Set up your Microphone in less than 1 Minute

Set up your Microphone

Nothing is more important than proper audio for your stream. Viewers sit through lower visual quality streams, for example 720p, but if their ears start bleeding the second they tune into your stream, they are likely not going to stick around. That is why I am walking you through on how to set up your microphone in less than 1 minute.

This article is part of our complete guide on How to Stream on Twitch. The process is identical with OBS Studio and Streamlabs OBS.

Step 1

Open the software of your choosing and navigate to the Source box on the bottom of your screen and hit + to add a new source.

Step 2

Add an Audio Input Capture source by clicking on it and select new source, or if you set up an audio source before, you can select from existing sources as well.

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Step 3

After you added the audio source, you can further customise the sound of your microphone. In order to do that right click on the audio source and select the option Filters from the drop down menu.

By hitting the + on the bottom left corner, you can add more filters to your microphone and make it sound more professionally. 

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Which microphone should you use?

Crisp audio is important, but does not have to cost you a lot. 

If you want to go as cheap as possible, but remain clear crisp audio, I recommend you the Blue Snowball microphone, which is a plug in and play device, no software or setup needed.

You can find my review for the Blue Snowball here. And pick the microphone up for under $50 right here.

If you are willing to spend about $130 I recommend the Elgato Wave 1 or Elgato Wave 3 microphone, which comes with a great software as well.

You can find my review here. And pick up the microphone here.

And this is how you set up your microphone in less than 1 minute. Click here to get our full guide on How to Stream on Twitch.


My name is Luk and I am here to help you set up your live stream. I believe live streams are one of the best forms of communicating with your target audience. Let’s get to work!
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