7 Ways To Go LIVE With Your Mobile Phones!

Covid-19 pandemic that’s going on today since early 2020 has dramatically change everyone’s lives, including how we conduct our social activities such as live shows, events and many more. As the result of that, many people tend to showcase their talents by LIVE streaming or podcasting. With social media sites nowadays are able to provide the platform for live streaming, using mobile phones are often the quickest and the easiest way to broadcast or even watch livestreams.

However, using just only mobile phone device itself surely has it’s limitations. There are plenty of hardwares and devices that can greatly enhance the quality of live streaming. But which one is suitable for your needs? Let’s check out 7 ways to go LIVE using only your mobile phone!

1. Rode SC6-L Mobile Interview Kit

Record broadcast-quality interview audio on your iOS device anywhere, anytime, with the Rode SC6-L Mobile Interview Kit. Simply plug it into your iPad, iPhone, or iPod with its built-in Lightning cable, connect the two included microphones for yourself and your interview subject, and connect a pair of headphones for monitoring.

 

The Interview Kit comes with the SC6-L, two LAV-CLIPs, two WS-LAV windshields, a storage pouch, and two smartLav+ microphones, RØDE's professional grade lavaliers. The smartLav+ is a discreet and portable 4.5mm miniature mic made with omni-directional condenser capsules and Kevlar® reinforced cables, making them suitable for a wide range of film, television and broadcast applications.

Optimised to be used with the RØDE Reporter app, the user can enable/disable direct monitoring, alter boost gain, and choose between summed stereo and dual mono. These features can be retained by the SC6-L allowing users to use the SC6-L with other apps, such as the Camera, GarageBand, Voice Memos, etc.

2. Shure MV88+ Video Kit

The Shure MOTIV MV88’s great sound and immense versatility have made it one of the most popular mobile mics among vloggers, podcasters, filmmakers and musicians. Now, the next-generation MV88+ takes iOS integration and audio quality to a whole new level.

The MV88+ captures sound that’s clean and clear, whether you’re inches away from the source, recording an interview in a noisy environment, or laying down a new song idea with your favorite couch guitar. Multiple capsules let you record in variable cardioid, figure-8, and mid-side stereo (among other) options, which you can access from the free ShurePlus MOTIV iOS app!

So, whether you want to record a vlog, capture some sounds on your safari trip, interview another creator, or even connect the MV88+ rig to your own tripod, this video kit has got you covered!

3. Rode iXLR

Rode iXLR is an iOS audio interface that connects directly to your phone or tablet via Lightning connector. You can plug a standard XLR mic right into the interface — no cable required — for instant floor interviews and location recording on the spot. The Rode iXLR handles all the conversion and monitoring directly within the device.

A zero-latency headphone output allows you to monitor incoming audio in real time, while a push-button record switch with G/Y/R indicator LED gives you access to the free companion app's essential features without pulling out your phone. You can also download the RØDE Reporter app which can allow you to do one-click recording and pause; records broadcast quality in up to 24-bit/96kHz resolution, and longer recordings with optional variable bit-rate compressed formats. All can be shared natively across the iOS platform.

Great for podcasting, music creation, interviews, and more, Rode iXLR is also compatible with all dynamic and self-powered microphones!

4. Rode Wireless GO

For independent filmmakers, vloggers, streamers, and other content creators, the Rode Wireless GO wireless microphone system is an amazing solution for handling your audio. The Wireless GO is an ultra-compact wireless microphone system that is unique in its clip’n’go versatility and incredibly compact form-factor.

The Rode Wireless GO's innovative transmitter features a built-in omnidirectional mic so you can use it as a clip-on lav mic, and you can also use it as a standard wireless transmitter with 1/8" mic input for your own lavalier mic.

