How To Setup VoiceMeeter Banana
Sometimes we run into audio issues while making videos or streaming, be in poor quality or horrid echo a fix is out there for it without costing an arm and a leg, VoiceMeeter Banana.
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What is Banana?
Simply put with the software VoiceMeeter Banana you can manage several Audio In and Outputs to give you the options to divide which sound should go into your stream or recording software, and which goes to your speakers, headset, or capture card. It’s a lot of information at once but it is rather simple once you get into it, so let’s do just that.
What Is All This
Above all of the sliders and buttons the areas are labeled, the first three spots are the Hardware input which you can use to adjust separate microphones or other inputs and is helpful for adjusting things such as compression and noise gates.
- The Vertical slider is for Gain to make your microphone, or other connected devices, sound louder or quieter
- Above them is a box with a small slider inside, moving it towards the left and right will better adjust your mic to a percentage, allowing yourself to sounds real and not with heavy echo or poor quality, use cautiously as the more it is adjusted the heavier your voice will change, eventually causing a bad effect on quality.
The two meters next to the first three are the Virtual Inputs, these are helpful for managing your Playback Devices (these options will receive Desktop, Game Sound, Software, and Browser Audio
- The Dials above this section are the Equalizer dials, which will adjust your Bass and Treble of the selected devices
The next area on the far right has two functions, the first three sliders and the Tape
First, for Voicemeeter to work you have to select a Hardware Output in the green section. Use the A1 button and select your Headset or Speakers for example. Manage A2 and A3 if you want to use them of course. In the yellow and blue input sections have (A1, A2, A3, B1 and B2) to send the input of each device to the corresponding output device.
In Windows, after installing Voicemeeter, you will have 2 new Playback and 2 new Recording devices. Voicemeeter Input (VAIO) and Aux Input (AUX VAIO). Setting "Voicemeeter Input" as our default playback device in Windows allows us to receive all general desktop sound and get it into voicemeeter. The "Voicemeeter Aux Input" can be selected in Discord, Skype, Teamspeak, Media Player Classic or whatever software you want to manage. Any software that allows us to select the Aux Input as its audio output can be separated of the desktop sound.
Currently no Browser has the option to select an audio output device, so these will always go to our Voicemeeter Input. Sadly also only a few games have the option so these cannot be separated either.
- Select your Hardware Outputs (Headset, Speakers, Capture Card)
- Select your Inputs (if you want to send Microphone sound somewhere for example)
- Set the Voicemeeter Input device as your default device in the Playback section of the Windows audio settings
In Discord, Skype, And Teamspeak
- Set the Voicemeeter AUX Input as your output device in the settings of each program.
In your recording software (Single PC)
- Set the Voicemeeter Input as your desktop audio device to record desktop and game audio
In your recording software (2-PC setup)
- Make sure your Capture Card is connected through HDMI
- Select the HDMI Audio device of your Graphics Card in the Hardware Out section (green)
- In the blue and yellow sections activate the buttons for the corresponding Hardware Out (A1, A2 or A3) to send the sound through your HDMI Audio device to your Capture Card
This setup is a slightly more advanced one, you are obviously free to adjust the software as you please and no setup is perfect or the same! So adjust your meters and dials accordingly and good luck as we hope you found this tutorial helpful.