This article provides an overview of how to connect your announcers' audio mixer, audio interface, or headset to your Pixellot for play-by-play commentary. If you need equipment for announcers, click HERE for basic recommended equipment and adapter cables.
**We can only provide support for the connection from your equipment to the Pixellot Computer (VPU). If you're having issues with any hardware that you purchased, please get in touch with the manufacturer of the hardware for further support.
USB Connection (recommended method)
We recommend using a USB connection above all else, as it is the most straightforward method, and you will be able to set it up on your own.
If you’re using one of our recommended setups (which you can view HERE), simply plug the USB chord from your mixer or audio interface into one of the USB ports either in the front or the back, and the system will automatically detect it and add it into the broadcast.
Depending on your equipment, you can use the 3.5mm jack on the back of the Pixellot computer.
You will need our support team to configure this method. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org before you start in order to set up a call. You will need to set aside at least 10-15 minutes to work with them as they configure it.
If you plug in your mixer or headset to the 3.5mm jack without it being configured first, it WILL NOT work. Additionally, if the connection gets unplugged from the 3.5mm jack, it will need to be configured again the next time it is plugged in.
If you’re using a mixer with this method, you’ll need an adapter cable. The graphic below shows which one you’ll need depending on the type of mixer you have.
You can plug it straight in if you’re using a headset with a 3.5mm connection. However, it will still need to be configured.
Older Model Connection
If you have an older model of the Pixellot computer, we still recommend using the USB connection. However, you can use the dedicated blue line-in port to connect a mixer or the pink microphone port to connect a headset without the intervention of our support team.