[Icecast] Question

Richard Elen relen at brideswell.com
Fri Mar 30 09:04:39 UTC 2018

Hi, Cliff...

The suggestions I've made assume that the station would allow you to 
drive their server for the duration of the program. This may not be the 

If so, then you may want to set up a streaming audio server yourself and 
supply its address to the station; they can then receive your feed and 
rebroadcast it via their normal output channels. However the downside of 
this is that the signal would be encoded, decoded and re-encoded by the 
time it was broadcast. The original solution I proposed had you driving 
the station's servers directly, which would be preferable - they should 
be able to set up a DJ account for you - this is especially easy if they 
have a system like Centova on their Icecast system.

If you DO want to set up a special server for the feed yourself, you can 
of course run up your own Icecast server, or rent a stream from a 
provider (extremely easy). Alternatively, NiceCast allows you to create 
a local streaming server on your Mac and the station you're working with 
can tune in to that to receive your live audio. However NiceCast (from 
Rogue Amoeba) is no longer supported: you may have to ask them about it.

There are also other ways of getting your live audio feed from your 
studio to the station. You could set up what is essentially a 
studio-transmitter link (STL), using broadcast hardware designed for the 
purpose. A good and relatively cheap (a few hundred $) example of gear 
for this is the DEVA Broadcast DB91-TX and DB91-RX which allow you to 
send a CD-quality uncompressed PCM stream from your location (using the 
TX unit) to the station (who would have the RX unit). The TX unit can 
also log into to an Icecast 2 (or deprecated Shoutcast 1) streaming 
audio server, so the TX unit is ANOTHER solution to driving the 
station's Icecast server directly, instead of the software solutions 
described earlier. We run the DB91-TX to feed from our playout system to 
our Icecast 2 KH servers and it works beautifully.



I hope this helps!

--Richard E

On 30-Mar-18 03:30, Cliff Witherspoon wrote:
> Thanks for the help. Will work on that.
> Cliff Witherspoon
> Red Arrow Entertainment
> 864-613-4201
>> On Mar 29, 2018, at 5:37 PM, Richard Elen <relen at brideswell.com> wrote:
>> If you can split the feed, eg with Audio Hijack, you could feed the audio into a streaming audio client, such as Nicecast (mp3 only, $, due to be discontinued), LadioCast (mp3/AAC, free, App Store) or BUTT (free) and send it to the server. All three of those apps support Icecast logins.
>> --R
>>> On 29-Mar-18 21:51, Cliff Witherspoon wrote:
>>> I own a recording studio. We do a weekly live concert broadcast to Facebook using Wirecast software. There is an internet radio station that uses icecast that wants to carry the audio from my broadcast live. I have no idea how to get the audio to them. I use Mac computers. Can someone help me with that.
>>> Cliff Witherspoon
>>> Red Arrow Entertainment
>>> 864-613-4201
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