Category Archives: Content Production

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Do You Need a Microphone To Make A Successful YouTube Video?

If you frequent the web, particularly sites such as Twitch, or use online services such Xbox Live, then you more than likely own a microphone. Microphones are the best way to express yourself online! They allow you to have real, fluid conversations with others over the web, and record videos that utilise your voice, instead […]

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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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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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Background Music for Games | Listen, Stream or Download

Getting the right soundtrack for your games – be it as a livestreamer or a video game developer – is a fundamental task. Background music for games, or gaming music (also known as BGM (Background Game Music) or VGM (Video Game Music) is music that can be used as background music in video games. These […]