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I was wondering if there was a setting or something I could use to stop him from peaking the audio. Some way to equalize or something.
Is there better software I could be using? Sometimes the audio is too loud and peaks the mic, and sometimes it's too quiet and can hardly be heard. What do you guys do when recording audio and what software do you use to record?
Turn down the gain on the mic. That or sit him further away from the mic. I don't know if there's a way to equalize other than messing with the audio in post. Maybe someone else does? Generally speaking it's best to try and keep your voices at a consistent level throughout if you want to avoid audio issues after the fact.
Get nice and close to the mic, and test your audio levels before you start. I'd also suggest separating game audio and mic audio, if you can, so you can mess with sound levels more effectively to eliminate any peaking. Audacity works quite nicely for this. Yeah, I already separate game audio and mic audio. As much as I hate the yelling for the mic problems, I love it for the comedy. If only it didn't break my ears, it would be great.
I don't really want to adjust the gain anymore because it's perfect for talking volume. Currently he's the closest to the mic so I'll try sitting him farther away. I yell, a lot. I mean at almost everything.OBS Audio Boost best practices?
I'm trying to find out if people use the audio boosting options in OBS, and if so what they set theirs to. Comparing to others like that is going to end in you having a bad time. Most channels have horrible audio and are clipping like crazy. Want proof? You're not wrong, but I'm comparing mine to streamers that have similar audio setups to mine - timthetatman, hiko, nosleep, weeds - all people who use a studio XLR mic into a mixer like me.
It's pretty much impossible for me to clip on my mic, unless I turn the gain up which I have no reason to do.
Just because someone is a "big name" doesn't mean they're not clipping. I know it's possible to clip with an XLR mic, but I know I have things set properly so that doesn't happen I've been a hobbyist music producer for years, so I'm generally pretty good with this kind of thing - I hadn't run any kind of analyzers like that though, so that's good to know. I had this exact situation and it took some tweaking.
On the mic meter in OBS and the hardware mixer it looked like I was loud and clear, however, on stream I was much lower than I thought. Set your Microphone Noise Gate first without any type of boost.
I did this after the boost the first time and it was completely wrong. Im assuming the visual meter considers the boost and it makes it difficult to set.
Then just start boosting in small increments while watching your stream or watch the VoD. Ignore the visual meter in OBS as it will show that you are peaking. You can do things like lower mic gain, and use the OBS mic boost to increase loudness without more annoying background noise.
Thanks guys - I appreciate the feedback, and am glad to know the audio boosting works well. I'll start messing with it tonight! Really, this may be because you have your audio set up correctly, and the others you're listening to are overdriving.Audio quality is an extremely important part of your live stream, especially when it comes to microphones. Remember, you are trying to capture and hold the attention of a viewer that has an infinite amount of options to entertain them. If any muffled, hushed, or in-audible audio is present, they are more likely to watch someone else.
When you are speaking into the mic, your voice should be crisp, clear, and free from any background noise.
Luckily with Streamlabs OBS, there are a variety of different audio filters you can use to give your viewers a rich and pleasant sound when you are speaking into the microphone. When it comes to audio filters in Streamlabs OBS, there are seven different options. Before we get into audio filters, we must first cover what an optimal audio level for your microphone looks like.
Generally speaking, you want your microphone audio level to peak in the yellow section. When you start reaching the red level, your viewers may start to notice distortion and can be unpleasant to listen to.
The image below indicates what an optimal audio level for your microphone should look like. A good way to test this is to simply speak into your microphone at about the same loudness as your normal talking voice. If you are peaking around the yellow section then your audio level should be good.
We recommend lowering the desktop audio slightly so that your voice still comes out clean and clear even when there is a lot of desktop audio present. A great way to monitor the effect of the filters is to open the advanced audio settings by clicking the settings cog in the mixer section. This will let you hear exactly what your viewers will be hearing from your microphone and give you greater control to fine tune your audio settings.
And now, on to filters…. Gain simply refers to the loudness of the audio. The gain filter gives you finer control to adjust your audio levels. Turn the gain down, and your audio levels go down. Turn the gain up, and your audio levels go up. A lot of microphones already have a built-in gain control on them. The effect of the built-in gain control and the gain filter in Streamlabs OBS is the same.Ever notice a live stream that has audio a little off from the video?
Many factors determine how long this can take, anywhere from a few seconds to 20 or more seconds.
What you need to live stream and how to do it
This time is based on the internet speed of the broadcaster AND the viewer. Different viewers will experience the live broadcast at different times than other viewers. As a broadcaster, you all have experienced this when you ask your audience a question and have to wait until they respond.
Improving latency is a factor of improving your internet connection upgrading to a better ISP or broadband connection ; and reducing the amount of data your stream turn down your broadcast quality. It is the synchronization of the audio with the video.
It is like watching a badly dubbed foreign movie. It takes more cycles, or computing power, to process video than it takes to process audio. The audio is often ready to stream slightly ahead of the video. When a chunk of audio data gets combined with a chunk of video data that represents two different points in time, the broadcast will be out of sync.
