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Should YouTube Videos Have Background Music?

#YouTube Videos Background Music Youtube is the 2nd most visited site on the entire web, so it’s safe to say you’d be missing out on a huge market if you don’t regularly post to the platform. Whether that be to advertise your business, share your passions/hobbies, or just to show others some silly videos you […]

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What Volume Level (dB) Is Best For Sound Effects?

Sound effects are an important part of video and film production. As a general rule, sound effects should be set at a volume level of between -12dB and -18dB in most video editing software. Although the volume level of sound effects will vary, they should never impede on your main narration or exceed 0dB. What […]

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Can I Connect A Microphone To An iPad?

It is possible to connect a microphone directly to an iPad or Apple device, however additional hardware is typically needed to make the connection. The type of microphone you use, whether it is a USB or XLR connection microphone will further determine what setup and extra hardware you might need. Personally, I have found connecting […]

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Should I Start Gaming on YouTube or Twitch?

The thought has more than likely crossed all gamer’s minds at some point in time. We spend so much time with our eyes glued to our monitors and our hands clasped firmly around our controllers, we may as well be broadcasting or recording what we do and maybe provide some entertainment to people, right? Heck, […]

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Where Can I Download Free Game Background Music?

From game developers to game players, finding good free game background music is like slaying your first dragon. Free game background music can be downloaded from multiple sites, however, ensure you get a written music licence agreement that proves you can use the music and if you are looping the music for game development, avoid […]

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Is There Royalty Free Music On Spotify?

If you are looking for royalty free music on Spotify, you are most likely looking for easy and safe to stream music that you can use as background music in your Twitch, YouTube or Mixer streams and avoid the hassle of downloading actual audio files. As a general rule, there is royalty free music on […]

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Best Budget Microphone For Streaming For Under $100

It is completely possible to get a great microphone for streaming for under $100. Below are listed the best budget microphones for streaming for under $100, based on my experience. 1. Rode NT-USB-Mini Warm and clear sound recordings Built in pop filter Built in audio effects 2. Blue Yeti Nano USB Mic Professional recording rates […]

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What Is The Best Free Video Editor?

The power of great editing goes a long way in the filmmaking process, but a craftsman is only as good as their tools. As a general rule, the best free video editing software is: Blender Video Editor Shotcut Avidemux Openshot HitFilm Express or most pre-installed video editors on Windows or MAC When it comes to […]

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Can I Use Copyrighted Music If I Give Credit?

Finding free and safe to use copyrighted music that you can use legally in your content is essential for creators. As a general rule, you can not use copyrighted music simply by giving credit. You must have permission from the music copyright owner before using music in your content and projects. It is a nice […]

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Are Sound Effects Copyrighted?

Sound effects are an essential tool for content creators and video producers. Sound effects can take your videos and content to a new level when used well. As a general rule, sound effects are copyrighted. Similar to music copyright, sound effects are created and recorded and therefore are the IP (intellectual property) of the creator. […]