Livestream Standard Gear Recommendation

Union's confident on how easy it is for you to livestream your classes whether you're remote or stationed in studio! We have found this to be the best and easiest model for clients who are looking for high quality streams that highlight the teacher and their voice only. In this article we've listed our suggestions for gear and provide articles that will walk you through the steps to get your streams up and running. If you are looking to use music during your classes, please refer to A/V for Voice and Music

If you are curious about what streaming apps Union integrates with, please visit What Livestream App is Right for You?

For Your Video

We have found that most people's best video camera is their phone. *NOTE: we do not recommend using an iPad for streaming. The video quality is typically lower and we have found that there can be audio and streaming issues with certain versions. 

  • iPhone X, Xs, 11 or higher (OS requirements 14 or higher) 
  • A recent Android Phone with a great camera

Mount your Phone

Here are some suggestions for tripods to hold your phone steady! 

For Your Voice

Bluetooth Option

Use high quality Bluetooth earbuds so your voice sounds close and warm. They're battery powered and snuggle right in your ears, so you have full range of motion.

Affordable Options

For iPhone

For Android

Wireless Mic Option

If you would prefer the use of a wireless mic option, we have found that the Rode Wireless Go II provide excellent audio. The Wireless Go II comes with one receiver and two transmitters (microphones). Typically the Wireless Go II comes with 3 USB-C to USB cables and 1 SC5 3.5mm TRS to TRS cable. 

If you are using Union's Broadcaster App to stream, you will also require a few additional adapters. *Union Broadcaster is currently available for iOS only. 

  • Rode SC7 3.5mm TRS to TRRS Patch Cable @ $9
    • Depending on what kit you purchase a SC5 TRS to TRS Memory Cable will be included. At first glance, the two cables look very similar. However, a TRS to TRRS cable is required. 
  • JSAUX USB @ $9

Additional Accessories (optional)

Adapters & Charging

Here's a list of some gear we think could be helpful! If you are using a wireless mic, the adapters are required.

  • For iPhone: USB-A + Lightning Adapter $18.98 (allows power and ethernet connection). This option was listed above in the Wireless Mic Option
  • For Android: USB-C to Ethernet, USB, and USC-C $23.99 (allows for power and ethernet connection). This option was listed above in the Wireless Mic Option.
  • You may need a longer charging cord depending on your setup but a charging cable is highly recommended. 

Monitor your Stream

We recommend having a second device (i.e. laptop) so you and your teachers can check your livestreams and chat with your class with Union's Streamboard feature.

Software to Stream

With the options we provided in this article, Union has two apps available to use for streaming your content! 

If your streaming device will be stationary (i.e. studio location with many teachers) you will want to download the Larix Broadcaster App. Once you have all your gear, visit Livestream with Larix Broadcaster: The Complete Guide to get started! 

If you're an independent teacher or a creator using an iPhone, you'll want to use Union's Broadcaster App. When you're ready to setup your gear, please visit Livestream with Union Broadcaster: The Complete Guide

For any Android users, you will be using the Larix Broadcaster App that can be downloaded from the Google Play store. Be sure to visit  Livestream with Larix Broadcaster: The Complete Guide to get started! 

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