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5 Things You Need to Go Live on YouTube with special guest Shawn "Doc" Boyd!!!

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5 Things You Need to Go Live on YouTube with special guest Shawn "Doc" Boyd!!!

Want to have a successful LIVE video show on YouTube??

This week on the Social Media Lab LIVE our Content Scientist, Scott Ayres, will be joined by none other than Shawn "Doc" Boyd to geek out all about YouTube Live!!!

It's gonna be a wild ride and we hope you join us!!!

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Welcome to the social media lab live podcasts. Power to buy a Goa Pole Science, Scott, here's the content scientists here at the Social Media Lab where we bust the myth the rumors in the stories of social media marketing with science. You can see everything that we do in the lab on our live shows. You can go over to social media lab dot live. That social media lab dot live. On today's episode I'm interviewing my friends Shawn, Doc Rock Boyd to talk all about five things you need to go live on Youtube. DOC dives into a lot of things that what you need as far as equipment, software and a lot of other just real world tips that you're going to love. You can't see the video through the podcast, but doc has a like an orange towel under his hat during the interview, kind of look like my hair and we had a lot of fun. Again, be sure to listen to the episode and go over to social media lab dot live and grab your free trial of a Gore Polese. Thanks. We're going to get onto today's topic. As I mentioned earlier, we are talking all about the five things you need to go live on you too, and my special guests is Seann, the doc rock boyd and it kind of considers himself a Swiss army nerd and it's kind of the guy. If I want to know techy stuff about cameras and live streaming and all the gear, I go watch DCR videos because he's right on top of all of it, and when he comes on screen here now he's got a quite an interesting unique look to him, going hey, doc, good to see you buddy. Hey, I just wanted to be in the party with the boys hair. So the best I can do was microfiber. There you got, like you got. What is it? What was that called? The Towel? Sam, wow, sham. Well, you you got the chemill tell in your head. Yeah, yeah, so, if you guys don't know who Sean is, first I want to know doc rock. What is that from? Why Do People Call You doc rock? Okay, so this is kind of funny, but it's stick with me. When I was in the army, rate the kind of people who are very particular, like their shoes is always perfect, like you never going to get a Gig, that's it, like a mark against you. Yeah, for like my bessie header, exactly six inchies all my rank. Always perfect shoes, always perfect. Know every every regulation, everything is super accordingly and you're kind of what they call a hard charger. You are always known as a sergeant rock kind of person. Right, okay, because that's comes from, like a rock soldier. And then I was a paramedic in me. So all of us are just called DOC because no one was to try to remember your last name. Imagine like you're a medic in your last name is Batasabis, and then somebody's bleeding and they got to try to remember to call you by your name and it just adcom here. Yeah, so, while I got out to Rob Ballast Abbess, by the way. But yeah, right, what while I was, you know, working in hospital, this lady that used to work with us, she was a civilian, but she knew that I was a DJ. So in her head I was Dr Rock and roll. There's a combination of both, like hardcore soldier plus Dj, so Dr Rock and roll. Just I don't play rock and roll up, play plopp in house music mostly, but the name was better than Dj Yo game, which is what it used to be. Okay, I see, I thought the and you know, thank you for your service. You know, by the way, appreciate everybody who's done service in the military. I live, you literally like ten minutes from Ford Hood, so I see, I've seen soldiers on our life right there on the back see on the other side of it. A Ford Hood. I grew up like a mile away from the impact zone, a forthood. So that was always,...

...you know, awakening at night to am. Yeah, I always thought DC rock was like a DJ name for you. So that's kind of interesting to hear. The whole background of it is its teuly. You're creechnically. It is so so tell us a little bit like you. What is your like? If you're thirty two elevator pitch on, why in the world I should listen to this guy with a sham sham wil tal on his head talking about Youtube? I've like, what have you done in Youtube live and why should we listen to you? Well, for well, I started streaming when streaming was brand spaking new. Like my first ever video captured device was called the radius rocket in the video was two hundred and forty by three hundred and twenty. It was hide a little posted step. I was our early tester for that. I used to early test for three almost went to go work for Macromedia before Adobe bought them, which is now, you know, a flash, but back in the day it was called macromedia director. So I've been in in the audio video space for a long time. Was a radio, DDJ TV personality. Also my family we actually owned an electronic store, so we sold broadcast gear forever. So when streaming came out, I had an advantage of one. I had equipment to I knew how to do the video stuff. It wasn't I grabbed the camera, I didn't know what I was doing. I was trying to make it all work. Like I understood what Youtube was asking for or, you know, Justin TV, or you stream or live stream, whatever old platforms we were on a real player. I knew what they were asking for because I used to actually, you know, use the cameras, but also wrote code towards video. So like I get the inner workings. So the technical side have very much down. But which was different for me from most of the people that were doing it, I was in front of the camera and behind the camera, so I know both aspects of it very good. Justin TV. Those were the old days right there. Yeah, that's crazy over day and yeah, I'm he started thinking about like how long you've had a live video or played around with it, you realize, okay, maybe I have been addicted to this before it else. Even you. Yeah, before was a thing. Like some of us have been playing around with it way before even Blab even, and because blad kind of get everybody thinking about it more and Mark Anybody, a lot of us were doing it even before that for sure. So what we're going to do the day? If you're just hopping on and watching, we're going to talk to Sean here. Call You Sean or DOC. Which one you want to tell? You doctors more normally. If all you like. I'm in trouble with the law again for me. Hey, they know, I know. Yes, I'll go die. So we're going to we're going to talk to doc about some different things about you, the five things you need to know and need to have in order to go live on Youtube. So if you have any questions throughout, be sure to ask him and we'll try to get to your question. Will get into some some geekier stuff as we go. That the conversation. We get a little bit geekier and Techy, I'm sure. But what kind of just one to knock something out right out of the way, because maybe there's somebody's watching likes. Like somebody said they've never gone live. I think it was amy earlier. She never gone live on Youtube. Why go live on Youtube? Why not just do it on facebook? Well, let me let me head to this the easy way first. facebook live streaming is semi problematic in the sense that, okay, for instance, I am myself. Maybe most people are different, but I like I do a lot of ambient listening. I'm forever listening to you while I'm cleaning the kitchen or doing something else, right, and so one advantages of youtube is youtube built into the sixty five in the living room, right, so I can just pop you on and you're on. I can be cleaning the house, doing whatever, keeping the other person in the House happy, but I can hear you and I'm listening whatever. If I wanted chat, I can go bust up my little media keyboard and type something in and go in and facebook. I Say I'm on my mobile. If something happens on the phone I need to tend to and alert call or something, facebook shuts down. Boom gone. Then you gotta go back and half the time when you go back the audio is missing. I'm a nerd. I know how to fix that. Other people necessarily don't, so they just feel the streams broken. They don't know that it's the facebook mobile apple ioways is horrup capital. Ah. So I like the fact that it plays in the background. If...

