With the current situation around COVID-19, live streaming has been a new endeavour for many churches and the response has proved that it is a great tool for reaching and reconnecting with people. We’re longing for the day when live services can resume, and thankfully, we’re beginning to see restrictions lifted and it’s time to prepare.
It is very possible to do your live service, and stream online, meaning these new found benefits and extended community reach do not need to cease.
How do you go about mixing live in the room and for a live stream:
Running live stream from an aux send is a simple, cost-effective, and low labour solution. However, an unspoken standard has been set within communities which is a separate, dedicated mix for the live stream. People watching from home often have great home sound systems and expect a higher quality experience than was once the norm. Taking the time to ensure your audio is clear and can be easily understood will pay dividends in the long term, ensuring your viewers are engaged and return week after week.
To maintain the current standard of audio, there are many affordable digital mixing solutions by Allen and Heath or Yamaha, which are a great way to provide your audience with high-quality audio-streaming of your service. Your audio can be split by either analog or digital feed, but as with most things technical, there are some pitfalls to avoid.
Our in-house, pro-audio experts would be happy to advise you on your particular setup and its requirements. For assistance with your setup please contact Craig Tucker or Tom McKeown for advice. With many years’ experience in mixing worship services, Craig and Tom can help you avoid the most common mistakes and get your services streaming successfully.