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Introducing the BEACN Ideas Portal

Introducing the BEACN Ideas Portal

Why are we setting up the BEACN Ideas Portal? When looking back on the past year—what we accomplished, what we didn't, and the ups and downs of our development cycle—it became clear that while we love to brainstorm what we might add to our products in the future, it's just too volatile to draw hard lines in the sand for the "when/if" part. We've made the decision to no longer publish an official roadmap. We are not in any way slowing down or easing off of development of new features, functions, and additions to our products! It just means that we can be more reactive and flexible when we hit a speedbump or change directions due to the input we receive from you. To replace the roadmap and keep transparency open between our customers and our team, we are releasing the BEACN Ideas Portal where you will be able to let our team know directly how you'd like our products to grow and change in the future. We can't promise we'll do everything on the list, in fact, we can guarantee we won’t be able to do them all, but we can promise that we will read and consider every single submission. You can find the BEACN Ideas Portal here. Thanks so much for your support and for your help in building BEACN into something even better! - Craig Fraser, CEO
Audio For Streamers: How Do Streamers Get Good Audio Quality?

Audio For Streamers: How Do Streamers Get Good Audio Quality?

Getting good audio quality is not as obvious as it would seem. Good audio quality for streamers takes a bit of knowledge, the right gear and some planning. Once a streamer puts a bit of time into their audio setup, it pays dividends.
BEACN Launches BEACN Mix Cre8 - a Mixer for Content Creators with 32 Knobs and 8 Screens.

BEACN Launches BEACN Mix Cre8 - a Mixer for Content Creators with 32 Knobs and 8 Screens.

Today, April 1st – BEACN is proud to announce that just 60 days after releasing BEACN Mic, BEACN Mix, and BEACN Mix Create, the company will be releasing its next game changer in content creator audio mixing–BEACN Mix Cre8. It's no secret that content creators need one thing–more knobs. "How am I supposed to run Fortnite, Roblox, my Twitch stream, Discord, Zoom, Skype, and Microsoft Teams while watching three YouTube videos and an illegally downloaded episode of Rocko's Modern Life (yes, the one with the Recycle song) with anything less than 20 knobs?" asks UselessMuffin58. "I don't need 32 knobs just yet," says aspiring streamer JacobJakobJaycolb, who streams twice a year. "However, I can't imagine being successful and not needing all 32." BEACN Mix Cre8 is an efficient machine. With 8 screens, BEACN Mix Cre8 only requires 8 USB ports to individually power each display. For those who do not have 8 free USB ports, "You probably aren't taking content creation seriously enough." says BEACN CEO Craig Fraser. Weighing just 4.4lbs, BEACN Mix Cre8 is a marvel of modern engineering. "Nobody has tried to put 8 screens in such a small peripheral before. Probably because they're scared." says Senior Firmware Engineer Lars Christensen. "Yes, we we've always been scared by this number of screens. We're scared little babies." said a spokesperson for an unidentified competitor. BEACN has also added many state-of-the-art ports to their new BEACN Mix Cre8 including a 9-pin serial port, a FireWire 800 port (with optional FireWire 400 adapter), and a PS/2 connector. Some quotes: "Whatever happened to FireWire anyway?" said a man, probably. "Can I use this with my GoXLR?" asked somebody tomorrow. "How are we supposed to ship this?" asked UPS. "You know... you really could have spent the time you took to design this better," noted BEACN investors. "You can't just make up quotes," scolded my boss. BEACN Mix Cre8 will be available to the public for the low price of $2999 and will be launching on April 31st.