NAMM 2020: Roland Go:Livecast is a live streaming studio for smartphones

Device designed to bring broadcast quality to your smartphone live streams

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NAMM 2020: We’ve all got a camera in our pocket so live streaming your own show on YouTube should, in theory, be easy. However, there are still a few points of technological friction. That’s why Roland has introduced the Go:Livecast – a miniature plug-and-play broadcast studio for live streaming using a smartphone.

Go:Livecast lets you connect up to two smartphones or tablets for multiple angles and switch between them on the fly, without having to touch your screen.

For improved audio, you can plug a mic into the XLR input and use the basic sound production tools that are included. The device offers buttons for inserting pre-recorded audio and quick access to the external microphone and media volumes. All this can be monitored via a built-in headphone output.

Go:Livecast’s companion app also lets you log-in and connect to your preferred platforms and begin broadcasting. The app additionally provides a live display of comments so you can interact with your audience.

A text overlay is also available so you can present extra information during your live stream, such as lyrics or product info, depending on your show.

The app allows you to toggle between your smartphone’s rear- and forward-facing cameras, too, and even apply filters, should you so desire.

The Roland Go:Livecast is now available for $249.99. For more information, click here.

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