I got to answer email or tend to something or take someone like I can still be in the conversation, swipe right back over and then continue to ask questions. You know, it's just the facebook gaps broken. Let's start there. Yeah, that's a whole other set of problems, for sure. You know, and of course, that that's why I'm less mobile probably than most people this day and age. Like I'd like to do there on desktop. Of I can't wait. I don't have to worry about the phone getting the way or getting hard to watch stuff. But have you found, because you go live a lot in like your facebook groups and a lot of other places, do you find the community on Youtube is different, the conversations different? What does that look like for you? Because I went over your channel earlier and I'll post a link to at the docks channel later on Youtube. But you go. You've been going live on youtube for quite a while what's the audience like? Comparable to? So here's a funny story. Like I absolutely love going live to both places right, and it was great. Recently, though, I started doing like Youtube is Youtube, facebook is facebook, and the reason why there is some intersection between the two sides of the group. However, I find there's way more engagement as far as like questions and stuff on the youtube side. The problem with facebook is because I was going in not only with my group, but it would also go to your personal page as well. I get my friends and they're dumb jokes sliding into the comments. Yeah, and facebook is a little mean when it comes to avatars streaming in from your group, even if it's people who've already streamed to you. Many times, comments that you'll come up missing and it's not restream, it's it's facebook, you know. And I'm like come on, so I know that that denmarketing guys are restream. Were working on facebook trying to get them. Like if the people signed up for this person's group, they accept that, they expect that person to be able to see the comments. Like why are you blocking it? But facebook, you know, they got a little heavy had it. So, yeah, I just find the community just interacts a little bit differently and Youtube and I think they're more engaging. facebook people are just there. They happen to be on Facebook, they happen to see you and then they come in and then they dip. They don't necessarily stay. Yeah, and that's sure you were talking about and I'm grabbing the link and that's why I'm looking to the other side of her. Yeah, they facebook makes it like, if you because groups, we know groups on facebook or so hot there were bays growing community and stuff like that. But the chat is always been hard to pull on here and so it took like restream actually does have it fixed now and I do use restream. Just I just posted a link in the chat wherever you're watching, if you're watching on a facebook group, are actually where. If you're watching, just go click that link. Give the permission. The next time somebody uses restream to do their live show, like I am, they'll be able to pull up your conversations. But yeah, they make it hard, like facebook really wants to make it like you got jump through hoops to do anything over there. And so, yeah, I see where Youtube's a lower barrier perhaps to get people to come over and people are, you know, Youtube, like here, for example. I must say this wrong, Ella Le CEO way. I don't know if any least it right, at least the way. Maybe it's content. You can technically, Alessio, but Wolduy Li Seeo. This how we see it. So I sorry if I apologize. said that run. But the interesting about you. This is a youtube comment. You can't tell that watching here on restream because it just shows the Avatar, which is kind of cool, but I their names are different, you know, on Youtube typically you're talking as your channel on Youtube, where if you want to talk on a fate on facebook, any facebook live, it's as a person like Jennifer. Here it's your personal profile. So you may, like you said, you may not want all your family and friends seeing you, you know, talking in some live, especially something like I was in alive yesterday. I always try to hop a everybody's live that I know, and you just add some comments. I may have safe the whole thing on facebook, but my fee of people watching either who fought, like my wife, for example. She's like, why are you comment in that? Why do you say that? She didn't know the context. You know, obvious, silly conversation that's...

...going on and it's good. Facebook sees that, your facebook friends see that we're on Youtube. You don't get that same sort of, you know, odd crossover between everybody what's going so drum in your life, and I think it's where youtube so different when it comes to when it comes to that. If you have, you found building a community on Youtube live hard. No, actually, in a way it's easier, and I'll see. It's such a weird it's such a weird thing because you end up building honestly, you end up building the community in facebook. But okay, first of all, let's one thing that that Youtube adds that you just can't do. Is a if you at the point where your Chann was large enough and things like that, you can actually monetize. Don't. That's on Youtube. For facebook monsation to bury it the entry is like insane, Ye crazy. But yes, you can build community and I'll do things like double. So, for instance, on Friday when I was on Jay Watt screen stream, I was jumping in questions on both facebook and Youtube, probably confusing her and Katelyn, but it's just I think one of the things is I had some friends who are watching on to facebook side and so for who was watching, go to youtube side, and so I end up going to both. But yes, I do believe that you can foster community, because one of the things that you can do on the facebook side, I'm sorry, on a youtube side, once you get to a certain level as you can enact memberships, right, and so memberships are cool because you can make it cheap. It could be like two, three dollars a month, but it gives people, you know, specially Mogi, special badges when need do things. Yeah, the interaction is just different. It is just different. It's kind of hard to say and you can, you know. Let us into like the next thing. I want to kind of ask you like if we if, when you if I want to go live on Youtube, and I'm using amy as our example because she said she had. So we're trying to convince amy to go live on Youtube for we're done here. Maybe maybe one of the doc'll be, I guess, on your show. put You out there like what it is. Are there minimum requirements as my channel has to have it even go live. So I know it's not as upload you've got their fir set up your channel. You have to confirm your channel is really you. That takes like a day and then the next day you can go lie. So I thought you're going to talk long. I was taking a drink off camera. Yeah, and it's in its sweet tea. It's just some. My boss saysn't enough. But yeah, so, and yeah, it's it. It's actually pretty simple. There's not a whole idea. Now there's no limit on the time. Your life has to be your own. Brother, you don't even know. My crew is famous for who gets the five hour energy badge right? I've seen that. I saw one of those like seven and a half hours. I'm like, Bro, we go, we go along. Well, because we're doing question and answer, and my point is, if you got a question, I'm going to answer it. You know what I mean? Yeah, to the best of my ability actually state. But so when we do qua day streams, sometimes they just go that long because we want to give value to our people. They make sure they get all their questions answered. And I know like your brandon thing and you know you're at work, so you got do things you to do. So I get the tight window, but we go for QA screams. We literally try to stay there and cover everybody's questions and we're friends, so we tend to go off the wrist. Let's just let's not get it twisted. But so, if I'm a brand new channel, I verified who I am, I can go live and there's no limit on the time. NOPE, because there's there is a limit. If you were to upload a video there right, Curregini like it's still youet to be there for a while where you can upload Morton, if it takes you a while to get whatever team int is. Yes, but you're right, and that's so. That's one of the great advantage is to if you have a longer demonstrations something you want to dive into a little bit more deep, and maybe that's how you do it. A mean you keep your facebook streams going and they stay the hour that they are, but you want to do something a little bit more deep, bring it to Youtube and go on. Yeah, and Rob Bella Sabas is famous for that. Mentioning him again. Someone needs a tag rob in the comments. But like he would use I think he's doing it right now, but he would have live and everywhere and then say hey, I'm going just to youtube now. If you want to keep talking let's go over there and keep cut the scream off for everything else, and that's kind of a cool thing to do. That...

