Like competing services, Mixer focuses on video gaming, including playthroughs of video games and live streaming, but is primarily distinguished by features designed to allow viewers to interact with streams. Using an SDK (software development kit), features can be integrated into games to allow users to affect gameplay or vote on elements using buttons displayed alongside the stream. Users earn "Sparks" for watching and participating in streams, which can then be spent to activate these features. Mixer advertises that there is a latency of less than a second between the original broadcast and when it is received by users, rather than 10–20 seconds, which facilitates these features and encourages real-time interaction between streamers and their viewers without delays.
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|Streaming video service|
|Available in||18 languages|
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|Owner||Microsoft (Mixer Interactive Streaming LLC)|
|Founder(s)||Matthew Salsamendi |
|Alexa rank||2,907 (March 2019)|
|Launched||January 5, 2016|
On August 11, 2016, Beam was acquired by Microsoft for an undisclosed amount. The service's team was integrated into the Xbox division. On October 26, 2016, Microsoft announced that Beam would be integrated into Windows 10. Beam broadcasting was also integrated into Xbox One on the March 2017 software update.
On May 25, 2017, Microsoft announced that Beam had been renamed Mixer, as the previous name could not be used globally. The re-branding came alongside the introduction of several new features, such as the ability for a user to co-host up to three other streams on their channel at once, as well as the companion mobile app Mixer Create. It was also announced that Mixer would receive top-level integration within the Xbox One dashboard, with a new tab curating Mixer streams.
In November 2018, the site unveiled a major update branded as "Season 2", adding features automatic quality adjustment for the player, a new system known as "Skills" that integrates with the existing Sparks currency and a future microtransaction currency that will be known as "Embers", as well as plans for a level-based system for tracking users' engagement with a particular channel over time.
Howie Beck is a Canadian musician mixer and producer based in Toronto. He has been nominated for three JUNO awards in Canada on three occasions for Adult Alternative album, Engineer of the Year and Producer of the Year (2017).John Jaszcz
John Jaszcz (pronounced "Yosh") is an award winning music engineer, producer, and mixer.
"Yosh," as he has been nicknamed, currently resides and works in Franklin, Tennessee. He is a well-known engineer in the R&B and Gospel music communities. He has mixed albums for Kirk Franklin (Grammy Award winning 2005 release Hero among others), Dorinda Clark Cole, Tye Tribbett, Israel Houghton, Kurt Carr, and Ledisi.
John Jaszcz got his start in Detroit as an engineer for records by Parliament-Funkadelic, Bootsy Collins, George Clinton, Zapp, and Commissioned. His move to Tennessee facilitated his involvement in country and rock music working with artists including Billy Ray Cyrus, John Michael Montgomery, and Collective Soul.
His production credits include Sonicflood (produced with John Lawry), co-production with guitarist Dennis Coffey, and is involved in co-producing and mixing various projects with the Nashville-based production company Zodlounge.
In 2010, Jaszcz started an independent record label, Yosh Bros Entertainment, as a platform for artists he produces. The roster currently includes Kree Woods, DJ Sahnik, and Lacey Mason.
He has won 7 Grammy Awards and multiple Dove Awards.Maxime Le Guil
Maxime Le Guil is a French recording engineer, mixer and record producer.
He has produced, mixed or engineered records for Morrissey, Hans Zimmer, Melody Gardot, SoKo, Justice, Melody's Echos Chamber, Camille, Christine And The Queens, Hyphen Hyphen, CocoRosie, Gregory Porter, Lianne La Havas, Vanessa Paradis, Christophe, JoeyStarr, Jean Louis Murat and many others.
He has worked with Nigel Godrich on Radiohead's 2016 Album, A Moon Shaped Pool
In 2016 he was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical for his work on Currency of Man by Melody Gardot.Mike Fraser (record producer)
Mike Fraser is a Canadian record producer, engineer, and mixer. Fraser has recorded and mixed five records for AC/DC, namely the releases The Razors Edge, Ballbreaker, Stiff Upper Lip, Black Ice and Rock Or Bust. Fraser recorded and mixed the classic AC/DC anthem "Thunderstruck".
Other notable projects include:
Franz Ferdinand (Incl singles "No You Girls" and "Ulysses"), Metallica,
Aerosmith (Pump and Permanent Vacation),
Zac Brown - The Dave Grohl Sessions, Joe Satriani, The Cult, Enter Shikari, Chickenfoot, Van Halen, and Elvis Costello and Led Zeppelin.Restream
Restream is a cloud multistreaming service, headquartered in Austin, Texas. The service allows its users to broadcast live content to multiple streaming platforms including but not limited to YouTube, Facebook, Twitch, Mixer (website), and Ustream simultaneously.TTM 57 SL
The TTM 57SL is an audio mixer console, also known as a DJ mixer, designed by Rane Corporation. Rane and their software partner Serato, also known as Serato Scratch Live, teamed up together to create the TTM 57SL from Rane's prior TTM 56 disc jockey DJ mixer. The unique feature of this DJ mixer is that Serato and Rane brought their respective software and mixer hardware to create a hybrid mixer integrating two products into one, thus making it the first DJ mixer of its kind.
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Video gaming products by Microsoft
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