Resources

Ross’ top recommendations for livestreaming and podcasting tools, audio and video gear, accessories, marketing, education, self-publishing, books and more!

Categories

This website contains affiliate links that compensate me with a small commission when you make a purchase at no extra cost to you. Thank you for your support. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.

Most Popular

Best Live Production & Streaming Tool
Streamyard

StreamYard

The best live streaming and video production app for beginners and an outstanding choice for live video hosts and producers at all levels of experience.

#1 Best Seller in US & Canada
100 Livestream Digital Media Predictions Ross Brand Book

100 Predictions

Ross Brand helps to grow your audience and business with livestreaming & digital media insights from top content creators, entrepreneurs and industry professionals.

Overlays & Backgrounds for StreamYard

Streamer Templates

Stand out on live video with customizable templates designed specifically to work with StreamYard's layouts.

Helping You Monetize Livestreaming
Livestream Universe Logo Hi-Res

Mastermind (Beta)

Join our supportive community meeting twice a month for live strategy sessions with group coaching. Includes access to video library of masterclasses.


Video Creation

Best Live Production & Streaming Tool
Streamyard

StreamYard

The best live streaming and video production app for beginners and an outstanding choice for live video hosts and producers at all levels of experience.

Leading Video Monetization Platform
uscreen

Uscreen

Sell videos online with the world’s leading video monetization platform. Uscreen is an all-in-one platform with both Video-On-Demand and Live Streaming capabilities. Own your audience, customize beautiful themes, sell courses and much more.

Grow & Optimize Your YouTube Channel
TubeBuddy Livestream Universe Resources

TubeBuddy

TubeBuddy is the best tool for growing your YouTube channel by helping you identify growth opportunities while optimizing your videos for success. Download the free Chrome browser extension.

Create Intros, Logos, Social Posts FAST
Placeit by envato

Placeit

Create mockups, logos, social posts and videos in seconds. I made the StreamYard Connect intros with Placeit. Create professional designs, videos and social posts no matter your skill level. Choose from thousands of smart templates to edit within your browser.

Video Editing & Screencasting

ScreenFlow 10

My go-to video editor ScreenFlow 10 has a completely new UI — refreshed for macOS Big Sur with a new customizable toolbar, reworked preferences windows, improved timeline track functionality and main menu organization

Short Video Clips Made Easy
InVideo

InVideo

InVideo is a great tool for creating short video clips for your livestreams or YouTube videos as well as standalone video posts for social media. Created my countdown clock in InVideo. Comes with iStock images & background removal credits.


Microphones

Your First Livestreaming & Podcasting Mic
Samson Q2u Microphone USB XLR

Samson Q2U

This is the USB mic I recommend to people starting out or upgrading from one of its competitors. It has the best audio quality in its class and is also more affordable than its competitors. Includes an XLR cable for use with more advanced setups.

Best Dynamic USB Mic

Shure MV7

It's the best sounding USB dynamic microphone I've ever heard and it's great with the XLR cable too. Strong choice for people who want to keep their set up simple with USB or need a more affordable option than the SM7B + interface/mixer.

Pro Mic for Home & Broadcast Studios
Shure SM7B

Shure SM7B

The mic I use in my home studio and one of the elite mics for radio, podcasting and live streaming. You need either a powerful audio interface or an extra source of gain such as the CloudLifter. XLR only.

Classic Radio Mic

Electro-voice RE20

My favorite microphone when I worked in radio, I still revere the classic broadcast sound of the RE20. Depending on which one suits your voice better, you can't go wrong choosing between the
SM7B and RE20.

Industry Standard Interview Mic
Electro-Voice RE50 Interview mic

Electro-voice RE50

Ultimate remote interview microphone with low handling noise. Unsurpassed ruggedness and reliability in every environment.

Excellent All-Purpose Mic

Sennheiser e835

This dynamic XLR mic can serve a lot of use cases without hurting your budget. It is a capable studio host or guest mic, an excellent option for interviews and on-stage use and a light-weight travel companion.


