Rudy Engels
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How to choose a microphone

In this episode I talk about the different kind of microphones: dynamic, condenser, ... I also try to explain how to connect them to your computer.


  • NDI discovery fix for networks with IPv6 enabled or when no gateway is configured
  • Fixed some issues with certain VST3 plugins

The Art of Learning


Failure. That's the word that best describes what happened last Tuesday.

Everything was working in pre-show and then I said "I'll mute my audio and let's start the show".

To cut a long story short, I started fully concentrated on my show and after twenty minutes I had a look at the YouTube chat. What I was reading there was not what I wanted to read...

No audio! No audio! No audio! No audio!

So, the first part of my show was completely without audio 🙁


What happened? I forgot to unmute my audio and wasn't paying attention to the chat, mail, ... My viewers were trying to contact me but I wasn't paying attention to anything.

I was so ashamed this happened but luckily for me the audience was very polite and helped me through the rest of the show.

A post about this was published on the WOLS Facebook Group and the reactions over there and the very good suggestions gave me the courage to continue.

Lesson learned and I'm going to make a pre-show checklist to avoid making the same and other possible mistakes.

We'll talk about this in next week's show.


  • On 7th February 2018 Facebook further restricted access to Page comments in its API.
    This resulted in vMix Social only showing the messages with the user details on each comment hidden.

    This update to vMix Social restores access to Facebook Page comments but only if the logged in user has admin access to that page.