Ez All streaming crews..
There are a few simple things that you can do to make sure that your show's levels don't peak like mad..
do a soundcheck before going live... Oddcast has its own peak meter and you can adjust the fader below this to adjust the level you come through at thus giving yourself more headroom for those tracks that do just peak that little bit more..
Check the level that your line in is set to on your soundcard as well you don't want this set to max. Keep an eye on the oddcast levels and the levels on your dj mixer throughout the show.. remember Green is good RED is Bad
.. this isn't a joke people will hear the difference and the distortion.
Remember as this is being broadcast digitally, that any clipping of the signal will result in distortion.. not the usual "warming up of the sound" that would result in purely analogue gear. 0db is really all that is needed there is no need to red line. As a rule of thumb when you put one of your loudest tracks on, if you make sure there is no red showing in the peak meter for oddcast then you should be fine the entire show. If you're coming through a little bit quiet for the listeners it's easier for them to turn the volume up at their end than it is
for you to do at yours.