast-KH, or SHOUTcast, including:

  • Airtime Pro
  • Radionomy
  • Radiojar
  • Voscast
  • Listen2MyRadio

System Requirements

Requires Windows 7 or later.

A Fresh Alternative

Rocket Broadcaster is a modern replacement for Edcast, Oddcast DSP, BUTT, and Darkice, and is designed for professional use.

Free vs. Pro
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Free Pro
Capture audio from other apps
Capture mic/line-in audio
VST Plugin support
Icecast SSL support
Ogg FLAC (Lossless)
Auto-Connect on Launch
Email support
Auto-reconnect delay 20 sec None
Simultaneous streams/encoders 1 Unlimited
Bitrates 128 kbps 32 - 320 kbps

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Full Specs

Capture all application audio
Capture and broadcast audio from other applications on Windows, like Skype or your favourite music player. Rocket makes broadcasting a live Skype interview over your internet radio station easier than ever before.
Microphone / Line-in Capture
Record and broadcast audio from a microphone or line-in jack. Recorded audio is mixed with application audio, so you can record from a studio microphone while you play jingles in a media player, or while you interview a guest over Skype.
Multiple Streams and Encoders
Broadcast audio with different codec profiles (like mobile or high quality) or multiple servers. Got your radio station on multiple radio networks? Rocket makes it easy to broadcast simulatenously on all of them to maximize your audience.
Metadata Updates and Automatic Metadata Capture
Rocket can send metadata updates to your radio station on-demand or automatically capture metadata from another application window every few seconds.
Encoder Formats
MP3, Ogg Vorbis, Ogg Opus, and Ogg FLAC (lossless) are supported. Rocket is bundled with encoder templates for common configurations, but also allows you to customize the encoder settings. Bitrates from 16 to 320 kbps are supported.
VST Plugin Support (32-bit)
Process your radio station's audio with world-class DSP effects plugins. Supports 1 VST slot, and is compatible only with VST plugins that provide graphical editors.
High Availability Streaming / Backup Link
Rocket allows you to broadcast simultaneous streams over different network adapters, so if you have multiple internet connections, you can avoid having your stream drop if one connection fails.
Easy Mixer with Stereo VU Meters and Gain Boost
Mix audio from both your microphone and other applications seamlessly.
Icecast with SSL Support
Stream encrypted audio securely to your Icecast server.
Shareable Broadcast Project Files
If you need to share stream settings and credentials with a group of DJs, Rocket makes it easier by saving that data to a file that you can send to them.
Industry-Standard Protocols for Internet Radio
Rocket supports the Icecast 2 protocol (including SSL support) and SHOUTcast v1.
Stream Diagnostic Test
A built-in diagnostic test checks your streams before you broadcast to make sure all your settings are correct. If something's wrong, it'll give you some hints as to how to fix it.
Audit long-running broadcasts with logging. See how long your streams stayed connected for and find out if your streaming server reported any errors.
Get 1 Hour of Free Streaming
New to internet radio broadcasting? Rocket Broadcaster comes with an hour of free streaming service, with no sign up required.
Designed for Windows 10
Rocket is designed from the ground up for Windows 10, but is compatible with Windows 7 and newer.
High DPI / Retina Support
Designed and tested with high DPI monitors (> 1920x1024 resolution) and Windows display scaling.
Auto-Connect on Startup
Automatically connect to the most recently configured set of streams on application launch. Perfect for running in a server environment.