...is it helps grow that channel. Alloway. Yeah, if you have a big facebook following, that's the trick. You sort of move them over, and that's what I did. I was using restream, restreaming that tell everybody could now we're going to go youtube only, and it just it allows me to do some things that this facebook doesn't do. And I screaming for K. So like facebook really. I mean I get the whole planets using the Internet and as a blids kind of a B store that they dropped. Yeah, but forcing me to twenty in two thousand and twenty one. I don't know facebook seriously, though. Yeah, it's in a if you ever do look at like I do our live stream for my church and we use we use a, you know, a combination of the software for our slides plus obs through restream, and I'll look at the feedback and forthween youtube and facebook, and Youtube is so much better and it's always it's it's always interesting to me to see that how how different it is between the two of them. What's happening? He needs somebody got his name. He knew his name come on there. So he knew he had to hop and go to see your rout. Here's his ears with Bernie here barn and we missed his name twice. The automatically came over. If you say we're time, he's like beetle juice will show up there. Oh, let's try that. You'll come all the way down from Canada. Yeah, it's so so. Basically, you know, if you want to go live on Youtube, just get your channel verified and you can go. I actually started a newer channel here recently with my show I do with the restream called live stream labs on Mondays and literally, I know I have no followers, hardly on the thing yet, but I want to go ahead and start set it up. Want to go in and start getting some videos out there, and took me a day and I was good to go. And the cool thing is I had scot symptom on that show Monday. You can take your live video and then go in and start editing out stuff right inside youtube. Yep, I don't have to download it to Camp Taser or whatever software you use. I can take out all the little stuff where I'm talking to the audience. If I want to make it a shorter video that a replay view might want to watch. You can do it all inside Youtube and now you can't not do that in facebook. Girls. Is So fun. I mean facebook all I can just trim the beginning in the end I can't take out. Well, you can make clips in the middle, you can go but it's about it. But it's still that just it's your independent videos kind of you know which is weird, and it's not that one video. So yeah, Youtube definitely has some some advantages there. I think most of especially in our space and anywhere in the social media marketing space, we've been so facebook focus with live, when you youtube just sitting over going hey, look at us. Okay, so here's here's the one more secret sauce that a lot of no one thinks about, and this is for you, all of you, you know marketing folks. All of that hard work and dedication and conversation that you had in Facebook, all of the good comments and stuff that you had in facebook. Go search for that in Google. You get not, that's true, not that its build nine nod die, because Youtube auto captions that conversation that we're having right now about going live in in youtube versus facebook is so warld word or search going live and youtube versus facebook. Probably a couple days this could show up in the search results. Yeah, yeah, and if you got a good thumbnail and all the other things, you could show up and suggested, recommended as some coming we game right there. Could yeah, up. I just had to throw that in real quick and I'll take time to take a drink. Yeah, you used to buddy. Today you got the Mug ready to go to their. So you there, you go. Appreciate that. There, rob. So we we've talked about why you should go live on youtube because it's a better platform. It seems like four lives, clear picture. You've got a lot more options. There's people there aren't on facebook. I know in the live show that I do for restream on Monday's most the audiences youtube. Their youtubers talking, not faceboo, which is new for me, and I'm like, okay, this is interesting. They and there. They talk a little different than the facebook people and stuff. They also know there's not everybody's not going to see their comment. That says the guy from Texas. I know. I know that's Aur way there and they talk a little different...

...and I got me some sweet. Tell you here. It is very sweet tea from Sonic, which is my daily I don't drink coffee about. Drink a lot of sweet. See, I like a little. I like a little tea with my sugar. Is usually what I say. All right, so so now we know we want to go live. What are your how do you plan out your live videos? What do you do? Do you have some resources? What are your what's your thought process? That when to make sure your show goes right? Okay, so I use a tool from Stephanie Lu called video script maker, and you I can send your linking and you can go and grab it. But it's really cool because it gives you a Google Sheet and it basically tells you what to do and says here's your Hook. So you type it in and then this one you're going to talk about your three points. It's like we're doing today. You got your three major points, you put that in. Then you're going to have it. Maybe a spot where you putting your break, your reeds. Remind you to go to go pull summit, you know, and remind you to go and take out some other things. Remind you to check out you know another website or something. Then you come back, reiterate those three points, thank your guests till everybody by, like it's all laid out. So you basically just plug in values. This was perfect for me because I would just go live Willy Nilly and I will have fun, but it's so much better when you do that run a show. So if you go to video script maker, I only know my link to it. I don't know the general leak to it. So that's okay with you, I can tell you what it is. Yeah, that's fun. It's doc rock dot live vsm for video script maker, and you seriously just plug into a bunch of values and it works. And somehow I feel like Stephanie is giving me like the stink i. that's what we call it in Hawaii. Would it give you that stern mom look to make make sure you stay on this. Do not get goofy, do not be theah. I'm not trying to get slapped by her. So so I just I just follow that to the letter. You could put it out, you could look at it on your screen like it's a game changer. It's so much game changer as well. Say Make sure we tag Stephanie, for sure. Yeah, and I think I run off show on Ros as most lovers will call it. I've been using one for the most part all my live shows that I got without from Owen video for almost two years now. I use it now, I will, I will admit that, because I've done this show especially, you know, for two years or so. Sometimes I don't use it and it already in your head now you yeah, if you're to trust me, you gotta have it. You gotta get yourself, if your brand new, get a run a show. Matter of fact, I believe rob just did a running show stream a couple days ago. But you know, it's a game changer if you are, if you're brand new or you're just getting in the stream. Me Go grab yourself a running show tool from some place. Yeah, because I think you know even it's just something to show you a spreadsheet to have to know. All Right, here's my hook, here's my intro. I'm playing this video now, I'm doing I'm posting this link, like, put it all on there. And Yeah, it probably means why you're going live. You're going to look over another tab, like like right now. I'm not even looking at the restream studio. I'm looking at something else on my screen. You don't know that. You'RE gonna have to look over and get used to that sort of looking back and forth. That's okay. People don't kind of beginning. Nobody cares if you're a maasing is solid. There's so many like crazy talk about various things that crack me up. Like, for one of my favorite ones is, Oh, make sure you get the mic out of your shot. Know Right now, yeah, he lude that sucker to white. You know why we sound good because I might be right here on top of it. It was really bad is when the MIC is all the way back there and yeah, I'm yeah, and I struggle with that too because I, you know, I get this big scissor arm, you know. Okay, where do I put it? I've moved around in my desk a couple of times to kind of get a little bit less of it. I used to have it further up and lately I've moved it down here and I like it like this better. What it so? But I think, yeah, the audio. You know, we'll talk about equipment here a little bit. Yeah, audio so important. That run a show the but when I had to go solo and do this show by myself last, you know, spring or so.

