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A lot of times, producers of a radio show will want to air Skype calls on the air, whether they be live interviews or calls from fans.
This tutorial is for Sam Broadcaster, but you can use pretty much the same steps for Winamp as well.

Prequisites:

*Sam Broadcaster with LAME ACM codec
*Virtual Audio Cables- Download here

Make sure that you install the right version of VAC for your OS - 64bit or 32bit!!!! In the download, setup.exe is 32bit, and setup64.exe is 64bit.

Using internet telephony programs like Skype with Sam Broadcaster requires a few different puzzle pieces:

1. A microphone plugged into the input of your computer’s audio card and headphones plugged into the audio card’s output. While a USB microphone can be used, the approach described here will use a non-USB microphone.

2. The Virtual Audio Cables application. This is a great little program that allows you to virtually re-route audio using only software. This application should be installed before starting the configuration process described in this document.

3. Skype or a similar application. This application should be installed and working before starting the configuration process described in this post.

4. SAM Broadcaster’s VoiceFX module. SAM Broadcaster should be installed and working before starting the configuration process described in this post.

Procedure:

Step 1:
Open the Virtual Audio Cable Control Panel and set up four “Cables”. This will allow you to run four copies of the Audio Repeater. To do this, change the Driver parameters setting to 4 and click the Set button. Once the driver has restarted, Exit the Control Panel.

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Step 2:
Open four copies of the Virtual Audio Cable Audio Repeater. Set the inputs and outputs like this:

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Start each repeater by clicking the Start button. They can be minimized to keep your desktop tidy.

Example:

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Step 3:
Open Skype and access the Audio Settings Options pane by clicking Tools on the Skype menu and selecting Options. In the General group, click Audio settings. Set your Microphone input to Virtual Cable 1 from the drop-down box. Set your Speaker output to Virtual Cable 2 from the drop-down box.
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Click Save to save your changes and close the options sheet.

Step 4:
To run the mixed Skype audio through SAM Broadcaster, we "plug" Virtual Cable 3 (our mixed microphone/Skype audio) through the VoiceFX module.

If you don't see the VoiceFX module on your SAM Desktop, you can make it visible by clicking Windows on the SAM Broadcaster menu and selecting VoiceFX.

Click Config on the VoiceFX module, and set the Record soundcard device to Virtual Cable 3.
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Click OK to save the change and close the VoiceFX configuration window.

Tip: If you have trouble hearing the Skype conversation being "echoed" over SAM, try changing the VoiceFX destination/recording mode setting to Encoders (Record to pipeline, skip output).

Step 5:
When you are ready to run a Skype call on your stream, click the button on the VoiceFX window that says Mic off. The button will illuminate and report a status of Mic On. Clicking Press to Talk (or Lock talk) will take the mixed Skype audio from Virtual Cable 3 and run it through SAM Broadcaster out to your encoder and your stream!

You then have audio from your Skype going out through Radionomy Live! It is to be noted that there is some latency with this system, but it is workable and the delay is not too bad.

Original contrib from Jamie
(Date Version: JUne 2013)


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