The Wireless GO system auto-pairs in under three seconds and transmits via RØDE’s Series III digital 2.4GHz transmission, which is optimised for shorter range operation in dense RF and Wi-Fi environments, but also offers an impressive line-of-sight range of 70m. There is a 3-stage gain control to tailor your output precisely to your camera or recording device and a handy battery-saver mode. The in-built lithium-ion batteries last up to 7 hours and are charged via USB-C.

And because the receiver is ultra-compact too, it easily clips to your camera's shoe mount, your camera strap, or even your clothing. In other words, the Rode Wireless GO is the ideal wireless microphone system for on-the-go content creators!

Well how to use the Wireless GO with your mobile phone you ask? Pair it up with SC7 patch cable from RODE! This high-quality cable features gold-plated contacts that are color-coded, so you can connect easily and confidently to your devices!

5. Roland GO:MIXER

Record high-quality audio directly to your smartphone with the compact, portable, and easy to use, Roland GO:MIXER. Connect your microphone, guitar or bass, keyboard, and even your music player, then connect your smartphone via USB. Mix to taste, then record your audio — it couldn't be easier to set up a session when you're out and about.

With multiple inputs available, you can connect a mic, musical instruments, and media players and mix them all together live while you shoot. A center-cancel function allows you to remove vocals from pre-recorded material for karaoke-style performances. Instead of relying on your phone’s noisy mono mic or recording external audio tracks that you have to sync later in a video editor, you can now record top-quality audio in one quick and easy step. Roland GO:MIXER is the ideal solution for adding a pro sound touch to your social media videos, helping you get more views and attract more followers!

6. Roland GO:LIVECAST

People of all kinds are sharing their talents for video games, makeup, cooking, animal training, and the ever-popular PUBG, Mobile Legends. Getting in on the streaming action usually involves buying a slew of expensive A/V equipment and a beefy computer, but what if there was a better way? The GO:LIVECAST Smartphone Streaming Studio from Roland makes it easy for creators of all kinds to share their content right from a smartphone or tablet.

Simply plug it into your device and gain hands-on control over your camera, trigger sound effects, sound mixing, display titles, media play, video effects, external microphones, and more —without needing a computer or costly dedicated A/V gear. This affordable interface takes all the hard work out of creating a professional-looking stream and is compatible with all major streaming platforms.

Using GO:LIVECAST is quick and easy—just plug in your smartphone and connect earbuds or headphones for sound monitoring. A built-in mic is ready to capture high-quality sound, complete with onboard reverb if you like to sing. An external professional mic is also supported via the XLR input, and there’s even a stereo line input for plugging in a guitar preamp, synth, mixer, or other sound source.

With just the GO:LIVECAST hardware, companion app, and your smartphone, you have all the tools you need to present engaging live web shows that will rival the most advanced creators on social media. The GO:LIVECAST app logs in to your accounts on Facebook Live, Twitch, YouTube, and other major streaming services.* Just select a platform and tap to start webcasting! And as you livestream, comments from your viewers can be monitored via a scrolling window in the app.

7. Rode Rodecaster Pro

The world’s first fully integrated podcast production studio, RODE's RODECaster Pro delivers superb audio quality while greatly simplifying the process of podcast production. With its four Class A mic preamps, RODECaster Pro supports up to four presenters and offers easy connection to phone, USB, and Bluetooth sources. You can record your podcasts directly to microSD card or to a computer via USB. With its large full-color touchscreen and intuitive control set, RODECaster Pro is incredibly fast and easy to use.

The RODECaster Pro features eight programmable sound effects pads for instant triggering of sound effects, music, intro and outros, or ads rolls. You can record direct to a pad from any of the RODECaster Pro’s inputs or simply assign audio from your computer. Each pad is highly customisable, with options for playback mode, colour-coding, and more, and you can store up to eight banks of sounds – 64 in total!

Recording a podcast with your crew at a distance? Simply connect your phone to the RODECaster Pro via Bluetooth™ or with a TRRS cable. The RODECaster Pro even provides “mix-minus” audio to prevent echo being heard by the caller (without the need for complicated external hardware).

