By Kasia Kwaśny
These days we have in our hands all tools needed to broadcast events to the entire world. Live streaming lets you connect with your fans during your concerts, backstage Q&As, or press conferences. Thanks to apps like YouTube, Facebook Live, Twitch you can stream events and show what’s happening anywhere and everywhere in real time. If you want to share an event giving your fans the feeling of being next to you, you need both – video and audio in high quality. While the video quality on our smart phones is surprisingly good, the built-in microphones are still not good enough to stream all the details of your music.
Equipment, use best live streaming microphones. Invest in good quality microphones!
If you want to spread your performance all over the world, it is very important to invest in good quality microphones. If you can afford the cost of a microphone, it's well worth it. The quality of audio really matters. If people can't hear what you're playing, they will simply quit your channel after seconds.
When you record with standard microphones you must remember that each instrument needs to be equipped with one microphone. Is is also recommended to have one microphone for ambient recording – allowing your fans to hear your conversations between pieces.
It looks like you will need a lot of mics, cables and equipment, and perhaps even a sound operator? Don’t worry. Instead of all this stuff for audio recording, you can simply use ZYLIA Portable Recording Studio.
ZYLIA is a spherical microphone array designed for multi-track audio recording. It captures all sound sources that are present in the audio scene. You can put ZYLIA in the middle of the band and record everyone and everything with one mic connected to your laptop with a USB cable.
Software. How to stream audio live?
How to broadcast from your computer? Want to use Facebook Live from your Computer? Below we described the most important steps of audio streaming.
If you want to broadcast audio (as well as video) from your computer you need to use an application. There are many solutions available, we have chosen OBS Studio that is free and works perfectly with Facebook Live.
1. Download OBS Studio from https://obsproject.com/ You can download it for free!
2. Visit your Facebook Page, then at the top click - Publishing Tools, on the left click Videos and choose Live option. Then click preview and add your update text and video information.
You only need to copy the Stream Key.
3. Click settings in OBS Studio and then click stream in the left menu.
Select Streaming Services as the Stream Type and Facebook Live as the service.
Paste the stream key you copied from Facebook Page into the Stream Key box.
4. Connect ZYLIA to your laptop by USB cable.
In OBS Application select ZYLIA as desired microphone Input.
Hundreds of people are working to find the best way to stream their concerts live.
When it comes to streaming audio live ZYLIA will make the hearable difference.
Invite fans into your world of music!
Live recording from studio sessions or rehearsals
Now you know, how to record a live stream!
Probably you wonder if it is possible to record a live concert with ZYLIA microphone. Of course, it is possible. This time we present recording made only with one ZYLIA mic situated in front of the stage. On stage, we had around 20 acoustic musicians - piano, double bass, saxophones, flutes, trumpets, etc. No additional mixing or mastering was made.
Big Band from Poznan Music Academy. A mysterious and inspiring piece of music. Conductor - Patryk Piłasiewicz.