Man, without the run a show, I'd have been lost. Like I did. Not I didn't necessarily read off of it, but I wrote it all out and I kind of would just say what was in there and then I know, okay, all right, now what? Well, what's next? And here's here's a thing. If you don't read it here, if you don't read it because you wrote it, you know what it is right like, whether you know it or not. That sounds really weird to say, but well, don't you know it or not, you know what it is like. It's in there because you've already written it out one or two or three times. If you tweak on him like I do. Right, you don't need necessarily to memorize everything. Now there's some people here good at that. You know, some people who are really good at memorize and a hook and an intro and they do their spill. And I always have my opening spill. I've said it so many times I don't even think about it anymore. But rest of her from there is just kind of keeping you on pace and you know, some people even get a little further and they'll say, you know, five minutes on this, ten minutes on this, like if you want to give yourself time all. I'd never do that. Yeah, I know you know, but but some people that you know do like you've got a guess. You know you've only gotten for forty five minutes. You've got to make sure you get through your stuff. Or you know you're like, Oh crap, we're at forty minutes, half the hour. We we're not on question to yet. So the run a show helps out so, so much. Now what I do? My little trick, because I use it will talk. Ok, we're going to talk about software here next, but I use restreams live studio. I'Ma ahead and pop that over, since that's the next thing we're talking about. I use restreams live studio because it didn't require me to having software on my Mac and I am a Mac guy now, which is hard for me because I was windows for my entire life. So I'm still mourning the loss of my laptop. But I've always been bi hexual. There you go. I'm not going to repeat that, but yeah, I get you. Software is written in Hex called getting yet so stupid old joke of mine for years. The first is for freak people up. Good for you. But yeah, so, I mean, but what I do is I use restreams live studio and they have this caption's option, and every live every life studio, have some sort of option like this. You call maybe the overlays or third, you know, the lower thirds, and I can move them around and reorder. I put mine in order, and so I just look at that now and it's basically my run a show. I did even the stuff in the very beginning. We did well. I put the links out for this and that. I just boom, boom, boom. I'm going through it. I know what my next question is, the next thing is, and I know what my last thing that I do every show. I'm done. It's my run off show. Without actually having the actual spreadsheet in front of me anymore. The Way, I can still pay attentions to the comments and that sort of stuff. So you know, you software. What if I want to go live on Youtube, can I just go live natively, or do I need other stuff? What does that we're ready. What's your minimums? Maybe, okay, minimum straight up, you can go directly go to youtube with nothing. You could just use this. You know your phone and go direct. Um, I like to use either or both. Won't many cases both. I either use restream and e camp or r stream or ECAMP. When I use restream is when I need and when I know for a fact I'm going to have more than my five guests, which is what my four guests plus me five, five is would I can do any camp restream and let me do ten right and when, Patty, and on Your Pai, Me To do it. And that was a joke, Patty. Don't get bad. Manchester United, by the way, you could got. Yeah, Patti's are Manchester Fan. So we're already we're already tight. We're good and and but yeah, I just think there's something really cool about taking an oblication like restreamer, like e camp, and is fired it up and without even a camera. You could plug this phone into, say, e Caam he can't. Will read this phone and I can put it on a tripod, leaning up against some books, use a couple plots and pants, whatever you need to do to make it straight and you are ready to go. You don't have to do anything...

...other than that. Is it nice to have, you know, a nice camera and a nice microphone. Also why? Certainly, but do you need it? Not necessarily. You can dive in now and then see if you like it, see how you have it, you know, get your first thirty streams out so that your lips just work when they're supposed to. There's a yeah outside diamond. Yeah. I say yeah, I think you got to figure out what works for you and what you're and there's like I saw some maile. I got back in a minute. I go said they use stream yard, I use I use restream. There's other ones out there eating now. There are some differences and like hard software in your computer versus a cloud based sort of stuff. Eat Cam kind of has a mix of that right now. But you know, e Cam with something you would download for Mac only and let you do a lot of really cool stuff. Like the one thing I still have not done yet. It's it's sitting on the floor. I have a little stream deck that I still want to use and have yet to use it because I had to go. I'll have to go through RECAM or are to use it inside the live studio here and I haven't gone that route the virtual camera yet to do it. I'm using virtual camera right this very is. Oh, I know. Yeah, so if I had to go to the bathroom, I would just hit one of these, but is real quick and I would go to the bathroom and didn't come back and be like sorry's gotta had to go. Yeah, but yeah, I mean software wise, I mean you would recommend it, you know, getting something, trying something that maybe cloud based first the way don't to learn as much. Maybe I think the learning, let the learning levels, is the identical. I think that that is a sort of misnomer. Okay, because now, so, nowadays software is easy. The hardest one in the game is always going to be obs, and that's just because there's not a real company behind it. Is Open source. So it has many like forks and bifurcases. But that doesn't that doesn't make it impossible. Like I did obs for a long time, but I really started on wire cast pro but why CASS prose not? I hunt it books and I was like, Oh, I wouldn't just pay more money orange wigs. So so much for that. Now hundred books, he can game over. But yeah, there's you know what I would I would Brian Fans, oh, just press the button. Yeah, we know, just do it and then once you start to find what you like, you will find your groove, for sure. It is. Yeah, I think it's definitely true. I mean for me, I mean I use I use be live for a really long time. I've viewed stream yard. I started using restreams live studio when it came out and I was like okay, it just fits my personality. I got to flow down. I'm good now. But I do think there's some things you can do with some of the actual outside software on your system that might enhance it as you advance. You you live more basic key. That's the he might look at a v mix or could we use use V mix? When I wou Ohen he did. He did V mix through it and in course the when when I think we'd v mix and then we went through something else, restream or something to put it over to our channels. But I mean, if there's a lot of stuff he didn't v mix up, blew my mind, you know, like Oh, it was way over my wig. But most people just got to start out somewhere. So yeah, play with different software that you like. That would be the the minute. But yeah, you don't have to have as I said, you can just go lit and that can you go live on the desktop on Youtube? No, no, you need you need to have something to play that was trying to think. It's like, I've got it. Actually, there is a actually doc oh, yes, because it is. will go and camera now. Yeah, there's a go live option. I'm looking at because I've got your channel pulled up. Yeah, there's a guy. I'm not going to push her right now because I may break this, but Oh, you absolutely. Yeah, not now, because the the web and camera stuff works with chrome. In the other browsers. You can use your standard camera. You don't have these. It's just it was always bad to go that way at first because you had no flexibility, but now they've even added some flexibility there. There's actually a youtube studio now, which I Youtube Studios as allows you to get in and do some things and things. Den for putting it in, because I couldn't see...

