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Product basics: Blast Radio broadcasting plugin
How to broadcast with the plugin:
To broadcast, simply press the button. After you're live, you will see listener count and tips you've raised.
How to install the plugin:
The Blast Radio plugin comes with an installer. Simply double click the file and follow the steps (the image below is Mac, but the download also comes with a Windows installer).
DAW and OS compatibility:
The installer includes a VST, VST3, AAX, and Audio Unit plugin, which should ensure compatibility with most any DAW that accepts plugins (ProTools, Ableton, Logic, etc).
If you're using a Mac, you must be on OS 10.11 or later.
If you don't see the plugin in your DAW:
Ensure you've enabled permissions for both Audio Unit and VST plugins. After enabling, rescan and look for the file named Blast Radio. Below are preferences within Ableton Live 11.
When you broadcast using the Blast Radio plugin, we upload a lossless .wav file, which is then distributed to listeners in the highest quality available. This ensures a superior listener experience.
Stand alone desktop app:
In the installer you will find a standalone Blast Radio desktop app. This is a beta product in early development. Using the app, you can broadcast most any audio input source from your computer or use a product like Loopback to route other audio sources to a broadcast.
While we're excited about this product, it remains mostly unsupported while in beta. If you find it valuable, you're welcome to use it while we test and learn.
Product basics: Blast Box
Blast Box Product Overview:
Charging Your Device
RCA Audio Input
Headphone Monitoring and Volume Knob
How to pair Blast Box and connect to Wifi:
How to broadcast with Blast Box:
How to update Blast Box firmware:
- First make sure you have the latest version of the Blast Radio app by going to the app store and checking for any updates / installing
- Put Blast Box in Setup mode (hold the red button to turn it off, then hold it again to turn it back on, but continue holding it until the device says ‘Setup mode’)
- Go to your profile in the Blast Radio app
- Tap the gear icon on the top right to access ‘settings’
- Tap ‘account’
- Tap ‘update firmware’
- To make sure the device doesn’t fail mid-update, you will need a good uninterrupted internet connection. It may take a few attempts to successfully complete the update as a result. We recommend restarting the router and disconnecting other devices before trying.
-While updating, your blast box will display “FW Update” pulsing on the screen. If the text does NOT pulse or stops pulsing, the update has frozen and will not complete. If this happens, you will need to restart the process by long pressing the red button to turn off the device and again to turn it on again in pairing mode.
-The device may not show any error messages if it abandons the update, so make sure to check that the firmware has successfully displays “FW 1.1” on startup to confirm that you have successfully updated the firmware, otherwise reattempt.
Product basics: Blast Radio Mobile App
How listeners tune in:
Listeners use the Blast Radio app to follow artists and tune in to broadcasts.
Whenever you broadcast, listeners who follow you will get a push notification and can listen live or for 24 hours afterwards.
Your profile and Station:
Complete your profile with:
→ Your bio and a promo link
→ A profile image, featured image, background image
→ Tags that describe your broadcasts
Your Station will show any broadcasts you have live and then any available broadcasts from other artists you follow on Blast Radio.
Receiving and exporting tips:
Listeners can tip directly through the app at any point while a broadcast is available.
You will receive a push notification whenever you get a tip. All tips can be accessed from the settings page on your profile.
You will see tips you've received, tips you've sent, and past payouts you've executed.
To export tips, tap the 'Connect with Stripe' button and set up a secure account.
Manage past broadcasts:
Access your past broadcasts anytime by visiting your profile.
Tap the black 'My Profile' button then select 'My Broadcasts.'
Swipe left on any file to delete it or choose download to have the lossless .wav file emailed to the address associated with your account.