Improved Live Audio for Streaming
OBS + DAW= Magic!
Open Broadcast software the best and free solution to live stream Video to Youtube , Twitch, Facebook or your favorite streaming platform. It is equipped with most of the features required for video, From Color Correcting (Basic Level and Adding Look-Up Tables Lut’s) to removal of green screen and stinger transitions etc.
The Audio via OBS is good. You can add VST and other available effects which can make you sound better. But if you really want a Amazing Audio Quality, You will need a DAW.
DAW is a Digital Audio Workstation. It is used for recording, editing and producing audio files. DAWs come in a wide variety of configurations from a single software program on a laptop, to an integrated stand-alone unit, all the way to a highly complex configuration of numerous components controlled by a central computer. We for now will be sticking with the Software.
Yes, You need some knowledge to get the sound correctly, It is better to ask a assistance of a sound engineer to set it up for you once and then save the preset for lateral use. It is also worth spending time to learn about the DAW via online tutorials.
Well here are list of some popular DAW available in market
Logic Pro X
- Paid, Free Trial Available
- Available only on Apple devices
- Easy to use if you have the knowledge of garageband.
- Powerful Software
- Supports only AU plugin
Download Here Logic Pro — Free Trial — Apple (IN)
- Now Free!
- Was one of the best paid DAW’s
- Supports Vst both 64 and 32
Learn Here Cakewalk by BandLab Tutorials — YouTube
Avid Pro Tools
- Best Overall
- Industry standard for nearly three decades
- Pro Tools has a steep learning curve
- Most customization
Download Here Audio Recording Software — Pro Tools Comparison — Avid
Learn Here Avid Pro Tools Tutorials — YouTube
- Paid, Trial Available
- Best User Interface
- Best DAWs for beginners
- Most well-designed user interfaces of any DAW
- Easy to read and digest despite its complexity
- UI has multi-touch support
Download Here FL Studio (image-line.com)
Learn Here FL Studio 20 Tutorials — YouTube
- Paid, 30 Day free trial
- Best for Live Production
- Ableton Live 11 includes several upgrades for tracking, live performance, sound processing, and sequencing
- Support for MIDI polyphonic expression (Live 11 Version)
- Better support for recording live instruments
Learn Here Ableton Live Tutorials — YouTube
- Paid, Trial 30 Days
- Runner-up Best Overall
- Direct competitor to Pro Tools
- Absolute powerhouse that manages to perform admirably for almost any pro audio task
- Excellent tool for composing in MIDI
- Key Editor is the most functional and intuitive editing tool for composition
- Incredible library of virtual instruments
- With plenty of multi-sample synths
Download Here Try Cubase now for 30 days | Steinberg
Learn Here Cubase Tutorials — YouTube
PreSonus Studio One
- Best for Live Bands
- One of the newer DAWs
- Best DAW for beginners
- The Show Page is the most important feature in Studio One. In Show Page environment, you’ll be able to take projects and arrange them into live sets which incorporate backing tracks, live effects processing, mixing, MIDI control, and more
Download Here Studio One | PreSonus
Learn Here PreSonus Studio One Tutorials — YouTube
Now Assuming you have Selected your DAW, you need to find out the way to add your vocal input through your DAW. It’s better to use a Audio Interface as the sound will be much better than using direct connection of mic via USB or any other means.
I use Ableton and here is how to add it. Steps will be different based on your software.
Configuring Sound Source
Step 1 : Open Configuration
Step 2 : Set the Audio Input And The Output Device
Step 3 : In OBS open Audio Properties and Select the same output as you selected in you DAW
Now, Your audio will be processed and will arrive via DAW.
I generally use the following effects
- Glue Compressor
Tutorial Link : All About Ableton Audio Effects — Glue Compressor — YouTube
- EQ Eight
- Hybrid Reverb
Tutorial Link : Learn Live 11: Hybrid Reverb — YouTube
You can add up as many effects you want but make sure your computer will be able to handle the workload.
Hope this works for you.