Case 1: OBS + Mic/Aux Source
You are into Case 1 if:
- You just want to you a mic to capture you performance
- You use a USB mic, a built-in mic, the webcam's built-in mic or the line input of your computer.
- Your mic is connected to an external sound card
- You use macOS
- You use Windows and the MME/DirextX drivers for your sound card
- You use macOS with an audio software and
- An external sound card with multiple initialization from multiple applications and a built-in loop-back feature
- An external sound card compatible with multiple initialization from multiple application, and enough available outputs and inputs
- Two external sound cards
- You use Windows with an audio software and
- a secondary external sound card with MME/DirectX drivers as a looback input, or
- an external sound card with ASIO drivers and you loop your audio back into your built-in computer line-input.
If your whole audio come from a microphone, it may be already automatically selected as Mic/Aux source in the Audio Mixer.
If not, you should be able to select it or any appropriate (non ASIO) audio input into the OBS Settings panel, "Audio" tab, "Mic/auxiliary Audio" device. drop-down list.
You can also click the gear ⚙️ near-by the Mic/Aux source in the Audio Mixer, then click Properties and select your correct or audio input in the "Device" drop-down list.
You should then see the Mix/Aux VU-meter reacting to the captured audio. If so your audio is properly configured, good! You are now ready for part 5. Streaming configuration.