...it out loud. You could have it's okay. Fans will be on my show in a couple weeks. So yeah, not sure. I'm sure he'll say it more than once, but yeah, so you could go live on I'm done the thing, like if you go like like even going live on Facebook, like I've done that sometime just in the platform and I'm like, I hate my life because there's not like you can do with it. I couldn't bring in comments, I couldn't do any grunt overlays, and I don't think you probably can't do that. You know, unless you're using a virtual cam sort of setup, you're not going to do any extra stuff. Just going to be you and that's it. The the ability to bring in comments is such a game changer. So, whether you're using, you know, e Cam or v mix or stream yard or restream like that one thing alone is something that obus. Now there's ways to do it, but before you couldn't do it. You had to just have that running ticker on the side and it's not the same thing. It's something about pulling in the comment. Yeah, you know, saying you know, happy to see you. A MEM's like well, well, you said my name. It's got. Yeah, that was you say super it was got. It's true. I think I think that's why that I've always liked having some sort of software to pull in the comments. And again, going back to what we talked about earlier, like why should you go alive on Youtube? Bringing that community? People want to see their faces. They want to see there there for something they said caught that person's attention, especially, you know, if you've got built up an honest or your bigger channel man, you make someone's Day, you know sometimes. But putting their comment up on there. Okay, so it's so it's a huge shooting. Now, even like I'm not using on this show, but you know, on your restream does have an option here and you know, actually, let's just do it real quick and then I'll miss everything up. Like I'm going to turn this overlay chat on for a second. So y'all start saying something, to start saying hi whatever, and this and this will pop on here, like let's just but look at me and the comments will come on there. So, like I'm in reasons life suito. This little chat overlay thing is super cool because you can have a conversation you everybody can see it. So if you're on Youtube, you're on twitch, you're on you know wherever else, periscope, whatever you might be doing, you'll be able to see everybody's comments all in one spot. Like doctors went in commented on Youtube and you can see the difference. That's a cool part of restream. That they have. I don't know if anybody else has it yet at this point point I haven't seen it yet. Anyway, it's brilliant. I love it because I'm thinking to like for me, I've used it on my shows a lot to do trivia, and so I'll say all right, first person answer the question gets us right. Maybe the first two or maybe I'll pick from one, because I do know there's a lag between facebook and youtube. Sometimes facebook users are seeing a little bit later than the Youtube watchers. So you kind of have to know that. Greetings from Alabama. Yeah, good Alabama. And so I'll use this for Trivia, you know, and to say all right, everybody, I'll start answering the questions and I'll pick the you know, the first two or the first are one out of the three. But that's a cool little feature. You cannot do this on youtube desktop. There's just there's no way to do can't do it on facebooks either, but I love this here in Restreet, of course. I you know, it as good change my overlaces, not cover my head up. It's good for, like you said, when you ask questions. It stuff like that. Or Friday, Friday Jaywatch was asking questions about like when in National Weather Service started and it was actually, was it one thousand eight hundred and seventy? Like yesterday, yester, yesterday was their birthday. Like he'll know. She correct as if she's still watching them. I think that was really answer. But yeah, anyway, it's just one of those things that I think is really cool how you can do that interact and you can be quick witted right and you know, get it out and yeah, it's quite it's good. I think it's I think the cool way if you are going to eat, for not multi streaming, but if you are multi streaming through different platforms, man to be able to everybody, to see the...

...conversation coming from everyone. Like I was watching, I don't remember who show it was now. I think it's one of Ian Show, you know, interesting gray, and I was key had the conversation pulled up. I'm on facebook watching it, but I'm replying to the person on Youtube. I just make sure I mentioned their channel. Hey, you know at doc rock, I think the and they reply back because we knew we could see. Its cool. So yeah, I love stuff like this and I think the software's where that kind of comes and into play and I see you everydy saying how need I'll take it off now, but it is a funnel feature. Depend on how you're using it and what you do now, other than, you know, something like a restream or any cam. What other software might you need to go live on Youtube? Anything else? Sheet that you use daily or weekly? The the you're going to leapt. I swear you. This is no plug. This is the answer. Okay, Mike Alton, I use a go post to make sure people show up. I did not give doctors questions before. A Lot know you did that and it's funny because it's is right here on my tab. If I give my glasses close, you can see where, because I have stream on Saturday, I wage on Thursday I go in. You know, Cavo over you use? I use a combination the illustrator and can I use illustrated whatever my desk, because I'm a hundred times faster when I'm going to road and I like, Oh snap, I forgot I was supposed to do x y Z. I could go to Kevin Real quick and be like this week on, let's get live. I'm bringing on this guy. Air's get your orange weights ready, get your sweet tea, let's do this, throw up a picture of Scott and then, boom, pressing button and they send it to a go post. And then what it would do is it would drip to the places I needed to drip to. It would drift the IG, it would drip to facebook, it would drip to twitter and yeah, I mean it's a game take and I again no plug intended, like Mike didn't pay me to say that yet. I didn't need but it is a game changer. It completely makes your life easier. So I would say a combination of something that allows you to make really speedy graphics on the mobile device and some sort of post scheduler. I happen to have a favorite, because my favorite colors orange and fine through. Obviously, just say just just say it, and it would change your life, even if you're using the the free version, just so you can manage what you're doing, like knock yourself up. Yeah, well, I appreciate that. In the GRANTSIDE, we didn't ask you doctor say any of that. We Boo. Now we always a sandwich or something. Now writing a lot. Come on to this. Yeah, her text is I Wurn't brisk it. There you go. Rudy's barbecue right on the corner from it. Yeah, I mean, so you got to have, you know, have something to do your live stream, with some software to do it. I prefer restream. Have something to do your scheduling and keeping up on your comments after the shows. You can do all that and something like a Gore polse. Now you mentioned Canava. You mentioned illustrator. I'm assuming you're using those. Probably your thumbnails. That where you make your thumbnails, if it is thumbnails igposed, you know, like just standard drips for a facebook or whatever is. Yeah, it's just because it really, really quick, like I just find them super, super easy. I hated cavil. Let me just throw this out there you. I hated Cava with a passion and then, like a couple of months ago at least, he all was like I want to use Cava and I want to know how to do this thing and I can't figure it out. I was like, okay, I'll download the trial just to show you, because I'm a graphics person, so I can generate that on the fly. So I'm in there playing with it and I was like, Yo, Kevina grow to look at it like ten years old he's doing now. And Yeah, have a got better, and so I just, you know what, I'm gonna just go all in because it does some things. It does animations. You could do your youtube thumbnails, your youtube intros and Outros, like it has grown up in awful lot. So that's why I picked it. I want to dive in, to mess around with...

Easeel so because I, you know, play where stuff about them. I heard a lot of good stuff about that and and that's one of the crew. know, love to give her her props as well, but yeah, you just need something that would allow you to spit out timely oriented graphics. Like. Okay, so say I have got coming up on my show on Saturday and something happens in the news today that reminded me, you know, of him coming to the show, and I'll be like, oh, you know, Syracuse had this amazing wins. You know, Syracuse is called the orange been speaking of oarsmen coming this Saturday. We could have got come to me like it's a random thing. I can make that post. I don't like Saracus. By the way, not to day all the way go to Dobles, touchdown, Jesus Anyway. That was just the point. Compares some bigger guy. You can do so much with that and it's a good way to get that conversation going pretty show. It's a good way to keep that conversation going after show. The one thing I would add to that list is thinking deb team. He's look. The one thing I would add to that list clubhouse, after shows, pre shows and after shows on clubhouse is the dopest way to grow your channel and grow your life streams and get your community gaze me way up. And people are sleeping on it because there's so much rubbish happening there. But just sort through the rubbish, Ma, get nice little clean spot and then knock yourself out. Game Changer, Fam Game Y WON'T WE WON'T GET TO WE WOn't dive in the clubhouse in this show because we don't have another hour or two. But yeah, I do think there's some I do think there's some used. I Know Dad is doing a lot of cool stuff on our own clubhouse and Jennifer as well. I'm not in it at this point. I'm an Android Guy, so I'm not haven't really given it much thought at this point. I maybe down the road. I know I know you guys are coming up in me, so you don't have that long to wait. You don't have a couple, but you're the new Mark Cuban thing he's going to play around with. So we'll see. Yeah, that might that might be a big deal to Oh real quick. You know, again, no plug for them, but just I know a lot of people are, you know, working in special situations. If you are a healthcare worker or a teacher, you can get camva pro for for three hundred and ninety five. I did another. That's good to know. Oh, nonprofit as well. I just worried that out recently. Very cool. You're to stop it on. We're talking with with doc about why you know five different things you need to know or do that to go to youtube and go lie, think I'm kind simpson. I'm not that cute. I clicked the wrong one. You're not that yet, so I just see there, there's, okay, now, here's here's a my my foe paw. They're sometimes. I guess I didn't. I told you guys earlier that I use the captions here. That's kind of like my Rosa. I can be anything you want me to be. Okay, that's Swiss. That's what Swiss army there is for. Yeah, some of the show. Yeah, I forgot to change. I just I edit them. I don't delete them. I just edit my five. That all the time, no worry. So, yeah, shout out to Scott. We Love Scott, fellow Texans. Yeah. So last thing. Now, we could dive way into this, but I mean what, what is some equipment to kind of get started other than the phone? We know you can go live with a phone. You can even put on a try. I've actually got a backup phone and note on old note nine. That was my wife. So I'm like, okay, should I use just as a camera, because it may be better my Webcam that I'm used? I use a logic text twenty. You know, I people keeped, Kevin Colby keeps tell me your phone's got a better camera than that. It does. So I'm like, okay, maybe I should do that. I haven't you know, I have a tripod for my phone. I could use that. Haven't dove into and do. But what kind of equipment should I look at getting when I'm starting now alive on Youtube? Okay, so if you if you have a decent webcap, seemed one hundred and twenty Brio whatever. Those are fantastic. Yeah, Min's actually a Brio. I said that wrong. I do. If you happen to have an older phone, and you know I mean too old, but says I phone seven better or you know, something of that whatever. That current. That would have...

