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Member Since: Apr 03, 2006

I recently starting djing on a internet radio website. It is a 3rd party server situation. Meaning all I have to do is hit the "connect" button and I'm broadcasting live over the net with out actually doing all the technical stuff to make it "happen"

The problem is....
On my DJ MIXER and INTERFACE I am at prime levels, at least I think I am, meaning it only goes into the red occasionally on a hard hit drum kick or bass. I don't have a way to monitor how it sounds over the WEB. The head of the website is constantly texting me saying the output is super low. But when I turn it up on my end it red lines completely and sounds distorted and fuzzy out of my monitors. And he STILL is texting saying it's too low.

What am I doing wrong? How do I increase the output with out really messing up the quality of the sound or worse doing some serious damage to my monitor speakers???

Thanks freinds!!!

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Czar of Midi
Since: Apr 04, 2002

Jan 02, 2009 09:16 pm

Are you still using the M-Audio USB Mobile Pre?

If so, does it have a software control panel you can look at? It may be showing good level's on the DJ mixer and the interface itself, but in the software section or Windows audio it may be taming it down before it hits the internet.

You signal chain may be fooling you as well, it may be loud on the outside through your monitor's but in the software it is still too quiet.

How exactly is the signal getting to the internet, in other words, what software program?

Since: Apr 03, 2006

Jan 09, 2009 06:05 pm

thanks for the reply!
yes i am still using the m-audio usb mobile pre

i downloaded WINAMP and am using SHOUTCAST

i will check for a contral panel.

When i turn it high, it sounds good over the net. maybe i am just paranoid. Maybe the red isnt a bad thing??

Since: Apr 03, 2006

Jan 09, 2009 06:11 pm

the website is if you want to check it out.
I just bought a macbook and the mac is not compatable with this site because they use windows media player stuff. everytime i try to go onto the site it redirects me to microsoft's website to download their media player. i saw a download that only has window media player "components" that is design to work with Quick Time (Mac's media player, besideds ITunes) i downloaded it because it takes up way less space than the actual media player and i figured why have 3 media players when i will only be using the windows if i want to go to this site.
long story short, it didnt work. do i have to download the entire media player??

Czar of Midi
Since: Apr 04, 2002

Jan 10, 2009 12:35 am

I'll stop by and have a listen for sure.

On the Media Player thing for Mac. I'm honestly not sure. I am thinking you should only need the codec, but I could be very wrong on that.

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