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m3gab0y
10-24-2010, 01:54 AM
Hey all. I'm preparing a new station and I'll put it online (officially) really soon.

I'm curious about the sound quality at most :)

Also, I need an advise where can I get simple dry sung-type jingles at reasonable price?

GKIye
10-24-2010, 03:04 AM
Hello MB,

Sounds ok to Me
Is this a recording of the outgoing sound channel or recorded during listening with your mediaplayer (WinAmp, WMP etc) ?
for reason that the bitrate of the file is 256kbps, so I presume the original file has been converted from your 128kbps stream

What kind of compression do you use ? hardware or software ?
Some details about it should be welcome ...

About sung jingles :
Make a google search on "Jason LeBlanc Audio Art Café"
Jason is from Texas and does great things at a reasonable price, you can mail him for a demo etc

m3gab0y
10-24-2010, 03:17 AM
This is the output rip thru the Media Player (Winamp etc.) so this is the sound that people will hear during listening. And yes - it will be 256 kbit/s high-quality live stream. The original audio files are lossless.

For the audio compression - can you ever guess if it's hardware or not? :cool:

GKIye
10-24-2010, 03:32 AM
Thanks MB,

I guess the audio adjustements are made by using software plugins

About your 256 stream ... thats awesome for sure ...
just think about the fact that it can create probs to listeners who are connected to the www by using a narrow connection
with 256 you gonna need also tons of bandwidth at your stream provider

m3gab0y
10-24-2010, 03:49 AM
Thanks MB,

I guess the audio adjustements are made by using software plugins

About your 256 stream ... thats awesome for sure ...
just think about the fact that it can create probs to listeners who are connected to the www by using a narrow connection
with 256 you gonna need also tons of bandwidth at your stream provider

I'm curous how you'd reached to this conclution. Too many artifacts? Please, explain in detail. Thanks!

As for the 256k Stream - the bandwidth is my least care :) But for the dialup users and the ones over a satelite, gprs or so - i'll bring up a 64k AAC+ stream. 3G is not that good yet, so the 256kbit/s is a no-no if you use your phone, while on the move ;)

p.s. my providers will bless me, if the "tons of bandwidth" are caused by listeners and not by 100's of active torrents for example :rolleyes:.

The big problem so far is to find the right production for this specific kind of music.

GKIye
10-24-2010, 04:06 AM
Yep ... your right about the streaming ... however streamrippers are everywhere

With conclusion ... Do you mean my idea about the software adjustements used at your stream ... or anything else ?
The audio does remind Me to "sound solution" settings

I'm curous how you'd reached to this conclution. Too many artifacts? Please, explain in detail. Thanks!

The big problem so far is to find the right production for this specific kind of music.
Anyway ... a fellow BW member gonna be pleased with your project ... Brutisch Sailor (Robert) ... He is also somebody who's using Flac files to broadcast
Check his profile and former posts about his addiction :rolleyes:

m3gab0y
10-24-2010, 04:13 AM
With conclusion ... Do you mean my idea about the software adjustements used at your stream

Yes, this conclution :)
Do I really sound that bad, if the audio reminds you of "sound solution" settings? :D


however streamrippers are everywhere


So, what? Jingles are also everywhere so this means free advertising :rolleyes:

GKIye
10-24-2010, 04:22 AM
LOL ...
NO that wasn't the reason of my conclusion
Into my first reply I wrote that the sound was ok to Me ... so be sure that "ok" means better than "ok" ... so A-ok :D

BW is all about broadcasting so ... for that reason my quote ... sharing some knowledge about how to achieve a sound quality is the basic idea of this forum
also for reason that you made your post into "Airchecks ...."

