The Audio Source provides audio input from a microphone, a camera with integrated microphone or some kind of audio interface that is connected to your Mac.
Bringing Audio into mimoLive
Audio devices can be connected to the Mac in several ways: USB, Thunderbolt, FireWire. Some devices are even virtual devices that receive data over the network or aggregate audio from other audio devices or from other software.* Connect the audio device to your Mac. It should instantly become visible in the Audio Source device popup menu. * Select the device from the popup menu. The input meter will display the volume levels of the incoming audio. * Select the physical input channels that should be mapped to the left and right input channels in mimoLive.
Setting Up The Audio Device
The action gear button next to the popup menu lets you configure the settings of the associated device.* Input Source: Video devices with audio input may provide input ports like HDMI or SDI.
Audio interfaces usually make their various input connectors, like S/PDIF, TOSLINK, AES/EBU, MADI, etc., available through their channels. Channel mapping can be done directly on the device or via a control software.* Format: Audio devices usually provide more than one audio format. Select a format that matches the current mimoLive show. If such a format is unavailable mimoLive will convert the device’s audio input on the fly with a small performance penalty. * Delay: Oftentimes, audio input arrives ahead of video input. To compensate for the timing difference and to bring audio and video back into sync, audio input can be delayed by up to 2 seconds. The Audio Sync Meter Layer provides a workflow to determine the correct delay time.
- Gain: In case the audio input is too quiet or easily distorts, its gain can be leveled using this control. The effect will immediately be visible in the volume meter. Gain changes can be temporarily disabled by unchecking the check box.
- Dynamics: The dynamics effect can be used to limit, compress, expand and excite the audio signal. The action gear button at the right opens the dynamics effect user interface. Dynamics can be temporarily disabled by unchecking the check box.