A brief history on BMS Edit and its evolvement over the years



BMS Edit started out as an idea 1995 as the BMS playout started to sell. The system needed and editor and we just was not able to find one that met our requirements.


In 1996 we started drawing the plans for it and made the first steps on the basic principles.

Realtime handling was the first as we saw how you have to sit and wait for hours in front of the current standard editors so we decided to go for a multithreaded application even if we knew it was going to be tough to make it. As a result you can see what BMS edit offers today in terms of an unsurpassed realtime handling and even if it was very complicated and took many years its still worth it as you grow into the application since it does not stop yourself from evolving and become more and more skilled to operate it. No other software alone editor that we know of is by far in the near.


Many of the features of BMS Edit are still unique: Built in samplerate, bit and compression realtime conversion enabling simultaneous inclusion of all types of audio. And lots of other features in addition of course.


An outstanding application is not the work of one man alone but rather a result of a teamwork with many persons involved and here is a credits list in historical order when the involvement started since we are constantly working on improvements and development many are still engaged today. It is very hard to express the deep gratitude we feel towards these persons and for what they did and even if most of them are mentioned below there are a number of persons that should have been mentioned as well but the list may become too long.


1995  Peter Högfeldt and Linus Flygar lining up principles of functionality


1995 Linus Flygar , Main programmer of the basics and most of the other functionality and the C++ class language we use as well as quite some assembly programming over the years.


1996 Linus presented the first prototype


1996-1997, The GUI, functionalilty, testing and hints as well as details where greatly improved by involvement with the Swedish Radios, Mr “GUI and functionality” Jan Waldenmark , Mr Göran Sjögren and Mr Bengt-Olov Åström + Mr Sebastian Robertsson of Swedish Radios, Radio Västernorrland.


1998-2001 SONY Broadcast and Professional started to sell the Product branded as SONY BMS Edit and Mr Daniel Woodall of SONY made a huge contribution in the form of documentation, testing and hints.


1999-Still is Mr Tomas Andersson contributed with the complex solution to various file and compression formats and many other details and still is.


1999- Matthew Hardiman at the BBC for writing the first third party I/O dll for the DAVE 2000 system they have there.


2000 - 2002 “Daisy” functionality and many other things where added in the cooperation with IRIS a company who makes Audio Books.


2001-Linus Added Grouping, Instant recording start, Insert recording marker and many other features


2001-Still is Mr Tomas Andersson and Peter Högfeldt added internal MPEG decoding, CD ripping, favourite paths, DDE support and still is adding.


Another name worth mentioning is “Mr Radio” - Mr Kenneth Forssberg from the Swedish Radio who tested it and came with good advice for the functionality.


 As I mentioned earlier lots of users, friends, customers and people in general have made a huge contribution in the design of BMS Edit and we are very happy and grateful for this. Thank you all.


Lately we are very involved in trying to improve the system and have added quite some practical features.


 2002 - 2005

Yes its fairly expensive but. In these years we have added so much functionality desired by the users its now extremely effective to work with.

We are truly happy that the scandinavian radio houses uses the BMS products.