Ideas for Cheap Microphones?

This is a question somebody asked on the RadioDJ forums earlier today.

“Please could all of you give me some good ideas on cheap microphones I can use with radio DJ that will link into the soundcard of my tower”

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…

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How You Wire Your Studio Up Is Up to You

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.

“Let’s have a little test with Windows inputs: Go to Control Panel >> Sound >> Recording tab and double click your microphone. In Listen tab select “Listen to this device” and make sure that the mic level is high enough. Now speak into the microphone to see the amount of delay you will have directly from Windows, without any additional processing like compressor, equaliser etc. Do you really think that is usable in a radio environment”

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.

“But I can’t afford a mixing desk”

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.

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