When Mackie released its first blender, in 1989, “live streaming” wasn’t even a tick in a YouTuber’s eye, but the latest product bearing the company’s name is designed for use at that end.
Said to have been designed from the ground up for content creators, the M•Caster Live is a portable livestreaming mixer designed for social media types, gamers, podcasters and DJs.
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This can connect directly to your smartphone’s headphone jack (if it has one, that is) or via USB to a computer, and can be powered by mains or a power bank.
As well as offering mic, headphone and media player inputs, you can sweeten the sound of your voice with the built-in, preset-based ContourFX at the touch of a button. The StreamFX Voice Changer, on the other hand, lets you apply fun effects and alter your sound.
There are also dedicated headphone and studio monitor outputs.
Along with the hardware, the M•Caster Live also comes with perpetual licenses for Accusonus’ ERA Voice Leveler and De-Esser plug-ins, plus a three-month subscription with full access to the company’s other software. .
Of course, in the world of streaming, it can be almost as much about how you look as how you sound, which is why Mackie has equipped the M•Caster Live with an RGB strip around its bottom edge, which can be light up in your choice of seven colors (or not at all, if you prefer). You can also choose a black or white finish.
The M•Caster Live will be available over the next few weeks for $259. A range of accessories, including light rings and a bag, will be launched later this year.
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