Audio Interfaces

Remarkable Quality at Affordable Price
Zoom Podtrak P4

Zoom Podtrak P4

Compact, affordable, and loaded with features, the PodTrak P4 makes it easy to capture professional audio wherever you are.

Popular Choice for Home Studios
Rodecaster-Pro-Livestream-Universe-Deals

RodeCaster Pro

One of the best options for podcasters and live streamers with excellent audio quality. Cool features include 4 headphones amps, pads for playing sounders and built-in processing options.

Professional Sound Quality
sound devices mixpre-6

MixPre-3

A spectacular audio interface, mixer and recorder from Sound Devices. Outstanding preamps and analog limiters. Legitimate pro gear priced for creators. Expect a learning curve.


Audio Accessories

For Lighter, Handheld Style Mics
NEEWER-Boom-Adjustable-Microphone-Arm-1

Neewer Mic Boom Arm

An inexpensive tool to keep your handheld style mic off your desk, at a comfortable height and out of the way when the broadcast is over.

For Larger, Heavier Broadcast Mics
Rode PSA 1 Boom Arm

Rode PSA 1 Boom Arm

This is the sturdy boom arm I use to hold up the heavy Shure SM7B microphone. Great for home studios with large broadcast-style microphones.

Popular Choice & Lower Profile for Video
Sony_MDR_7506_MDR_7506_Headphone_1317204371_49510

Sony MDR-7506

These professional studio headphones are popular with podcasters and livestreamers They can be used for editing and aren't as bulky-looking as other options for video.


Webcams & Mirrorless Cameras

Beats C920x Only if Close in Price
Logitech C922x Webcam 1080p

Logitech C922x Webcam

If you are using your computer’s built-in webcam, these external webcams from Logitech will greatly improve the quality of video.

Long-time Favorite of Video Creators
Logitech c920x webcam

Logitech C920x Webcam

A top webcam choice of live streamers for years thanks to its reliable video quality, the Logitech C920 typically costs less than the C922x while delivering similar results.

Best Mirrorless Under $1K

Sony a6400 Mirrorless

When it was time to upgrade from a webcam, the Sony a6400 was my choice thanks to its superfast autofocus, clean HDMI output and unlimited recording time. Amazing low light performance..


Video Accessories

Small, Effective LED Light Panels
viltrox led lights

Viltrox LED Light Panels

Lighting is critical for good-quality video. These small, light-weight and portable LED light panels have adjustable intensity and temperature. Get the AC adapter with it so you don’t have to worry about charging when live streaming.

The Green Screen I Use & Love
elgato green screen

Elgato Green Screen

Transport yourself anywhere in a moment! A rocksteady solution optimized for camera chroma keying, Green Screen sets the stage for truly immersive broadcasting in a matter of seconds. Ideal for even the tightest workspaces.

Internet Speeds Similar to Wired Solutions
ethernet adapters

TP-Link Ethernet Adapter

My home studio is too far from my router for an easy & safe, direct hard-wired solution. Instead of using WiFi, these adapters enable me to send my Ethernet connection via the electrical outlet near my computer to one near the router.


Capture Cards & Switchers

If You Only Plan to Use One Camera
Elgato Cam Link 4K

Elgator Cam Link 4K

Connect your DSLR or mirrorless camera, camcorder or action cam to your computer so that it appears as a webcam. Plugs directly into USB slot so an additional USB cable is not needed. Great value.

Game Changer for Multi-Cam
ATEM Mini Pro

ATEM Mini Pro

Connect up to 4 HDMI video cameras, switch shots and output as a single USB webcam feed. Backmagice Includes multiview and streaming directly from device to social media in the Pro version.

Multi-Cam on a Budget
ATEM_Mini

ATEM Mini

Can you live without multiview and direct streaming? If you answered yes, then you can have the same 4 HDMI camera inputs and high-quality video output as the Blackmagic Pro version at half the price!


