Tagged: audio

Windows Audio System – Why is this so complicated?

The Windows Audio system gives us quite a lot of options to mix different source sources, but at the same time it also restricts and limits us. But as with the matrix, there are rules that can be broken and rules that can be bend. In the end you can nearly do anything you want, except for one thing: Software...

How to use the "listen" function of Windows properly

If you are like me and like to try every option your computer offers at least once, you probably already heard about or saw the listen tab every recording device in Windows (I think vista?? and later) has. Now what does this function do, how do we use it and why? Send the Audio of a Recording device to a...

Add a shortcut to your Soundmixer(s)

Streaming, recording, playing Games. All at the same time when possible. There can be different reasons why you often have to manage the volume of your sound devices. And the more sound devices you use, the worse it gets.   As you can see in my example, I normally have 5 devices active, one being my TV which is easily...

Activate your Stereo Mix

***FOR VIA High Definition Devices: You cannot use the independent Headphone setting if you want to use the Stereo Mix. It has to be set to “Redirected Headphone” in the VIA Control Panel.*** First of all we want to make sure you can see all Audio devices in your Windows System. So please open the control panel and then the...

Multi-Track-Audio and Video recording

Multi-Track-Audio and Video recording

What we want to achieve is the following, a Video file including 4 different Audio Tracks, to be used in Sony Vegas or After Effects for editing purposes: We need the following software: (some Software can be replaced with similar programs) Virtual Audio Cable Dxtory (Stereo mixer, can ease the configuration) Video Game Teamspeak/Mumble/Skype (you can also exclude Music IF...

Advanced VAC (Virtual Audio Cable) Guide

Advanced VAC (Virtual Audio Cable) Guide

I already talked about several ways to use VAC in my previous Guides. Just check the Streaming Guides Audio section. This time I want to show you how to start VAC repeaters with a batch file and of course some more stuff which could be interesting to some virtual audio device users! Let´s start with the batch file creation, I...

How to split your Front and Back Audio Ports (VIA/Realtek)

Splitting the front and back audio ports of your Soundcard allows you to use various different Audio setups to in or exclude sound sources. Below you can see the Realtek Control Panel (Asus styled) as well as an example Via Control Panel: Use the marked options to split your Audio ports, next we want to make sure you can see...

Get your Voice into XSplit

To get your voice into XSplit is fortunately quite easy. With a few simple clicks you should be ready to go. Start up XSplit then click on “Tools” and “General settings” (Depending on your license the view can differ a bit, the important part is the Audio area) Choose your Microphone from the available devices in the dropdown menu. “Audio...

Get your voice into OBS

Adding your own voice to a recording or stream is very easy with OBS. Start OBS and click on Settings, then Audio: Red: Here you select your Microphone or the device you want to use to get your Voice on the Stream Green: You can activate the included Push-to-talk feature here and select a desired Hotkey. The delay allows you...

NirCmd: Change Windows Audio settings per Shortcut or Hotkey

“NirCmd is a small command-line utility that allows you to do some useful tasks without displaying any userinterface”. Today I´m gonna show you how to use this program to change Windows 7 sound settings, like Volume, active devices and similar stuff. Even setting up a hot-key to mute a single Application is possible. First of all, you need the Program...