Universal Microphone Tally System
Patent Pending device and controller allows the addition of a tally light indicator to standard microphone boom without interference to normal operation.
Not content with just a red or white indication, this device has 31 pre-programmed colors and animated patterns allowing multiple indications to a talent. For instance, Red may signal mic is live, blue may signal the studio is on a network feed, Rotating yellow slider may indicate the studio is in a network break, white strobe may indicate the phone is ringing, red strobe may indicate a hard break, and many more options!
Combinations of 5 GPIO input bits determine which of the 31 colors/animations will be displayed. Easily controllable using Axia Pathfinder, Wheatnet Navigator or Scripting, or even old fashioned diode-steering.
GPIO inputs vis RJ45 that matched the pinouts of our Axia Breakout Board (Part# A15-B01-2) or the pinouts of a Wheatnet logic ports for fast and easy installation.
Sometimes you just need a little extra Jelly in your microphone Tally! That is why we invented the Jelly- Tally Universal Microphone Tally System. No more BORING plain red or white Tally Lights. How about animated multicolors or even rainbow effects? But, if standard red is your cup of tea, then no problem, it does that too! Use the white strobe for ringing phones, or animated green for cueing talent, or just MULTICOLOR FUNKADELIC rainbow light motion for the heck of it!
Microphone tally systems can be used in radio broadcast studios to indicate to the talent the fact that their microphone is live and potentially on the air. However until now, they could not do much more than this. The Jelly-Tally by NotaBotYet is a microphone tally system designed to be installed on any standard microphone boom. In addition, its thirty-one pre-programmed unique indications allow the end user to provide a host of different indications to the talent.
Pre-programmed indications range from standard steady displays of 7 different colors as well as many of those colors also being available in “theater-chasers,” “colors slides,” “strobe effects,” and “rainbow” effects. The end-user can decide what effect to use. A steady red can still mean the mic is live on the air, but yellow could mean it is being recorded; green could mean the studio is not live; sliding purple could mean that a show segment is coming to an end; strobing white could mean the phone is ringing; strobing red could mean the hotline is ringing; and the rainbow effect could mean nothing at all, and is on just for the fun of it!
The Jelly-Tally system ships with two main components as well as with cables and a power supply. The Jelly-Tally indicator light is able to screw directly onto the threads of any 5/8″ 27 threads per inch male mount commonly found on standard microphone booms and stands. On the bottom of the indicator is a 5/8-27 mount, onto which the microphone mount can attach, sandwiching the indicator between the mic and the boom.
The other main component of the system is the Control Driver. This device contains a micro-controller interface, USB power supply input, USB connector output, and an RJ-45 for control input. A simple USB cable (included) is used to connect the Control Driver to the Indicator Light. Another USB cable connects the Control Driver to the +5V power supply (included).