Mobile & Remote Livestreaming

Use an XLR Mic without the Cable
Rode iXLR mobile interface iOS

Rode iXLR

Take advantage of the studio in your pocket, with the RØDE i-XLR Adaptor. Connecting an XLR microphone to a lightning adaptor so you can record RØDE’s signature crystal clear audio onto your iPhone or iPad.

Industry Standard Interview Mic
Electro-Voice RE50 Interview mic

Electro-voice RE50

Ultimate remote interview microphone with low handling noise. Unsurpassed ruggedness and reliability in every environment.

Broadcast Quality from Anywhere

LiveU Solo

One-touch, wireless live streaming, directly from your camera source. This portable video encoder creates consistent bandwidth and a reliable connection for high-quality remote live video broadcasts, from anywhere in the world.


Marketing

Save Time, Increase Conversions
Jarvis.ai

Jarvis

Forget about endless hours spent trying to figure out what words should be in your weekly newsletter or Google Ads ad. Let AI (aka Jarvis) do it for you. Use AI to write proven, high converting copy for increased conversions and higher ROI.

Robust Email Solution
ActiveCampaign

ActiveCampaign

ActiveCampaign is the email marketing service I use to stay in touch with my community and ensure people know when I’m going live.

Leading Video Monetization Platform
uscreen

Uscreen

Sell videos online with the world’s leading video monetization platform. Uscreen is an all-in-one platform with both Video-On-Demand and Live Streaming capabilities. Own your audience, customize beautiful themes, sell courses and much more.


Courses & Memberships

Helping You Monetize Livestreaming
Livestream Universe Logo Hi-Res

Mastermind (Beta)

Join our supportive community meeting twice a month for live strategy sessions with group coaching. Includes access to video library of masterclasses.

Grow Profits with Virtual Summits
Virtual Summit Mastery

Virtual Summit Mastery

Save $1,000 and discover the proven step-by-step method to start & grow a wildly profitable online business with virtual summits. Grow your email list, influence, revenue & impact fast!

Author of "Facebook Marketing"

Sell on Social Media

"Academy" for business owners, marketing professionals & fellow social media specialists who wish to keep on top of the ever-changing social media landscape. Chat with Louise McDonnell once a month on her group video conference call.

Podcast Creator Community
Indie Pod University

Indie Pod University

Join a growing community of passionate podcast creators in our private Indie Pod U Facebook Group. If you have a question, you will have priority access to Super Joe Pardo and the rest of the community to get answers as quickly as possible. Plus exclusive content just for members.

Support from a Hall of Fame Podcaster
school of podcasting with Dave Jackson

School of Podcasting

Need help getting starting or growing your podcast? I can’t think of a better person to learn from than legendary podcaster Dave Jackson. A 2018 Academy of Podcasters Hall of Fame inductee, Dave has helped hundreds of people launch their podcasts since he started podcasting in 2005.

Make Money Producing Podcasts

Podcast Engineering School

Learn to engineer and produce podcasts at the highest professional level at The Podcast Engineering School, the only school in existence that teaches the professional audio engineering aspects of podcast production, and more. Graduates will be well equipped to start their own podcast production company or be hired as an employee.


Podcasting Tools

Podcast Hosting with a Beautiful Player
spreaker

Spreaker

Whether you’re producing your passion project or growing a podcast business it has never been easier. Spreaker is the one-stop shop for podcast hosting, creation, distribution and monetization.

Podcast & Video Websites in Minutes
podpage

Podpage

Build a beautiful podcast website in 5 minutes from your RSS feed. Create a professional look you’ll be proud of. YouTuber website version in Beta.

Modern Podcast Hosting & Analytics
simplecast

Simplecast

Simplecast remains the easiest way for podcasters to publish audio to the world—with one-click publishing to Apple Podcasts , Spotify , or wherever your audience listens. Take 50% off your first two months using code ONSIMPLECAST.