Yes, this conclution :)
Do I really sound that bad, if the audio reminds you of "sound solution" settings? :D
So, what? Jingles are also everywhere so this means free advertising :rolleyes:

m3gab0y
10-24-2010, 04:26 AM
LOL ...
NO that wasn't the reason of my conclusion
Into my first reply I wrote that the sound was ok to Me ... so be sure that "ok" means better than "ok" ... so A-ok :D

BW is all about broadcasting so ... for that reason my quote ... sharing some knowledge about how to achieve a sound quality is the basic idea of this forum
also for reason that you made your post into "Airchecks ...."

Thanks for the opinion. I figured out it's best to put this topic in "Airchecks" as my priority for now is to check (and if needed, improve) the sound quality of my outgoing stream :) If you want I can give you a link (if it's allowed), so you can check it out further. :)

GKIye
10-24-2010, 04:34 AM
As new member you have restrictions about your signature ...
but I guess You are allowed to add a http://listen file to your post
if not James (the owner) has to slam and hit Me :) Mea Culpa James ... lol

m3gab0y
10-24-2010, 04:35 AM
As new member you have restrictions about your signature ...
but I guess You are allowed to add a http://listen file to your post
if not James (the owner) has to slam and hit Me :) Mea Culpa James ... lol

http://77.70.43.14/extra/high.m3u

If it's against the rules - let me know.

GKIye
10-24-2010, 04:52 AM
Voila ... thats what I mean
The listen link sounds better than your posted file

BW has a member from the South of Europe (Spain) who has the same station callname as yours

At your website there is written "Happy Summer" ...
Are you from Aussia or South Africa ? ... just curious ;)

billh
10-24-2010, 02:07 PM
it sounds good to me :)

m3gab0y
10-24-2010, 03:53 PM
Voila ... thats what I mean
The listen link sounds better than your posted file

BW has a member from the South of Europe (Spain) who has the same station callname as yours

At your website there is written "Happy Summer" ...
Are you from Aussia or South Africa ? ... just curious ;)

At my site there is a page I last updated looong time ago, when it was summer here :) I'll deal with the site in a short while.

btw. who is that member? I have a neightbour by country that runs radioextra.fm, so it's possible :) As long as he is not in the same genre I don't think this can cause troubles.

GKIye
10-24-2010, 07:49 PM
Hello MB,
This is his website http://www.xtramusica.com/
He is broadcasting as FM station at Lanzarote and has also a webstream
His name is Gunnar ...
PS: see your rep status for his account
Good luck !

m3gab0y
10-26-2010, 08:49 AM
Hello MB,
This is his website http://www.xtramusica.com/
He is broadcasting as FM station at Lanzarote and has also a webstream
His name is Gunnar ...
PS: see your rep status for his account
Good luck !

I just saw this site and listened for a while. Thanks for the rep update.
Please, let me know if Gunnar has an account at BW and his username, so we can figure out this issue :)
But so far our radios run in different genres and I hope this won't be an issue.

GKIye
10-26-2010, 01:15 PM
Thanks MB

I don't call it an issue ... you are both 2 different stations at a different location
I was thinking about his accountname ... but can't remind his name
I know him as contact for reason that We have regular contact by email

m3gab0y
10-26-2010, 01:40 PM
I can't locate him by this (Gunnar) username. The error I get is:


Invalid User specified. If you followed a valid link, please notify the administrator

GKIye
10-27-2010, 01:30 AM
ok ... I found his user name :
see at this profile page http://my.broadcastingworld.net/member/xtra%20musica
Feel free to send him also an email ...

m3gab0y
10-27-2010, 01:25 PM
ok ... I found his user name :
see at this profile page http://my.broadcastingworld.net/member/xtra%20musica
Feel free to send him also an email ...

Done, PM'ed the user, but I can't send email (the user denies it)

roi04
07-30-2011, 07:54 AM
try to add some adjustments man....

ZBEU
08-26-2011, 05:12 PM
192kbps for a quick streaming.

dangeros
12-08-2011, 11:03 AM
ZBEU is right

galaxymatt
12-08-2011, 12:34 PM
unless you are using a transcoding service to offer a lower bitrate for people on slow connections i would not stream over 128kbps.