[RDP] Which mixing desk - other HW?

Marcel Hecko maco at maco.sk
Thu Oct 25 08:15:32 EDT 2007

Hi guys, thans a lot for the start - your comments are very valuable - I 
will probably however need exact products you recommend. Our budged for 
the start is about £7.000 (sound equipment,pcs, desk - basic equipment 
for the first year of production excluding FM TX, aerials...), which is 
not much and we also do not expect the radio to be professional - it 
will be a not-for profit organization running the studio and 
broadcasting so we are looking for a stable system with about 6 inputs, 
CUE, 2 outputs...

It is even difficult for me to exactly imagine how the system actually 

And yes - by controlling volume I meant controlling output volume via HW 

I will create a small schematics of how I understand the system will be 
set-up. We want to start broadcasting on the Internet in January and go 
FM in fall 2008.

If we together come up wit a really robust system we might get some more 
funding, however I am really absolutely dependent on this mailing list 
and people willing to help me.


Fred Gleason wrote:
> On Tuesday 23 October 2007 19:25, Marcel Hecko wrote:
>> Is there a way to wire RD to hadrware mixing desk and control the
>> software from the desk? (automatically play song upon sliding up the
>> slider, volume control...) - this should have hw-sw and sw-hs
>> communication. 
> Remote start is easy, most every broadcast-capable desk can do this by 
> generating a contact closure that can then be wired into a GPI on the RD 
> computer.  Volume control (by which I assume you mean having the automation 
> set console fader levels remotely) is trickier -- you're going to need to go 
> with more of a 'console-router' type system to achieve that.  RD supports 
> several.  The one whose RD support is currently most developed and tested is 
> Logitek (http://www.logitekaudio.com/).  Another is Sierra Automated Systems 
> (http://www.sasaudio.com/).  A relatively new system whose support is just 
> being added to RD is Axia LiveWire (http://www.axiaaudio.com/).  Mind you, 
> all of these type systems are fancy, big-ticket items, but they do offer 
> unmatched flexibility as well as other advantages that traditional standalone 
> mixing desks can't match.
>> We want to stream and archive playout via darkice and dedicated Linux
>> set-up with NAS.
> Should be straightforward to do.  I believe current versions of Ice have Jack 
> support.
> Cheers!
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