Beam.pro acquired by Microsoft

Streaming platform Beam.pro launched officially on January 5th and has been expanding and innovating at a break-neck pace ever since.  They brought several of their own unique features to the market and put a heavy focus on community.  We’ve been following...

Lift Gaming: 2016 Restructure Update

It’s been about a year and a half since we launched Lift Gaming.  In that time, we’ve watched as Lift has morphed from an idea, to one of the leading website communities for aspiring content producers.  As we grow, we want to ensure that we stay focused on...

Beam.pro Interview: 2016 Update

The crew over at Beam.pro has been busy!  Some of you may remember an interview I did with Matt Salsamendi, the CTO and Co-Founder of Beam.  We spoke at length about Beam’s features and infrastructure, as well as future plans.  I was impressed with the service...

Pros and Cons of Duo Casting Setups

Finding the best way to stream can be a difficult task to accomplish. Having more than one person in the studio and on the stream can make it even more overwhelming.  Here, we will delve into some of the techniques we have tried over the past couple of years, along...

Pro Audio: Channel Strips, Preamps & Amps

In this guide, I hope to cover the role a microphone preamplifier plays in the audio signal chain as well as how to choose one, and what to look for. Before you read on, I’d just like to preface this guide by pointing out that, for most of you, a simple phantom power...

Pro Audio: Part 3 – Mixers & Interfaces

If you’ve read through Parts 1 and 2, chances are you now need a way to get all of this analog gear into your PC. In this guide, I hope to outline two avenues for converting that audio chain into a digital signal through either interfaces or mixers. Depending on your...

Why YouTube Subscribers Are Important

Welcome to the second article in my YouTube content and creation series! If you missed the first article, Creating Compelling Titles and Thumbnails be sure to check it out to get started in attracting viewers to your videos. In this article I’m going to discuss...

Pro-Audio: Part 2 – Compressors & Dynamics

Just your friendly neighborhood audio engineer back to continue what we started in Part 1 where we covered some gear philosophy, microphones, and miking techniques. But a microphone is only half your sound. The other half – the key to tightening up your sound, keeping...

Lift Gaming Celebrates One Year

Lift Gaming Celebrates 1 Year! Where have we been? Where are we headed? Season’s Greetings Lifters!  We wanted to let everyone know that as of January 1st, 2016, Lift Gaming will have been around for ONE YEAR!  It has been an amazing journey so far.  Bringing...

Lift Gaming Member’s D&D Fail on Twitch Goes Viral

D&D typically stands for Dungeons & Dragons, a pen and paper tabletop roleplaying game.  For a few members of our Lift Gaming community however, their D&D campaign on Twitch became a Drinking & Dreaming session. PokeYourEyesOutGames, MurderKlok,...
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Streaming News

Twitch: Localized Display Names Have Arrived

“Things are getting a whole lot easier for a big part of our international community today. Users who use Twitch in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean can now add a localized display name with characters from their respective languages in front of the existing... read more

Twitch: Share Activity with Friends

If you like updates and sharing, Twitch’s latest update to Friends ought to make you happy. “You can now share what you are watching or broadcasting with your entire friends list. Not only that, but you can easily join them by clicking their status under... read more

Twitch acquires Curse Inc.

Earlier this week, Twitch announced they will be acquiring Curse Inc., a “leading global multimedia and technology company focused on content and products specifically for gamers.” They’re probably best known for the voice client that shares the same... read more

Beam.pro acquired by Microsoft

Streaming platform Beam.pro launched officially on January 5th and has been expanding and innovating at a break-neck pace ever since.  They brought several of their own unique features to the market and put a heavy focus on community.  We’ve been following... read more

Twitch Presents My Clips

With the launch of Clips back in May and the roll-out to all Twitch channels two months later, you may have accumulated a fair number of Clips by this point. You may have even lost some, doomed to never share them again. To make sure that doesn’t happen again,... read more

Twitch: HTML5 Video Player Beta is Spreading

Just over a month ago, we covered the launch of Twitch’s HTML5 video player, a long awaited and much needed feature for the site. Initially slated for Q2 2016, the release of HTML5 was delayed until less than a week after Q2’s end. It began with Turbo... read more
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