What No Microphone Input? (RadioDJ)
Every so often we keep seeing requests on the RadioDJ forums from people asking for a microphone button like the one in SAM Broadcaster.
This is a question somebody asked on the RadioDJ forums earlier today.
We’re guessing this guy wants to just be able to plug a cheap microphone straight into his computer and have the audio from that go through RadioDJ
I posted awhile back about people wanting a Microphone input in RadioDJ to bypass the need for a mixer.
Some people seem to think the Input button in RadioDJ is for a microphone. That’s not what the input button in RadioDJ is for…
It really annoys me when someone tries making out RadioDJ isn’t a “Professional” radio automation program because it doesn’t have a microphone input or Voice FX button like SAM Broadcaster.
RadioDJ had a microphone input back in the days of v1.6.0 and it has already been discussed at length on the RadioDJ forums as to why the newer versions of the software don’t have a microphone input.
One of the biggest complaints I see ex SAM Broadcaster users make about RadioDJ free radio automation software is the fact that it doesn’t have built in Microphone button like SAM Broadcasters Voice FX button.
There’s already been several explanations by Marius who codes RadioDJ as to why the program doesn’t offer the same feature.
You can achieve much better results by using a sound mixer (with sliding controls) to control the audio from your microphone which is then routed into the Line In (BLUE) socket of the PC.
You have a couple of options when it comes to routing audio to various sources.
You can use Virtual Audio Cables to pick the sound up from line in and deliver the final audio to the encoding software.
There is also Voicemeeter Banana The advanced virtual audio device mixer For Windows. Which we believe is “Donation Ware” (You make a donation rather than pay for the software)
Voicemeeter Banana Allows you to mix a few audio sources at the same time and you can set it to send the audio to another output (E.G Encoding software)
That’s just 2 options you have for routing your audio. There may well be other solutions but we haven’t found them yet.
Remember: Crap audio In = Crap audio on output!
Yet again another new RadioDJ user complaining on the forums about the fact RadioDJ doesn’t have a built in microphone button.
People have already been told the reason it doesn’t have a built in microphone input is down to latency issues.
This is what Marius had to say to the latest user wanting a mic input.
Of course it isn’t if your serious about Internet radio.
RadioDJ doesn’t need a microphone input. Just use a mixer to process the audio before it’s sent to the PC
You can wire a mixer into the (blue) line in socket of the PC and get your encoding program to pick the sound up from stereo mix or you can achieve the same thing using Virtual Audio cables to send the final audio to the encoding program.
We’ve used the line in & virtual audio cables method for about 4 years now.
There are also some RadioDJ users getting great results using Voice Meeter Banana to sort their audio mixing out.
STOP talking crap! Save up your $$$ if you have to! I had to scrimp and save to be able to afford my studio equipment.
A decent 4 channel mixing desk should only cost you about £90/$140. You can buy them cheap enough online.
It’s all worth it in the long run as you will sound a lot more professional.
How you eventually wire your studio up is up to you though!
There are plenty of tutorials on websites like You tube for things like that.
Stop expecting too much from a piece of FREE software. To be fair RadioDJ is only a studio automation program. Not a full studio solution.