If you have the ability to connect to the Internet via copper at both the studio and Transmitter locations, there is a free software package literally designed to be an STL link:
Your Receive end can be something as simple and cheap as a Raspberry Pi (with the Wolfson audio board). Take a look.
I am not really against Audacity, and I suppose if nothing better comes down the pike that is what I will go with. It is visually easy to navigate and has a solid collection of built-in effects and processing. But if there is anything else I should be considering, I am eager to know.
If there is anything I really want to investigate, it is…[Read more]
As a footnote, a lot of you will look back on my earlier messages to see references to Mixxx, CartWall, Audacity etc. Very true, I have dabbled and still do. But I am not happy with any of them.
If I were to tear the whole room out and put in all-new everything that will allow me to do the basics with space to be creative, that is what I am…[Read more]
Okay fellow LP’ers, I have taken an objective look at my setup and realize I have been stuck in a rut for a long time. I am ready for a refresh and renewal in January.
Nothing will change with my transmitter. Inspired by a classic Radio World article from twenty years ago, I bought a second-hand LPB AM-2000 which I am still intensely happy with.…[Read more]
If the audio side of things still works, AND it uses tubes, I would de-energize the radio portion and hack the rest of the thing into a low-power guitar amplifier. But that’s only because I’ve done that once before.
Ages ago, I inherited my parents’ old “Brush Soundmirror” tape recorder, which really could not function as a tape machine anymore.…[Read more]
Heh heh. Just before the real live person picks up, when the recording says, “this call may be recorded for quality assurance”, I usually begin improvising the bluest language I can pull up from my diaphragm. All the while the pretty music is playing, I’m describing anatomically-impossible activities I would have with their family members;…
Every now and again, clever audio recordists and producers rediscover Musique Concrete, an art form now close to being 90 years old. And when they do, the compositional ideas get better and better.
If programmers and MeToo’ers had their way, it would certainly create the shortest Christmas tune in history:
(She, singing) I Real-ly Can’t Stay …
(He) Okay, bye! *SLAM!*
(She, thinking to herself) Damn, it really IS cold out here…
By “real instruments”, Im going to presume you mean traditional. Its a long-standing assumption in music that, if a device or a contrivance can create a sound that no other device can, and that sound can be organized in terms of rhythm, pitch, duration and timbre, then it qualifies as a musical instrument.
I do not personally consider a turntable…[Read more]
Carl asked if there are any funny rap songs. Hell yeah:
“Baby Got Back” – Sir Mix a Lot
“The Honeymooners Rap” – Joe Piscopo
“Ya Mama” – The Phaarcyde
…and no less than 10 songs from Weird Al Yankovic:
Mark, I heartily suggest you Google the lyrics to “I Need Love” by LL Cool J. There is not one single sung note anywhere in the recording. It is all recitation. But it is as heartfelt a love song as anything from anyone you mentioned.
“I resolved the issue by mixing down the two audio channels to mono (in hardware) before the input to the transmitter”
Hopefully with more than just a plain wire Y-connector type combiner?
“I just think that we need to do what we’ve been continuing to do over the years. Provide an environment in which people can discuss radio and related topics in a relatively safe and open manner.”
Absolutely agree 100%. But radio stations practice audience/customer retention, as does nearly every company doing business on the internet (“We’d lik…[Read more]
So … what do we do about it? Recruit new participants? Look up the quiet ones, drop them a note asking where they went and welcome them back?
We could sit here in our dark sealed room and analyze it, or we could round them up. I vote for the latter.
Artie, by logical extension, I could start a thread on Dinosaur Sex and successfully tie it to low-power radio: dinosaurs having sex created more dinosaurs which led to even more dinosaurs. Eons after extinction, those dead dinos became oil, which led to the development of plastics. And we all know you cant have electronics without plastic…[Read more]
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