OBS is great broadcasting software and handles many sophisticated internal features. It typically requires more computing power than simple one-cam broadcasting from within a browser. Audio Sync issues do appear more often when broadcasting with OBS. On the main screen, click on the Audio Mixer. Below are two images, one from OBS v18 and one from v They slightly changed the way to open the Audio Mixer between updates.
Find the audio device you want to adjust and enter the number of milliseconds MS to slow down the sound. When you are all done, you are ready to live stream. OBS will remember your delay settings for the next broadcast. For musicians who use a sound board, mixers, auto-tuning, delay pedals, etc; the audio delay may be attributed to the processing in the sound system itself — and not in OBS or your computer. This is generally the cause when video comes in first and the audio comes in behind.
The fix here is to delay the video so it slows down to match the audio.Disclosure: This site participates in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, which is an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon. We also run ads as a means to offset the site's operating costs. It would mean a lot if you would consider disabling your adblocker for our site. Ever have somebody tell you that your mic sounds off, robotic, or that some sounds have a buzz?
This issue is one that plagues the ignorant, and those unfortunate enough to be stuck with low-end microphones attached to headphones, earbuds, phones, and many other devices.
For a streamer, this kind of issue is a high priority to avoid. But how do you avoid this issue if you are stuck with the same hardware? For those who would prefer to have an audio reference of what to look for, take a listen to this audio clip I recorded. The audio buzz you hear with the peaking example is the issue you are looking to resolve, and what the compressor aims to alleviate.
Note that it is not a perfect solution, as if you were to peak your actual microphone diaphragm, then no software in the world can fix it. A compressor is a wonderful piece of audio mastering technology used every day by music producers, audio engineers, voice actors, and yes, even streamers.
Pretty much any profession that utilizes professional class audio will at one point discover the existence of audio filters and processing, and will never go back once they do. What the threshold determines is the point at which the compressor actually turns on. Until this value is reached, it is actually completely inert and does not affect your audio signal in any way. However, once that value, that threshold is met, things will start to happen. Well, I say volume, but it actually works on the dB Decibels scale.
A Decibel is a ratio measurement typically based off of absolute silence. It is logarithmic in nature, so a 10dB sound is x louder than a 1dB sound. Side note, physics allows the creation of a black hole with a loud enough sound.
How loud? What this means, is that for every 10dB you go over the threshold, the resulting signal will be reduced in volume by 1dB.
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Correction to above — I had it backward in the way I described it. The lower your ratio, the less aggressive it is.Forums New posts Search forums.
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However on the audio bar in OBS my levels are peaking, they are not peaking in the external audio equipment and the recordings sound fine, however will this be affecting the audio in any way? Thanks and I hope this makes sense FerretBomb Active Member.
Yes, you'll be clipping badly on-stream; OBS' mic multiplier is an internal gain setting. Many streamers are dumb or don't care and just crank everything to 11, and clip like hell. Terrible practice.The following filters are available in OBS Studio You can add them by right-click your desired Scene, Source or Device and selecting "Filters" for Audio Devices, click on the gear icon next to your device.
But let me explain what the different filters allow you to do. This can be used to give your webcam a round border for example:. Again, the name says it all. You can change the contrast, brightness and gamma of your source and even provide a color overlay.
The scroll filter gives us the ability to give our text for example a scrolling effect, left-to-right and top-to-bottom. Negative and positive values will change the direction in which your source will scroll and you can limit the height and width if necessary. Both the Color Key and Chroma Key filter can be used to remove a certain color of your source and make it transparent.
This can be used for green screens and similar stuff. They behave slightly differently, so you will need to experiment and see which works best for your personal use case. The sharpen filter should explain itself as well, if you feel your webcam input for example is a bit blurred and you want to improve the overall sharpness a bit, add the filter and test with different values.
A compressor is very useful if your source typically a microphone is set for a normal level but can sometimes spike much louder, such as impromptu shouting or getting into a heated discussion. It will automatically lower the source's volume to reduce the likelihood of it peaking above 0dB, which can cause clipping and distortion, and then turn it back up once the volume is back to normal.
How to Improve Mic Quality in Streamlabs OBS
In short, a compressor makes loud sounds quieter and typically would be placed at or near the beginning of your filter chain. To ensure you do not exceed 0dB you can use a Limiter at the end of your filter chain. Sidechain compression, also known as Duckingcan be used to make room for your voice when speaking over-top of music and games by lowering your desktop audio when you speak.
The following sidechain compression settings are recommended as a place to start. An expander reduces the level of an audio signal by applying gain reduction, similar to a compressor but below the threshold instead of above it. An expander can be used in place of a gate for noise reduction, they can produce a smoother open and close due to having an adjustable ratio whereas a gate is a fixed.
Gain should generally be applied at the source before it reaches OBS, but if needed the gain filter can help with very quiet audio sources to increase the output volume. Limiters are used to prevent an audio signal from peaking above 0dB which can cause clipping and distortion. A limiter is a special type of compressor with a very fast attack and a very high ratio.
The Noise Gate allows you to cut off all background noise while you are not talking.