XSplit Broadcaster: Echo on Twitch Stream

If you use XSplit Broadcaster to stream on Twitch, you may experience a doubling effect from your microphone. If the game itself is working fine during the stream, meaning it doesn’t have the same echo effect as your voice, then you might have too many recording devices enabled. This produces the echo on Twitch stream as the software is pulling from more than one source. XSplit Broadcaster may be to blame if you have verified that there are no other devices recording your voice.




Symptoms of Echo on Twitch Stream:

This next part applies to those where the sound from your voice is the only thing doubled.
When you broadcast your gameplay on Twitch using XSplit Broadcaster, your voice is doubled over the stream. The game, music and all other sounds are working perfectly, but your voice is being duplicated. This is actually more common than you might believe. For me, it was quite an easy fix.

I had this problem recently, and after spending several hours trying to find a solution of forums and Google searches, I figured it out for myself.

Solutions to Double Echo Effect on XSplit Broadcaster

I have a Prismatic Afterglow Wireless Headset. I’m not sure if this matters, but here is how I fixed the problem.

XSplit MuteMute the recording device in XSplit Broadcaster.

That’s it.

As odd as it sounds, this is what worked for me. A simple click of the mouse later and the doubling effect stopped. I haven’t tried this with the Afterglow while making direct videos instead of streaming, so I don’t know if it will mute the mic or not. However, this is all I did to get my system to stream properly.

I set the sound and microphone to be the default setup in the settings of XSplit instead of using the control for “Default.” I have to do this in EverQuest 2 so that I can use the microphone in the game as well. Even though Windows is set up for using the Afterglow as default anyway, some of my games refuse to recognize that setting and I have to force it to use the headset instead. Once the mic is muted in XSplit, the echo goes away. This is because it’s using only one system to record voice and not two: Windows and XSplit.

Even though XSplit Broadcaster shows that the microphone is muted, the stream works perfectly now. All game sounds, music and speech are properly streamed to Twitch. I am not sure why this happens, nor have I found a more permanent solution to this. It seems to be a bug with the system regarding certain microphones and/or headset brands.

Select Game on TwitchIt may also be important to note that I do not have this problem when using the Blue Snowball microphone. I’ve disabled the mic on the Afterglow headset and don’t have to worry about muting XSplit. This leads me to believe that the echo on Twitch stream may be related to the Afterglow headset itself.

I hope this helps you in your streaming – good luck and happy gaming.

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Michael Brockbank

I have been playing games for more than 30 years. I wouldn’t consider myself a hard-core gamer, but I have brought the pain in my day. Now that I am rounding the horn at 40, I still enjoy everything from booting up the old Commodore 64 to exploring new titles in Steam. You’re never too old to enjoy a good plot and mind-numbing graphics.

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