...been galaxy seven too. You have a k phone right here, you know I'm saying. So you like plug that sucker up. Your computer would normally see it, depending on software, of not. There's APPS that will help you get there. You can use India, which is a wireless way to get there, and use your phone because it has fantastic cameras built in. And after that the next move would be upgrade to something like a marless ords, a lar and like the miss called it. But this is my Sony. This a seven. This is kind of like way up the chain, but they they work extremely well because it allows you to get sort of that television look like. You notice I have the Nice Boca behind me and that's where I get the blurry background. No specially weird tricks from zoom that don't really work. It does not. That's natural in Lensen and camera. But then my camera is also, you know, has really really fast auto focus, something that folds and webcams don't really do. So if I popped up there with the matter of seconds is focused and his back. That's because teams Sony Sigma Sixteen, the focus is ridiculous. It's super fast. If you're showing product or showing things or things where you need to use your hands, there's nothing fist, I mean it just it's the game. So right, that's that's that's the reason why you want to use something like a mirroralist camera or Dass, the Lark. What is the one we're watching you on right now? What a Sony a hundred and sixty four hundred? Okay, pretty much any of this. Sony a fifty one hundred, sixty one hundred, sixty four hundred, sixty six, sixty three, hundred and sixty five. They all have really, really quick auto focus when paired with something like the Sigma Sixteen or another native Lens. The reason why I'm able to pull Boca as I have a really small aperture. I'm at one point four aperture, so that allows you to get that nice separation, and it's not even just the blurry backer. Everyone says that when it really does is it shows separation. That doesn't look like I'm leaped up against my background and people just like that, because your eye does that in real life, right, you know? So that what it is. ABOUCA IS WHAT IS BOCA? Explain, because the Japanese word for blurry. Okay, well, that's easy enough. Yeah, when I was expect yeah, that would be interesting for me to see what it looks like that light. You know, I've got depth going on back here behind me and stuff in this thing here. If I did that, I want to fit blur it and look weird. I don't know. I to know around. That's no, but see what you did. Even if you don't use Polka, you did. The other thing that most people don't do that they should do is put practical lights. So your little blinkies back there and they see the hulk in the troll and all of that. Those are practical lights and they add a certain to your seeing and it makes it look better. Well, it's also at my goal is, you know, you want to kind of have a diversion. You what kind of people to look around and said what's back there? And I move stuff around a lot. I have these changing these are twenty dollar puck lights on Amazon and their mattery operate. Of course that the battery are pretty parts of the thing. That stinks, but I ever chargeable AAA batteries now that I constantly, every every day, I have to recharge between a live show. But yeah, you want to do stuff like that, if you can. Not Everybody can, but yeah, that's something to do. That couple questions on cameras real quick and Christob says you're looking good guys. Rich says Texas represents. I'm assuming you're a Texas guy. That's cool enough. Chris asked. Does the Lens you use with that mirrorless make a difference? Absolutely, the lends you use with any camera like even this. The Lens that they chose is the reason why this camera so dope. And if you were to put on the case and throwing a Moment Lens, like a third party Lens, he's even better. Like all the way back from iphone one you had the little Linz that you would clip order magnet on with alt clip, like you remember all the clips, Patrick in the gang? Hi Patrick. Yeah, it's always been Lens. Is always the case. Even your eyes. If I take the lens off I can't see nothing saying with me here. I'll put the Liz back on. So yes, the answer to that question is absolutely. Come on here, I'm haven't had here for years. I don't...

...know how to work with it. Yeah, so, I mean I think for can I think everybody probably tells is this. And when we talk about equipment, start out with what you got, which might be your phone. So I I with that. And maybe you move up to a Webcam and that out. And of course Kevin Cobe will tell you move into a Webcam and move down, not from your phone, because some people don't have the option to not have their you know, always be taking their phone off and on a tripod and all that kind of stuff. But but maybe you start with the Webcam, you move, don't you to me now I don't like using my laptop camera ever, ever less I can avoid it. Unless I can put it at a good level. It's because you're looking up your face and ye had some better. Yeah, you have to stack it on all the cookbooks that you have it, and some people do that. Chris Strub is great at like he does a lot of stuff with mobile devices and ipads and stuff, and he has his up on rigs and he can do that where the most of us don't have. I'm sitting at a desk and if if I returned this camera on, man, it's awful. It's like right in my head, I'm bouncing around if I'm typing. But that is a good way it started. And then start looking at these different DSL our cameras. What's it? What's a if I'm going to DSL AR, because that's my next move is do so IDs large in two thousand and twenty one. Okay, why? Because the terminology is mirrorless. Know and I know one that sells pick, but there's a big difference. If you walk in this Moor and tell him you want to do Sol are those idiots was sell you one because they're trying to get him off the shelf. But that technology is dead. That's it. Now if you're brand new, right, if your brand brand new, you don't want that. And the Chris is question because I was trying to find a facebook comments real quick. But Chris, if you can let me know what camera you have, I can answer your question. That's interesting. I didn't know that they change the Termin I just I'm prety sure you're saying that, what is the technology? So the old Uman dislow, you take a pictures, he can't, can't c yeah, I have a cannon rebel Eos, and I've had for thirteen year, fourteen years, and I'm right, it was born. These don't have that mirror, so you don't have that noise, you have less camera shake, get sharper pictures. But the number one thing that means the difference. mirrorless cameras are tiny because they don't have the room. They don't have to make room for the mirror. Great, so you immediately cut the body in half by like for half an inch, maybe more. person now, budgetwise, like how much am I going to spend on a starter mirrorless camera? Like what should I set aside for my income tax? This, this, this is where we get in fights around here. I do most of the started cameras. Will irritate you, so I will that you could recommend starting. That's what I'm sorry I was I would start at like the fifty one hundred at a minimum, or like the sixty one hundred at a minute. And so unfortunately that's going to put you into like the seven hundred dollar rains. Okay, everybody right now. If you're going to buy one, don't go out and buy like a Lumix g seven right now, because Luis g seven will entice you because it's four hundred and ninety five bucks, but it also was came out in two thousand and fifteen and they haven't touched it since two thousand and fifteen and that, come on, that's just a little don't do that. The canton in fifty is a dope camera, but not really for live stream and it works and people make it work, people do it fantastic with them. However, it wasn't really a designed for streaming, and streaming is gotten so much better than where there was and it to that camera came out at the end of two thousand and seventeen, so, by today's standard, is old. So would you want to do? Is You want to hold out and just wait until you can get to that seven eight hundred dollar mark and getting something of the higher level. So whether that's the cannon that's at that level, which is the our five, or or you're at the the sody at that level, which would be like the sixty one or the Panasonic or the night car, whichever, like I'm not going to tell you brand specific sody, but yeah, and the reason why I say that is because,...

