Professional broadcasting on streaming services is impossible not only without high-quality basic equipment but also without accessories such as a webcam and microphone. This is what distinguishes the branded presentation from the amateur level:
Before buying a microphone, decide which characteristics are most important specifically for you:
If the cost is essential and acts as a limiter in the choice, it is necessary to give preference to cheap, but at the same time high-quality models. It could be:
If you are not limited in finances, give preference to multifunctional models with different recording modes:
In general, XLR microphones give better and more spacious sound. But they are also much more expensive. In addition, they require an external audio interface, making the purchase even more expensive.
Once you have made your choice based on the criteria that suit you, search the Internet for sound samples of your preferred models. Warmer or cooler notes in the sound, dryness, or voluminosity add color to your streaming style. Therefore, first, check if this is the sound you are striving for. If you often talk to your audience, choose the best models, even if they cost more. After all, your voice in this case is your calling card.
When determining a webcam model for purchase, first critically evaluate the conditions in which you will use it:
In the case of broadcasting from a dark premise, it is imperative to pick a model with a low light mode, as well as with internal illumination. Otherwise, the quality of the broadcast video will be so dull, as if you are broadcasting from underground. If you buy an expensive 3D camera and there is not much space on your desktop, it may soon end up on the floor.
The quality of the video stream is determined by the frame rate and resolution. If you are very emotional and react violently during the game, such a function as "Autofocus" is also essential. It helps to create a clear picture of fast moving objects.
Pay attention to the following webcam options:
With a good camera and microphone, you will feel more confident while streaming. This will definitely affect the presentation of the material and the evaluation of the streaming by your viewers.