Livestreaming using Open Broadcaster Software (OBS) (online event)

A recording microphone and computer screen


United Kingdom
Monday, 8 November 2021 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Ticket price: 
About the event: 

As more leisure-time music groups get to grips with livestreaming as an alternative or addition to live performances, we’re providing this session which will take a look at Open Broadcaster Software (OBS). OBS is a free piece of software that will allow you to add live visual effects to your livestream, making it even more professional in quality.
We’ll talk about:

  • Livestreaming – what it is, and what you need to get started
  • A detailed walk-through of OBS – a free piece of software that will allow you to add live visual effects to your broadcast (logos, overlays, titles pre-recorded sections etc.)
  • A look at the options to use more equipment in your streaming setup (multiple cameras, microphones etc)
  • A guide to planning a broadcast – what to think about before ‘going live.’

There will be an opportunity to ask questions via the chat function during the event.
There will be a short break during the event.

Who is this event for?

Anyone is welcome to come to this event. You don't need to have any experience of livestreaming as we will walk through the process from the very beginning, and there will be an opportunity to ask questions.

As we expect this event to be popular, we ask that only one person per group registers to attend for this event.

Cost: FREE for members and non-members

We will be using Zoom to host the meeting, and will send you full instructions the day before the event on how to join.

Places are limited, so reserve yours now.

Please read the event information below before reserving your place.

Reserve your tickets now

Registration for this event closes at 12.30pm on Sunday 7 November.

Event information:

  • This event includes a live on-screen demonstration
  • Questions will be taken via the chat function at this event
  • Automated closed captions (subtitles) will be available at this event. If you require live captioning, please contact us to request this

Expected event schedule:

  • 9.45am: we will start admitting people to the event
  • 10.00am: welcome and how we will use the Zoom features during the event
  • 10.05am: updates from Making Music
  • 10.10am: event topic
  • 11.00am approx: short break
  • 11.10am: event continues
  • 12.00pm: finish

Timings may vary on the day.

Recording information:
We may decide to record this event, either for publishing on our website, or so that we can review it internally.

  • We will announce at the beginning of the event if a recording is being made and what it will be used for
  • We will usually record in speaker view, meaning only people who speak will be recorded
  • If you speak, your image and voice will be captured in the recording
  • Attendee names as displayed in a Zoom meeting will not be captured in the recording
  • If you do not want your image to be captured, you may turn off your camera during the event. However, please be aware that if you do, your name will be displayed in place of your image, unless you have uploaded an image to your profile in Zoom
  • Breakout rooms will not normally be recorded
  • Your comments in the chat box will not form part of the recording

By booking a place and attending this event, you consent to being recorded in this way.

Inclusivity statement:
We aim to make our events as accessible as possible. If you have any particular accessibility requirements or if there is anything else we can do to help make the event a better experience for you, please let us know.

Cancellation policy:

Making Music reserves the right to cancel an event due to low attendance numbers, adverse weather conditions or other circumstances which make it no longer possible to run the event. If you have booked a place and Making Music cancels the event, we will offer you a full refund where applicable.