You can use external outboard gear such as interfaces and microphones to get the clearest audio quality during the podcast livestream from your desktop. Here’s how to connect your interface in a Windows operating system.
Note - these tests are using Windows 10 with a Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 interface. Also, Google Chrome is the required browser for Podbean LiveStream.
1. From your desktop, click on the Windows icon at the bottom left of the computer, then click the Settings Gear.
2. Click System, then click Sound. If you are connected to the internet and have plugged in your interface to your USB port, your computer should automatically download and install the driver for your interface.
3. Click “Output”. Make sure that your Output is set to wherever your headphones will be plugged into.
4. Click “Input”. Make sure that your input is set to your interface. This will make sure that your connected mics and audio devices are picked up during the livestream.
5. Log into Podbean.com from Google Chrome.
6. Create and enter your live show. If you haven’t created your first live show, click here to learn how: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7dJkFgAeGVo&feature=youtu.be
7. When Podbean’s Live Show interface asks you for microphone access, the computer should recognize your interface. You should now be able to use your external interface during your LiveStream. As an addition to this, if your interface allows for multiple microphones to be plugged in, Podbean Live will recognize them all, meaning you can do livestream with multiple hosts from their interface.