Roland Go:LiveCast Smartphone Video Streaming Mixer/Broadcaster
This is, maybe, the coolest streaming device ever. This little gem from Roland lets you turn two smartphones into a full-blown video studio, complete with camera switching, video mixing, and titles (just for a start). You can use the phone audio, or plug in a condenser mic (it has phantom power on board), or a standard XLR microphone such as an SM58 or D90. Using the free app, you tell the device where to send the streaming result, such as Facebook, Instagram, or some other media platform.
No computer needed, just plug and stream.
Here's what Roland has to say about this:
Although it’s easy to stream live content with your smartphone, making your broadcasts look professional takes more effort. That’s why you need GO:LIVECAST, the simple and affordable way to bring superior production values to your webcasting. This hardware/app combo is a fully featured streaming studio that lets you mix sound, display titles, play media, trigger sound effects, and more—without needing a computer or costly dedicated A/V gear. With just the GO:LIVECAST hardware, companion app, and your smartphone, you have all the tools you need to present engaging live web shows that will rival the most advanced creators on social media.
Using GO:LIVECAST is quick and easy—just plug in your smartphone and connect earbuds or headphones for sound monitoring. A built-in mic is ready to capture high-quality sound, complete with onboard reverb if you like to sing. An external professional mic is also supported via the XLR input, and there’s even a stereo line input for plugging in a guitar preamp, synth, mixer, or other sound source.
The GO:LIVECAST app includes easy-to-use media tools that bring premium production values to your web shows. Create your own personalized libraries for music, sound effects, photos, and videos, or start creating with a variety of pre-installed options. Custom titles and text are also available, enhancing your productions even further. Media elements for different shows can be stored in Live Sets, all queued up and ready for when it’s time to go live.
The GO:LIVECAST app logs in to your accounts on Facebook Live, Twitch, YouTube, and other major streaming services.* Just select a platform and tap to start webcasting! And as you livestream, comments from your viewers can be monitored via a scrolling window in the app.
Via a simple, customizable control layout, the GO:LIVECAST hardware lets you direct your live presentations and stay fully engaged with your audience. All it takes is a touch to start broadcasting, play music, display titles, launch photos and videos—or even trigger some applause at the end of the show! Knobs provide quick control of mic and media volumes, while the mic-mute button will keep coughs and unwanted sounds out of your livestream.
Select your smartphone’s front or rear camera within the app and add a skin filter, if needed, to soften the look. Portrait or landscape mode is automatically set by your phone’s positioning, while in-camera mirroring displays the proper left/right perspective to your audience. It’s even possible to connect a second smartphone camera over wi-fi, with one-touch switching and support for split-screen views.