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The Basics of Lighting Your Stream

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If you are reading this article you’re probably wondering, “How important is lighting to my stream?” We often find ourselves prioritizing other aspects of streaming like software, overlays, alerts, audio devices, and camera equipment. However, lighting is also a particularly important element that you should take into consideration. In this article, we will be covering […]

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Chatty Part 1 – Installation and Setup

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Streamer Square did a presentation covering useful tools that Twitch moderators can use. During the course of the show, WesCisa went over some basics of a program called “Chatty”. It is a widely used IRC program that helps to effectively moderate chats. Today, we are showing our readers how to get this program and set […]

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Streamlabs OBS Basics

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Introduction: Streamlabs Open Broadcaster Software (Streamlabs OBS) is a free program that integrates Streamlabs services directly inside a well established broadcasting application. If you’re looking for a broadcast solution that ties in a number of useful tools from Streamlabs, this a great option. This guide walks through the basics of set up so you’ll be […]

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OBS Guide: Using a Capture Card for PS4

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Today, we’re going to go through the basic steps of how to connect your PS4 to your streaming PC using an Elgato HD60 capture card and OBS/SLOBS software. Step 1: Gather your supplies! You will need the following list of things before you start: 2 HDMI Cables 1 Micro USB to USB Cable A monitor […]

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Stream Backgrounds: To Chroma Key, or Not to Chroma Key... Part 1: Native Backgrounds

Streaming Backgrounds: To Chroma Key… or not to Chroma Key (Part I: Native Backgrounds)

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“To chroma key, or not to chroma key, that is the question: Whether ‘tis nobler in the native environment to suffer. The slings and arrows of audience judgement, Or to take arms with a green screen against the sea of background troubles.” ~Shakespeare… kinda? We all travel through endless categories and channels of streamers in […]

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NDI Guide for Dual PC Streaming

NDI Guide For Dual PC Streaming Without a Capture Card

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So you’re tired of your single PC streaming rig? Maybe you’re ready to upgrade to an awesome dual PC setup, but you don’t know what capture card to get. Or you’re tired of fighting with your capture card and want a simpler solution. Well NDI, may be the answer. First, what is a dual PC […]

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Reaper Audio Guide

Guide to REAPER for Better Microphone Audio

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Greetings readers! Expanding on my last article, it is time to take the next step for those of you who are looking at perfecting your audio. You should already have a basic understanding of your recording equipment and streaming software. With that in mind, I’ll help you take it to the next level to make […]

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Microphones and Audio Beginners Guide

A Beginner’s Guide to Microphones and Audio

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Audio is arguably one of the most important things to get right with streaming. From having a good balance between game and mic audio, to making sure you’re not peaking on the mic; audio is something worth spending time on. As streamers, you want to make sure newcomers are having a good experience. First impressions […]

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Setting Up a Professional Multi-cam Live Music or Creative Broadcast on a Budget [TwitchCon 2016 Panel]

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For the complete list of panels, check out the main TwitchCon 2016 panel recap post.VoD link: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/93384608 Moderator: SceneOfActionMusic Participants: VisualJamie, MissCookiez (parts at the start are missing, got cut from the vod) Music: Streaming music gives you a direct connection to your audience. You can answer questions, people give you feedback, buy your music, etc. It creates momentum, you […]

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How to Build Your Own Streaming PC TwitchCon 2016

How to Build Your Own Streaming PC [TwitchCon 2016 Panel]

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For the complete list of panels, check out the main TwitchCon 2016 Panel Recap post. VoD link:https://www.twitch.tv/twitchconfrankerz/v/93569882 FrankerZ Theater Day Two Moderator: PancakePowTV Participants: FemSteph, RikaConfesses, LoveLaughLeslie, OMGLazerKittens Part overview and advice for taking the dive into building your own Streaming PC! Answers from panelists are summarized. First portion of the panel is discussing the women’s first […]

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Window Capturing Browsers in OBS Fix

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As of late a number of OBS users have been reporting issues when attempting to window capture their browser, specifically Google Chrome. To fix this, you need to turn off hardware acceleration in your browser settings. How to turn off Hardware Acceleration in Google Chrome: Open Google Chrome. Click Customize and Control Google Chrome > […]

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NVIDIA GTX 1080 and GTX 1070 Revealed

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Rumours aplenty had elicited at the next generation of NVIDIA cards being the GTX 1080 and GTX 1070, well on Friday those rumours were confirmed at a special event in Austin, Texas. NVIDIA CEO and co-founder Jen-Hsun Huang announced the latest generation of NVIDIA cards that will push gaming to a whole new level. After […]

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A StyleSheet For Embedding Twitch Streams

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If you have ever wanted to embed your stream and chat on a personal website, then you already know that the Twitch provided code leaves a lot to be desired. A couple of iframes with set height and width doesn’t exactly lend itself to an enjoyable viewing experience. You are left choosing between spending a […]

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XSplit Stream Offline Fix

Is Your Twitch Stream Offline When Using XSplit?

