Your Home Reach OnAir Studio!

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Your Home Reach OnAir Studio!

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I'll start with a bit of a tangent. Did ReachOnAir invent BitCoin? Ok, okay, stay with me... :D :P
Reach OnAir founded in 2008, BitCoin started in 2009 (suspicious! ;) ). BitCoin is a decentralised way of creating value/money. ReachOnAir is a decentralised way of doing Radio. With Bitcoin people from their own homes can mine/generate new coins and money. With Reach OnAir anyone, from their own home, can entertain and broadcast a show... All you need for both is an internet connection...
...Which perfectly leads me into the subject of this thread. Your home studio. When I first presented on internet radio back in 2004, I had nothing, and then I built myself a studio. Double my life later, things have changed a little and I'm back to square one, having presented my first show in 10 years again yesterday. The joy of Reach OnAir is you do not need to have a professional setup, you can of course, but it's not required.

So to help newbies and oldies alike when thinking "Should I present on Reach OnAir?", let me show you how I, a management member, presented my first show in 10 years!

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✅ Internet Connection
✅ Laptop
✅ Coat Stand
✅ Music I want to play
✅ Ironing Board
✅ Internal Microphone
✅ Blankets
✅ iTunes as play-out software

The presenting skills of the shows are of course up for debate, but despite not having an external microphone and mixer, the blankets dampened the echo of the room... So I'd love to see your set up, however big or small, and remember whenever you hear my show, for now at least, i'll likely be sitting under a toddlers blanket...

OK i've set a standard, let me see yours (please)!

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Re: Your Home Reach OnAir Studio!

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You know what they say, if it looks stupid but works, it's not stupid!

This is great and really a great representation of what you need (or don't need in this case!) to broadcast here! :D
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What if Steph what's to do some ironing the same time you want to broadcast? Who wins that battle??
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Craigyboy wrote:
09 Jun 2020, 23:32
What if Steph what's to do some ironing the same time you want to broadcast? Who wins that battle??
Haha I can only present the weeks i'm on ironing duty! Come on then Craigyboy... I've shown you mine, let's see yours - it will be good to see both ends of the scale!

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Here you go Bertie, this is my studio you wanted a picture of.

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Smithy's Studio in Newcastle.
  • Play It Live (Playout Software)
    AKAI APC Mini (controlling the docked carts at the bottom of the screen, start playout, next song and fade is also routed to the button pads on the Mini)
    Sharp 40" Smart TV
    Behringer Xenyx QX1202 mixer
    Behringer U-Phoria UMC22 Audio Interface which I pre-fade listen to tracks on the control room bus on the mixer
    Realtek Audio HD (built in soundcard on Mboard, which is the on air sound)
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Oh I like! Using PlayIt too - very nice indeed!
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Not forgetting Gizmo at the side lol.
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Awesome Set up and studio
Kind regards

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