...number one, they're auto focus is faster than everybody. What you see and now your focus. You did it the mine. I was like, oh, that's fashion. I've seen the CAN. It works really, really well. And little light. They're famous for their little like capabilities. And then so, yeah, that's what it is. And some Chris brings up a really cool point. Bring the use market. Okay, I know, I know deep in my bones that at the end of this month, I think somebody's going to drop the replacement for this camera. So that means that a sixty four hundreds will be on the market. For Mad teep. They just dropped the brand new a one. So that camera that's over there. I can buy use birds as of that sucker all day long for Mattchee, because people just want to get some money out of it so they can buy the new one. Right now. Let me answer questions. Question Room. Yeah, go ahead, because lay in the longer lens. Yeah, yeah, because you have the Stock Lens. Your lowest setting on your aperture is probably going to be either four oh or three point five, and in which case you have to put the camera closer to your face and go down to three five and you're going to have to inject more light. And this is the reason why I tell people be careful of the cheaper cameras because, yeah, you bought the camera for four hundred, but it can't do the little light. So when you end up doing buying five hundred dollars worth of lights in order to get this look, when, if you bought a little like camera from the gate, you can buy cheap lights and then you'll be fine. Yeah, that's a really good depth says we need to have a have shot on the Tello. It's dark. We got say dark. Yeah, have shown on tell is when we should buy. Like have I a countdown? I buy this now? Yeah, I mean are you look at proms all the time from like, from Stephanie and Kelly, like and Mary Fame Brian. They're like, okay, what should I buy it? I just sent him to list. Yeah, you get some commissions of it, get your own Amazon live show. Yeah. So, I mean you're gonna have to spend eight hundred dollars probably to get you a decent mirroralist cameras. What it sounds like. To me. You know, if you're if you one, invest in your lives, make them better. That's the way to go. But again, started what you got. Work your way up when it when it makes sense. Now you talked about lighting. Everybody's got different opinions online. I use right now. I'm playing around with I've had two umbrella cameras. It's a little cameras, umbrella lights forever. I've actually got a ring light. I hate ring lights because the glasses like you. They get in your eyeballs, and so I've got mine. It's I can wish I should have switched cameras show it, but I've got mine pointing up the ceiling just to deflect the light back down right now, just to play around with what it looks like. What do you use? You have a couple of lite I see one light behind you right now, like, what do you use? That's my practical light. That's just for the thing. I have a light on the ceiling, which is why I have a soft glow on my head right here. That again separates you a little bit of space. It's a thirty like flat panel from Amazon, but it just hung from the ceiling. I have a what they would call a beauty dish. Back in the day it's a parabolic dome that actually has a light hiding in it, but it used to be an umbrella. Umbrellas are absolutely fine that. It's probably one of the best ways. Like, if you were going mad cheat, you could buy daylight balance really bright lights from home depot shining through its thirty umbrella, and you'd have the same look as one Thousan five hundred dollar lightly a yeah, because the thing with them. But what I like it? I'm and I do without that. I've tried it with without the umbrella. Just likes too much shadow on everything. With umbrella diffuses it quite a bit diffuse, and that's what you want. You want a big, soft light. And another thing a lot of people realize you kind of wanted closer to you. Yeah, my go touch on her right here. Yeah, you're right here. Yeah, everybody thinks that they're supposed to be far away in super huge no, pull it close to you, put it diffuser on it and it's just better. My Glare is mostly coming from my screens, but yeah, I mean, yeah, one, one big light at a forty five degree angle across your face is known as Rim brand light. You get...

...the small little triangle on the cheek and the cheek the butterfly light is they used to call it because of a butterfly under your nose. You can't see. Might have a mustache, but to me that's the best. Like that ring light, thiss in the front deer in the headlights. No, I don't like it. I'm not a I'm not a twenty year old like take talk influencers. So I would look really horrible and it would be like Bro, please start that light off. And if a glasses too, it makes it harder. So that's why I I won this one from Vid Chop. Shout out to chops. I wanted to contest. I'm like, I want to play around with it in the sometimes the light on it's I don't like how it feels. But they're smaller led lights like I've got some. I saw you use them. Yeah, from newer that are really super bright and I'm thinking I made I may put on trime one week to see what they look like. But even if you just got the lot natural light from your window and it's to day time in front of you, that does a world of one. Only problem with daytime light from the window is. You got to be very careful with timing depending on where you are. See, I'm in the tropics, so ten minutes different light in when you're when you're not. And actually, because your lower self, your light change is in like a fifteen minute when that's not you know, some nerds science stuff. Jay wats can tell you for sure. She's a weather lady, right. But yeah, you got to be careful. If you live in the north, you good. You probably got like an hour on the same light. But or the summer in Texas, where it's always just stunny and hot. Yeah, that'd be do you just melt? But I've had I'm like, I had to do my show once when from a hotel room in St Louis and I was speaking at MDMC and I didn't have lights at work, so I just pulled open the curtains of the sliding door and set myself with a camera was, you know, my face was pointed towards the window because that brought that light. was still thinking bright, but it filled the room. It made me look good. But then the bad thing was, like you mentioned, cloud came rolling. Yea, then it's like dark game of let me Tea Hotel Room. But to you the hotel book lighting trick, would you just say is sort of known as book lighting, including taking your lights and bouncing them off the ceilings. That's known as book lading. So, man, San Diego, I have to do this video and I, you know, open a hotel window and is great, but it's kind of dark to one side of the room. Put the seat suitcase on the table, cover it with the towel from the bathroom. The light bounces from the window off of that. Covers this out of the face. Now you don't look like a dork anymore. Yeah, I rearrange my entire hotel room. Paull my life and doesn't mean yeah, it's all. You know and you can see on camera. Know and know, and there. No, it's even even for the audio. Just Cup all the towels in the room, stuff and behind your mic so you don't get weird echoes from the window. Yeah, that's right. Now, speaking of MIC's, I mean I think you and I'd probably both agree and XLR MIC is the way to go. And there's different arguments about, you know, road cash or I'm a HIGHPR forty, I don't know. What are you using a road. I'm using up on Mike. Okay, what was called? What's the brand? POD? Mic Road. It is that in road caster together is like a set and it just sounds fantastic. But you know, you can. I mean if you're just getting started at USB, Mike will do the job. This is fifty be limited. This is fifty bucks. It is USB but is also xlr. Yeah, and this is called the Sampson Q to You. If you look there on the bottom, there's a USB and xlr and other hole. I was going to say Pooka Make Hawaii words. Is it head Jack? And for the budget, there's nothing greater. Yeah, and it will make your to make your life super simple. And Yeah, it just works. Larry and I just did a full breakdown on microphones yesterday. It was Yazy. Yeah, I mean I got I want tont want to dive in that long because I know I saw that show or you're talking about it because you were showing what she had and stuff. But get started with something. If you can use an XCELR and you can't use a sound board or mixer to get it in, you're gonna have a much better that's what I'm using. I've got a you know, a barringer mixer. It's only a four channel small it's all I need. It just comes right in. I can track...

