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Hello all..Has anyone here any experience of the T.Mix 201 usb player
I saw it on thomann..it looks good..Sorry I am unable to post a link..Thanks Jim
 
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T.Mix isn't sold in the US and seems to be a low end Thomann product, but looking at the unit it looks really cheap .. similar to the USB/SD card players built into speakers found at Costco or such. I'm sure it works, but I wouldn't expect quality components in it. As a starter or bedroom unit, it's probably OK.
 
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T.Mix isn't sold in the US and seems to be a low end Thomann product, but looking at the unit it looks really cheap .. similar to the USB/SD card players built into speakers found at Costco or such. I'm sure it works, but I wouldn't expect quality components in it. As a starter or bedroom unit, it's probably OK.
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Stream to what? And from what?
 
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Normally to stream, you do that from a laptop (running some broadcast software like OBS). An external mixer is used to mix together mics and music sources and then input to the laptop which then streams. That T.Mix unit doesn't have USB output (only input) so the output to a laptop would be a analog (a cable connecting the outputs to a 3.5mm stereo plug) and then the laptop would do the conversion to digital. Most laptop audio inputs suck, so for the best sound, that should be done externally.
 

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I was hoping to use it to broadcast remotely to a radio station for their stream..I have been doing voice tracking,but it was just generic links..
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What software does the radio station use? We do it for remote broadcasts all the time with MediaTouch this would be the same idea. We use a VPN and a remote access software to use the main on air machine and broadcast with Luci Lite and an Irig to cast audio
 
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What software does the radio station use? We do it for remote broadcasts all the time with MediaTouch this would be the same idea. We use a VPN and a remote access software to use the main on air machine and broadcast with Luci Lite and an Irig to cast audio
Hi Jeff..I am not sure..They heard some of the VT i did for another station,and asked if I would do some live programmes..I have been looking at some free software like Mixxx as a playout..When I VT I use a Rode NT1 A condenser,but maybe a dynamic would be the best for live,although a good dynamic is expensive and the income is very low at the moment..The Rode is a great microphone,but not mine...I was looking at the AT2020 mic...Thanks for the replies guys!..
 
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Normally to stream, you do that from a laptop (running some broadcast software like OBS). An external mixer is used to mix together mics and music sources and then input to the laptop which then streams. That T.Mix unit doesn't have USB output (only input) so the output to a laptop would be a analog (a cable connecting the outputs to a 3.5mm stereo plug) and then the laptop would do the conversion to digital. Most laptop audio inputs suck, so for the best sound, that should be done externally.
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Hi Jeff..I am not sure..They heard some of the VT i did for another station,and asked if I would do some live programmes..I have been looking at some free software like Mixxx as a playout..When I VT I use a Rode NT1 A condenser,but maybe a dynamic would be the best for live,although a good dynamic is expensive and the income is very low at the moment..The Rode is a great microphone,but not mine...I was looking at the AT2020 mic...Thanks for the replies guys!..
The Rode is OK the 2020 is nice and clear. I personally use an RE-20 in my home studio and at work but they are expensive and for streaming don't do a lot the 2020 won't do. The SM7B is a nice mic too but again maybe overkill and a bit pricey.

Now back to your original question if they want you to do a live broadcast from another location the station you are dealing with must have some idea on how they want it done. To go live you need to be able to control the software so you need remote access to it or have an operator on the other end. I would imagine if they came up with this idea they have a VPN and remote control in place. Mixx would be ok for recording but you couldn't go live on their stream it just doesn't work like that
 

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So, are YOU trying to stream directly, or are you trying to merge your output over the internet with that of the radio station .. and then going live from there (remote setup)?
 

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Steve I believe they want him to go live. I don't know about all software but the majors (Imediatouch and Scott Systems) would only allow him to add elements to the playlist not merge a program. He would need access to log tools for that and that's another whole ball of wax

This is the remote software we use at the station. It's free to use commercially or privately

 
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Steve I believe they want him to go live. I don't know about all software but the majors (Imediatouch and Scott Systems) would only allow him to add elements to the playlist not merge a program. He would need access to log tools for that and that's another whole ball of wax

This is the remote software we use at the station. It's free to use commercially or privately

If he's creating content, then either it needs to be put on the internet from his location .. or delivered via a network or audio connection to the station and distributed from there. Remote control software just lets you control the remote system .. still need to get his voice and music to it.
 

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If he's creating content, then either it needs to be put on the internet from his location .. or delivered via a network or audio connection to the station and distributed from there. Remote control software just lets you control the remote system .. still need to get his voice and music to it.
His voice can be put through with Luci and irig. He wouldn't be able to supply his own music through most radio software he would have to use the library already directed to the software that's why he would need Tight or something like it
 

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His voice can be put through with Luci and irig. He wouldn't be able to supply his own music through most radio software he would have to use the library already directed to the software that's why he would need Tight or something like it
I think the original question about the T.Mix was so he could supply music on his end.
 

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I think the original question about the T.Mix was so he could supply music on his end.
If it's terrestrial radio it's probably illegal to do it like that every element has to be logged and that's done through the main log that feeds the on air machine. The out log is basically a legal document.

If it's an internet radio station doing it that way would be almost counter productive. You'd still have to access the on air machine to turn on and off automation and have someone to turn up the pot you will be broadcasting through. It would be much easier to give him a folder on the music server, which is likely a cloud, and add that music as a batch to the automation software
 
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So, are YOU trying to stream directly, or are you trying to merge your output over the internet with that of the radio station .. and then going live from there (remote setup)?
Late reply Steve...had problems getting online..It would be stream to them,and live from there...