Radio has a long running tradition of hosts taking callers on the air. It makes for a fun show to get feedback from listeners, host interviews, take requests, etc. With Blast Mic, taking callers during your Blast Radio show is a breeze.
Here’s what you’ll need:
First, turn on and pair your Blast Mic:
Follow the normal process for pairing your Blast Mic to your account.
Next, connect your phone audio:
You can put your phone on speaker and hold it next to the mic, but that will likely result in poor audio quality, making it hard for your listeners to really understand your caller. The better option is to route your phone’s audio into Blast Mic’s line-in level input.
If your phone has a standard headphone jack, use an aux cord like this one ($6). Plug one side of the aux cord into your phone and the other end into the line-in level input on Blast Mic.
If your phone doesn’t have a standard headphone jack, you can either purchase either a dongle to connect an aux cord (like this lightning port one or this USB-C one) or a cord that has aux on one end, and your phone’s specific port type on the other (like this lightning port one or this USB-C one). In either case, connect the appropriate end to your phone and the aux end into the line-in level input on Blast Mic.
Next, connect headphones:
Once your phone is connected to Blast Mic, all sound will be routed into the device. Connect your headphones to one of the two headphone ports so you can hear your caller.
Do your broadcast!
Yep, it’s that easy. Now, conversations through your phone (as well as any audio playing on your phone) will be broadcast through your Blast Radio station.
A couple things to keep in mind:
Your onboard mic: Whenever you plug an audio source into the line-in level input on Blast Mic, your onboard microphone will turn off automatically. To turn the mic back on, simply press and hold the gray button on the right side of the device.
Your phone mic: The cord connecting your phone to the mic is used to deliver the audio from your phone… not to receive audio from Blast Mic. With that, you will need to keep your phone close enough that it’s microphone will still pick up your voice so your caller can hear you. Put another way… Blast Mic will capture your and your caller’s voice for the broadcast, but your phone’s mic will still be capturing your voice for the other caller to hear.