Have you been wondering how to play music through your mic?
Are you looking for a way to play audio effects or music while talking through your microphone like the YouTubers and streamers? You might have been trying to find a way to play sounds in a game or a voice application as if it came out of a microphone.
But here’s the thing. Nothing you’ve tried has worked so far. That’s why you’re here reading this post after all. Don’t fret because you have come to the right place. In this post, you’ll know how to play sounds through mic in a game or a voice application.
How To Play Music Through Mic in Discord
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Playing music while talking to your friends when playing a game is amazing. It gets even better when you can play music directly from Youtube. How can you do this?
It’s simple. All you need to do is install plugins such as MedalBot, Rhythm, or FredBot. These are bots that play music according to the instructions given with some written commands.
Use the command m!play Song Name if you want to play the music through discord. This instructs the MedalBot to start playing music. If you want to stop the song, then use the command m!stop. You won’t face any loss of quality in the music unless your internet connection is very slow.
There is another workaround to playing music through mic in discord. Here’s how:
- Open Discord desktop or web application.
- At the bottom left screen, click the gear button to enter user settings.
- From the side menu, click Voice & Video.
- At the top screen, change the Input Device to Stereo Mix.
- Under Input Mode, ensure the checkmark is set to Voice Activity not Push to Talk. The former allows sounds played through the mic to be heard by users in a discord channel.
- Toggle off Automatically determine input sensitivity and set the sensitivity to -10 decibels.
- You can now play music through your microphone. If you are experiencing any problems with the mic connectivity, check out this article for troubleshooting microphone issues in Discord.
How To Play Music Through Mic in Windows 10?
Playing audio through mic in Windows 10 is actually very easy. We’ve all watched various game streaming channels where music is played through the mic and want to do the same. Streamers use expensive audio mixers to create those sound effects but you can do it at a cheaper price and in an easier way. Here’s how:
There are many software available that will let you play music through your microphone. Some of these are:
- Rust Soundboard
Each of these software serves a different purpose. Keep reading to find out more about them and how to choose the right one to play music through your mic.
VoiceMeeter + Soundboard
VoiceMeeter is incredibly easy to use and comes with a variety of features. With VoiceMeeter, you can set your own PC Soundboard and set up shortcuts to play them. Here’s how to install it:
- Download VoiceMeeter and Soundboard.
- Go to the task manager then open the startup tab and enable these two apps.
- Enable VoiceMeeter output and input and set the input of VoiceMeeter as the output of Soundboard.
- Select your microphone and speakers as your hardware input and output respectively.
- The last step is to make sure that the game is using VoiceMeeter out as its input device.
And that’s it. Now you can use any music from the soundboard app to play through your mic.
MorphVox allows the user to play background music and different sound effects through their mic. The free version of this software is pretty good, but would still recommend you go for the full version to gain access to features such as voice changer and text to speech.
Voice changer will make your voice sound different when you’re speaking into the mic. Text to speech is a popular sound effect used in youtube videos where it sounds like a translator reading off a page.
MorphVox can also run MAC having High Sierra OS X installed apart from windows.
Soundpad is a pretty easy to use app that is different from ordinary media players. There’s a lot you can do with it. Soundpad is available to download on Steam.
With Soundpad, you can set hotkeys to play a certain sound that you have already chosen. You can also block your mic with hotkeys when talking to someone else. The app also allows you to make a playlist of the music you want to use.
You can instantly find songs and effects in the app by just clicking Ctrl + Enter.
If you want to use ‘cringy’ and weird but humorous sound effects to your videos, then Rust Soundboard is the way to go. The app has a collection of such sounds including metal screw sounds, squeaky sounds, spring loading metal door sounds, and so on.
Rust Soundboard is pretty easy to use but may sometimes stop working in between. You can reinstall the application and download the latest version to avoid such errors.
Clownfish is a great audio mixer app that allows you to change your voice by using effects like robotic voice, alien voice, etc. Some of the voice effects you can set using this software are:
Robotic, Alien, Radio, Male, Female, Baby, Fast Normal, Slow, Clone & Atari Game, etc.
The app is supported by Windows, MacOS X & Linux Ubuntu and can be used with other apps such as Steam, Discord, Teamspeak, Mumble, Viber, Skype, Hangouts, and many others. You can even put a youtube link to play music directly from youtube.
I hope this post proved to be helpful for anyone who was wondering how to play music through their mic. You can choose any of the apps listed to play music or add sound effects to your videos without having to spend money on expensive audio mixers.