How To Capture Discord Audio In Obs

Hey there! So you want to learn how to capture Discord audio in OBS? Well, you’ve come to the right place. As a tech enthusiast and avid gamer, I’ve had my fair share of experiences with OBS and Discord. In this article, I’ll guide you through the process of capturing Discord audio in OBS, step by step. So, let’s get started!

Step 1: Setting Up OBS

Before we dive into capturing Discord audio, make sure you have OBS (Open Broadcaster Software) installed on your computer. If you don’t have it yet, you can download it for free from the official OBS website.

Once OBS is installed, open it up and go to the “Sources” section. Click on the “+” button and select “Audio Output Capture”. Give it a name, like “Discord”, and click “OK”.

Step 2: Configuring Discord

Now, let’s configure Discord to ensure that its audio is captured by OBS. Open up Discord and go to the user settings by clicking on the gear icon in the bottom-left corner.

In the user settings, go to the “Voice & Video” tab. Under the “Input Device” section, make sure your microphone is selected. Then, scroll down to the “Advanced” section and enable the option that says “Audio Subsystem” and set it to “Experimental”. This will allow OBS to capture the audio from Discord.

Step 3: Adding Discord Audio to OBS

Now that we have both OBS and Discord configured, it’s time to add the Discord audio to OBS. In OBS, make sure you’re in the “Sources” section. Right-click on the “Audio Output Capture” source we created earlier and select “Properties”.

In the properties window, click on the dropdown menu next to “Device” and select your default audio device. This will capture all audio coming from your computer, including Discord.

Step 4: Fine-tuning the Audio Levels

With the Discord audio added to OBS, you may need to fine-tune the audio levels to ensure everything sounds balanced. To do this, head over to the mixer section in OBS.

Adjust the slider for the “Audio Output Capture” source to set the volume level of the Discord audio. You can also adjust the volume of other sources like your microphone or game audio to achieve the desired mix.

Step 5: Start Recording or Streaming

Once you have everything set up and the audio levels are just right, you’re ready to start recording or streaming with the captured Discord audio.

In OBS, click on the “Start Recording” or “Start Streaming” button to begin capturing your content. You’ll now have the Discord audio included in your recordings or livestreams.


And there you have it! Now you know how to capture Discord audio in OBS. By following these steps, you can ensure that your audience can hear all the conversations happening in your Discord server while you record or stream your content.

Remember, OBS is a powerful tool for content creators, and combining it with Discord opens up a whole new world of possibilities. Feel free to experiment and find the perfect mix that works for you.

Happy recording and happy gaming!