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newbie question about auto-start interfacing

Posted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:06 am
by molecular
Hi everyone.

I'm new to setting up broadcast studio spaces (I'm a recording engineer, no real broadcast experience).

I'm starting a small online radio project and have been offered the use of a soundcraft rm105 (a few years old) analogue desk. The stereo channel remote control "START" commands have always been set up with CD players.

What I want to know is - what do I need to do to get those commands to trigger tracks from a software music library (on a mac laptop, ideally). I'm hoping and guessing that there are some cheap interfaces that will bring the commands in via USB or MIDI or something, provided I have appropriate software, but I don't know where to start looking. Getting two separate stereo audio outs from the computer back to the desk not a problem, I have various audio interface options.

Any cheap/entry level hardware/software suggestions would be fantastic - thanks for your help!

Re: newbie question about auto-start interfacing

Posted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 3:05 pm
by BroadcastDoc
I've been using these with good luck:

http://sensoriumembedded.com/productpag ... /index.htm

Re: newbie question about auto-start interfacing

Posted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 10:21 am
by molecular
Thanks!

That looks pretty much exactly what I was looking for - the tried and tested route to megaseg via usboverdrive looks good as well.

I'll try and report back, but thanks for the help.