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How To Connect Your Studio Equipment To Work With SAM Broadcaster?

In the previous article, I listed the recommended equipment for setting up a small Internet radio studio in your home. In this video, I will show you how to connect it all up.

Check out the videos below that provide a walk-thru of connecting everything up. I also provide several extra videos of my home set up.

Below are some pictorial diagrams you might find useful.

The Behringer U-Control Interfacing To PV6 and SAM Broadcaster Computer
The Complete Connectivity Diagram

Item List

ItemFunctionCostImagePurchase
Acer Aspire 5 Slim LaptopTo run SAM Broadcaster$487.00Buy Here
SAM Broadcaster ProInternet Radio Software$299.00SAM-BroadcasterBuy Here
PV6Mixing Console$149.00Buy Here
Behringer U-ControlConnects PV6 Mixer To Computer$29.99Buy Here
Audio-Technica AT2035 Microphone BundleA high-quality condenser Mic with pop filter and XLR cable$163.90Buy Here
InnoGear Adjustable Mic Boom w/Shock MountTo support the AT2035 Microphone$19.99Buy Here
Sony Stereo HeadsetsMonitoring via headsets$89.95Buy Here
RCA Audio CableTo connect speakers to PV6 Control Room RCA output jacks$5.69rca cableBuy Here
6.35mm Male to 3.5mm Female Headphone Stereo Audio ConnectorTo accept a stereo cable with a standard 3.5 mm (1/8 inch) plug$5.50headset adapterBuy Here
Extra Male to Female XLR CablesFor talk shows where more than one mic will be used.$7.59xlrBuy Here
Gold-Plated 6.35mm 1/4 inch Male TRS Stereo Plug to 2 RCA Phono Male Audio Y Splitter Cable,ConnectorUsed for connecting the I/O ports on the Behringer U-Control to the I/O plugs on the PV6.$10.98trs stereoBuy Here
3.5mm to 2-Male RCA Adapter Audio Stereo CablesConnects RCA output 5/6 to the headset input jack on the computer.$8.993.5mm to 2-Male RCA Adapter Audio Stereo CableBuy Here
Powered 7-Port USB 3.0 HubExpands the existing USB Ports on your computer to plugin other USB devices, if needed.$33.957 port usb hubBuy Here
Focusrite Scarlett Solo 2nd Generation USB Audio Interface (Optional)For Portability. Great for travelling. The Focusrite mimics your Mixing console without all of the bells and whistles. You can plug your condenser Mic into it and plug the unit into a USB port on your computer running SAM Broadcaster Pro. You could broadcast while on the road! Just pack up your laptop running SAM Broadcaster, your microphone and XLR cable, and the Focusrite!$109.99Focusrite Scarlett SoloBuy Here
Edifier R980T 24 watt Computer 4-inch Speakers (Optional)Don't want to wear headsets all of the time? These speakers are great sounding, small, powerful and are space-savers. They can be plugged directly into the headset port on your laptop or into the "Headphone" jack on your mixing console (recommended) via a 6.35 mm Male to 3.5 mm Female Headphone Stereo Audio Connector. (see above)$69.99Edifier R980T 24 watt Computer 4-inch SpeakersBuy Here
Newer Foldable Adjustable Microphone Isolation ShieldClick on the image to the right to see what this unit looks like and you will see its use. It is a portable sound absorbing unit that your microphone sits in between (either dropped in from a boom above or as shown in the image). It kills the echos as if you are in sound-proof room. It easily sits on a small to medium sized desk. I love it!$92.99newer foldable sound shieldBuy Here

SAM Broadcaster Pro is an Internet radio broadcasting application by Spacial. The name “SAM” is an acronym for Streaming Audio Manager, which describes the software’s functionality. The software features functionality for running an Internet radio station from a single computer.

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