Using Live Commentary within MyArena

Modified on Tue, 23 Apr 2024 at 06:49 PM

Overview


An audio source can be connected to the Keemotion Server through USB for the purpose of adding commentary to the video production.


Once connected to the server, it is up to the end user to setup the correct audio levels for their production. Depending on the mixer hardware used, there can be one or many channels to allow for a single commentator to many commentators (example play-by-play and color).


The Keemotion system will then utilize this new audio source as an additional channel to the production, which includes by default the ambient sound from the Keemotion system’s microphone. Sound levels between these two main channels can be configured in MyArena. This can either be set as the default option in the stream configuration of the particular league or adjusted live while a recording is happening.

 

What is the distance between the commentators and the server?

Up to 5 meters or 16.4042 feet

The mixer should be directly connected to the server via a USB cable.Graphical user interface, text, application

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For driver compatibility only certain USB devices are supported. The following supported devices are:

 

Behringer XENYX Q802USB

Usage of up to two commentators:

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Behringer XENYX QX1202USB

Usage of up to four commentators:

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Other/Unsupported Mixers:

Other unsupported mixers or mixers without USB outputs may be used, but they will require the use of a USB audio interface.

 

The only supported interface is:

 

Behringer U-PHORIA UM2

 

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The mixer would need to be plugged into the Mic/Line 1 of the UM2 and then the UM2 plugged into the server via USB.

 

 



Greater than 5 meters or 16.4042 feet

The location where the mixer is located and the location where the server is located should be cabled together using a good quality microphone cable (2 conductors + shield) with a maximum distance of 100 meters or 328.084 feet. Each end should be terminated with a wall socket using a 3 pin XLR female socket at the commentator end and a 3 pin XLR male socket at the server end. (Pin 1 Shield/Gnd, Pin 2 Hot/Red, Pin 3 Cold/White)

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The server would then need an XLR to USB interface. The only currently supported interface is:

Behringer U-PHORIA UM2

 

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Friendly Reminder: XLR to 3.5mm Jack adapters should NEVER be used.

From the commentator's end, any mixer with XLR inputs should be sufficient (USB functionality is not required), however we would recommend the following:



 

Usage of up to two commentators:

 

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Behringer XENYX 802

 

 



Usage of up to four commentators:

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Behringer XENYX 1202

The output of the mixer should then be connected to a Direct Injection box with a ¼” (6.25mm) mono jack to a jack patch lead. Most Direct Injection boxes will work. The one we recommend is below.



 

Behringer ULTRA-DI DI400P

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Between the wall socket and the UM2 and the wall socket and the DI Box you will need a 3pin XLR M-F patch cables.






 

Headsets

Unless connected directly to the server, headsets should work without issues with an audio mixer. One headset is required per commentator.

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Headset Sennheiser HMD 26-600-II-XQ (high end)



 

 

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Serial SMH-1010CH Single-Sided Communication Headset





Headphone Amplifier

This item is optional but recommended. It is used so that the speaker can hear himself speak with direct line feedback.

 

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Headphone Amplifier




 

Ambient Microphones

These are optional microphones and are only applicable if extra court sound locations are required and there are enough extra channels in the audio mixer.


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Ambient sound Mics (optional - for extra ambient/court sounds)



 



Cables

 

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 XLR cables



 

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XLR to USB

 



Friendly Reminder: If you need any further assistance, please feel free to contact us and we will be more than happy to help!

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