Content creators, such as musicians and produces have had to alter the way they reach their audiences since the onset of the pandemic. Many artists have now started using live streaming as an alternative to traditional methods. The improvements in technology have not only allowed artists to reach their audiences directly wherever they are but also at affordable costs. This has led to the emergence of tech-savvy independent artists who use streaming platforms to build a following. In this article, let us see how to stream high-resolution music with OBS.
What Is the Setup Required for Livestreaming Music with OBS?
Artists only require their music production equipment, an internet-enabled device with an encoder such as OBS Studio, a mic, and a webcam.
A streaming software, such as OBS Studio, is a resource-intensive application. It is typically installed on a computer with GPU, especially when there is a need to stream high-quality video to multiple sites, such as Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram. While some artists rely on their smartphones for streaming, an alternative is to use GPU-enabled virtual desktops for OBS streaming with these devices for a better experience.
As for the music equipment, most musicians know what production equipment is right for them. The only other consideration is that the webcam and the mic should good enough to capture the nuances accurately and must be able to perform reasonably well even in low-light conditions and noisy environments.
How to Optimize Audio Quality while Streaming with OBS?
Four factors play a major role in ensuring high-quality audio streaming with OBS.
Optimize Mic Placement
A very important part of your stream audio is optimizing your mic placement for the type of microphone. In the case of a dynamic microphone, you have to be very close to it. If not, increasing the volume with a boost would make things sound artificial. A condenser mic can be kept further away and would be better for recording instruments. Look up the polar pattern of your microphone for the ideal placement.
Reduce Keyboard Sounds
Ensure that the mic is kept a fair distance away from the keyboard and other sources of noise. Distance is an important factor as sources close to the mic would sound louder than they are, which could distort the music.
Configuring Mixer Settings
Once you have set up the microphone and other external devices, they have to be configured appropriately in OBS. This involves checking the volumes while recording, and applying the right mixer settings.
Implement Noise Filtering
Use appropriate filers, such as the gain filter, compressor, and expander to ensure that volume on your stream doesn’t peak, and remains consistent throughout the period in which you are streaming. This could often require the use of appropriate plugins apart from the built-in filters.
Apps4Rent Can Help with High-Quality OBS Streaming
Most upcoming artists have relatively simple equipment for live streaming. While there is no substitute for a high-quality mic or instruments, using a virtual desktop for recording and streaming music offers an affordable solution for high-quality OBS streaming.
Apps4Rent is a pioneer to offer GPU-enabled virtual desktops specifically customized for OBS streaming. We can offer the solution from our top tier SSAE 16-level datacenters in New York and New Jersey, apart from public cloud services, such as Azure. Call, chat or email our experts who are available 24/7 for assistance.