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Common Broadcast Setups

No matter what you choose to broadcast, there's a simple path to reaching listeners with studio-quality audio in minutes. Read on for common broadcaster setups based on what you're trying to broadcast.

Broadcast your voice

Have something to say? Say it on Blast Radio. Hosting a talk radio show is as easy as connecting a mic.

Blast Box

With Blast Box, you can broadcast any audio source by connecting it through an RCA cable. To broadcast your voice, either:

  • Connect a mic to Blast Box directly through the RCA input
  • Connect your mic to a simple audio mixer then connect that to Blast Box through the RCA intput

Check out our blog post about doing a call in radio show with Blast Box.

Blast Radio DAW Plugin

The Blast Radio DAW Plugin will broadcast whatever audio is coming through the master channel in your DAW.

To do a talk radio show, add a microphone channel using a USB mic or audio interface.

Make sure the meter levels in the plugin show activity then click the 'Start Live Broadcast' button to broadcast.

Blast Radio Desktop App

The Blast Radio Desktop app will broadcast most any audio source on your computer.

Connect a USB microphone to your computer and it will show up in the 'input' list on Blast Radio Desktop app.

Press the 'Start live broadcast' button and start talking.

Broadcast recorded music

How's your taste? Do friends look to you for playlists and recommendations?

Share them with the world.

Blast Box

With Blast Box, you can broadcast any audio source by connecting it through an RCA cable. To broadcast recorded music, either:

  • Connect your computer, record player, phone, cassette player etc. to Blast Box directly through the RCA input
  • Connect your audio source to a simple audio mixer then connect that to Blast Box through the RCA intput

Blast Radio DAW Plugin

The Blast Radio DAW Plugin will broadcast whatever audio is coming through the master channel in your DAW.

To play music through your DAW, add the files into a track channel in the order you want them to play.  

Make sure the meter levels in the plugin show activity then click the 'Start Live Broadcast' button to broadcast.

Blast Radio Desktop App

The Blast Radio Desktop app will broadcast most any audio source on your computer.

There are multiple paths to routing audio on a computer -- including using a virtual audio driver such as Blackhole (Mac) or Asio (Windows).

The most simple way to broadcast music is to use third-party software like Audio Hijack or Loopback (detail below).

Note: Blast Radio cannot be held responsible or support troubleshooting of third party products. That said, many of our broadcasters have had success using them so we're happy to share the knowledge.

Blast Radio DAW Plugin + Audio Hijack

With Rogue Amoeba's Audio Hijack product and The Blast Radio Plugin, you can route and broadcast any audio source on your computer to Blast Radio.

Watch the video to see how it works.

Download Audio Hijack here.

Note: Blast Radio cannot be held responsible or support troubleshooting of third party products. That said, many of our broadcasters have had success using them so we're happy to share the knowledge.

Blast Radio Desktop App + Loopback

With Rogue Amoeba's Loopback product and The Blast Radio Desktop App, you can route and broadcast any audio source on your computer to Blast Radio.

Watch the video to see how it works.

Download Loopback here.

Note: Blast Radio cannot be held responsible or support troubleshooting of third party products. That said, many of our broadcasters have had success using them so we're happy to share the knowledge.

Broadcast an instrument

You're an artist. Share your craft.

Blast Box

With Blast Box, you can broadcast any audio source by connecting it through an RCA cable. To broadcast your instrument, either:

  • Use a microphone (connected directly to Blast Box or through an audio mixer connected to Blast Box) to capture the sound
  • Connect your instrument(s) to an audio mixer then connect that Blast Box through the RCA input

Blast Radio DAW Plugin

The Blast Radio DAW Plugin will broadcast whatever audio is coming through the master channel in your DAW.

To broadcast an instrument, add a new channel to your DAW and connect the instrument through an audio interface.

Make sure the meter levels in the plugin show activity then click the 'Start Live Broadcast' button to broadcast.

Blast Radio Desktop App

The Blast Radio Desktop app will broadcast most any audio source on your computer.

  • Connect your instrument to your computer using an audio interface. Run any required setup for the interface then it will show up as a source in the 'input' menu of the Desktop App.
  • If you have a midi instrument, connect it to your computer and run any required setup. It will then show up as a source in the 'input' menu of the Desktop App.

Broadcast from your DAW (ProTools, Ableton, Logic Pro etc.)

Works in progress, new beats, demo archives... broadcast directly from the master channel of your DAW.

Blast Radio DAW Plugin

The Blast Radio DAW Plugin will broadcast whatever audio is coming through the master channel in your DAW.

Watch the video for a full demo.

Broadcast from a DJ controller or turntables

What are you spinning? Let the world tune in.

Blast Box

With Blast Box, you can broadcast any audio source by connecting it through an RCA cable.

To broadcast from your DJ controller or turntables, connect them to Blast Box through the 'rec out' or 'master out' port with an RCA cable.

Blast Radio Desktop App

The Blast Radio Desktop app will broadcast most any audio source on your computer.

To broadcast your DJ controller, connect it to your computer through a direct connection or an audio interface then select it as the source in the 'input' menu of the Desktop App.

Broadcast from DJ software (Serato, Rekordbox etc)

What are you spinning? Let the world tune in.

Blast Box

The easiest path to broadcasting from DJ software is to use the Blast Radio Desktop App (see below).

If you want to use Blast Box, you can:

  • Connect your controller to Blast Box via RCA cable from the 'rec out' or 'master out' port
  • Connect your computer to Blast Box via a headphone-to-RCA cable

Blast Radio DAW Plugin

Most DJ software (Serato, TRAKTOR, Rekordbox) does not accept standard plugins and therefore our DAW plugin will not be compatible.

Instead, follow the steps below to broadcast from the Blast Radio Desktop App.

Blast Radio Desktop App

Most all audio and DJ software (Rekordbox, TRAKTOR, Audacity etc) will allow you to select an 'Output' for where the program's audio should go.

If you install a virtual audio driver such as Blackhole, ASIO, or Soundflower, you can select that driver as the audio output in your music software, and as the audio input on the Blast Radio Desktop App. This will enable you to broadcast audio from those programs directly onto Blast Radio.

Serato DJ Pro / Lite has a virtual audio driver of their own. Here's a video for how to install and use it.

Broadcast from a soundboard

Everyone can't make it to the show... but they can listen.

Broadcast your performance to a global audience.

Blast Box

With Blast Box, you can broadcast any audio source by connecting it through an RCA cable.

To broadcast from a venue, have the sound engineer connect an 'audio out' port to Blast Box with an RCA cable.

Blast Radio Desktop App

While unlikely, if the venue you're at is routing audio through a computer, they can download the Blast Radio Desktop App and broadcast by choosing the input source of the room's audio.


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