Select Microphone, Headphones, & Camera Equipment

Green Room 

Select your equipment within a Studio session by following the steps below:

  1. Start from within a Studio session
  2. Click on the Name Menu in the lower-left corner of your display
  3. Click on the equipment item you wish to adjust (microphone, camera, or video)
  4. A drop-down menu will appear listing the equipment types available to select
  5. Select equipment

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Firefox

Firefox does not provide means to select headphones (audio output) devices in applications like SquadCast. Instead, SquadCast will use the default audio output device selected in your operating system's sound settings when you're using Firefox. If you'd like to change your headphone selection in SquadCast, you can select your headphones in your operating system's sound settings. The sections that follow outline how you can do so.

Mac 

Click on the Apple menu in the top left corner

  1. Select System Preferences
  2. Select Sound in the second row

Microphone

  1. Select the Input tab near the top
  2. Select the desired Microphone or Audio Interface in the list
  3. Speak into the desired microphone
  4. Ensure that the Input level responds as intended
  5. Adjust the Input volume slider if necessary; we recommend 75-85%
  6. Refresh SquadCast

Headphones

  1. Select the Output tab near the top
  2. Select the desired Microphone or Audio Interface in the list
  3. Ensure the Mute is unchecked
  4. Ensure the Output volume is not 0%; we recommend 50%
  5. Refresh SquadCast

Camera

  1. macOS has no settings for the Camera
  2. Refresh SquadCast

Windows

  1. Click on the Start menu in the bottom left corner
  2. Select Settings
  3. Select System
  4. Select Sound

Microphone

  1. Select the desired Microphone or Audio Interface in the drop-down under Choose your input device
  2. Speak into the desired microphone
  3. Ensure that the Test your microphone responds as intended
  4. Click on Device Properties
  5. Adjust the Input volume slider if necessary; we recommend 75-85%
  6. If there are problems with any previous steps, please verify that your device driver is installed & updated; your hardware manufacturer's website will have support & instructions
  7. Refresh SquadCast

Headphones

  1. Select the desired Headphones or Audio Interface in the drop-down under Choose your output device
  2. Ensure the Output volume is not 0%; we recommend 50%
  3. Refresh SquadCast

Camera

  1. Windows has no settings for Camera
  2. Ensure all other apps that use the camera are fully closed; Windows does not allow more than one app at a time to use the camera
  3. Verify your device driver is installed & updated; your hardware manufacturer's website will have support & instructions
Recording from multiple mic inputs?

Due to system limitations, each computer can only accommodate one microphone input at a time. If multiple participants are recording from the same location, you have a couple of options:

  1. Share One Computer and Microphone: Everyone can gather around a single computer and use one microphone. This setup will produce one audio recording with all voices combined on a single track. Please note that it's not possible to create separate recordings for each participant if you're sharing the same equipment.
  2. Use Separate Computers in Different Rooms: To avoid audio feedback and manage individual recordings, participants can use a separate computer in a different room. This ensures that each recording is clear and isolated.

For any participant joining remotely they can connect to the session as usual from their location.

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