Dialog Audio launches all-in-one live streaming solution for audio content producers

Audio performance tools developer Dialog Audio has launched an all-in-one live streaming service specifically targeting audio content producers. Currently available in Beta, the appropriately named Live is a cross-platform application able to broadcast live in high quality at low costs.

Users are expected to include musicians and DJs, podcasters and spoken-word artists, as well as  concert halls, festivals, and other venues.  The app can be used to increase visibility on social media platforms and add value to fans and customers alike by providing professional audio streams.

Live consists of three key components: server, processor and transcoder. 

The Live user server is where users manage their streaming licenses and check stream reports. The Live Processor is the cross-platform desktop application (available for macOS and Windows) which allows stereo audio sources to be streamed in all common streaming formats to the live stream server; the software automatically detects the closest endpoint (that is fastest to reach) out of 21 available worldwide, to keep latency low. Finally there is the Live transcoder, which transcodes the selected stream formats – the server simultaneously distributes the stream to several user-selectable destinations, including RTMP (Real Time Messaging Protocol) servers to service Facebook, Twitch, and YouTube, or HLS (HTTP Live Streaming) via Dialog Audio web servers, backed by AWS (Amazon Web Services).

The goal is to provide audio content producers with a service that will live stream their art professionally without the need to also provide a professional video stream, which can quickly become prohibitively and, as far as audio enthusiasts are concerned, unnecessarily expensive. 

Dialog Audio has been busy developing this professional live streaming audio application since 2017.

The first 1,000 people to register will receive a 25-hour streaming license for free, valid until October 15 2020.

Two pricing models are available. A ‘pay-as-you-go’ option allows any user to stream when needed without being bound to any subscription, starting from $1.00 USD per hour, while a‘ monthly subscription’  is available for users who want to stream on a regular basis at a low-cost rate, starting from $0.20 USD per hour.

Live Processor is available to download for macOS (10.7 or higher) and Windows (7 or higher) from here.