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Voicemeeter and OBS Tutorial

This tutorial focuses upon using the Donationware (free to use, but make a donation if you like it) piece of software called Voicemeeter, a combination “Stereo Mix on Steroids” (my description) with TWO virtual audio cables as part of the download and installation, using this in conjunction with the OBS or Open Broadcast Software video window/monitor/capture card/webcam/camera mixing and scene arranging tool.

In this video, I bring in the microphone input from a USB interface (Focusrite Scarlett 2i2), Foobar media player, Audacity audio playback, Skype (which also gets the mic feed from this) all going out to OBS and being selectively monitored through my USB interface and its headphone jack (I chose not to monitor the headphones via the software due to the slight delay, since the Scarlett 2i2 has hardware monitoring built in for the mic).

Get that?
OBS receiving:
Foobar Media Player (also would work with VLC and WinAmp)
Audacity playback
Skype’s audio

Skype receiving: WELL… in this video, all the above, but another video here shows it NOT getting its own audio… do not follow this one for bringing Skype in! :-)
(I just wanted another audio source to show this software off with…)
Here is the Skype technique

OBS Software
Voicemeeter and accompanying (nothing else to download) VB virtual audio cable

Audacity Download

Recording Skype Calls with OBS using Voicemeeter

This details how to use the Voicemeeter application to bring in and monitor a Skype call for an Open Broadcast Software (OBS) encoded stream or recording avoiding sending the caller’s voice out to them, but where they can hear both your voice and any other inputs (background music, recorded intros, music beds), yet all ofContinue Reading

Terry’s Tech Show Week 4 – OBS Software Audio Tricks

OBS (Open Broadcast Software) – Week 4 covering several methods of getting your audio into an OBS mix – including an HOA or AV coming in via a capture card from another computer! This is the fourth of a series of tech shows I’ll be presenting weekly. The software being discussed on this show isContinue Reading

Terry’s Tech Show #3 – OBS – Including an HOA into the Show and Making Masks

This is the third of a series of tech shows I’ll be presenting weekly. The software being discussed on this show is available at and is open source and free. It allows professional switching and composing of scenes with cameras and screen shares together that you can stream into YouTube Live Events among otherContinue Reading

Terry’s Tech Show #2 – Optimizing and Camera Tricks in OBS

This show covers optimizing Windows for doing streaming and a few multi-camera tricks in OBS. Referring to the Optimization section of this video — First shut off as much as possible from the tray. Uninstall as many programs as you can. (continued below…) Then, in the task manager (arrived at by right-clicking the task barContinue Reading

Terry’s Tech Show #1 –
Use OBSproject’s
Open Broadcast Software for YouTube
LiveEvents Streaming
and Video Recording

This video introduces Open Broadcast Software, a free and Open-Source project for layering cameras, windows, images and captured video for streaming to YouTube Live Events and many other streaming services, PLUS it is a serviceable piece of screen recording software on top of that!   More info at the YouTube page for this video (clickContinue Reading

Optimize Windows 7 for Video Recording and Streaming

These optimization steps will make your PC run more efficiently and give you higher frame-rates and capture rates for recording OR streaming: To CamStudio To Google Hangouts on Air To YouTube Live Events Streaming Using OBS Streaming Using Wirecast or Wirecast for YouTube   PC Settings 1) Turn off all enhancements: Control Panel\All Control PanelContinue Reading

Holiday Showcase of New G+ Hangouts on Air Shows #HangoutProducers

Enjoy the show! I’ll be announcing a new hangout series I’m starting aimed at educators of all kinds and taking one’s education into entrepreneurial activities.Continue Reading

Audio and Lighting Settings for Hangouts-On-Air

At the prompting of Debbie Horovitch (at Social Sparkle and Shine and instructor of the Celebrity Hangouts on Air Producers course), Michael J. Procopio and I recorded this video as a Hangout-On-Air. It covers settings and many of the considerations for getting good sound and lighting for your own productions. Interestingly, I not only described howContinue Reading

Xvid records Dual Monitors with CamStudio – 3 hours only 530 MBs!!!

I was working with Chris at YouTube who was trying to get a dual-display to record at least 3 hours with a region of 3358 pixels wide total and 1048 pixels high. Here is his report: “Okay – So just to update you – I recorded on dual screens almost three hours (2 hours 55Continue Reading