Multi-tracking is just what it sounds like. It’s when you take multiple tracks and record them separately. Most of the digital boards out right now have a multi-tracking feature built into them! You can either record directly to an SD card, a USB drive, or you can connect a computer to the sound board via USB cable and record directly into a DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) such as Pro Tools or Logic. You can decide if you want the channels to be direct out, or if you want to have them recorded post EQ and processing. Depending on your skill level with a DAW, the latter is often a great choice. Having the ability to record a service and then custom mix afterward (and can go back over and over it) can be a great way to get a great sound! Now, be careful because this is going to add a layer of complexity to your stream mix, gain structure is very important because you can’t go back and change it without re-recording the whole set!
We've had a lot of time these last weeks to focus on training. Danley Sound Labs put together a great course. At Lambda we believe in the importance of having an expert in each area and to keep training and learning so we can be the best for you! Danley Sound Labs is one of our favorite companies who also believes in helping customers to succeed! The engineers at Danley are our go to for making speakers the best. With more education and collaboration, we are able to create custom designs and systems for your business! We can come out of this time of social distancing better! If you are looking for courses or other things to learn check out our resource page on our website HERE!
There are many ways to route your audio stream and we wanted to cover three of them in hopes of helping you out if you have not had these set up before. Depending on your setup and circumstances, any of the options could be the right one for you, but it’s important to know the difference so you can choose what would be the best for your setup.
The first is, of course, is the simplest option. That is the Main out. You can take your main out line and also route it to a stream. This is the easiest and can be effective for providing quick, easy audio for a stream.
One of the most important parts of broadcasting and streaming is your network. Here is another quick tip for your network. If you'd like to read more about this and see past tips you can click HERE.
When it comes to saving and archiving your streams a lot depends on quality and what you want to use the videos for and if you want to edit them later. We suggest a dedicated hardware recorder to capture these in case your stream goes down so you can upload it later. The quality of your videos, how large the files are and how often you record will help evaluate what you need for streaming and for archiving options.
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There's a lot going on right now, so where do you even start when it comes to your network?
There are a lot of questions you’ll have to ask if you want to broadcast. Among the foremost you should be thinking about your Network. This means both your internet connection and the connection from your streaming computer to your router. Typically, when you consider internet speeds, Download is important as you are bringing files from the internet to you, but with streaming it is Upload that is important. Even more important is upload speed dedicated to your stream. A normal building internet connection is shared with everyone in the building and usually, since upload isn’t used, there is plenty to go around. But streams are hungry! A good rule of thumb is 7mbps for lower definition and 15mbps for higher definition. Really, the stream only uses 3mbs and 7mbps respectively, but this gives you some room for the rest of the network to still function and for the stream to stay up. If you don’t have this much speed or more for upload you may need to look at an internet upgrade as a part of your streaming system. You don’t really need to worry about how many people are watching because most services take care of that for you. If you put the video on to a service like our favorite BOXCAST, they worry about the needs to get it to 5, 500, or 5000 viewers.
As most of us are still under stay at home orders and are looking at limited gatherings for a long time, everyone is looking at their broadcasting capabilities and how to make them better quickly. There are a few things you can do on your own to make sure you are getting quality streaming audio! Here's another quick tip for improving your audio:
During social distancing we at Lambda have made sure to include lots of training into our days! Not only have we brushed up on our OSHA training, but we’ve virtually attended a Danley Sound Labs seminar, BTX’s Stem Audio systems and so much more! Now is a great time to learn more about your equipment or do some trainings you’ve been putting off until you have more time. We hope to come out of this social distancing equipped with more knowledge and information on new systems and refreshed on our favorite ones. We hope you can do the same!
7 Things to Know About LED Wall. Part 1
Video walls are become an increasingly common component in most audio visual systems. Video walls are exciting additions to any audio visual system, but is it right for you? The price is starting to come down as the quality and density of the LED pixels goes up. They are being designed to become more interactive and they can be visually exciting with lots of display designs. It may only be a matter of time before LED walls are everywhere we go, but before you decide to jump on this popular bandwagon, here are seven things to help you understand more about LED wall.
Whatever size of video wall you choose, you probably already know that it will be an investment. Now certainly the cost shouldn’t turn you away if you know video wall is your best solution, but it should be considered carefully. You should consider if you need to invest in other equipment or just the proper infrastructure for LED panels before you invest. For example: LED wall does not save energy it uses almost 10 times the power of a laser projector if not more. Will you be able to support the additional energy cost?
What does it matter? I can do it myself...
There are some who feel like they do not need a professional integration company or an Audio Visual design engineer when they change the AV system in their business. Perhaps they have a background in operating tech or maybe they are quick learners and feel confident they can easily plug new equipment in and start using it for a new project. Where there is a possibility you could get away with this once, chances are things won’t go according to plan. We’d like to take a minute to tell you why you need to consider having a professional Audio Visual Integration company for your next system install.
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