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PostPosted: January 22nd, 2008, 5:09 pm 
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I know a lot of people here are looking for a cheap solution that may work out for everyone without having to use expensive Inline Patches and maybe even parts around your house. This is an alternative to VOIP soft-phones.

This is a guide that focuses on not using the Virtual Audio Cables, that guide will be made separate, please do not post items about Virtual Audio Cables in this thread.

First, get a phone that has a headset jack. This includes cellphones, cordless phones and even some VOIP phones now have them. This headset jack will be the solution you need to jack into your mixer.

Second, lets look at what we need to do to get this to work:

Mix Without Phone:
- Throw in Music, Sound FX, Jingles, Microphone
- Send it out to the Phone (If Possible)

Mix Audio With Phone:
- Put caller's voice in to mix
- Make sure this is not leaked to the phone input, or feedback will loop

Third, there are a few ways to get this working:

(A) Many mixers have a CUE buss and an AIR buss (Or outs from 1-4) which are completely separate. You could have the CUE not patch the phone and listen to that with the phone.

In this case, a cable will need to be made:

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You will need a cable that has a 1/16" stereo jack on one end and split out to RCA jacks on the other (White/Red). The white will be the audio out from the phone and the red will be the audio needing to go into the phone.

In this case, the white would go into your Air In and the Red would go to your Cue Out.

(B) Lets say your board doesn't have a CUE or any way for you to tap into the audio. Most boards have a headphone jack and a way to monitor channels. Make sure to not monitor the channel that has the telephone person on it on your mixer, it will give a feedback loop.

(C) If none of these solutions work for you, then there is a plug you can get from Verizon. This has the microphone built right into the unit and is a standard plug that works in many phones (cordless and cellular), including my Sidekick 3.

Website: http://www.verizonwireless.com/
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Product Name: Stereo Adapter 2.5 mm to 3.5 mm with Call Answer/End Button

To get this situated, you will need this cable and a 1/8" stereo to RCA. You only need the white RCA jack, but make sure it is stereo. This cable broadcasts in stereo by default if you have a mixer that does that.

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I attached this cable to the foam on my microphone and zip-tied it onto the microphone so it didn't slip off.

Pros:
- When you talk into the mic, the person on the telephone can hear you nice and loud.
- Easy to set up with any phone that allows a 1/16" jack.

Con: They can only hear you, not the music on station.

This con is the only downside to this method. Though most radio stations don't allow you to hear the live music cues, only hear the station when they put you on hold. So you're not really missing nothing in getting this cord, though options A and B are more fancy.

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I found this thread extremly helpful! i went out and bought the verizon adapter at my local phone shop (for $10.00) and it works out great!

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I am really glad to hear that. I try to post stuff that only I can verify works. This one one of those posts that I was pleased to create and I am glad it helped you out. However, you paid only $10 for that cord? Lucky! I paid $15 for mine.

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ya it was actually like $8.50 (plus tax) because they only had 1 left and it was on clearance i was happy lol

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i am still loving this wire but i was wondering, do you know of any inexpensive split or way to connect to mics to the one wire (chain link mabey?) so that two seprate DJS more then 4 feet apart can be heard by the caller?

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I was actually reading through this, and checked out the Verizon site for that piece... (its 12.99+tx)...

But what im wondering is, what else would be needed other than just that Stereo Adapter?

Is there other parts needed?

I noticed in the one picture,(The 2nd picture), the big box beside the phone, is that a Mixer? Is that something else that would be needed?

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An inexpensive external mixer would do the trick, Trex.

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Yes, that is an old old mixer that I use just for this purpose. Yes, any inexpensive mixer will do the trick. :)

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Just following ur trend.....How much do you think an inpensive mixer will cost?

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PostPosted: June 3rd, 2008, 8:59 pm 
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You can get simple basic audio mixers for under $80.

http://www.radioshack.com/product/index ... age=search

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I got this mixer at an old radio station I worked for but I have found great mixers on eBay for pennies on the dollar. Try eBay before going and buying stuff from the Shack.

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PostPosted: June 4th, 2008, 11:20 am 
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The "Shack" was just the first option that came to mind as I drive by one every day, and there is usually one in every town. I personally don't buy much from them besides cable, wire, accessories and such.

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Well, I am totally not saying don't go there or negating your option, just giving another suggestion as well Mr. New SVS member. ;)

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Years ago, I worked at this nightclub, and the manager used to say,

"A DJ's day is not complete without a trip to 'The Shack'."

I gotta say though, when I was about 16, I purchased my first mixer from there... and that thing really took a beating. It had been dropped down flights of stairs, beverages poured into it, and all about beaten to death... yet it continued to work for years. I'd passed it on to a friend about 6 years after I got it, and last I heard he used it for a good 10 years after I gave it to him. But this was ALSO back in the day when their equipment was made here in the states, and was made of actual metal, and not all plastic parts. (Now THATs dating myself!)

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So do I understand this correctly, that the headset jack on a phone is a stereo plug with line-level inputs and outputs?

I'm trying to figure out how to broadcast from a public address system via a cell phone, and this looks like it could be really close. Have plenty of line outs available on the PA system, but thought I'd have to do some level adjustments before feeding the phone....


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