Live Streaming Resources
Essential Live Streaming Gear
The best live streaming and video production app for beginners and an outstanding choice for live video hosts and producers at all levels of experience.
Samson Q2U Microphone
The best sounding USB microphone is also more affordable than it's competitors and comes with an XLR cable for use with more advanced setups.
Neewer Microphone Boom Arm
An inexpensive tool to keep your mic off your desk, at a comfortable height and out of the way when the broadcast is over.
If you are using your computer's built-in webcam, these external webcams from Logitech will greatly improve the quality of video.
A top webcam choice of live streamers for years thanks to its reliable video quality, the Logitech C920 typically costs less than the C922x while delivering similar results.
Viltrox LED Light Panels
Lighting is critical for good-quality video. These small, light-weight and portable LED light panels have adjustable intensity and temperature. Get the AC adapter with it so you don't have to worry about charging when live streaming.
Enhance Your Live Streams
Stand out from the crowd on live video with templates designed specifically to work with StreamYard's layouts. Customize with your own brand colors, text and more.
I use Screenflow regularly to edit video clips for use on my live shows and repurpose recordings for social media clips and podcasts.
TubeBuddy is the best tool for growing your YouTube channel by helping you identify growth opportunities while optimizing your videos for success. Download the free Chrome browser extension.
ActiveCampaign is the email marketing service I use to stay in touch with my community and ensure people know when I'm going live.
Advanced Live Streaming Gear
Shure SM7B Broadcast Microphone
The mic I use in my home studio and one of the elite mics for radio, podcasting and live streaming. You need either a powerful audio interface or an extra source of gain such as the CloudLifter.
Electro-voice RE20 Broadcast Microphone
My favorite mic when I worked in radio, the RE20 is among the top choices for podcasting and live streaming. Like the SM7B, it needs plenty of gain.
Sound Devices MixPre-3 II
A spectacular audio interface, mixer and recorder with outstanding preamps and analog limiters. Legitimate pro gear priced for creators. Expect a learning curve.
A notch below the MixPre-3 in audio quality, the Rodecaster Pro is among the best options for podcasters and live streamers. Cool features include 4 headphones amps, pads for playing sounders and built-in processing options.
Sony a6400 Mirrorless Camera
When it was time to upgrade from a webcam, the Sony a6400 was my choice thanks to its superfast autofocus, clean HDMI output and unlimited recording time. Amazing low light performance.
Blackmagic Design ATEM Mini Pro
Connect up to 4 HDMI video cameras, switch shots and output as a single USB webcam feed. Includes multiview and streaming directly from device to YouTube, Facebook and Twitch.
Blackmagic Design ATEM Mini
Can you live without multiview and direct streaming? If you answered yes, then you can have the same 4 HDMI camera inputs and high-quality video output as the Pro version at half the price!
– Jon Burk, Al Roker Entertainment
Brand On Broadcasting
Ross uplifts #yourbrandvoice, sharing insights on livestreaming, podcasting and content creation to enhance conversations through modern audio and video tools.
StreamYard Connect highlights the different ways talented professionals use live streaming. Plus we cover news and technology updates…and the production techniques that power successful live broadcasts.
Ross Brand connects live streamers and podcasters with the products and services to create high-quality content.