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November 16, 2021

How to use an External Mic in Streamlabs Studio?

Learn how to connect your external mic to Streamlabs Studio

Streamlabs Studio is a web-based broadcasting studio that allows console streamers to create an engaging live stream using viewer engagement tools made by Streamlabs

With Streamlabs Studio, a PC or capture card is no longer required to create a professional quality live stream. Console streamers can now add alerts, overlays, and widgets to their streams in the same way pros do while maintaining an intuitive and simple-to-use solution.

Since Streamlabs Studio broadcasts gameplay and audio, sound quality plays a significant role — this goes double for your mic quality. Give your audience a pleasant viewing experience by making sure they can see and hear you clearly. (Vist our blog to learn how to add an external webcam to Streamlabs Studio).

We recommend plugging in a high-end headset with an integrated mic directly into your controller for best results. Twitch will automatically detect your mic and use that in your live broadcast. For more detailed steps, keep reading below!

How to Add an External Mic

To ensure Twitch is using your microphone, perform the following steps:

Step 1: Open the Twitch app on Xbox.

Step 2: Click on “Broadcast.”

Step 3: If you have a headset with an integrated microphone plugged in, the section labeled “Microphone” will be highlighted. You can adjust your microphone audio levels in this section as well.

In summary:

Twitch will automatically detect external microphones plugged directly into your controller, giving your viewers the best quality audio. Combined with the viewer engagement tools offered by Streamlabs Studio, you’ll be ready to broadcast your console gameplay to the world!

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Founded on the belief that we want to help creators make a living do what they love, Streamlabs provides a robust suite of features to help creators better engage with their fans, grow audiences, and improve monetization. Building on this mission, Streamlabs is expanding its product with 1) Melon, our browser-based streaming studio, 2) Willow, an all-in-one bio link tool, 3) Oslo, a video review and collaboration tool. And 4) Crossclip, the easiest way to convert Twitch clips to videos for TikTok, Instagram Reels, and YouTube Shorts.

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