As you’re reading this, chances are that you streamed or watched an almost silent live stream, or that you fear having this problem during your next funeral service. You might have even tried EventLive’s “Test Live” function and realized that you will need to fix your audio before offering this to your clients.
Don’t worry, today you’re going to solve this problem for good.
While live streaming might look like a daunting task at first, it’s actually a fairly straightforward process when you have the right tools. Let me show you what those tools are, and how to use them properly.
How to increase your volume during a live stream
I have to start this with the obvious solution that isn’t always doable: get closer to the action. Whenever possible, staying as close as possible to the podium, lectern, or speakers might solve the problem.
Now that we stated the obvious, let’s get to an actual solution to prevent this from happening in the future. The best way to solve every audio problem is to get an affordable wireless mic for your mobile device.
Buying a Wireless Microphone for Funeral Streaming
At EventLive we tested several different options, and we think that the best mic is the one that’s easier to use. One that will not be confusing, that will work by simply plugging it in.
For both Android and Apple devices we recommend the Synco P1, which is a simple microphone that you can position anywhere in the venue.
As long as there isn’t too much interference between the transmitter and receiver (such as thick walls), this solution works flawlessly at funeral homes, cemeteries, or any other location.
You can get a Lightning version for Apple iPhones and older iPads ($69) or a USB-C version for newer iPads and Android Phones ($49).
How to use a Wireless Microphone to live stream funerals and life tributes
Wireless microphones allow you to walk around the venue, move the streaming device or even stay at the far end of a church and still get a crystal clear voice during the service.
In case these microphones are new to you, the first thing you should know is that they come in two pieces: one transmitter (the actual microphone) and one receiver.
Before you head to the venue, wireless mics need to be charged. The positive news here is that the one I just recommended comes with a charging case, which means that the batteries should be ready when you get them out of the box.
Once your mics have been charged, you need to plug the receiver into your mobile device. It is as simple as connecting any other accessory to your smartphone or tablet.
You don’t need to configure anything at all. If you’re using the EventLive app to do the streaming, it will automatically detect the microphone as soon as you connect it.
The next part is probably the most important one: you need to place the transmitter as close as possible to the audio source. A good idea is to place it at the podium or right in front of the speakers, so no matter where you are you will get crisp audio.
Audio Tips for Live Streaming Funerals
- The best way to live stream a funeral is by using a mobile device such as a smartphone or tablet. They come with incorporated microphones that perform better than any camera in the market, professional or not.
- To solve volume issues, the easiest way is to get closer to the action.
- To solve every issue, the best solution is to use a wireless microphone (you can get one for as low as $49).
- When placing a wireless mic, it is best to attach it to the venue’s microphone (if one is being used). The second best option is to place it at the podium. If none of these is possible, you can simply hand over the transmitter to the person that will be doing a speech.
I hope you found this solution useful, but if you have any questions regarding your audio setup, using multiple transmitters or even need help buying a wireless mic, feel free to get in contact with us at +1 (786) 305-8530 (USA), +44 7588 302446 (UK) or via email.