We’ve been really excited for months to share the Live Streamer NEXUS and the dynamic XLR Live Streamer MIC 330 with the world. In today’s blog post, we’ll be focusing on the mic, why we chose to make it a dynamic mic, and some details on setup.
Dynamic microphones are the most common tool used for live performances in a loud or uncontrolled environment. They can handle more intense, loud sounds going into them and generally don’t pick up very much background noise. This is because they’re very directional – you need to speak directly into them for ideal sound. If you speak into the sides or aren’t close to the mic, not much sound will go through.
Given those features, dynamic XLR mics such as the newly released Live Streamer MIC 330 are ideal for streaming and content creation! You don’t need to do much, if any soundproofing in your room, and it’ll still sound amazing. Just make sure you position your mic properly and speak directly into it.
What do you need to set it up?
Most dynamic mics use XLR connectivity rather than USB, 3.5mm, or other common connections. As such, to use an XLR mic with a computer, you need an audio interface to convert the analog signal of the XLR mic to a digital format.
Our Live Streamer NEXUS is a perfect XLR audio interface for that purpose! It’ll work with almost all popular XLR mics, but it’s the Live Streamer MIC 330’s perfect companion. You’ll get an amazing audio interface, as well as an amazing control center! Clear the clutter from your desk and get a device that does it all, from controlling your stream to interfacing and mixing your audio.
What is it good for?
Live streaming of course! Keeping the mic close to you will help you better isolate your voice and pick up a lot less keyboard noise or reverb from an untreated room. An XLR mic and interface is a moderate investment, but it’s a lot easier and more affordable than completely soundproofing a room into a studio for a condenser mic to be happy.
It’s also great for podcasting, because we all want to sound like a pro! The Live Streamer MIC 330 will help you get that distinct pro podcast sound. Since the Live Streamer MIC 330 is dynamic, it requires you to be close to the mic and doesn’t pick up much sound from the sides. This makes it perfect for a multi-person podcast, as you can easily isolate each speaker’s voice with little to no spillover. Speed up your setup and post-production!
Last, it can be used for music, especially live stream performances! While condenser mics in a studio setting are ideal for recording music, if you don’t have a studio environment or are performing on a live stream, a dynamic mic like the MIC 330 might be your best bet. Add a quick jam session to your stream or record music! See it in action right here:
We chose to make the Live Streamer MIC 330 dynamic, since that kind of mic will be most useful for creators! Get amazing quality without background noise or the need for excessive sound-proofing. All you need is an XLR interface like the Live Streamer NEXUS, and you’re good to start streaming, podcasting, performing music, or creating something totally unique.
We hope you learned a bit more about why dynamic microphones will help you continue to boldly create.