LiveMIC has two parts to it.
The first part is the client-side application and the second-side is server-side. We will look at the client-side first and then the studio side for administrators.
As a content provider, you only need to concern yourself with this part of LiveMIC. It's really simple to use and you can be on air in three clicks.
To open LiveMIC you will see a microphone icon just to the left of the On-Air controls progress bar. This is the icon that toggles the LiveMIC panel. If you haven't given the browser permission to access your microphone device at this stage, you will be prompted to do so. You must give a device access otherwise, LiveMIC is pointless and you may as well go and watch TV.
When the LiveMIC panel is open you will see it appear just below the On-Air controls. The panel is split into five sections:
This allows you to control the volume you're hearing the studio feed at. This doesn't alter the volume of PlayoutONE in the studio, it only alters how you're hearing it locally. It also allows you to choose if you're listening to the Studio or the Internet Stream for the station. The stream URL used here is set up in settings by your administrator. See the Settings Admin section.
This is the button that allows you to connect to the studio or disconnect. When a successful connection is made it will be bright green.
This toggles the quick keys visibility. When they're shown the log width will be halved and the quick keys will sit to the right of it.
Controls when volume ducking is activated and how far it should duck. When activated, the volume of PlayoutONE will be altered based on the volume set here.
This is your microphone control. You can mute and unmute your mic here and also gain ride the mic volume. You should always see the green Vu meter pumping away even if the mic is off. This is so you can gauge and test the input volume without it going to the studio.
Note: You can open and close the mic using keys on the keyboard and also toggle the volume ducking:
CTRL + LEFT CURSOR KEY = Open
CTRL + RIGHT CURSOR KEY = Close
CTRL + DOWN CURSOR KEY = Toggle Ducking
CTRL + UP CURSOR KEY = Play Next
This makes things a little easier especially if you want to map these keys to a mixer like the Airlite so the mic unmutes when the fade is opened for example.
In order to use LiveMIC you need to set up the PlayoutONE Studio Monitor application on the studio machine with PlayoutONE installed and running.
In PlayoutONE Pro Settings > Hardware you will also see a device for WebVT® LiveMIC Device. This needs to be set to a virtual audio cable ideally. This device is used to clone the audio PlayoutONE is putting out as a clean feed. This is the device you also select in PlayoutONE Studio Monitor for the Studio device. If you don't want to use a virtual cable and are comfortable with setting up Clean Feed / Mix Minuses within your Studio then this is also a good route to use. See our diagram for LiveMIC virtual cable setup.
PlayoutONE Studio Monitor is the conduit between the studio and LiveMIC on the clients computer at their location.
See the PlayoutONE Studio Monitor section for instructions on how to set it up for LiveMIC.