Sound is just as important as visuals on your broadcasts. Your voice quality should be clear with no feedback. You need the means to communicate with collaborators or subscribers who join you in your stream.
Fortunately, there are several programs that will help you balance your sound, route different audio sources, or let your viewers control sound-bytes that play on your channel.
This post will go cover mixer software, sound clips, and DMCA-free music.
Best Streaming Audio Software
Adobe Audition is both a sound mixer and a recorder that many top Twitch streamers use to manage their audio quality. While some of the features may be more advanced for beginners, as you learn the software, you’ll be able to unlock both the mixing and mastering potential.
If you wish to create YouTube videos from your streams, Adobe Audition is a good option. The program lets you record your audio in multi-track mode, which allows you to separate it later in editing without leaving odd sound gaps during your recording.
Adobe Audition comes with over 50 effects and tools to allow you to create custom sound content for your viewers. You can also edit the waveform in editing mode and easily adjust the volume of different audio sources.
MixPad allows you to mix as many tracks as you need, ensuring that your sound quality is perfect for your viewers. The program has several audio effects to make your sound interesting, such as reverb and equalization.
This powerful mixing software also offers VST plugin support for instruments and music effects, making it perfect for those who stream in the Twitch music category.
MixPad supports sample rates from 6-96 kHz and will export all depths up to 32 bits floating point audio. You can also use the software for free for anything that is non-commercial use.
Voicemeeter Banana is free software that allows you to mix and manage your audio sources so that you have great sound quality during your stream. It is available to Windows users and is relatively easy to use.
Audio Router allows you to simultaneously direct several audio sources on your computer to different devices. You can listen to one source on your headphones while playing a totally different thing for your audience. It is free and very easy to use.
Originally created in 2002, VSTHost has frequently updated thier program with new features, including mixing capabilities. This VST-compatible host has a MIDI-input and output, wave player, and sound output for VSTs.
Traktor Pro 3
Traktor Pro 3 has 4 decks for audio playback and a mixer that is perfect for live-streaming. It is known as a professional DJ software that can synchronize track tempo, detect beats, and control grain. You can also fully adjust the recording level when you begin to stream.
That being said, the program has several options including being able to operate level and frequency settings, filters, and delays. You can also configure the audio recorder to broadcast to the internet using a Master out.
Serato DJ Pro
If you are looking for easy-to-use professional software, you may enjoy Serato DJ Pro. It has over 40 effects that allow you to adjust your sound or music and keep things interesting. It is also iTunes and Soundcloud supported if you have royalty-free music stored on either of those apps for your stream.
The wave is ready to read with different colors to set apart your bass, mids, and treble. You can also sync the BPM on your audio tracks if you choose to DJ with the software.
Music and Sound Alerts
Having lobby music for your stream is an excellent way to help hold a viewer’s interest when things are slow. Playing copyrighted music could result in having portions of your stream muted or cause problems with your account’s monetization or your VODs being muted.
Sometimes your music can set the tone for your channel. Play music that appeals to your target audience. It boosts the appeal of your channel and retains viewers.
Several platforms provide music for streamers for attribution or a small fee. Here are a few for you to peruse:
Epidemic Sound offers a 30 day free trial on their collection of 30,000 royalty-free tracks. With their affordable personal plan, you can have unlimited music for YouTube, Twitch, Facebook, and Instagram without ever having to worry about DMCA takedowns.
Epidemic Sound also has a large array of sound clips that you can use on your stream, making it a good choice for your all around background audio.
Streamlabs Prime – Jingle Punks Music
Streamlabs Prime is Streamlabs premium service that gives you access to the some of the best Twitch overlays and over 40 apps including Jingle Punks Music. You will have access to 10,000 tracks that you can use on your stream without worry.
Pretzel offers a constantly updated catalog of music that you can play throughout your stream without worrying about copyright infringement. You can either download the player or play music directly from the browser.
SoundAlerts Widget is an extension that allows your viewers to pay bits to play specific sounds on your stream. You can set prices to your own sounds or available clips uploaded by other users. Bit revenue is split between the streamer and the widget developer.
Playing music and sound effects add background entertainment to your channel. There are several options available to perfect the audio on your channel.