High-Quality Audio from Online Interviews
squadcast.fm

Squadcast

Record audio & video interviews in studio quality from anywhere, with anyone, around the world. Create engaging audio and video content with an intuitive platform that allows remote recording and simplified editing

AI Transcripts of Audio & Video Content

Otter.ai

Generate rich notes for meetings, interviews, lectures, and other important voice conversations with Otter, your AI-powered assistant. Record and review in real time. Search, play, edit, organize, and share your conversations from any device.

Attractive Icons for Podcast Apps & Social

Subscribe Icons

With Social Subscribe & Follow Icons, easily add social icons for your blog and podcast to your WordPress website! Encourage your visitors to subscribe from anywhere on your site!


Graphics

Popular DIY Design Tool for Everyone
canva

Canva

Canva is an online design and publishing tool with a mission to empower everyone in the world to design anything and publish anywhere.

Overlays & Backgrounds for StreamYard

Streamer Templates

Stand out on live video with customizable templates designed specifically to work with StreamYard's layouts.

Fonts & Graphic Elements for Your Designs
creative fabrica

Creative Fabrica

Provides exceptional resources for your projects at a fair price. From fonts to graphic design elements, you don't have to do it all from scratch or rely on what other tools have built-in.

High-Quality Stock Photos & Video B-Roll
depositphotos

DepositPhotos

Royalty-free content marketplace with over 200 million files, including royalty-free stock photos, vector images, video clips and editorial files.

Professional-Looking Designs in Minutes
Placeit by envato

Placeit

Create mockups, logos, social posts and videos in seconds. I made the StreamYard Connect intros with Placeit. Create professional designs, videos and social posts no matter your skill level. Choose from thousands of smart templates to edit within your browser.

Your Perfect Assistant in Visual Content

Crello

Looking for free graphic design software? Easily create professional designs with Crello, a free design tool with powerful features and 50K+ ready-made templates.


Your Website

Podcast & Video Websites in Minutes
podpage

Podpage

Build a beautiful podcast website in 5 minutes from your RSS feed. Create a professional look you’ll be proud of. YouTuber website version in Beta.

Great Templates for Divi Builder
Elegant Themes Divi

Elegant Themes

Divi is the most popular premium WordPress theme in the world. While this site is built with Elementor, I have several other websites with Elegant Themes that I find easy to build and maintain.

Create Flawless Websites
Elementor Page Builder

Elementor Builder

Build and customize every part of your website intuitively with Elementor’s visual builder. Zero coding required. From landing pages, and eCommerce stores, to full-blown websites – build it all with Elementor.


Self-Publishing

Self-Publish Your Book

DIY Publishing Course

Learn the fundamentals of self-publishing books in this in-depth yet succinct course. The DIY Publishing Course is perfect for anyone new to the self-publishing business. Presented by Dale L. Roberts.

Become an Award-Winning Author
Book-Award-Pro-Icon-Web-512px

Book Award Pro

Put your book awards on autopilot. Get award matches tailored to your book, target your most promising opportunities, and have professional award submissions handled for you. Book Award Pro is how authors become award-winning authors.

Social Graphics to Promote Your Book
Book Brush

Book Brush

Book Brush is the easiest way to create professional ads & social media images for your book. Save time with great-looking templates, mockups and video trailers specifically designed for authors. Try it for free. Use the code ROSSBRAND to save 15% for life when you upgrade.

Outstanding Modern Book Cover Designs

Book Cover Design

I almost made the huge mistake of publishing 100 Livestreaming & Digital Media Predictions without a professional designer. Now I can't imagine the book without the cover Danielle created. Her work beats that of far more expensive designers. Great customer service, too.

Top-Rated for Interior Book Formatting

Book Formatting

You can count on Walt for highly professional formatting work on both ebooks and paperbacks for KDP. He did the interior design for 100 Livestreaming & Digital Media Predictions. He's a top-rated seller on Fiverr with a ton of experience.

