Take Calls During Your Radio Show
Do you want to take calls during your radio show? Carrying on from How to Setup Live Callers, we show you what equipment you need and how to set everything up in a few minutes.
- Neumann TLM 103 Microphone: Buy on Amazon USA or Amazon UK (only 102 is available).
- Rode PSA1 Boom Arm: Buy on Amazon USA or Amazon UK.
- XLR to XLR (Male to Female): Buy on Amazon USA or Amazon UK.
- Behringer DX2000USB Pro Mixer: Buy on Amazon USA or Amazon UK.
- Headphone to Jack L/R: Buy on Amazon USA or Amazon UK.
- iPhone 6: Buy on Amazon USA or Amazon UK.
- Beyerdynamic DT770 Headphones: Buy on Amazon USA or Amazon UK.
- MacBook Pro Laptop: Buy on Amazon USA or Amazon UK.
Setting up Your Radio Equipment
For this setup, we're using the DX2000USB Pro Mixer. It’s really easy to use and has up to 7 channels. Each device, like a mic and smartphone, has its own channel. For your setup, you may have several external devices connected to the other channels like a turntable or CD player for music mixes.
Essentially, everything that goes through the mixer gets combined into one channel and sent to the computer.
Connecting Everything Together
Connect your microphone to the mixer in line 1. We’re using the Neumann TLM 103 and a standard XLR cable. Connect your phone using an RCA phono audio cable to channel 3.
Make sure each channel is set correctly. For example, with the DX2000USB mixer, channel 1 needs to be set to “mic”. Channel 3 for the phone needs to be set to “phono line”.
Taking Calls During Your Radio Show
All the audio, including the mic and caller, will go through an encoder called BUTT. It’s a way to send entire shows to the station online to Radio.co. In the audio settings, select the audio device as the mixer.
In the Radio.co Dashboard, record the broadcast in a scheduled event. This way, you can save the conversation with the live caller for later use. You are now ready to take phone calls during your radio show!
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