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Direct streaming of Hauptwerk sound

PostSun Dec 06, 2020 3:59 pm

Hi,
I have been trying for some time, without success, to stream the HW sound directly.
My goal is to take online organ lessons (guess why...) by using any video conferencing tool (skype, zoom,..) or broadcasting tool.
I have win10, HW5 lite, a webcam with microphone BUT I want to stream the organ sound directly from HW, not by putting a microphone in front of the speakers. Of course the organ sound and my voice must be mixed.

I have asked many people and I also opened a ticket for the HW support. A guy from the support said it is definitely possible but he didn't bother to explain how.
The biggest problem I faced is that HW takes exclusive access of the ASIO driver, so all the tools I used (ASIO bridge, VM, OBS with asio plugin,...) cannot "see" the asio driver.
I do not think it's a trivial problem but at the same time I am surprised that the solution is not available in forums, groups and youtube tutorials, as I believe that nowadays online lessons are unfortunately more and more common.
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Re: Direct streaming of Hauptwerk sound

PostSun Dec 06, 2020 6:07 pm

Hi,

A guy from the support said it is definitely possible but he didn't bother to explain how.


I told you to search our forum and online (youtube etc), that some of our users were doing it.

You need to tell your conference software which audio source you want to use (Hauptwerk output... ), but you add another layer of complexity to your project, you want to use also a microphone... so you will need some sort of mixer (virtual/software based) or physical. Your audio interface may provide a mixer who could mix two sources into one and use that mixdown with your conference software. But how you do that depends of your audio setup, conference software etc etc... so there is no "out of the box solution".

You will find on our forum the following threads referring to external solutions, explanations. You will need to explore and see which solution is best for you and your environment.

https://forum.hauptwerk.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=18498&p=140211&hilit=zoom#p140211

https://forum.hauptwerk.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=18498&start=15&hilit=zoom

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4NqcDfT9iP4 (changing some settings in zoom for best audio)

Search on the forum "Zoom" or "Skype" for example to find additional threads. And on Youtube you will find a ton of video where you will find "THE" solution for your environment.

Hope that helps

Hope that helps.
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François

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Re: Direct streaming of Hauptwerk sound

PostMon Dec 07, 2020 12:36 am

Hi again,

thanks to Francois, who gave me some useful hints, I managed to create a

zoom videoconference by using a mike for my voice and by streaming the HW sound directly

I explain the solution here, should somebody have a similar setup and a similar goal.
My setup is:

PC win 10
HW 5Lite
Steinberg UR22C
Zoom for videoconferencing
Any webcam+microphone

The configuration to use is:

- In the mix program of the sound card (dspmixfx in my case) activate the "Loopback" function. THIS is the key point.
- In zoom select Line (UR22C) both as a microphone and as a playback. In this way you do not even need to share the computer sound in zoom; however you can share the screen if you need it, but the whole mixed sound (voice + HW + music from a pc source) will come from the Line thanks to the loopback function (this was the tricky point for me at the beginning)
- In zoom you may also want to tweak some audio options (noise cancellation, echo, etc) but I do not have a remarkable advice here.

Well, hope it helps.

Andrea
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Re: Direct streaming of Hauptwerk sound

PostMon Dec 07, 2020 8:12 am

You're welcome. Glad I could help.
Best regards
François

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