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Adding Audio Buses to Wirecast

Hi,

It will be helpful if you can add an Audio Bus were we can select different Sources to be played and outputted on a Second Audio Output Device, different than the Master Audio Mix.

In my case, As Im mixing the studio microphones and remote guests in an external audio mixer, I need it to give the ability to our Presenter and Remote guests to hear the clips played with Wirecast during the show.

Regards

Amir

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    • CraigSModerator
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    • CraigS
    • 2 yrs ago
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    Definitely an interesting idea. I think others may be interested. 
    Please fill out the Feature Request Form as well so we can give a personal case number in case we need to contact you directly.

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  • CraigS 

    Already did.

    Thanks

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  • If your mixer supports Dante you can use Dante Via to send the PGM to your mixer as well. Or just send it hard wired, create a new mix minus for wirecast itself. So your mixer is the heart of everything and you treat wirecast like you would treat a remote guest.

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  • some other vendors have multiple busses to choose/select. And they can all defined to send to a specific hardware. Master to system default, Headphone to a USB Speaker, Bus A to your ASIO device and so on.

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  • Jens Jarke 

    thank you for the suggestion, but I don’t think this is going to work with us, as we are using wirecast to stream to social media platforms.

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  • I did this before with WIrecast. There is nothing special you need. You can work with the computer speaker and mic jacks. And Wirecast. Connect the mic to and output of your mixing desk. Best a bus/aux. Map this input in wirecast just to track 1. Add your videos to wirecast. Map them onto track 1 AND 2. Open the audio mixer. Select track 2 (this is the essential part) and the build in audio card output. Now connect the speaker output of your wirecast to the mixer as input.

    Track 1 = Main, stream, record

    Track 2 = Return to the audio desk.

    Everything you route onto track 2 will be available on your audio desk for further processing. Make sure you don't send it back to wirecast (it's already in wirecast). Just send other audio inputs from your mixer back to wirecast.

    Let me know if that works for you.

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  • What wirecast is really lacking is that you have just one physical output. If each track could have it's own output that would be much easier.

    It took me year to make telestream aware of the need for multiple tracks. The ingest side is solved. Now I hope it doesn't take the same amount of time to get the output side as well.

    At the end you will have some kind of a matrix mixer in wirecast. A feature I raised since version 8 or so. Craig do you remember?

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    • CraigSModerator
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    • CraigS
    • 2 yrs ago
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    Jens Jarke Yes, and it is one of the things we're looking at.

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    • CraigS  This would extreamly help my team working with Wirecast. 

      Beeing able to seperatly output each rendezvous guest, would be the biggest improvement I can think of right now. Since I have only one mix-minus at the moment, my sound ingenieur has all remote guests on one fader :/
      I also currently feed media ingestion through another source (NDI) to be able to have its audio mixed externally... 

      Looking foreward to any further output channel :D

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      • CraigSModerator
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      • CraigS
      • 2 yrs ago
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      Robert Thalheim I certainly understand the utility of this.

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  • Jens Jarke Thank you for this turn around solution, I will try it and let you know the result.

    Also, thank you for all the contribution you are suggesting to Dev team.

    As you said this is very important feature that should be available in Wirecast.

    Cheers

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  • Jens Jarke Tested and working as you described, thanks for you help.

    waiting for the feature to be added to Wirecast soon.

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  • Glad I could help.

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  • Not sure if this will help, but Rogue Amoeba makes Loopback, which allows you to do any and all audio routing pre- or post Wirecast. Also great with their Audio Hijack... 

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    • Greg Kuhnert
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    • Greg_Kuhnert
    • 2 yrs ago
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    Richard Zultner said:
    Rogue Amoeba makes Loopback, which allows you to do any and all audio routing pre- or post Wirecast. Also great with their Audio Hijack

    I tried to talk to Rogue Amoeba with some pre-sales questions, and their responses did not leave me with any level of confidence that they were an appropriate vendor to buy from. At the time, they were adding additional costs beyond the list price supposedly for "GST" tax in Australia. Before starting, it is unlawful to list a price and add tax later for Australian taxes. When questioned, they were not even registered to remit tax to the Australian government.

    Their breaches of taxation laws in Australia were reported, and they were subsequently investigated by the tax office. As a matter of principle, I will never deal with companies that deal in deceptive and potentially unlawful business practices.

    Audinate on the other hand were a pleasure to deal with, and provided clear answers before deciding to purchase of Dante VIA.

    GK

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  • That Greg, I couldn't have said this better.

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    • J. Lauer
    • J_Lauer
    • 2 yrs ago
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    Is there any news on this? I am looking at purchasing a Wirecast license and Audio IO/ routing is paramount to my decision. 

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      • CraigSModerator
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      • CraigS
      • 2 yrs ago
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      J. Lauer related  Internal Reference for this feature is WIRE-14179 and it is currently being analyzed. Also related to this feature request.

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  • i know it's not good to say this but vmix have 4 buses audio(49$ license).. infortunately with corona virus al people want integrated the "terrible zoom/google meet/microsoft team/skype" inside our live and put all on facebook and youtube.. it's a standar request work!
    we are video operator/director and not audio tecnics, the new problem generated from zoom and co it's only audio/loop audio.. we need a solution easy, and not buy 4/5 different audio software for generate virtual audio connection with impossible settings.
    i understand support but i pay 1000 euros for software pro and 120 euros every years for support and updates, everytime i hope the new updates software integrated new solution for the simple request and not only for top user that only a very little small part use it.
    this are the types problems where we fight every days
    i'm mac user and it's not simple to solved this problem alone, we need a second person for stay to audio mixer, but when i use pc it's impossible to solved

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  • I see that this request has since been started. Like the other responses, I can certainly agree that audio buses are basic parts of the software. For one particular project we even switched to Vmix because of the many options in it, then Wirecast really does lag behind in ability to do something somewhat with audio. Even if it is just the sound of a video we play back can be heard in the studio without any difficult hassle.

    Hopefully this feature will soon be implemented in Wirecast that more is possible in the audio area, doesn't seem like higher math to me.

    Then it really becomes in my opinion a dealbreaker for many people to use wirecast for smaller professionals.

    Thanks!

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      • CraigSModerator
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      • CraigS
      • 3 wk ago
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      Niels Gietelink Audio Buses should be happening soon. Other audio work including monitoring is being worked on. Note we just added support for third-party VST3 plugins so audio improvements are generally a high priority now.

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    • CraigS Looking forward too!:) Btw the new feature of VST3 plugins in the recent version is nice! 👍

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      • CraigSModerator
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      • CraigS
      • 3 wk ago
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      Niels Gietelink We're really focusing on audio improvements. 

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