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Another way of streaming setup for those interested.

 

Configuration: All control for broadcast through a mixer, and easy to take skype calls on the air.

Player: Winamp

Broadcast Prog: Jar cooked version of Edcast for winamp http://code.google.com/p/edcast-reborn/

Price range: Maybe too expensive for your blood depending on what you got laying around. Maybe really cheap as well.

 

 

Materials needed

 

1) Run two soundcards (one with a line in another with line out, another with a line in) in a decent comp

2) Get the latest Jaramondo cooked version of Edcast (I use winamp) http://code.google.com/p/edcast-reborn/

3) Get a mixer: 2 channels not including Mic required (xynex 802 is perfect)

4) Run two comps side by side. iF THE SECOND COMP WILL RUN SKYPE IT WILL WORK. NO BIG BUCKS HERE.

5) Crappy mic

6) 3 of 1.5 mm jacks (your soundcards input/output size) to stereo 3.5 (your mixers size) cords.

The setup should be like this:

 

COMP 1: Winamp and EDCAST with two soundcards (or good onboard and plugged in soundcard) and WIN 7

Comp 2: Skype with cheap plug mic.

 

NOTE 1: DO NOT USE WHAT U HEAR. IT WAS NOT MENTIONED ANYWHERE IN THIS TUTORIAL. GET IT OUT OF YOUR HEAD.

 

Step 1: Plug in the cheap mic to Comp 2. Attach it to your mic you talk on when you broadcast live.

 

Step 2: Put your broadcast mic into "mic 1" jack on mixer.

 

Step 3: Run your main out L and R channel on your mixer to one of the two sound cards on COMP 1 via cord mentioned in Materials needed 6. This cord should go to this sound cards line in.

 

Step 4: The OTHER Sound card in comp 1 should have a 3.5 line out running to L and R of the next channel on the mixer. (Another cord mentioned in materials needed 6)

 

NOTE 2: PUT STICKER on This mixer channel that says "Music" recommended.

 

Step 5: On the next mixer channel, run the L and R connection to the line out of Comp 2's soundcard. (Use another cord mentioned in Materials needed 6)

 

NOTE 3: PUT STICKER on this channel that says "skype" recommended

 

Step 6: ON COMP 1, Run Winamp and Jar cooked edcast.

 

Step 7: Shut off your speakers. stop using them for broadcast comp. OR hook them up to your line out HEADSET JACK on mixer WITH ADAPTER. FROM NOW ON, ALL YOUR AUDIO GETS CONTROLLED FROM THE MIXER.

 

STEP 8: SELECT EDCAST TO LISTEN IN on the name of whatever the soundcard with the line in is. ( the one mentioned in step 3)

 

 

PERFECTO. YOU NOW HAVE THE ABILITY TO TALK AND FADE THEM IN AND OUT. ON THE AIR. YOU NOW HAVE THE ABILITY TO MANUALLY ADJUST AUDIO LEVELS. ALSO USE COMP 2 FOR YOUR MUSIC DROPS. RECOMMEND INSTALLING MICHEL JINGLE MAKER ON THIS ONE.

 

 

Too easy.

KNSJ.org / 89.1 FM San Diego
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Hello Jim,

 

If you need virtual cables ... check this link

It looks that it ain't possible to upload the rar file to BW, so I made this temporary downloadlink

check : http://www.mediafire.com/?3p7zmev6z0xt7ui

Thank you very much for the link. Now I will have to get some virtual audio cables. I only wish I could get it for free instead of paying $30.00. If anyone knows of a free version, please let me know. Thanks again.
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I just got back. Virtual audio cables are nice, BUT a pain in the ass.

 

If you are going to use these, there is a FREE pawerhouse broadcasting setup you can use.

 

1) Download Linux Ubuntu 64 bit.

2) set it up for duel boot in the options.

3) Run it.

4) Go to the linux repository and get IDJC. DONT DOWNLOAD JACK! WHATEVER YOU DO, DONT DO IT. The newest ubuntu Distro comes with Jack 2. IDJC is extremely friendly to it. This is what you need.

5) Run IDJC. If you havent seen it, JACK is a very complex build of VAC. Its a champ in my book to broadcast.

6) Download Jammin. Its a free three band digital audio processer, and one of the few that outdoes WINAMP classic. Despite skeptism hard to do.

7) Follow the documentation of IDJC. YOU OFFICIALLY HAVE A BEAST Broadcast system! IDJC is skype friendly too. Just got to work around the bugs getting Jack to interface with skype.

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If you dont believe me on this setup, check out my stream. 32 kbps. Except Im testing out my own custom codec. The VBR AAC+ (code name: Brutal Xstream) . Link to the station on the bottom. I like it for the lows, because the VBR kills the quiet artifact sound that #$%^ up lows, important for dubstep transcoding bass drops.
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Also let me recommend something. You usually broadcast from home? Use a smartphone to its full power.

 

Get a program like TeamViewer.

Record audio from any device, put it to your smartphone via bluetooth. Then you can litterally upload it to your broadcast comp/drag it to your playlist johnny on the spot. No worries of the bandwidth killing your stream. Just record live (even through your phone) and push the samples right into your playlist.

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