Live show setups & equipment

Succeed with the correct equipment for your show

When we are talking about setups and equipment we distinguish these into three main show concepts;

  1. Selfie
  2. Action (Easy & Pro)
  3. Showroom

In this article, we will be deep dive into the above setups of how to operate and what resources are needed. You can also choose to add music to your show, which we are covering in the last part of this article.


Selfie Setup

The selfie setup is a great concept for tutorials, or if you're hosting solo.

Click on each accordion below to receive more information on how to operate using the selfie setup.

 What equipment do we recommend?

External light: LedGo Ringlight R320C

Tripod/Stand: Benro TSL08CN00 Slim Carbon-Fiber Tripod

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How to operate

This is only applicable if you use our recommended equipment, see above.

Step 1: Mount the ring light to the stand
Step 2: Mount the phone you're going to stream from to the ring light
Step 3: Launch the Bambuser LiveShopping app, go live, and have fun!

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Minimum crew needed

For this setup, you need one person, the Host as they have the ability to highlight products in the Bambuser LiveShopping app. However, we recommend having a moderator manage this part.

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Pro tip

When broadcasting with the selfie camera make sure to have adequate lighting, since the selfie camera can't handle overexposure as well as the back camera

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Tips!

Search on the specific gear name in your search tool to find your best-suited supplier


Action Setup Easy

Take your viewers on an immersive experience with the Action Setup. We have distinguished this category into two areas depending on your needs, Easy & Pro. 

Let's kick off with the Action Easy Setup! This is great to utilize if you will use two microphones in a motion show.

What equipment do we recommend?

Gimbal: DJI Osmo Mobile 3

External microphones: Saramonic Blink 500 B4

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How to operate

This is only applicable if you use our recommended equipment, see above.

Step 1: Connect the Saramonic receiver to the phone you're going to stream from

Step 2: Make sure the Osmo Mobile 3 is adequately charged by connecting the charging cable to the Type-C port on the right side of the Osmo Mobile 3

Step 3: Mount your phone onto Osmo Mobile 3 and adjust the balance. You should have the Saramonic receiver connected to the phone while balancing the Osmo Mobile 3

Please watch this tutorial on how to balance the Osmo Mobil 3

Step 4: Press and hold the power button to power on Osmo Mobile 3

Step 5: Launch the Bambuser LiveShopping app, go live, and have fun!

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Minimum crew needed

- Host
- Cameraman
- Moderator

If you're planning on having a lot of products or expecting a lot of viewers, we recommend having more than one moderator.

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Pro tip

When balancing the phone in the gimbal, have the Saramonic receiver plugged in so you get the right balance. 

On one side of the Saramonic receiver, there is a blue light which indicates that the microphones are connected. Have the blue facing towards the host for the best connection and minimal disturbance.

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Action Setup Pro

If you would like to stream a show with multiple hosts and guests then the Action Setup Pro kit is the way to go. Let's check what is needed and how you easily get started! 

What equipment do we recommend?

Gimbal: DJI OM 4

External microphones: Saramonic VMICLINK5 (also known as Saramonic 3 kit)

Mount adapter: Ulanzi Triple Cold Shoe Mount

Jack adapter: MFI Certified Lightning Adapter (L-shaped), it also works with apples own - Lightning to 3.5 mm Headphone Jack Adapter

TRS-TRRS adapter: Røde SC4, 3.5 mm TRS-TRRS adapter

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Minimum crew needed

- Host
- Cameraman
- Moderator

If you're planning on having a lot of products or expecting a lot of viewers, we recommend having more than one moderator.

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Pro tip

Make sure to test the sound thoroughly, this microphone kit is very sensitive.

The cameraman can connect headphones with a 3,5 mm cable directly to the microphone receiver to monitor the sound during the show.

If the sound would be too loud and clip during the show, the cameraman can adjust the input level directly on the receiver. But keep in mind that this will change the volume for all microphones at the same time.

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Showroom Setup

Use the Showroom Setup to showcase your fabulous products using the best location and lighting. The showroom setup is optimal for set-ups that require a larger area for filming and often more than one host. This could be showcasing products or hosting an interview.

What equipment do we recommend?

