Becoming a full-time content creator can prove to be a very demanding job, but don’t have to sweat it because the ever-giving realm of the internet provides all kinds of resources for you to take advantage of them.
Even if you’ve just begun dipping your toes in the gameplay streaming waters or you already have some experience sharing your gaming talent with the world, here’s a list of totally free apps that will help you achieve Master status in no time.
This open-sourced and free software is the default choice for amateur and professional streamers alike. OBS Studio is Windows, macOS and Linux compatible and not only does it help you organize every single resource you may need for recording and streaming, but it also has an extremely simple interface and is super easy to use. Best of all? There are tons of helpful OBS Studio tutorials on YouTube where you can learn how to squeeze this app for maximum juice!
Today’s online gaming scene wouldn’t be what it is if it weren’t for Discord and its multiplatform support. It started as a spot for gamers to chat and discuss any gaming topic you could ever imagine, but has evolved to become a place where communities are born and nurtured. So, if you’re trying to build a tribe of your own with your followers and audiences, Discord is definitely the perfect choice for that.
GIMP is arguably the most popular free and open source image-editing software you can find. It’s full of features that will let you prepare in advance any kind of graphic you may need for your streaming. It can seem overwhelming at first sight, but it is a rather friendly piece of software that will get the job done faster than you can say GIMP.
Just as it is vital to have your visuals ready before you start streaming, the audio is also a key element when it comes to pre-producing your transmissions… and during post-production too! Audacity lets you create, record, mix, edit and do anything you can think of with music, voices, effects and audio clips and works pretty well in all three major OS out there.
If you’re a PC games enthusiast and you’re always looking for new ways of capturing and showcasing your gameplays when streaming, you have to check Rainway out. With this app you can turn your PC into a gaming server and play all of your favorite games on another PC or a mobile device (even those running iOS, believe or not).
The streaming experience goes beyond the moment the live video feed ends. Most gamers take full advantage of video sites to publish their sessions, or at least a cut with the best moments of it. Now you can edit video like a true Hollywood Pro with DaVinci Resolve, which includes a vast array of tools that will make the editing process a breeze.
Make sure to check these apps out, let us know what you think about them and don’t forget to share with us any other tips and tools that have helped you improve your streaming talents. Join our community and follow us on social media where you’ll find more Kosmic Dust.
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