How to Convert Your Audio Output to a Microphone on Windows 10

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Do you want to record your system audio or turn your speaker into a microphone?

Are you willing to use voice2speech tool in order to transcribe a YouTube video or an mp3 file into a text document?

This tutorial is all you need!

Sometimes we want to transform our PC into a mixer and play music to the microphone, this can be done as a way to entertain your teammates in a video game…

Others want to use their system audio as a microphone to record it or to use it as an input into a voice calling software such as Skype.

In this easy tutorial you will learn 2 ways to do it, the first method will convert all your system audio into a single input with VB-Cable but in the second method we will be using Voicemeeter as a mixer to play with sound as we want.

Let’s go!

VB-Cable: Convert Your System Audio to a Microphone

VB-Cable is a virtual audio device that transforms your system audio (output) into a microphone (input) that you can use later in any software including your browser or audacity.

Start by downloading VB-Cable from the official website and extract the files using 7-zip.

Right-click on your exe setup file and choose “Run as administrator“.

Click “Install Driver“.

Right-click on your audio icon in the task bar and choose “Open Sound settings“.

Choose “CABLE Input (VB-Audio Virtual Cable)” as Output.

Choose “CABLE Output (VB-Audio Virtual Cable)” as Input.

Play some music, you will see that now the sound goes to the microphone but you will not hear anything.

Voicemeeter: Best Free Mixing Console for Windows 10

First this is the setup I am using, I am currently using Voicemeeter to record videos because Camtasia doesn’t detect my USB audio interface (Roland).

You can download Voicemeeter and Voicemeeter Banana from the official website.

After you download it launch the setup and click “Install“.

After the installation is successful, change the playback device to “VoiceMeeter Input (VB-Audio VoiceMeeter VAIO)“.

Launch Voicemeeter and:

  1. Select your microphone in HARDWARE INPUT.
  2. Select your headphone in HARDWARE OUT.
  3. The system audio is in VIRTUAL INPUT.
  • When A is checked you will hear that device in your headphone (HARDWARE OUT).
  • When B is checked you will be able to record it.

This is a small tutorial.

If you have any questions feel free to leave a comment below ;)

See you in the next easy tutorial!

Have fun ;)

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Soufiane is a young computer scientist and specialist in web design, knows a lot of things in the computer world. This enthusiast enjoys helping people innovate and learn more about the IT world...

  • Saad Sami says:

    Ive fixed the problem from my earlier comment, but im facing another problem, my microphone audio seems to be choppy. Is there anything i can do for it?

  • Saad Sami says:

    Ive got every thing done as you said, but is there any way that both my Desktop audio input and my USB Mic Input can be used together?

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