Created to bring gamer communities together, Discord has quickly become a must-have messaging software. Here’s how to put your listeners on air or carry out a live broadcast on your radio station with Discord.
For this, you will need to install 3 different types of software:
- A virtual mixer – You can use Loopback or SoundFlower on Mac or VoiceMeeter on Windows.
- Discord in order to invite and interact with your listeners or guests.
And of course, StudioKing to broadcast live on your radio station.
Step 1: Discord
Open Discord and create a server on behalf of your radio station. This is where you’ll be able to invite your presenters or listeners. Head over to the Voice & Video settings.
In the Input Device field, select your microphone. In the Output Device field, select VoiceMeeter Input if you’re using Windows. For Mac users, you’ll either need to select Loopback or SoundFlower Input.
When you’re ready to go live, you’ll then need to head back back to Discord in Salon Vocaux to address your audience, but for now it’s time to move on to step 2.
Step 2: VoiceMeeter
Before making your adjustments, you will need to download 2 smaller software types for VoiceMeeter: VB-Cable & HIFI-CABLE & ASIO-Bridge.
Once downloaded, you will need to install them. For VB-Cable, unzip the file, open the folder and simply run the VBCABLE_Setup file as an administrator and click on Install.
The same thing goes for HIFI-CABLE & ASIO-Bridge, unzip the file, open the folder and launch the HIFI-CABLE_Setup file and click on Install.
Once these extensions have been installed, you’re finally ready to open VoiceMeeter.
The first thing you’ll need to do is select in column 1, the microphone input of your computer.
Then in Hardware OUT (2) A1, select KS: VB- Audio Hi-fi Cable.
The Virtual Input represents the sound coming from Discord. If you wish, you can lower or increase the Fader according to the volume you want.
Step 3: StudioKing
It’s time to open up StudioKing, but before you broadcast live, you’re going to need to make a couple of adjustments. Head over to the Input/Output tab. In the Input Device field, you’ll need to select HI-FI Cable Output.
All your settings are now complete!
Now all that’s left to do is to go live on your radio station with your guests!Create and present your own radio station today and involve your Discord community!