A Must for Performers and Live Streamers - Creative Sound Blaster K3

Friday, September 15, 2017

I recently started streaming on beLive, a live streaming mobile app! If you haven't already followed me, do remember to download the app on your phone and follow me @ YokezOfficial! I will be streaming there pretty regularly, about 1-2 times a week! 

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Talking about live streaming, I was so excited when I received the latest Sound Blaster K3 from Creative! I have always been using my USB mic to record songs even though I already own a XLR microphone (which is of a better quality), because I had no audio interface to connect it to my computer! 

Image from Creative website

Getting the K3 means that I can finally record using my XLR mic :) When I found out that the K3 could also be connected to my PHONE, it's like a dream come true!! Do you know what this means?! It means that I can stream LIVE from my phone with studio quality sound!! Omg omg omg omg

Here are some features of the K3, as seen from Creative's website:
Image from Creative website

Here's an instavideo of me being all suaku when I found out I could add background music to my stream lolol



And here's a video of me testing out the K3!


For those who make music, a downside of Sound Blaster K3 is that there is no multi-track recording. For example, if you input 2 microphones and 1 guitar, everything recorded will come out in a single track. You won't be able to edit each tracks individually - everything has to be set on the mixer itself. So I guess the Sound Blaster K3 is more for live performance where you don't want to do any post-editing. The levels (e.g. reverb, gain) can be adjusted from the mixer accordingly throughout the process of recording!

Another downside is that the K3 utilises a Chinese layout, meaning that the labels of knobs and buttons are in Chinese. If you can't really read Mandarin, you might have a hard time figuring out what is the function of each knob or button. BUT ALL IS NOT LOST because the manuals and supporting documents are available in English :) I have also attached the English translation below for your convenience!


Image from Creative website

I have been using the K3 to do song covers on YouTube and it is working pretty well for me! My current setup is really simple - one microphone. Yup, that's all! It'll definitely sound better and clearer if I connect my guitar to the K3 (there is a guitar input), but I have yet to purchase a DI box - time to save up...

"Look What You Made Me Do" - Taylor Swift

《不曾回来过》李千娜

I would say that Sound Blaster K3 is PERFECT for those who do live streaming. This product is seriously made for you guys (or us, because I just joined the world of live streaming hahah). It's pretty good for live performances too!

Creative Sound Blaster K3 currently retails at S$199. 
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The Sound Blaster K3 was sent to me by Creative for review.

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1 comments

  1. Thanks for sharing this product review. With this, it would be so much easier to live stream my piano performances with direct audio input to the mobile phone. The $20 discount coupon is really a good deal. Cheers!

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