Hi. I’m not entirely new to all this, but for me the task ahead I got into is. Please forgive me if my English is not perfect, as it is my second language.
I’m trying to set up a little home radio studio to make my radio show come alive again. I did it from 1996 to 2003 on a traditional radio station here in Mexico City. Now I’m planning to do it again, using internet to broadcast it.
It is, by concept, a live radio show. Two hosts, background music, songs at the end of each segment, and of course intro, rompecortes or cortinillas (I don’t know the English term for the small announcements to go to commercials or come back from them) and exit.
I’m using a Behringer 6 channel mixer to plug the two mics in using xlr, so no problem there to have good sound quality. Also my phone is plugged in to receive calls or remotely interview a guest.
But now we get into the bed or background music, songs and program identifiers (intro, cortinillas and exit) and this is where I think audacity could help me, using it as a second mixer and also recorder to have a nice mp3 after each show.
Is there a way to use audacity to have maybe mediamonkey as the source for background music, Spotify for the songs, and the audio from the mixer, so I can do the final mix on audacity and send that to a streaming or broadcasting program?
Or do you have a good suggestion so I could plug in maybe an iPad to the Behringer mixer and then just send the full mix to the PC for the broadcast?
If this sounds a little confusing, then it reflects perfectly the stage I’m at right now. Please feel free to ask so I can clarify any doubts that I created here, and please help me finish setting up, so I can start soon.
If you want to listen to some of my old “traditional” radio shows, my website is still on with some really old shows (maybe 2002 or 2003). They are in Spanish. www.lavela.com.mx.