How to improve your Twitch stream audio with OBS

Improve your Twitch stream audio with OBS's noise suppression. What to do to minimize background noise and improve audio quality for a better viewer experience.

How to improve your Twitch stream audio with OBS

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If you have a fan on or have a lot of background noise on your stream, you’ll need to add noise suppression to your mic. Here’s how.

Good audio quality is incredibly important when you stream on Twitch. If you don’t have it properly sorted, people will grow tired of listening to you real fast. To achieve the best audio quality on Twitch, streamers often invest in good quality microphones, headphones and audio interfaces. 

If you don’t currently have the budget for the highest quality hardware, which would be quite understandable if you’re only just starting out, you can still make do with what you have. Just make sure that at least your audio settings are optimized and that background noise is minimized. With certain filters on streaming software like OBS, you can make quite a difference.

How to improve your Twitch stream audio with OBS

  • Open OBS (Open Broadcaster Software) 
  • Now, click on the three dots under your mic input
  • Select Filters
  • Add a Noise Suppression filter and a Limiter filter
  • That’s it! Your audio should sound much better now. 

Ultimately, prioritizing audio quality helps create a more enjoyable and engaging viewing experience, which could lead to increased viewer retention and potential growth for your channel. Of course, you’ll still need to make sure that the *actual* content is entertaining and engaging, but at least now you won’t lose viewers the moment you start speaking.

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