Post-Processed Audio Output to Digital Channel?

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As I prepare to run more contests on my 6500 using Voice Keying programs (K9DUR and N1MM among others) I must record separately from my mike & USB mixer using Audacity, compress and EQ them, export them to .WAV files, and import them to their respective logging/contest programs.  This is time consuming, and impossible in the midst of a pileup when I want to record a new clip that says  "Listening 7187" 

Is there a way to send the post-processed mike input out via a DAX line to my recording/editing program so that what I record is EXACTLY what my audio sounds like on the 6500?  i.e. post TXEQ and Post DX Processing?  As it is, when I record and then send it to the 6500 on my DAX line, it gets NO TXEQ or Processing and sounds rotten unless I have processed it with Audacity's EQ and Compression.  Then I can come CLOSE to the great audio I get from my mike/mixer/EQ/Compressor on the 6500.  But it is not quite the same.

I would propose either:
1) A way to send Post-processed audio out to a recorder.

or

2) an option to select DAX audio IN and allow it to be sent THROUGH the EQ/Compressor/expander/filter limits processing routines.  (This probably should be selectable for SSB modes but NOT for DIGI modes so we don't distort our Digital signals?)

or 

3) It #2 is available, perhaps a simple pre-processed audio line so we could record audio straight from the mike, and then send it back into the 6000 via DAX as though it were actually coming from the mike, in order to allow the EQ/Compressor/Expander to do its stuff like it was coming out of the mike.

Now that I think about it, #2 & #3 together might make #1 unnecessary.

The object is to be able to record audio easily and then have it sound EXACTLY like it would if I was live on the mike.
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Posted 4 years ago

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I like the simple DVR  that the K3 has with memories that also can be mapped back to the N1MM Contest program.  Reprogramming can be done on the fly.  Something along those lines would be very helpful on the Flex series radios.
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I like #2 - but a separate entity perhaps called AXE ?  #Audio X Change - you get my drift.   Or AAX (Analog Audio Xchange)  - Just one channel per Panadapter would I am sure suffice.

It could be then used to "plug" into Virtual Line Out and Line In's for processing - or sent to the Internal EQ, or to a Recorder function before or after processing.


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The more I think about it, I like the #2-#3 combo best.  If I record out of the rig straight from the mike without processing and then send it back into the rig when I want it on a channel that processes it with ALL of the circuitry that processes the mike, then whatever I record will be given the same treatment as my mike....

So for example... If I record my ID  or my "brag tape, " then when I play it back with my Rag Chew profile it will sound like I do with a live mike when rag chewing.  But If I change to my DX profile, then it will be processed like my mike does in "DX Mode" and sound identical to my regular voice on the mike in DX mode.  I only need to record things ONCE.  No need to have DX/Contest recordings and Casual recordings, each one processed their own way.  Let the rig do the processing WHEN needed AS needed.  Let the recordings simply be a way to store and record my voice.  

Now..... the next thing we need is a monitor for this channel so we can hear what we are sending out....

I would love a Post-processed monitor in my headphones for both "Live" and for "Memorex" but I remember a post by Steve that said this would introduce just enough latency in our headphones to scramble our brains while we talk.  (If you have ever tried to listen to yourself talk with this irritatingly short delay, it makes you sound like an idiot!)

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