YouTube is, without a doubt, the mogul of video platforms on the web today. It’s algorithm for the trending page, is especially suitable for gamers and lets players to upload their video content regularly and in over 10 minutes long videos. However, there is another platform that passionate video gamers flock to for sharing their gaming experience with the world: Twitch.
But not only gamers enjoy Twitch to connect with their audience. A growing part of the Twitch community actually consists of illustrators, painters, and other artists. One example would be Rue Ink which we introduced a few weeks ago.
So, what’s the fuzz all about and how can you make your Twitch streams even more exciting? Find out by reading on!
Background Sounds For Streaming
Of course, you can stream on different social media platforms as well. YouTube, Facebook, and even Instagram have the functionalities of live videos. And yet, many people choose Twitch as the popular alternative. This can be either because of YouTube’s video content restrictions or the restricted length, size and availability of the other services.
So, before we delve deeper into how to make your streams even better, let us have a look at what Twitch actually is and does.
What Is Twitch?
Simply put, Twitch is a video streaming service. Unlike Netflix or Hulu, however, the videos are (mostly) user-generated. Just like on YouTube, users can create an account and stream their lets plays, drawing sessions and more.
While streaming, the Twitch chat provides the possibility to engage, as an audience, with the gamer or artist. That way, a game can be completed together, a puzzle solved as a team, or questions can be asked during the stream – and answered, of course.
Streaming is no necessity though. Video upload is still in the beta version but it’s a great way to provide some content for other Twitch users to watch when you are not streaming.
Ambient Noise For Twitch Streaming
Depending on your stream, you may not need any additional background sounds. Games usually come with immersing and atmospheric music and supporting ambient noise already. For other streams, however, it might be best to not just play some (copyrighted) music. Thus, here are some ideas for your next Twitch stream:
Fantasy atmospheres are perfect for people streaming a bit out of the ordinary. Creating art, streaming RPG campaigns, fantasy book reviews… Whatever you can think of that would be fit. There are so many fantasy sounds to choose from!
- Dragon Lairs
- Mermaid Lagoons
- Mysterious Forests
- Enchanted Castles
- and so many more fantasy sounds
If fantasy is a bit too… well, fantastical for you, you can bring some calm and peace into your streams with different kinds of nature sounds. They work especially well for calmer streams of drawing and illustrating natural themes or maybe even for some streamed guided meditation. For example:
- Peaceful Meadows
- The Sea Shore
- Deep Forests
- Star-Filled Nights
- and other nature sounds
Nature is too calm? And fantasy is as well? Then you should go straight to some horror sounds! They will surely create a creepy and spooky edge for your streams – whether you play a horror board game or just want to creep out your audience. Of course, you can choose from many different kinds of background atmospheres.
- Spooky Graveyards
- Haunted Houses
- Creepy Castles
- Ghost Sightings
- Dangerous Forests
- and so many more horror sounds
It works the other way round as well. If even nature sounds aren’t peaceful enough for you, try some of the most soothing and relaxing ambient music loops and atmospheres we have. They are even better for meditation streaming, coloring, and the like.
- Heavenly Loops
- Relaxing Music
- Peaceful Chimes
- and more relaxing sounds