> Some of us in the Ozark boondocks are looking into how to
> setup a long distance wireless high speed network that we
> can access the net with.
> I already have a 2w fm transmitter card I bought for 25$
> and I see where there are 50watt transmitters for 150$.
> but how do we go from the digital pc output to analog for
> the transmitter?
If you are truly using digital audio, then using the digital output would
seem to need to be inputted into a mixer capable of accepting a digital
signal. Once accomplished... then you feed the analog line-out from the
mixer into usually a compression/limiter before sending a "controlled
signal" to any Xmitter's e***r Encoders.
On the other hand if you are simply talking about have music or webcast
links from other stations feed out of your computer... then it's just as
easy to tap off the outputs of a Stereo Sound card and take it from there.
This I mean... do you want to add compression and limiters? or just stream
music off the PC onto "the air"?
I use a program called OtsJuke which allows me to insert jingles, promos,
psa's, weather, and very flexible playlists. Plus it also allows me a "live
mic" feature or line-in if I wish to add any outside hardware sound source
to the stream. OtsJuke has it's own built in compressor and limiter if one
wishes it. Totally designed to prevent over modulation if one wants to use
the program for legal or otherwise broadcasting.
I only use mine for Webcasting and mobile Dj party type gigs. My location is
too congested to even think of a Xmitter in my area.
There are many programs out there for Dj work... Only one needs his/her
imagination to decide how far to integrate it into webcasting, live
performance, or on-air Xmitting. Winamp alone... and play out via a sound
card web links or any audio format that Winamp supports... Best part... the
program is FREE.
Hope this has helped a bit..
Ps... A great resource for how do they do it, can be simply discussed with
"live" webcasters who stream of the various sites. I have even gotten top
dance playlists from asking those q/a's from live Dj's on the web. Helped me
keep current of the new tunes....