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I’m using two sound cards one for the Internet Radio stream to process and the other for the Transmitter. I could try using VSTHost and maybe the plugins you talk about and try and set the EQ up. I already have compression built in my NextKast automation program. But that was made for FM and Internet Radio in mind. The dude that I helped develop the software wrote it with the high end audiophile in mind. So I’d have to somehow see if I could pipe everything through VSTHost and then to the AM Transmitter. Now let me bring the issue of Range and AM where I live. The Noise Level is a 5 out of 5 on my Grundig 450 Radio. That is an extremely high noise level. Some days its so bad you can’t hardly hear any stations except the powerful Country station @ 1240 AM and the God Caster @ 560 Khz. I hear a few other stations trying to get above the noise level. At times at night its actually lower. Another reason we need more power for part 15 AM is because it is nothing but loud buzzing and static. You’d have to purchase a $500 receiver with a notch filter to only pick up the stations you want to listen to in order to pick up my station beyond 300 feet. Its one reason I can’t even get my Stepson to test my station. He says AM gives him a headache. I can’t even listen to Shortwave or even pick up any CB stuff with the Radio because the noise level is HUGE. So in my case FM (even legal) will get me more range than AM unless I run a 4 watt AM transmitter into a 10 foot antenna and we know that would get you busted quick. Even if I were to run 200 mW Just a little past part 15 I still probably won’t get that mile. I’d have to have a strong enough carrier to block the hydro for that mile. Your talking some wattage now. So from experience AM is far from the Holy Grail here for part 15. Yet another reason I am vigorously trying to get some Range for FM. I’ve just got to do something and putting any real money into AM with that noise level that high won’t get listeners. I don’t know how to wire up a carrier current system otherwise I’d maybe run 15 watts carrier current and that would cover that noise level. It really is that bad.