A great way to create a dynamic broadcast is to do a call-in radio show with special guests.
Below is a path you can take to make a professional-sounding call-in radio show using the Blast Radio DAW Plugin and your DAW. In this path, you will use a virtual audio driver to route all audio occurring on your laptop/computer to your DAW.
Here's what you need
- Your laptop/computer
- Blast Radio DAW Plugin
- Blackhole virtual audio driver (free)
- A way to make calls from your computer (iPhone, Google Voice, video conference)
Step 1: Install Blackhole virtual audio driver
BlackHole is a free virtual audio driver for Mac computers. You can install it for free here. You will likely need to restart your computer after you install it.
Step 2: Create a multi-output device and use it as a sound output
Open the "Audio MIDI Setup" app on your Mac. If you don't know where it is, go to your applications folder and search for it.
Click the plus sign on the bottom left and choose 'Create Multi-Output Device'
Check the boxes for 'MacBook Speakers' and 'BlackHole'
Right click on the device you created and choose 'Use This Device For Sound Output'
Note: After doing this, all audio from your computer will be broadcast so make sure to close applications or turn off notifications that make sound (example: Discord, Slack).
Step 3: Choose Blackhole as your input source
Next, open your DAW and go to your Sound Preferences. Choose Black Hole as your input.
Step 4: Call your guests from Facetime, Google Voice or Video Conference
If you're an iPhone user, you can use the Facetime app to call a friend from your computer and the conversation will be broadcast live!
Or you can use a Google Voice number to make a phone call from your web browser.
Making a Google Voice account is free with any Google account.
Or you could use a video conference tool like Zoom or Google Meet and the audio will be broadcast.
Step 5: Add the Blast Radio DAW Plugin to your Master Channel
Once you are set up with routing your laptop/computer audio into your DAW, go ahead and add the Blast Radio DAW Plugin to your Master channel in your project file. Make sure the DAW Plugin is added to the Master track so it is able to broadcast all tracks in the project file. Note: If you add the plugin on to only one of your tracks the plugin will only broadcast that specific track.
Note: Make sure you have permission to broadcast your conversation!
Other options to do a call-in radio show on Blast Radio:
Or using our Blast Radio Desktop App:
- How To Do a Call-In Radio Show with Blast Radio Desktop Broadcasting App (with sound isolation)
- How To Do a Call-In Radio Show with Blast Radio Desktop Broadcasting App (without sound isolation)