At the time of writing, the RCD Radio Studio is located in a small room somewhere in the Midlands in the United Kingdom.
Our main feed operates in a fully functional, top of the range home studio with top quality equipment and play out software which plays host to the main stream at RCD Radio, we aim to bring the highest possible quality to our listeners and when possible, a Live video feed.
We have 2 studio set ups, when we are streaming 24/7 Automation music from our server, we are using just the server for our playout, no special mixer or other equipment is involved, we rely just on software, when we are streaming Live from the studio, with a Live host, that’s when our main studio set up comes in to place.
Our i7 set up is our main studio set up with the mixer, our Clara set up is our 24/7 server set up and what we use to bring you great music, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Specs of each system and set up can be found below.
i7 (Main Studio Setup)
Audio & PC:
- Behringer XENYX 1832USB – 6 Mono (XLR with Phantom Power) Channels with 4 Stereo Channels and built in 24-bit FX Unit
- Intel i7 4790 Quad Core | Specs: Windows 7 Professional Service Pack 1 64 Bit | Intel i7 4790 Quad Core 3.60 GHz | Installed Memory Ram 16.00 GB | NVIDIA GTX 750 Ti 2GB | Realtek High Definition Audio | Case: CiT Vanquish Gaming Toolless Case | Custom Build: 22nd September 2015
- AOC I2369VM 23″ IPS Monitor mounted on Cable Mountain Black Single Screen Vertical Monitor Arm Clamp
- Main Mic: Samson C01 Studio Condenser with Rode PSA1 Studio Microphone Desk Arm and Samson SP01 Shock Mount | Guest Mic: Behringer C-1 Studio Condenser
- Chord Wirless Microphone System – x4 Wireless Clip Microphones
- Behringer UCA202 USB
- Boss Audio Ground Loop Isolator and Noise Filter B-25N x3
- Sony MHC-ECL99BT Hi-Fi System and Amplifier with Bluetooth
- Sony MDR-V55 DJ Stereo Headphones – x1 Red and x1 Black
- Logitech Webcam C922 – Pro Stream HD Webcam
- Logitech Webcam C920 – HD Pro Webcam
- Logitech Webcam C930 – HD Webcam
- Sam Broadcaster PRO 2016 with all of its audio processing and scheduling (For our Audio Broadcasting)
- Telestream Wirecast 6.0.6 Studio (For our Video Broadcasting to Vaughnlive & Ustream)
- Philips Hue Bridge 2.0 (Starter Kit)
- x2 Normal Desk Lights fitted with Philips Hue Colour Bulb as part of the Wireless Lighting System (Starter Kit)
- Main Big light fitted with a Philips Hue Colour Bulb as part of the Wireless Lighting System (Starter Kit)
- Philips Hue Personal Wireless Lighting 2 m Lightstrip Plus LED Kit with x7 additional Philips Hue Personal Wireless Lighting 1 m Lightstrip Plus LED Extension Kit
- x2 Philips Hue Go Personal Wireless Lighting LED Table Lamp
- x2 Philips Hue Personal Wireless Lighting Tap Smart Switch
Clara (24/7 Server Setup)
Audio & PC & Software:
- Dell Precision T3400 | Specs: Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 32 Bit | Intel Quad Core CPU 2.33 GHz | Installed Memory Ram 4.00 GB | NVIDIA GeForce GT 430 1.00 GB | High Definition Audio Device | Built: 2nd September 2014
- Samsung S22D300HY 21.5-Inch LED HDMI Monitor
- Sam Broadcaster PRO 2014 with all of its audio processing and scheduling (For our Audio Broadcasting)
- Adobe Flash Media Encoder (FME) 3.2 (For Streaming to VaughnLive, Ustream and Mobile Feed Encoding)
- mIRC Latest Version, we always update it (For Viewing the IRC Chat from the studio and program that runs the channel RoBots which all run on our 24/7 server)
Below are a list of equipment we have used in the past, but are no longer in service with the station either due to a fault with the equipment or due to an upgrade.
- Western Digital 2TB Hard Drive
- Buffalo HD-HB250U2 250GB DriveStation Hard Drive
- Packard Bell Desktop PC with 19″ screen – Specs: Windows 7 Home Premium | Intel Quad Core CPU 2.50 GHz | Installed Memory Ram 3.00 GB | 64-bit Operating System | NVIDIA High Definition Audio & Realtek High Definition Audio Sound Cards (December 2009 – September 2014)
- Sony DCR-DVD 110E with Dazzle DVC 100 Video Card
- Logitech Webcam Pro 9000
- Sony MDR-XD200 Stereo Headphones
- Sony MHC-RG-110 Hi-Fi System and Amplifier
- QTX VL1 Wireless Clip Microphones – x2
- Microphone Boom Fold Desk Arm
- Dell Precision T3400 | Specs: Windows 7 Professional Service Pack 1 64 Bit | Intel Quad Core CPU 2.33 GHz | Installed Memory Ram 8.00 GB | NVIDIA GeForce GT 430 1.00 GB | High Definition Audio Device | Built: 3rd October 2014
- Logitech Webcam C310 – HD Webcam
- Citronic RU26 Wireless Microphone System – x2 Wireless Clip Microphones
- Yamada DVD 5520 Multi-region DVD/CD/MP3 Audio Player
- Flexible LED RGB 12v Wireless Colouring Lighting
- Buffalo DriveStation Combo 2TB eSATA/USB-2.0/Firewire External Hard Drive (Networked Drive)
- Logitech Webcam C615 – HD Webcam
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