Mixxx is a software that will allow you to broadcast live on Windows, Mac or Linux.
You may want to discover how to broadcast live with Mixxx thanks to our video tutorial:
DOWNLOAD AND INSTALL MIXXX
Mixxx is compatible with Windows, Mac and Linux. Go to the Mixxx website to download the software that is compatible with your operating system.
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DISCOVER THE INTERFACE
Mixxx has the particularity of being an ultra customizable software. Make sure you display all the elements necessary for a live broadcast.
You can view the Skin Settings by clicking on the wheel at the top right of your software. For the needs of this tutorial, we have used the Skin called Deere. To change your Skin, head over to Settings > Interface.
- Section A corresponds to the Decks (in red), it is in this section that you will be able to modify the elements related to these two decks (album cover, artist name...)
- Section B corresponds to the Mixer (in orange).
- Section C (in yellow) will allow you to manage your titles and create Playlists.
- Section D corresponds to your Library (in green).
Buttons 1 and 2 correspond to live broadcasting (1) and recording this broadcast (2).
HOW TO CONFIGURE MIXXX
To set up Mixxx, you'll need to enter the connection information found under the Live Tab of your Radio Manager. Once you have retrieved your connection information, head over to Mixxx and go to Preferences > Live Broadcasting.
- Under Type choose Icecast 2 (1)
- Under Host: live.radioking.com (2)
- Under Login: enter the Username which is in your login information. (5)
- Under Mount: enter the mounting point (4)
- Under Port enter: 80 (3)
- Under Password: Enter your password for your Radio Manager.
IMPORT YOUR MUSIC
Mixxx will allow you to automatically import your music files. To import a folder, head over to Preferences> Library.
BROADCAST LIVE MUSIC
Top Tip: You can listen to the music that is playing by simply clicking on the headphone icon. Make sure you have set the audio outputs in Preferences> Sound Hardware> Output, be careful to choose your output device in the Headphones field.
If you want, you can also broadcast in Auto DJ, that is to say that the software will automatically broadcast the titles without you placing them on the decks. To do this select the titles you want to broadcast, you can select multiple titles by keeping the command key (on mac) or ctrl (on PC) pressed down. Next, make a right click then select Add to Auto DJ (you can choose if you want to add titles to beginning (top) at the end (bottom) of the list).
To view the microphone settings click on MICS & AUX at the top right of the software. To speak, simply click on TALK. If you want, you can hear your feedback by clicking on the headphone icon.
You can configure your microphone, by heading over to Preference > Sound Hardware.