Ok so here we go, now typically this is something that I normally have no issue with, but lately I’ve seen some talk from my viewers that will say my desktop audio vs. My mic volume is a bit off(usually mic is to quiet, desktop is too loud)
However, when I turn up my mic to be louder than my music/desktop I get a lot of spiking when I watch the recording or twitch replay. But if I turn down desktop then everyone says they can’t hear the in game sound that well.
So I guess the question is, how far do you/should I keep the mic from my mouth? I usually have it about 5-10 inches from my mouth, at a lower volume? Or maybe like a foot away with a higher volume. Right now I’m using it at a high volume and close to my mouth and I’m getting a lot of spiking. Is it nessecarily the problem on my end? Or could it be the user and their volume? It’s incredibly hard to balance volume for me since I use a mixer for all my volume levels so their never accurate to what they should be as far as what I’m hearing.
What is your opinion guys? How do you set up your audio for OBS? What do you use to test the balance?
For the record, I’m using an Audio Technica AT2020 mic and a harbinger 5 channel mixer to connect my elgato, tv and computer all to one set of headphones.