I spent an hour with Owen on Zoom while he configured my Mixxx and explained how it works. It quickly became evident that it is difficult if not impossible to make it work the way I want. Furthermore Owen recommended that I buy and use a separate USB mixer so that it ‘flows’.
My potential workflow:
1.Select tracks and place them in number order. Edit until I get how I want them played. Tracks will NEVER be repeated over more than one show therefore a sophisticated library is unnecessary.
2. Place all in a folder named: date of broadcast on Desktop
3. Copy all tracks to Broadcast Mixxx’
4. The other channel then becomes the microphone
5. Automatic recording of both channels to another desktop folder in the codec of my choice. The result it one file of the whole program.
6.The existing 4 channels could become Music tracks, Promos, Main Mic, Guest Mic.
7. The fader area needs to be substantially larger but (in my case) very much simpler as most of those bells and whistles are just not needed.
8. The current library area needs much less info but could therefore contain 2 columns.
I broadcast from a middle-size city station where there are 110 producer/presenters. We would all LOVE what I outlined above, particularly at the moment with Covid-19 being an issue. Furthermore we have several presenters with physical disabilities who would be overjoyed to use this at home. Imagine the impact that Broadcast Mixxx would have on remote country stations with even-more-remote presenters!
Owen tells me that Mixxx is a labor of love. Perhaps some of that love could be diverted to Broadcast Mixxx? I have no command line skill however I would be happy to be part of a team where my 35 years’ radio experience is called on.