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Offline boston_strangler

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Basic setup
« on: November 13, 2022, 1913 UTC »
I've got the PA and transmitter and antenna ready. I need help on a basic equipment for a studio..  Just Basic stuff for now and that I can run my PC into.
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Re: Basic setup
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2022, 2224 UTC »
Talking about audio processing and similar? Since you have a computer, I suggest starting with the freeware version of Stereo Tool.
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Re: Basic setup
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2022, 0120 UTC »
Actually, JB (Jeroen Breebaart) Broadcast does a very nice job and is super simple.

Plugins4Free: Broadcast

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Broadcast is a multi-band dynamics processor.
It is combined with a sub-band stereo width processing.

  Automatic gain control
  Gate
  Compressor
  Limiter

The plug-in is from the same folks who make the wonderfull radio automation software called RadioBOSS (https://www.djsoft.net/). Download directly from their web site: https://www.djsoft.net/enu/download.htm

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Re: Basic setup
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2022, 1040 UTC »
I used to dabble in Internet streaming. I used JB Broadcast in my DSP chain many years ago. I agree that it does work decently enough to get the "commercial broadcast sound" without a significant learning curve.

I have a Stereo Tool license these days. I use ST more for listening, usually meaning *reverting* much of the "commercial broadcast sound" with declipping, dynamics, etc. ;)

BTW, if looking for hardware solutions, the various older Alesis micro and nano processors used to be rather reasonable on eBay and used audio gear sites. I have not used them in a long time, but I hang onto have my old Alesis compressor, enhancer, noise gate, etc. since hey do not take up much storage space.
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Re: Basic setup
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2022, 1307 UTC »
You will also find MBprocess to have a close resemblance to Stereo Tool. Even the interface looks similar.

http://hornplans.free.fr/mbprocess.html

MBprocess - multibands processor:

Features:
- 2 bands Automatic Gain Control
- 4 bands stereo dynamic expander
- 5 bands compressors
- Gain gate on AGC and compressors
- 5 bands limiters
- Limiter
- Brickwall final stage
- Audio scope - out signal monitoring

There are also some additional plugins available under the "Plugins" section of the site.