Covid-19 pandemic that’s going on today since early 2020 has dramatically change everyone’s lives, including how we conduct our social activities such as live shows, events and many more. As the result of that, many people tend to showcase their talents by LIVE streaming or podcasting. With social media sites nowadays are able to provide the platform for live streaming, using mobile phones are often the quickest and the easiest way to broadcast or even watch livestreams.

However, using just only mobile phone device itself surely has it’s limitations. There are plenty of hardwares and devices that can greatly enhance the quality of live streaming. But which one is suitable for your needs? Let’s check out 7 ways to go LIVE using only your mobile phone!

1. Rode SC6-L Mobile Interview Kit

Record broadcast-quality interview audio on your iOS device anywhere, anytime, with the Rode SC6-L Mobile Interview Kit. Simply plug it into your iPad, iPhone, or iPod with its built-in Lightning cable, connect the two included microphones for yourself and your interview subject, and connect a pair of headphones for monitoring.

The Interview Kit comes with the SC6-L, two LAV-CLIPs, two WS-LAV windshields, a storage pouch, and two smartLav+ microphones, RØDE's professional grade lavaliers. The smartLav+ is a discreet and portable 4.5mm miniature mic made with omni-directional condenser capsules and Kevlar® reinforced cables, making them suitable for a wide range of film, television and broadcast applications.

Optimised to be used with the RØDE Reporter app, the user can enable/disable direct monitoring, alter boost gain, and choose between summed stereo and dual mono. These features can be retained by the SC6-L allowing users to use the SC6-L with other apps, such as the Camera, GarageBand, Voice Memos, etc.

2. Shure MV88+ Video Kit

The Shure MOTIV MV88’s great sound and immense versatility have made it one of the most popular mobile mics among vloggers, podcasters, filmmakers and musicians. Now, the next-generation MV88+ takes iOS integration and audio quality to a whole new level.

The MV88+ captures sound that’s clean and clear, whether you’re inches away from the source, recording an interview in a noisy environment, or laying down a new song idea with your favorite couch guitar. Multiple capsules let you record in variable cardioid, figure-8, and mid-side stereo (among other) options, which you can access from the free ShurePlus MOTIV iOS app!

So, whether you want to record a vlog, capture some sounds on your safari trip, interview another creator, or even connect the MV88+ rig to your own tripod, this video kit has got you covered!

3. Rode iXLR

Rode iXLR is an iOS audio interface that connects directly to your phone or tablet via Lightning connector. You can plug a standard XLR mic right into the interface — no cable required — for instant floor interviews and location recording on the spot. The Rode iXLR handles all the conversion and monitoring directly within the device.

A zero-latency headphone output allows you to monitor incoming audio in real time, while a push-button record switch with G/Y/R indicator LED gives you access to the free companion app's essential features without pulling out your phone. You can also download the RØDE Reporter app which can allow you to do one-click recording and pause; records broadcast quality in up to 24-bit/96kHz resolution, and longer recordings with optional variable bit-rate compressed formats. All can be shared natively across the iOS platform.

Great for podcasting, music creation, interviews, and more, Rode iXLR is also compatible with all dynamic and self-powered microphones!

4. Rode Wireless GO

For independent filmmakers, vloggers, streamers, and other content creators, the Rode Wireless GO wireless microphone system is an amazing solution for handling your audio. The Wireless GO is an ultra-compact wireless microphone system that is unique in its clip’n’go versatility and incredibly compact form-factor.

The Rode Wireless GO's innovative transmitter features a built-in omnidirectional mic so you can use it as a clip-on lav mic, and you can also use it as a standard wireless transmitter with 1/8" mic input for your own lavalier mic.

The Wireless GO system auto-pairs in under three seconds and transmits via RØDE’s Series III digital 2.4GHz transmission, which is optimised for shorter range operation in dense RF and Wi-Fi environments, but also offers an impressive line-of-sight range of 70m. There is a 3-stage gain control to tailor your output precisely to your camera or recording device and a handy battery-saver mode. The in-built lithium-ion batteries last up to 7 hours and are charged via USB-C.

