Adding iTunes (Apple Music) audio to a scene

Using Cre8 it is very easy to add iTunes (Apple Music) audio to your productions, allowing you to play music during your live streams. Just like adding Spotify or Amazon Music audio into a scene, there are two different methods of adding iTunes (Apple Music) audio to your production:

  1. Desktop Audio: Add iTunes (Apple Music) audio which includes other system audio.
  2. Virtual Cables: Only add audio from iTunes (Apple Music) with no other desktop sources. (Recommended)

 

Using Desktop Audio

Firstly you will need to ensure that Desktop Audio is enabled, which will be visible within the Audio Mixer. If Desktop Audio isn't showing in the Audio Mixer, you can very easily enable it from Settings. Click the settings-icon.png icon to open the Settings, then navigate to the Audio tab.

Under the Audio Devices section, select Desktop Audio, then change from Disabled to the device that you would like to use for Desktop Audio. Selecting Default will use your systems default audio device. Click Apply and OK.

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The Desktop Audio device will now be listed within your Audio Mixer.

You are now ready to add iTunes (Apple Music) into your production. Ensure that the iTunes application is open. If you do not have iTunes on your system, you can download and install from the Apple website. From Cre8, select the Scene you wish to add your iTunes audio to, then click Add Source.

Select Window Capture from the drop-down, then click Add Source.

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Give your Source a friendly name (i.e. iTunes).

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Within the Window option, select [iTunes.exe]. If you do not see this option, make sure the application is open and maximised. Un-check the Capture Cursor option. Click OK.

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Your iTunes window will now appear within your production. You can now transform your window, and apply a crop by selecting your iTunes Source, then clicking Transform and Edit Transform.

 

Personally, I would then add this as a DSK so that you can bring it in and out of any scene as you see fit. For more info on DSKs see the article here. 

 

Your iTunes source is now added to your production.

 

Using Virtual Cables

For more control of your audio or you have other applications running on your Desktop which might get captured by Desktop Audio such as Zoom or Teams calls, then you can select a specific device for iTunes to output to. 

Open Sound mixer options settings in Windows. 

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Locate the iTunes application and then set the Output Device to an unused Virtual Cable.

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Head back to Cre8, select the Scene you wish to add your iTunes audio to, then click Add Source. From the dropdown, locate Audio Input Capture, then click Add Source.

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Give your Source a friendly name (i.e. iTunes Audio). Click OK. 

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From the Device dropdown, select the Virtual Cable that you set in the sound mixer options, then click OK.

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You have now successfully added iTunes audio to your production!

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