Let's brainstorm together! Here are some thought starters, demonstrating ways to incorporate TuneTracker System 5 into your unique broadcast situation.

Direct to Internet

Here's a very simple setup that will let you broadcast from your TuneTracker computer, direct to the Internet.

This setup is appropriate for broadcasters who plan to do little, if any, live programming, and intend a microphone only as a way to pop in very occasionally with an announcement. If you want to do more live programming, see the next option, below.

Simple Mixer Setup

With the exception of the diagram above, the rest of the setups on this page assume you will be doing some live programming, either from satellite, your studio, or both. In this simple setup, the TuneTracker computer goes straight to a mixer, and from there to your transmitter or streaming computer.

Internet broadcasters, note that if you are going through a mixer, you will need to use a second computer to do your streaming to the Internet.

Mixer with "Bypass" Switch

The simple mixer setup above is great, but if you want to sometimes use your mixer for other stuff, like audio production, adding a bypass switch is an easy decision.

With this setup, all it takes is a flip of a switch to route the audio "around" your mixer, direct to the transmitter, letting you do live things with the mixer without them going over the air..

Switcher First, Then Mixer

If you'll also be broadcasting some satellite programming that requires a switcher, you can choose from two main approaches when wiring things up.

In this first example, the switcher comes before the mixer. In the example that follows (below), the mixer comes first.

Mixer First, Then Switcher

There can be benefits, in certain situations, to flipping the setup around from what is shown above..

On this diagram, we demonstrate an approach that positions the mixer ahead of the switcher.