The Elgato Wave:1 and Wave:3 are microphones designed to work with OBS Studio. This article will walk you through the process of setting up your microphone with OBS Studio in Windows.
This article is intended to serve as a guide for setting up your Elgato Wave:1 or Wave:3 microphone with OBS Studio in Windows.
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1) Install the Wave Link Software
- Install the Wave Link software
To use your Mac, PC, iOS or Android devices with OBS Studio you must install the latest version of Wave Link. If you’re an existing user and already have Wave Link installed, restarting your computer is enough to update it to the latest version. For new users:
- Download and install the latest version of the Wave Link software on your Mac (WaveLinkMac_vx_xxx.dmg). This will automatically launch when installation is complete!
- Download and install the latest version of the Wave Link software on your PC (WaveLinkPC_vx_xxx.exe). This will automatically launch when installation is complete!
- Install Wave Link on your iOS device by navigating to “App Store” > Search “Wave Link” > Download/Install > Open App
2) Open OBS and Set Up the Audio Devices
- Open OBS and Set Up the Audio Devices
- Open your settings in OBS. You’ll find it at the bottom of the window, on the right side.
- Go to Audio settings by pressing on “Audio” button in Input Output section.
- Select your Wave:1 or Wave:3 from “Audio Device” dropdown menu and select your desired device from Device dropdown menu, then click OK button at bottom of Settings screen.
3) Add the Audio Sources to Your Scenes
You can add audio sources to scenes, audio tracks, and audio effects. After adding an audio source, you can adjust its volume by dragging the source’s slider in the Audio Sources section.
To add an audio source:
- On the left side of your screen, make sure that the Sources tab is selected.
- Click on + Add Source. The Add Source window will open up. You will see options for selecting different types of sources: channels, clips, files or folders (with subfolders), and devices (such as your microphone). Select one of these options depending on what type of audio you’d like to add; for example if you’re recording with a microphone then select “Devices” from this list so that you can record straight into OBS Studio! If it’s not already selected by default then double click onto whatever type was chosen above – otherwise just leave this alone because we don’t want any other changes made right now anyway!
4) Set up the Audio Monitoring Options
You will need to set up your audio monitoring options. To do this, click on the gear icon in the top right corner of OBS and select “Audio” from the menu that appears.
In the left pane, you will see an option called Monitoring Device. Assuming that you want to hear what is going into your microphone when you record a video, select Desktop Audio Device from this list. Then, check off “Use Push-To-Talk” and make sure that Push To Talk Mode is set to On (Push Button). Next, go down to Input Volume Levels and adjust these as necessary so they are at or near zero decibels (dB) in order to avoid distortion while speaking into your mic during gameplay sessions.
Learn how to use your Elgato Wave:1 or Wave:3 microphone with OBS Studio in Windows.
The following steps are for Windows users.
- Install the Wave Link software
- Open OBS Studio and set up the audio devices
- Add the audio sources to your scenes (if you don’t have any audio sources, skip this step)
- Set up the audio monitoring options
Now that you’ve got your Wave:1 or Wave:3 microphone connected to OBS Studio, it’s time to start using it. You can create your own custom scenes and add audio sources to them, as well as set up monitoring options so that you can listen in on what you are recording on your computer.