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Broadcasting audio from other software

Broadcast from Virtual DJ, Ableton Live, and other other applications

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Written by Jon
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This article will show you how you can broadcast from another audio application over Mixlr by using Mixlr AudioLink, an audio device that is installed when you download Mixlr.

TIP: if you're using DJ software with a DJ controller, this article may not be appropriate. You may need to select the DJ controller as your audio input in Mixlr, or use an external audio interface to route your audio into Mixlr.

Output your audio from your audio application

Firstly you will need to set the audio output on your audio application to Mixlr AudioLink. You can usually find this option under Preferences or Options. This might not be referred to as the audio output in your application - it may also be labelled 'speakers', 'playback', 'air output' (for radio scheduling applications), 'master output' or something else. If you haven't updated this before it will probably have your speakers currently selected here.

Locate this in your audio application and change it to 'Speakers (Mixlr AudioLink)'.

TIP: if you're unable to find Mixlr AudioLink, see this article for help:

If it's not possible to select an audio output for your audio application see this article on how to broadcast your desktop audio.

Input your audio to Mixlr

Open the Mixlr app and select the mixer icon to open your audio settings.

TIP: this is accessible from both the events screen (above) and the broadcast screen, meaning you can set up your audio before you start your live event and adjust as needed while you're on air.

Click the arrow by 'Select Source' for other channel 1 or channel 2 (the Mic and Any Input channels) to bring up the list of input options.

Select 'Mixlr AudioLink > Channels 1 and 2' from the list.

Mixlr AudioLink connection set up

When Mixlr AudioLink has been selected you will see it listed as the input for this channel, where 'Select Source' was previously displayed.

Now that you have routed your sound from your audio application into Mixlr, find out how to adjust the volume and activate monitoring.

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