External lights: Ledgo Studio Lights LG-E268LK2

External microphones: - RØDE Boompole Pro ; Sennheiser MKE 600

Microphone cable: XLR 3,5mm mini tele

Lightning adapter for iPhone: Lightning to 3.5 mm Headphone Jack Adapter

TRS-TRRS adapter: Røde SC4, 3.5 mm TRS-TRRS

Tripod/Stand: Benro TSL08CN00 Slim Carbon-Fiber Tripod

Handle grip: Shoulderpod S2 Handle Grip

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How to operate

This is only applicable if you use our recommended equipment, see above.

Step 1: Set up the studio lights, stand, and shoulderpod.

Step 2: Attach the microphone to the boom pole, then pull the cable through the inside of the boom pole so it doesn't hang loose on the outside of the boom pole.

Step 3: Connect the black part of the 3,5 mm TRS-TRRS adapter to the end of the microphone cable, and connect the grey part to the Lightning 3,5 mm adapter. Then connect the Lightning 3,5 mm adapter to the phone you're going to stream from.

Please click here to get visual guidance on how it should be connected

Step 4: Launch the Bambuser LiveShopping app, go live, and have fun!

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Minimum crew needed

- Host
- Moderator
- Boom pole operator

If you're planning on having a lot of products or expecting a lot of viewers, we recommend having more than one moderator.

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Pro tip

Hold the boom pole with the microphone directly above the host for the best sound quality.
If the moderator mediates questions from the chat to the host, move the boom pole with the microphone at that time so it's always directly above the person speaking.

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Add music to your live stream

You can easily add music to your live stream to add an extra layer of experience! Read more about how to operate and what to consider before adding music.

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Important

Read this before using music in your live stream!

Make sure you are compliant

You have three alternatives on how to operate from a legal perspective.

1. Use unlicensed music
If you have unlicensed music you have used for promotional content before, you can use this in your live stream as well. You can also buy unlicensed music, in this case, there is often a one-time cost for the unlicensed song - the cost should never be higher than the price of a regular album in-store.

Make sure to confirm that the music is in fact unlicensed and royalty-free before using it in your live stream.

2. Use a service provider for commercial music
There are several service providers for the commercial use of music. When using a service provider for music, make sure you have a commercial license and not a personal license.

For example, you can use Epidemic Sound, which provides commercial and royalty-free music subscriptions on a month-to-month basis. Read more on their website.

3. Buy music and licenses to use it.
If you buy a song or album through a music store, for example, iTunes. You are allowed to use this music for commercial purposes if you pay for the right licenses.

In Sweden, you will in most cases need a license through IFPI and STIM.

On these links you can find more information about the different licenses:

IFPI - Musikanvändare - Ifpi Sverige

STIM - Så livesänder du musik på nätet och ser till att låtskrivarna får betalt

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What equipment do we recommend?

To add music to your live stream, connect the music source as you would connect a microphone.

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Wired music

You will need to connect your music source (laptop with a 3,5 mm output is recommended as a music source) with a 3,5 mm cable to the RØDE SC6-L. If you want more than only music, you can connect a microphone to the second input on the RØDE SC6-L.

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You will need to connect a Røde SC4 adapter between the 3,5mm cable and the RØDE SC6-L for both the microphone and music source cable

If you want to hear the music in the studio in real-time with the stream you can connect a speaker with a 3,5 mm cable to the headphone output on the RØDE SC6-L. Use the iPhone volume buttons to increase or decrease the output in the studio.

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Info

If you have a microphone in addition to the music source you need to be careful so you don't get feedback in the stream

What equipment do we recommend?

Input/output breakout box: RØDE SC6-L

TRS-TRRS adapter: Røde SC4, 3.5 mm TRS-TRRS

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Wireless music

When adding music wirelessly you will need to use the Saramonic Blink 500 B4 or Saramonic VMICLINK5. Use a 3,5 mm cable to connect a music source to the transmitter, instead of connecting a microphone cable. NEW LINKS

Pro tip

Remember to mute notifications from your music source.

Test the volume thoroughly before going live, the music is often louder than the microphone - and if it's too loud the sound can clip.

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Let's go Live!