And because the receiver is ultra-compact too, it easily clips to your camera's shoe mount, your camera strap, or even your clothing. In other words, the Rode Wireless GO is the ideal wireless microphone system for on-the-go content creators!

Well how to use the Wireless GO with your mobile phone you ask? Pair it up with SC7 patch cable from RODE! This high-quality cable features gold-plated contacts that are color-coded, so you can connect easily and confidently to your devices!

5. Roland GO:MIXER

Record high-quality audio directly to your smartphone with the compact, portable, and easy to use, Roland GO:MIXER. Connect your microphone, guitar or bass, keyboard, and even your music player, then connect your smartphone via USB. Mix to taste, then record your audio — it couldn't be easier to set up a session when you're out and about.

With multiple inputs available, you can connect a mic, musical instruments, and media players and mix them all together live while you shoot. A center-cancel function allows you to remove vocals from pre-recorded material for karaoke-style performances. Instead of relying on your phone’s noisy mono mic or recording external audio tracks that you have to sync later in a video editor, you can now record top-quality audio in one quick and easy step. Roland GO:MIXER is the ideal solution for adding a pro sound touch to your social media videos, helping you get more views and attract more followers!

6. Roland GO:LIVECAST

People of all kinds are sharing their talents for video games, makeup, cooking, animal training, and the ever-popular PUBG, Mobile Legends. Getting in on the streaming action usually involves buying a slew of expensive A/V equipment and a beefy computer, but what if there was a better way? The GO:LIVECAST Smartphone Streaming Studio from Roland makes it easy for creators of all kinds to share their content right from a smartphone or tablet.

Simply plug it into your device and gain hands-on control over your camera, trigger sound effects, sound mixing, display titles, media play, video effects, external microphones, and more —without needing a computer or costly dedicated A/V gear. This affordable interface takes all the hard work out of creating a professional-looking stream and is compatible with all major streaming platforms.

Using GO:LIVECAST is quick and easy—just plug in your smartphone and connect earbuds or headphones for sound monitoring. A built-in mic is ready to capture high-quality sound, complete with onboard reverb if you like to sing. An external professional mic is also supported via the XLR input, and there’s even a stereo line input for plugging in a guitar preamp, synth, mixer, or other sound source.

With just the GO:LIVECAST hardware, companion app, and your smartphone, you have all the tools you need to present engaging live web shows that will rival the most advanced creators on social media. The GO:LIVECAST app logs in to your accounts on Facebook Live, Twitch, YouTube, and other major streaming services.* Just select a platform and tap to start webcasting! And as you livestream, comments from your viewers can be monitored via a scrolling window in the app.

1. Rode SC6-L Mobile Interview Kit

The world’s first fully integrated podcast production studio, RODE's RODECaster Pro delivers superb audio quality while greatly simplifying the process of podcast production. With its four Class A mic preamps, RODECaster Pro supports up to four presenters and offers easy connection to phone, USB, and Bluetooth sources. You can record your podcasts directly to microSD card or to a computer via USB. With its large full-color touchscreen and intuitive control set, RODECaster Pro is incredibly fast and easy to use.

The RODECaster Pro features eight programmable sound effects pads for instant triggering of sound effects, music, intro and outros, or ads rolls. You can record direct to a pad from any of the RODECaster Pro’s inputs or simply assign audio from your computer. Each pad is highly customisable, with options for playback mode, colour-coding, and more, and you can store up to eight banks of sounds – 64 in total!

Recording a podcast with your crew at a distance? Simply connect your phone to the RODECaster Pro via Bluetooth™ or with a TRRS cable. The RODECaster Pro even provides “mix-minus” audio to prevent echo being heard by the caller (without the need for complicated external hardware).