...and play around. Bearing's like eighty nine dollars, not even the defensive. Now it's not at all. And I went in bridge because I've always had the HIGHLPR forty for the longest time. I used to use a little sure you know, I don't forget what is even called. Sure it converted it over to us to be so I can plug it in my laptop and it worked, but I always would have a little popping sound every once in a while or a hiss, and then that thing just went out. So I moved to that. I like, Oh, why did we do this some beginning, because that little shirt thing was like sixty bucks. I'm as well about the bearings are to start with, but USB mics will work if that's what you got. But you're not going to add a get of a sound. You're you know, you're going to pick up different noises. Okay. So nowadays, though, the sound qualities basically the same nowadays on a modern USB my, except for the Eddie yet he's a horrible but like the new short MV seven like they've done some stuff to make it better, but your primary concern is us. Be would just let go your keyboards connects when they feel like so is your mouse, so does your hard drives. So why would you trust that to your audio? That's what it's really about. You know, nowadays they do have circuitry and stuff built in the wave L Gott a wave three. There are some fantastic USB mics out there. But you have to deal with the fact that that power will disappear if for no reason, and you be like, blame my software. No, it's your USB Mike. A USB cables can just break up your whole things. Yeah, they will. It. Like I know from xpicion on the MAC book. You know I've got everything plugged into it. You know through the reports, and sometimes that Usbat is gets too hot and what's working on me. I'm like, I'm going to vacation. Yeah, so we choose, choose a mic that that fits your needs. I do think if you're going to go along a live show, a scissor arm, you know with a shock absorber for your microphone, is a necessity because you're going to pick it keeps you from hearing all the stuff if you bang on your desk and move it around and you know some kind of filled, I like a screen filter. You've got the SOCK, basically, YEP ro call him anyway. So something on their help set sound that comes out and you spit all over closed. Yeah, you're plose to pease Peter Piper pick to pickle me. So yeah, so start out somewhere. But no, you're gonna have to invest. As you mean like the high lpr forty. I don't know how much it is anymore because it's three hundred and forty two. Yeah, somewhere right, of course. Covid met everything go up. Seems like everybody want to go live. It's such a great mic, though it it is. I've loved it from podcast a love videos and I can do a lot with it. I can eat, I noticed to when I do podcast. I get really close. So when I Podka, a mean no bluetooth, but if you go to go wireless, because I do use mine in my wood shop, I use a road wireless go, it's not Bluetooth to use a radio. The reason for Bluetooth is that signal is too easily interfered with by something is random as turning in the light, like Bluetooth can give go goofball. So Yeah, no Bluetooth, use something like the road wireless is going. You'll be good to go. Yeah, and even like I used to use and I don't use them. I'm wired now with, you know, headphones that are going around my around me and over and plug over the long chord. I used to use a Bluetooth headset. Men, even that would interfere. If my microphone sometimes or able just go out, I'm like or forgot to charge it or whatever it's. So you got to worry about that sort of stuff. Or picks up it's connected to your phone too, and then your phone starts playing something. That's the one. I phone would just grab it for no reason. It's like no, not now. Yeah, I didn't want you to do that. Yeah, so I mean have have I think, yeah, wired Mike is going to be a better in a long run for sure. And we could keep talking about equipment to we're blue in the face. But yeah, I get started with some stuff, get the bare minimums to get going, if that's all you can afford, and then kind of move your way up to better thing. Like I'm really thinking this week. I'm going to try my phone set of my Webcam supersift to weak. Yeah, I need to just you matter of switching things up and getting the right chords and all that good stuff. But yeah, all right, so it doc. I appreciate you being on the show. It's good to hang out with you. And Doc's got, I mean, all kinds of place you can find. I put a link to your youtube channel on the comments. Make sure you go subscribe to his channel. You're up to like what,...

...like almost eightero subscribers right now. Very close, very getting really, really close. We got to push you over the eight thousands of track. I want to plan for my tenzero pretty soon on to make a big old party. Folks come by, you know, you can come in and popping real quick and be like, Oh, I've been doc when he was at two. Scribe. Is No story. But yeah, you also got like a facebook group. What was it? Let's get live, let's get live, let's get live. So basically what we doing let's get live is we take the folks that have caught the bug hardcore, like we do help out beginners, but if you're coming to us, you're coming to us because you're planning on going there. I tell people I'm the difference between the guy at the links that just shows you how to hit the golf ball. I'm coming in on some Bruce Harmon Hank Haney, like I'm trying to turn you into tiger. Yeah, so if you about being tiger, if you want look, I had the sweatshirt. You want some Bill Bella Chank level coaching, come in and we're going to push you hard until you look like Scott. Well, it's the orange weight, monesty, orange way. Yeah, and it is. That a group open for anybody, everybody. So I'll let you in there. Well, that's sure. Let's be going, Dude. It's open for anyone, especially anyone who really, really like. I love the streaming thing. I get it. I know where I'm going, or even if you don't know what you're going, but you know you want to be there. Like we want to get the serious streamers, like if you're a toe tap or whatever, will help you. But I'm really looking for it and guys that are committed to the streaming thing, because we do tend to talk deep, but we definitely have some brand new, absolute beginners in that group. And it's funny because the guys that came in early, as early beginners. Now like two weeks into the group and they're in the middle already, because they came in knowing that they were going to get the high the high potency learning, and we're fun. We just have a blasted they did. Like there's a lot of inside joke sometimes you got to figure those out. I've learned that and I missed on something. You talk about Fomo, but yeah, you guys are always something, some cool stuff. U Put a link to. It is a private group, so you'll have to get approved to get in, but I like private groups a lot because it kind of no one else will see it in my feed when I'm talking in there and going crazy or whatever. That you know what it was for me. Kelly got me onto the butt and so I made the Bot so that people answer the questions, and that's one of the reasons why I turn you private. But again, I would you like I got folks who want to have a chance to let loose and be with that family, and that's so you can't come in to your group and be like, Oh, my family's driving me crazy, I need to come and hang out with you guys, because they they can read it, but in my group you can come and tell us all the things you're matter about your family, because we're just hug you and love these very, very true. Well, doc, I appreciate you. You being on today's show with me and I look forward to doing more stuff with you interstry than your brother. I appreciated. Thanks for listening to the social media lab live a podcast. Be sure to go over to social media lab dot live. You can see all of the PODCASTS and interviews what we've done on the social media lab. You can also just run over to a Gore pulse labcom and read all of our experiments and listen to our other podcast. Yeah, we have another one. Leave us a five star review. We appreciate you. See You.

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