How to Play Music through Mic in Games, On Discord & Windows 10

Have you ever wondered how YouTubers play music through mic in their videos? This is not only popular among YouTubers, it has also become quite the thing with gamers. If you’ve been searching for how to play music through mic or if you’ve tried some steps to no avail, you’ve come to the right place. This article will cover how to play music through mic in games, on discord, and Windows 10.

How to Play Music through Mic on Discord

A common way to play music through mic on discord is by using a music bot. First, ensure you have a working and compatible mic. To use the music bot to play music through mic in discord, you’ll need to make some changes to the mic settings on your PC.

To do this, open the ‘Control panel’ on your PC >> click on ‘Sound’ and open the ‘Recording’ tab >> Enable ‘Stereo mix’, then set it to the default mic. Doing this would get you ready to add the music bot to your discord and start playing music through mic >> Open the groovy discord bot website and click the ‘Add to discord’ button >> Choose a server, select ‘Authorize’ and check the authorization box >> Now, you can use the ‘-play’ command to tell groovy what song you want to play. For example ‘-play Woman by Doja Cat’

Method 2: Editing Discord Settings

Another method to play music through mic on discord is by editing your user settings in the discord application. To do this:

  1. Open the discord web or desktop app and navigate to user settings by clicking the gear button at the bottom left side of the screen
  2. Select ‘Voice & Video’ from the side menu
  3. Switch the input device to ‘Stereo Mix’
  4. Check ‘Voice Activity’ below Input mode. Ensure this is checked instead of ‘Push to talk’
  5. Turn off ‘Automatically determine input sensitivity’. The sensitivity should then be set to -10 decibels

All done, this should help you play music through mic on discord.

Method 3: Using a Soundboard App

You can play music through mic on discord using soundboard apps like Clownfish, MorphVox, and Voicemeeter, and Soundbar. Follow these steps:

  1. Download and install any soundboard app on your PC. The few apps listed above are some of the best and most popular.
  2. Connect the app with your mic and set the mic as the default
  3. Open ‘control Panel’ and navigate to ‘Sound’
  4. Open the ‘Recording’ tab and enable ‘Stereo mix’
  5. Go to the soundboard app you installed and add sound effects
  6. You can now play music through mic on discord. You can also use the hotkeys of the soundboard application to play music through mic during a game.

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How to Play Music through Mic in Games

One of the simplest methods you can use to play music through mic in games is by editing some settings. First, open ‘Control Panel’ on your pc, select ‘Sound’, then open the ‘Recordings’ tab, enable the ‘Stereo Mix’ option and set it as your default mic.

Method 2: Using an App

The most popular way to play music through mic in games is by using apps like Clownfish, MorphVox, and Rust soundboard. These soundboard apps are some of the best and most widely used amongst gamers. You can use the steps below to play music through soundboard apps, however, some soundboard apps have more specific steps.

  1. Download and install a soundboard app on your PC (voicemod is a cool option). The few apps listed above are some of the best and most popular.
  2. Connect the app with your mic and set the mic as the default
  3. Open ‘Control Panel’  and navigate to ‘Sound’
  4. Open the ‘Recording’ tab and enable ‘Stereo mix’
  5. Go to the soundboard app you installed and add sound effects
  6. You can use the hotkeys of the soundboard application to play music through mic during a game.

METHOD 2.1: MORPHVOX

This is one of the apps listed above with specific steps on how to apply it. Follow the steps below to play music through mic using MorphVox;

  1. Connect the morphvox app to your mic. Ensure the mic is attached
  2. On the dashboard, go to the audio option available and search for the hidden connections
  3. Click the mic option and snap on it to connect it
  4. Edit the configuration of the input device and connected output devices
  5. Finally, select the mic in the output audio
  6. You can also go through the manual for proper configuration

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Method 3: Using a Virtual Audio Cable and Soundboard

Another way to play music through mic in games is by making use of a virtual audio cable and soundboard:

  1. Download and configure the virtual audio cable drivers. Ensure this is done correctly so it can work properly.
  2. Download and install the latest versions of the virtual audio cable and the soundboard
  3. Open ‘Control Panel’ >> go to ‘Sound’ > open ’Recording’ tab
  4. Enable the recording device option of the virtual audio cable output
  5. Go to the DC and SB, follow the instructions to navigate to the settings page
  6. To configure the settings here, find and choose the main speakers and select the mic as the output option
  7. Return to the ‘Recordings’ tab and open the sound settings of the device
  8. Configure the settings to your taste and finally select the ‘Listen to this device’ option

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How to Play Music through Mic on Windows 10

The first method you should use when trying to play music through mic on Windows 10 is a stereo mix. Right-click on the speaker icon in your taskbar, select ‘Open sound settings’ >> When ‘Settings’ is opened, select ‘Sound control panel’ under ‘Related settings’ and open the ‘Recordings’ tab in the dialogue box that comes up. Right-click on ‘Stereo mix’, enable it, and then set it as the default >>  If ‘Stereo mix’ is not amongst the options under the ‘Recording’ tab, right-click on any free area in the dialogue box and click on both ‘Show Disabled Devices’ and ‘Show Disconnected Devices’ to enable them. Following these steps correctly should help you play music through mic on Windows 10.

Method 2: Using a Soundboard App

The fastest way to play music through mic on Windows 10 is by using a soundboard app. Apps like Clownfish, Rust, and EXP can be used in this method.

  1. Download and install a soundboard app on your PC. The few apps listed above are some of the best and most popular.
  2. Connect the app with your mic and set the mic as the default
  3. Open ‘Control Panel’ and navigate to ‘Sound’
  4. Open the ‘Recording’ tab and enable ‘Stereo mix’
  5. Go to the soundboard app you installed and add sound effects
  6. You should now be able to play music through mic on windows 10

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Method 3: Using a Soundboard and VoiceMeeter

This method involves the use of a soundboard app and VoiceMeeter, a virtual audio device. VoiceMeeter can serve as a virtual audio mixer with many inputs and outputs. In this case, the inputs will be sounds coming from both your mic and the soundboard. Both sounds will then be played through VoiceMeeter output. To get this working;

  1. Download and install VoiceMeeter and a soundboard app
  2. Right-click on the speaker icon in your taskbar and select ‘Open sound settings’
  3. When ‘Settings’ is opened, select ‘Sound control panel’ under ‘Related settings’
  4. Under the ‘Playback’ tab in the dialogue box that comes up, right-click the VoiceMeeter input option to enable it
  5. Open the ‘Recordings’ tab and right-click the VoiceMeeter output option to enable it, then set it as the default device
  6. If the VoiceMeeter input and output is not amongst the options under the tabs, right-click on any free area in the dialogue box and click on both ‘Show Disabled Devices’ and ‘Show Disconnected Devices’ to enable them
  7. Open the soundboard app you downloaded and choose VoiceMeeter input as the ‘1st output’
  8. Open VoiceMeeter and choose your mic as the 1st ‘Hardware input’
  9. Select your main speakers under ‘A1 Hardware Out’
  10. Ensure VoiceMeeter output is set as the default device as done in step 2. Another way to ensure this would be to select VoiceMeeter output as the primary input device in the audio settings of the target program, e.g. Discord.
  11. You can check if this method works by opening ‘Voice recorder’ on your Windows 10 and clicking the microphone to record. Play the music from the soundboard while recording, then play your recording, you should hear the music in the playback.

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