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    College Radio Budget Decisions! HELP

    Actually it can be done seamlessly - since our softwae is backed up on network srevers we can continue to stream if we either have no computer or lose power temporarily. Our IT dept. is pretty responsive and would be able to replace our computer within a day or two.
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    College Radio Budget Decisions! HELP

    In response to Ronald Beal: Buying a backup computer definately makes sense if we didnt have the support of the school. If we did happen to lose the computer due to something - they would lend us one temporarily until we buy another one of our own. Actually thats what were doing right now.
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    College Radio Budget Decisions! HELP

    To Chris: WOAH! SUNY Clarkson? Cluck Farkson! - Im sorry but I have no interest in dealing with the lowlifes from Farkson - I'm suprised you guys were even smart enough to have a radio station ahhahahah kidding kidding. Actually I think that is a good idea - I have my car up here - Ill give them...
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    College Radio Budget Decisions! HELP

    OK - so - based on what Ive gathered from this forum so far (which is alot thanks so much) Im going to cut: Power conditioner -$50 Acoustical treatment -$500 Maximizer -$100 Headphones: -$100 Add: home made insulation: +$50 (girls can get carpets and stuff together) DI boxes: +$150-$200
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    College Radio Budget Decisions! HELP

    OK - so from ipod (theoretically, although ill talk to people about that) - to DI box - to Mixer? The acoustical materials you can consider cut - Ill handle that in a "home made" sort of way.
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    College Radio Budget Decisions! HELP

    Well here is the deal - we are moving into a new studio next year. The building is just being built over the summer to technically were not in the building yet - but we have to choose our equipment now - otherwise we lose the money for funding. We are expected to have near silent HVAC system...
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    College Radio Budget Decisions! HELP

    yeah - i agree - but even still - what better analog mixer is there out there for $400 that has small amounts of inputs and is also made by a highly respectable company like A&H? idk maybe there is one.
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    College Radio Budget Decisions! HELP

    yeah the "how you get to your computer from TRS" is going to be the Apogee Duet interface - but thanks a bunch for clearing up that the USB is just a bonus.
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    College Radio Budget Decisions! HELP

    we technically dont have any outgoing signal except an internet broadcast - so let me try to restate my question here: I can go XLRmaster out of the ZED into the apogee's TRS stereo inputs into the computer which broadcasts it. If I use the USB connection of the ZED to connect directly to the...
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    College Radio Budget Decisions! HELP

    I will certainly suggest people use the vinyl more - right now weve got literally an entire classroom size room full of them. And yeah we will definately not scrap the old mixer - it will most likely end up with out mobile setup which is expected to become a reality spring of next year...
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    College Radio Budget Decisions! HELP

    definately - most of that stuff I agree with for sure - maximizer you can consider scrapped (ive never used one actually) CD players and turntables (SL-1200s haha) we have but havent been used - ever - as far as i know - we do have thousands of vinyl records actually - prolly a thousand or so...
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    College Radio Budget Decisions! HELP

    At the moment we are really a fledgling station here - we have no FM frequency - only 256Kbps. Our university actually has the second oldest college radio station in the country - but in recent years it has really gone under after we lost our FM frequency - and we cant get it back. Id love...
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    College Radio Budget Decisions! HELP

    yeah I agree behringer stuff is trash - I tried it once and learned my lesson - crapping out on me at a huge school function in front of my profs ahaha (I have a Soundtracs Topaz that I brought as well thanks be to god) - but yeah does A&H make anything smaller than the ZED-14 that has...
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    College Radio Budget Decisions! HELP

    OK - yeah mixer definately dosent need to be big - in fact 4 channels is most likely enough - maybe 8 to be safe - but theres really not much high-end in that small of size - do you know of any good small ones? And i dont see expansion happening - except for a Mobile DJ setup next budget term...
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    College Radio Budget Decisions! HELP

    yeah the quality of the A/D converters is really a Key thing i think. What other models should I look into? I have a presonus Firestudio and happen to love it. and yeah I think im going to dump the monitors - and the insulation and opt for home made carpets made by our artsy girls haha...