There are many different options if you are looking to create a call-in show using StreamYard. Our blog post with a full breakdown can be found here.
In order to set up a call-in show using StreamYard you will need:
1. A VoIP service such as Skype or Whatsapp to accept calls.
2. A Virtual (or physical) Audio Mixer to capture audio and route it into StreamYard.
Creating a Call-In Show using Loopback (Mac)
If you are a Mac user, you can use the virtual audio mixer Loopback to create and run your call-in show. More extensive information on installing and setting up Loopback can be found in our help doc here.
1. Upon installing Loopback, restart your computer. After restarting open Loopback, click “New Virtual Device”.
2. Click the “+” icon next to the first column titled “Sources” and add the source from which your phone calls are coming from. If you plan to use Google Voice, open Google Voice in a different browser such as Safari or Firefox while running StreamYard in Google Chrome so that you don't get doubled audio.
3. Again, click the “+” icon next to “Sources” and add your microphone source. If you need other sources as well, like if you plan to run sound through iTunes and want that to come through to your StreamYard stream, add that or any other source as well. You can add as many as you wish.
4. In a StreamYard studio, in Settings -> Audio, set your Mic device to "StreamYard Mic" (or whatever your virtual Loopback device is called), and your Speakers device to your real speakers/headphones.
Enjoy running your first call-in show using Loopback with StreamYard!
Creating a Call-In Show using Voicemeeter (Windows)
If you are a Windows user, you can use the virtual audio mixer Voicemeeter to create and run your call-in show. More information on how to setup and use Voicemeeter can be found here.
1. Download and install Voicemeeter. Restart your computer after installing.
2. Open Voicemeeter. Click the "1" at the top left, and select the microphone you'd like to use (the name will depend on what microphone you are using.)
3. Click the "A1" at the top right, and select the speakers/headphones you'd like to use (the name will depend on what speakers/headphones you are using.)
4. For column 1 ("HARDWARE INPUT"), disable "A" and enable "B".
For column 2, disable "A" and "B".
For column 3 ("VIRTUAL INPUT"), enable "A" and "B".
Your configuration should now look like this:
5. To send audio from apps like Zoom or Skype to StreamYard, their output/speaker device needs to be set to "VoiceMeeter Input".
Some apps allow setting their individual output device separately from the default output device in Windows. For example in Zoom, you can go to Settings->Audio, and set the Speaker device to "VoiceMeeter Input", and the Microphone to the microphone you'd like to use.
For apps/programs that don't allow setting their individual output/speaker device, the default output device in Windows needs to be changed.
- Right click the sound icon on the taskbar, and click "Open Sound Settings"
- Change the default Output device to "VoiceMeeter Input"