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5 Creative Couples Who Will Inspire You to Quit Your Day Jobs Together

April 25, 2017

When Travis and I got married, our plan was to spend our honeymoon traveling the United States interviewing couples of all ages and backgrounds about marriage. As it happens, we did get to take on quite the marriage project — just not the one we expected. We ended up streaming music together on Twitch instead. When we were first talking about what it would mean to be married, one idea that consistently came up was the idea of being able…

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Community

How to Build a Livestream Community (from Scratch)

February 20, 2017

My husband and I first started streaming at twitch.tv/a_couple_streams in January of 2016 for fun with exactly zero followers or friends on Twitch and no idea what we were doing. A little over one year later, we have over 35,000 followers and by some stroke of incredibly good fortune, we get to do this full-time. There’s still a lot to learn, but one thing we know for sure is that the backbone of every successful stream is its community. Nothing in here…

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Audio Production

Microphone Comparison I

February 15, 2017

Radio Shack Highball  |  Shure SM58  |  Audio-Technica AT2021  |  Audio-Technica AT2010  |  Audio-Technica AE3300  |  Electro-Voice RE20  |  Audio-Technica AT4050  |  Neumann TLM 102  |  Neumann KM 184…

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Stream Production

How to Set Up a DAW for Streaming

January 25, 2017

A digital audio workstation (DAW; ex: Reaper, Ableton, Pro Tools) is the software that you will use to mix and record your audio. Getting started in a DAW can be confusing for newcomers to audio production, not to mention the complications that are added when also using streaming software like OBS or XSplit. This guide will show you how to get up and running in a DAW, and then how you can use the audio from your DAW during a live broadcast.…

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Stream Production

Top 5 Platforms for Streaming Live Music

January 24, 2017

When you search for “online music streaming” these days, two kinds of results usually pop up — audio-only services like Spotify and Pandora, and sites that broadcast Grateful Dead concerts for folks who can’t make it to the in-person shows. But there’s a new kind of music streaming that has yet to make it to the tops of Google, and you definitely don’t have to be Radiohead to do it. In fact, there are unsigned musicians making a living right…

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Audio Production

Headphones: an introduction

January 11, 2017

There are over 50,000 different headphones for sale on Amazon.com, so shopping for headphones can easily become overwhelming. This guide is meant to help you narrow your search criteria by explaining the differences between various types of headphones, allowing you to identify the ones that are right for you.…

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