One of the problem for low budget band online streaming is the mixing part. The biggest challenge is getting the mix right. Why is it hard? Guitar and other instruments have their own amplifier so when you are doing the mix, you would likely decrease the level of these instruments to the main mix. If you are feeding the main mix into your online live feed, chances are these instruments are too silent on the main mix.
This circuit can be use as a headphone amp mixer with built in DI box so you can directly feed the output into the mixer. There are 2 volume knobs, one knob is used for your instrument volume and the other knob can be used as a monitor level feed from the mixer.
Here is a simple stereo headphone mixer that can be used for monitoring and mixing 2 sources. A very helpful device for online streaming. How? For example you are playing a keyboard on a band in an online stream and using a headphone as monitor. You can use this to mix the headphone output of you keyboard and headphone output of the streaming mixer so you can hear more of your keyboard.
If you are looking to control your audio with arduino, here’s it is. It uses TDA7419 chip which has a lot of features for controlling your audio. It has 4 input selector, bass control, mid control, treble control, loudness control and a built-in 7 band spectrum analyzer.
In this new normal, most people shift to online content like seminars, meetings and specially churches.
Here is my current project designed to give you better audio for online streaming. It is basically a link to your analog mixer to your computer. It is also known as USB audio interface. What made it different to other products in the market is the integration of sliding fader for better volume control. For church online streaming, you have big volume difference between the band performing and the pastor preaching, the sliding fader makes it easy for such volume adjustments.
In the world of electronics, nothing is created equal. This is also applicable to batteries. A 10AH (ampere-hour) rated battery is not exactly 10AH in actual. This variation on capacity is a big problem when connecting battery in series because the battery with least capacity will be the first to full charge and full discharge. This is where you need a battery balancing circuit.
Solar power is a renewable energy from the sun. But there are times that is raining for several days and during those days, our solar power might not be sufficient for our needs. On this project we will create an automatic solar backup power system to automatically connect to the AC grid when the battery level gets very low.
Here’s a simple 2.1 channel amplifier for you home. it uses TI 20W LM1875 amplifier chip. It uses 4 of it so it can produce a total of 80W. It can output up to 30W with a bit higher THD. Maximum attainable power is 120W total.
Out of curiosity, I tear-down this iRig audio interface that I used sometimes to record my guitar solo. I didn’t expect the circuit to be complex since this device is cheap (must be fake), only cost around $3.