In order for you to be able to play music off your windows computer and also have it feed into Skype along with your Microphone signal you will need to follow these easy steps.
1. Download & Install Virtual Audio Cable for free FROM HERE
- Once downloaded right click the VBCABLE_Driver_Pack43 zip file and select extract all
- Once files are extracted open the VBCABLE_Driver_Pack43 folder (this folder should have just been created in the same folder as the zip file)
- If you are running a 64 bit version of windows right click the VBCABLE_Setup_x64 file and select run as administrator and install
- If you are not running a 64 bit version of windows right click the VBCABLE_Setup file and select run as administrator and install
2. Download & Install VoiceMeeter for free FROM HERE
- Once downloaded right click the VoicemeeterSetup_v1045 zip file and select extract all
- Once files are extracted open the VoicemeeterSetup_v1045 folder (this folder should have just been created in the same folder as the zip file)
- Right click the VoicemeeterSetup file and select run as administrator
3. Open VoiceMeeter and apply the following settings
- On the top right corner of Voicemeeter click A1 and select the headphones connection you will be using during our coaching session.
- On the top left corner of the program click 1 and then select your microphone. (If you look towards the bottom of this channel you will notice an A & B. B should always be selected and A should only be selected when you’re wanting to hear your vocal level from the mic in your headphones. This is good for making sure your vocal levels are loud enough on top of whatever music is being played during our coaching sessions.)
4. In the top middle of Voicemeeter click hardware input 2 and ensure that Cable Out (VB-Audio Virtual Cable) is selected. This is the virtual audio cable you downloaded in step 1 and is what’s going to allow you to hear everything in your headphones once connected to Skype.
5. In the top right hand corner of Voicemeeter next to the minus sign select Menu then click save settings and save somewhere you can easily remember. This will ensure that if for some reason your settings get changed or reverted back to default you can always go back and easily recall all the adjustments you just made.
6. Control Panel Settings
- Go to your Control Panel > Hardware and sound > Sound > Playback, right click on VoiceMeeter Input virtual device and click Set As Default.
- While you are still in Control Panel > Hardware and sound > Sound > click the communications tab and where it says when windows detects communications activity: select Do nothing
- While you are still in Control Panel > Hardware and sound > Sound > click the Recording tab and right click on VoiceMeeter and select properties and then open the Listen tab. Here, you will need to ensure that Listen to this device is NOT checked. While you’re in this section, switch to the Levels tab. Here you can adjust the overall sound of the mic device if your voice seems too quiet.
- While you are still in Control Panel > Hardware and sound > Sound and check the Playback and Recording tabs where you’ll find two new virtual devices, CABLE Input and CABLE Output. (These are the virtual audio cables you downloaded and installed in step 1. If you don’t see them restart your computer. If you still don’t see them after restart carefully follow step 1, step 4 and step 7 again.
7. Skype Settings
- Once you are signed into Skype, open Tool > Options and switch to the Audio settings tab. Against Microphone, select VoiceMeeter Output, and ensure the Automatically adjust microphone settings checkbox is cleared. In the Speakers field, set CABLE Input (VB- Audio Virtual Cable) as the device, and ensure the Automatically adjust speaker settings checkbox is cleared.Also, set the volume settings for Microphone and Speaker to maximum and then save these settings. (Note that you can leave the PC speakers set as the ringing device.)
You should now be able to see music playing off your computer along with your voice from your microphone both coming through the microphone input. Congrats You’re done!!
Please be aware that now your system volume can only be adjusted through VoiceMeeter. This means that your usual hardware buttons for volume will not work – you’ll have to launch the app and adjust the volume on screen. Which is a small price to pay for being able to send all audio coming through your computer into Skype.
However if you wish to disable Voicemeeter while we’re not working and regain your normal audio controls just simply
- Go to your Control Panel > Hardware and sound > Sound > Playback, right click on your normal audio device and click Set As Default.
If you are experiencing problems with setting everything up don’t hesitate to contact me via the form below and I will get you taken care of.