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A number of XSplit users have been reporting issues of their stream not going as live when streaming to Twitch or have been unable to start recording. The cause of this issue is unregistered .dll files in Windows OS files. To fix, follow the following steps: Download regfix.bat and place anywhere on your hard drive […]

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How to Display Chat on Stream

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Although not too common, especially with the recent addition of chat replay in Twitch VoDs, some streamers like to show their chat on stream. Here, we’ll go over pros and cons of displaying chat on stream and a few easy ways to add your chat to your own stream. Reasons to Show Chat Splash screens Intro scene AFK screen […]

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How to Make GIFs of Your Stream

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Last week we wrote an overview on a tool called Oddshot that allows viewers to capture awesome moments from Twitch and Hitbox streams. Oddshot clips are easy to share, making it a handy tool for promoting your stream. Creating GIFs and attaching them to tweets is a small, but fun way to showcase the entertaining moments from your […]

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How to Set Up Browser Source for Streaming

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If you use a donation or subscription alert system like TwitchAlerts, or maybe you are using BraneBot‘s polling system, chances are you’ve been given a long URL that you’re expected to plug in somewhere in order for it to display on your stream. This URL requires using a Browser Source in your broadcasting software. What […]

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Background Noise Cancellation with Minihost Modular

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Have you recently tweaked your audio, perhaps added a compressor, and now your audio quality is poor because your microphone is picking up strange background static, echoes, or other noises? Here’s a quick and straightforward guide to removing background noise when you speak into your mic. Software Needed: Reaper ReaPlugs (Free) Minihost Modular (Free) – You’ll have to […]

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Microphone Compressor Software Setup with Minihost Modular

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Software Needed: Voicemeeter Banana (Free) Minihost Modular (Free) – You’ll have to register for an account to see the download link in the forums. Reaper ReaPlugs (Free) This guide is an expansion of Rhinehold’s Voicemeeter Banana setup guide. Make sure to check that out for setting up Voicemeeter Banana, an awesome virtual mixer. The main reason […]

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How to Ensure the Compatibility of Video Files for OBS Studio (0.13.1)

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A streamer I moderate for ran into some problems with her outro video in OBS Studio version 0.13.1, where the video was just a black screen and wouldn’t actually play. Even playing the video in Windows Media Player resulted in hearing the audio but only seeing a black screen instead of the actual footage. What was even more […]

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Audio Mixing Software for Streamers – Voicemeeter Banana

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What is VoiceMeeter Banana? So, you’re streaming and have some audio needs that aren’t met with Windows’s limited mixing capabilities and are thinking of buying an expensive mixer to configure your audio setup? There is an alternative- a software based mixer from VB-Audio called VoiceMeeter Banana. VoiceMeeter Banana allows you to take input from up to 3 […]

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Dual PC Setup

Guide – Dual PC Setup

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I’ve had a good handful of people ask me how I run my setup. So, here is a full fledged guide as to how I have things running behind the scenes. The video I’ve created for you will go over a few things, including Basic Theory, Streaming Hardware, Wire Setup, and Software Configuration. I’ll write […]

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Elgato Delay Fix

The Elgato Capture Card 2 Second Delay: Fixed

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SPECIAL NOTE: The below guide will work with any external capture card that uses USB 2.0 speed, as all of those cards will have some type of delay.  To find out how much delay, see the “How to check if you’re Synced” paragraph. So you’ve hooked up your Elgato capture card perfectly.  You’ve sat down […]

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OBS Encoding Problems

How to Fix Encoding Problems with OBS

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It happens to the best of us. You’ll be streaming, everything will be going fine. Then, a little red message pops in the bottom of your OBS screen, reading encoding problems. Your stream starts to lag and your quality is hurt. Don’t worry. You’re beautiful gaming PC isn’t to blame. OBS uses the best video […]

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