There are two ways to get audio in Switcher Studio: internal and external audio sources. Internal sources include the built-in microphone, Video Chat, and pre-recorded video assets. External sources include external microphones, audio mixers, and media players (e.g. computers, iPods, etc.) that can be plugged into your switching device.
Default / Internal Audio Sources
By default, Switcher Studio uses the built-in microphone on the main switching device for audio. You cannot select remote cameras as the audio source.
When using Video Chat or playing video assets, you don't need to do anything additional to get their audio into Switcher Studio. By default, the software includes echo cancellation for Video Chat.
If the audio quality is poor from the main switcher, consider moving the device closer to the action or connecting external audio sources.
External Audio Sources
Using external audio sources can improve the quality and quantity of audio sources in your broadcast. Whether you're plugging in a single microphone, media player, or routing multiple devices through an audio mixer, you will need a specific set of adapters, cables, and hardware. These requirements depend on whether your switcher device has a headphone jack, lightning port, or USB-C port. These guides provide step-by-step instructions on setting up external audio sources by input type:
- Using a Headphone Jack for External Audio
- Using a Lightning Port for External Audio
- Using a USB-C Port for External Audio
For additional information on audio, check out the Audio section of the Help Center.