When it comes to choosing a microphone for recording or broadcasting, there is a literal sea of options to swim through, and a great many considerations to be made. Sound quality is obviously of utmost importance, but so is budget, which can have a cascading impact on quality, interface, and nearly every other aspect of the device you choose. Options range across the spectrum of quality to ease of use, and ultimately you may find yourself in a position where you purchase something that’s “good enough” but leaves you compromising on features or needing to spend more money on additional software or equipment to make up for shortcomings. Things get more complicated when you want to broadcast yourself on the internet instead of just recording yourself or doing video conferencing.
Elgato Gaming today announced the release of Stream Deck, a professional-studio-grade controller that allows content creators to better manage their live broadcasts. Stream Deck is the first affordable solution that enables creators to elevate the production value of their broadcasts without having to take focus away from audience engagement and quality of the stream.