FIX YOUR PUBG SOUND with Voicemeeter Banana and Windows 10 1809 (and newer)


hey guys it’s ERPL. vehicle sounds
explosions and gunshots in playerunknown’s battlegrounds are pretty loud
compared to footsteps. in this video I’ll explain what you can do to balance the
audio to better hear enemies by using a technique called a compressor. if you already know what audio compression is and why you want to use it for PUBG you
may want to forward to minute 3 of this video see. you there
the default sound of PUBG isn’t really well balanced. the sounds of vehicles
explosions and gunshots are way louder than footsteps. lots of players decide to
crank up the volume to the max to hear even the quietest footsteps of
approaching enemies. you’ll get a serious strategical advantage if you get the most Intel about nearby enemies, gunshots in the distance and so on. but just maxing the volume of the game is actually dangerous because the extremely
loud sounds can potentially damage your hearing permanently. what we will do
instead is using an audio compressor what a compressor basically does is evening
in the sound out. for example I have a recording of me literally saying “TEST”
three times where the last time is louder Test Test TEST if I add a compressor on that, the quieter “tests” are getting slightly
louder and the louder “test” is getting quieter. Test Test TEST normally your sound of any game like PUBG or voice chat applications like
Discord and Windows itself are getting straight to your headphones. to use the compression effect live with the sound from PUBG we will use two free software
programs. the first one is called Voicemeter Banana which is an advanced audio
mixing tool. And VB cable which is basically like a virtual audio cable as you plug into one application to fetch sound from and then plug it into another
application to route the sound over to. we will configure the
system to route the PUBG audio through VB-Cable which goes into Voicemeter Banana, where the compression is added. We then output that edited sound to your
headphones. The normal sound from Windows will be routed to a virtual device
called Voicemeter VAIO, which just outputs to your headphones without any
effects added. Pptionally you can configure any voice chat tool like
Discord or Teamspeak to output to even another virtual device called Voicemeter AUX. This is useful if you’re recording your gameplay for YouTube or streaming to Twitch, since it allows you to get a separate audio track of your
friends in Voice Chat, which you can edit afterwards or completely cut out. if you’re not recording your gameplay you can skip that part of the configuration. First thing before we start: you need to have at least Windows 10
1803. If you’re not sure which Windows version you are using, you can check by
right-clicking on your Windows or Start symbol and then click on System. Down at version you need to have at least 1803 I’m using 1809 which is newer and is
working as well next thing is you need to note your selected audio devices. right-click on that speaker symbol next to the clock. click open sound settings
and note your output device and input device remember it or just write it down
somewhere. then you need to get the software tools Voicemeter Banana and VB-Cable which are free to use. You can download them at the official website “VB-audio.com”. Link is in the video description below. Make sure that you
installed both and then reboot your computer. really when your computer is up
again go back to your windows sound settings and set your output device to
Voicemeter Input and your input device to your microphone that you noted
earlier. then open the sound control panel Go into recording then open the
properties of Voicemeter Output go into the advanced tab and select 2-Channel, 24-bit, 44100 Hz and click on OK if you get any warnings just click on
yes repeat these steps for the other two VB-Audio devices in recording then go to your microphone, select it in the list click on that little arrow at set
default and then click on default communications device okay now you can
start Voicemeter Banana from your Start Menu. make sure to really start
Voicemeter Banana and not Voicemeter if it’s not immediately opening check
your system tray and double click on that Voicemeter symbol. As the first thing in Voicemeter Banana I recommend clicking on menu and then
“system tray run at startup” and if you have volume keys on your keyboard then
click on menu again and then “hook volume keys for level output A1” if you’re using your volume keys now please note that if you’re above 0db your sound
might get distorted. now click on A1 and select your earlier noted default
output device. if it’s available use KS or WDM please don’t use MME if you can. you can rename the virtual inputs of Voicemeter by right-clicking in the
empty area. I renamed mine System and Voicechat. please disable the output at
B1 for Voicechat and select B2 instead now go to Hardware Input 1 and rename
it to Game. Deselect output to B1. If KS VB Audio point is available select
that, if not then select WDM cable output now lower the volume to about minus 18
or 17 and set the compressor level to about 3 these are the values that worked
best for me personally you probably have to try out a bit to
find what suits best for you now you should already have sound again, if you
for example opening a YouTube video now you would see the volume bar at A1 and
system going up the back. Now start up PUBG and then just minimize it
and go to your Windows sound settings again go to App volume and device
preferences and then select cable input for Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds. then go back to the game if you click on any entries in the menu
now you should hear the sound and if you look and Voicemeter Banana you should
see the bar at Game and A1 go up you’re getting problems with your voice
chat tools now then please make sure that your config there is right for example in Discord you go to user settings and then voice and video and
then you can select your input device to use your default input device that you
noted earlier and use Voicemeter AUX input as the output device to make sure
that it’s getting routed to voice chat in Teamspeak you can select Voicemeter
AUX Input as the playback device and your microphone that you noted in the
beginning as the capture device if you have any questions about this feel free
to ask them in the comments below if you like the video then please click on like
and consider to subscribe to my channel I also made the video where I compared
Voicemeter Banana and the built-in Windows Loudness Equalization. you can
check that out here I also linked some of the other videos
which I upload at least once per week please check them out

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