Self-Publishing Advice & Resources

Alliance of Independent Authors

ALLi is the professional business membership organisation for self-publishing authors.Get trusted advice, supportive guidance, and a range of resources, within a welcoming community of authors and advisors.


Books, Planners & Journals

Lead the Competition with Livestreaming
100 Livestream Digital Media Predictions Ross Brand Book

100 Livestreaming Predictions

Ross Brand helps to grow your audience and business with livestreaming & digital media insights from top content creators, entrepreneurs and industry professionals. #1 Best Seller in the United States & Canada.

How to Sell Your Book on Amazon
amazon self publisher

Amazon Self Publisher

Dale L. Roberts is the real deal. He was a huge factor in my book hitting #1 Best Seller in 16 US categories and in Canada. Get the game plan to market your books and drive more sales on Amazon, avoiding many of the struggles faced by authors.

Build Your Brand with Live Video
Leverage Livestreaming to Build Your Brand Jennifer Quinn

Leverage Livestreaming

Jennifer Quinn is among the most compelling content creators working in the live video space. A talented host and on-air personality, she has been at the forefront of the livestream movement making her an ideal livestreamer to learn from.

Your Key to a Winning Content Strategy

Content Creators Planner

The Content Creators Planner is the one place to define your goals, map out your content strategy in support of those goals, plan and calendar your content, measure what’s working, and make adjustments.

Step-by-Step Guide for Small Businesses
Facebook Marketing

Facebook Marketing

Louise McDonnell provides an easy to read practical guide that tackles all the issues that small business owners face when using Facebook as a marketing tool.

The Quiet Guide to Getting Ahead
self promotion for introverts

Self-Promotion for Introverts®

Business communication coach Nancy Ancowitz helps introverts tap into their quiet strengths, articulate their accomplishments, and launch an action plan for gaining career advancement.

Your Key to a Winning Content Strategy
virtual. summit mastery method

Virtual Summit Mastery Method

Learn how to host virtual events and step on the fast track to exponentially grow your audience, influence, and revenue - even if you are starting from scratch.

A Journal in Honor of StreamYard

My StreamYard Life

Keep track of your creative ideas and progress with a journal celebrating our favorite livestreaming service. "A Journal For Well Being & Happiness."

Fast Track Your Career

How to Wine with Your Boss

Tiffany Yarde teaches you about positioning, tact, and how to tool your passions. Wine is Tiffany Yarde's story. For much of her career, she has used her wine knowledge to connect with people.

Timeless Tale about Innovation & Change
start ugly

Start Ugly

Time to get out of your head and into, “Start Ugly!” This book is written in parable format and invites you to step back in time and away from your own perceived problems. By Chris Krimitsos.

Coach Jennie Silences Your Inner Critic

Hilda

An amusing yet actionable self-help book, Hilda explores the ways your inner saboteur operates while providing powerful tactics for silencing the noise, getting out of your own way, and realizing your true potential.

How to Turn Listeners into a Livelihood
profit from your podcast

Profit from Your Podcast

Hall of Fame podcaster Dave Jackson provides top strategies and real-life examples of podcast monetization. This book is more than what to do. It also tells you how to do it.

Make Content Marketing Stress-Free

Create Content without Burnout

How Entrepreneurs Can Add Consistent Value to the World Without Overload, Frustration or Burnout By Julia McCoy. of Express Writers and The Content Hacker.

Insider Secrets from a Hollywood Executive
red carpet guide to visibility and influence

Guide to Visibility & Influence

It is your birthright as an entrepreneur to stand in your spotlight and shine bright. In the Red Carpet Guide to Visibility and Influence, Joie Gharrity shares tangible Visibility and Influence strategies and tips.

Write Your Brand Building Book

Permission to Write a Book

It's your turn to take advantage of adding 'published author' to your podcast introduction, social media profiles, and speaker sheet. By Laura Petersen of Copy That Pops.

Ads

Thank You For Subscribing!