I would like to do a concert using my Steinberg USB audio interface. Do I need any extra software or special AV card to do that?
What if I also wanted to use an upgraded USB camera? Was looking at some older FAQ’s and it looked like doing these things would add complications beyond my IT abilities. Hoping it might be easier today.
I do have a laptop with quad core processor and an older (2012) MacBook on which I run Garage Band and Logic 10.
Here’s some information for you. Let me know if you have any questions.
LAPTOP PLUS EXTERNAL CAMERAS AND MICS:
Connecting an external microphone and camera is another way in which many artists have broadcast on Concert Window. This method works well if multiple performers are involved or if you’re looking to upgrade your setup. We recommend the following equipment. And don’t forget, you can do a test broadcast at any time to experiment with equipment and make sure everything is looking and sounding good.
Easy USB camera and mic setup: Blue Yeti USB Microphone ($130) and Logitech C920 USB Webcam ($70)
Audio from a mixing board, pro setup, or XLR microphone input: Try the iRig Pro ($120) interface. It’s super easy to use, portable, and sounds great.
Another easy way to get audio into your computer is via a line-in cable. Just plug in, pick your input, and go.
Important: Running audio through software such as ProTools or Logic before going into Concert Window can often result in delay in your audio. We advise against this, unless you’re using line-in for audio, which should work without delay.
Video from a pro camera setup: Concert Window fully supports RTMP broadcasting, which accommodates software encoders like Flash Media Live Encoder, Wirecast, and Open Broadcaster Software; and hardware encoders like the Tricaster. You can find your show’s RTMP information on your Broadcast page.
Important: You cannot connect DSLR or pro cameras to your laptop for live broadcasting without the use of a capture card or capture device such as the Blackmagic Intensity mentioned in this blog. Concert Window’s technology will fully support multi-camera inputs via RTMP, but we cannot offer specific support on such broadcast setups given the range of hardware out there.