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Audio Mixer and Effects

XSplit Broadcaster features advanced audio tools for users who wants to be able to do more with their audio.

Audio Mixer
Audio Effects
Noise Suppression
Noise Gate
Parametric Equalizer
VST3 Plugin

Audio Mixer

Monitor and adjust the audio levels of your devices individually.

Go to Tools > Audio Mixer.

The Audio Mixer is accessed under the Tools menu in XSplit Broadcaster.

The audio levels are shown as dBFS (Decibel relative to Full Scale). It is recommended to keep it below the red range to prevent audio clipping or crackling noise.

The Audio Mixer displays VU meters for your audio devices. A slider is used to adjust the volume for each device shown.

Add audio devices by clicking on Add Devices, selecting either Playback Devices or Recording Devices and choose the specific device that you want to add.

The Add device menu is on the upper-right corner of the Audio Mixer window.

Adjust the volume slider based on your desired value.

While the volume slider's gray dot is usually dragged to adjust the volume, clicking at any part of the slider adjusts the volume to the point.

Mute any of the audio devices by clicking the Speaker or Microphone icon.

Mute buttons are on the left of the volume sliders.

Note: You can change the orientation of the Audio Mixer by clicking on either Vertical or Horizontal buttons located at the bottom-left corner.

Configure your Audio Settings by clicking Device Settings. For more information, click here.

The Device Settings button on the lower-right corner of the Audio Mixer launches XSplit Broadcaster's Audio settings.

Audio Effects

Apply different effects to enhance the quality of your audio input device. The Audio Effects properties can be accessed by either going to Tools > Audio Effects or by clicking the gear icon next to the microphone dropdown tool in the Audio settings tab.

The Audio Effects window can be daunting at first launch for inexperienced users as a lot of options will be displayed.

Noise Suppression

Remove background noise from your microphone by enabling Noise Suppression. It will detect the noise and eliminate it from your output. You can also choose NVIDIA Noise Removal if you have an NVIDIA RTX-series GPU.

Audio Effects with Noise Suppression enabled. The drop-down menu underneath it allows you to select the mode for Noise Suppression.

Noise Gate

In comparison to Noise Suppression which automatically detects the noise, the Noise Gate lets you manually set a threshold level which allows your audio to pass when above and blocks your audio when below that level.

Audio Effects with Noise Gate enabled. The Threshold slider also has a VU meter displayed for reference while adjusting it.

Parametric Equalizer

Parametric Equalizer gives you continuous quality control and balance of audio frequencies (Hi, Mid, and Low tones).

Audio Effects with Parametric Equalizer enabled. It's a 3-band semi-parametric equalizer with knobs to select Low, Mid and Hi frequency centers for your curves with gain sliders and quality factor preset buttons.


Compressor allows you to manually set a threshold level so that all audio signals above the threshold will sound the same in loudness and the audio signals below it are unchanged.

Audio Effects with Compressor enabled. A threshold slider with settings for attack and release timing, compression ratio and output gain are available as well.

VST3 Plugin

XSplit Broadcaster V4.2 or newer now supports VST3 Plugins.

Add your VST3 Plugin in XSplit Broadcaster by placing your VST3 files on the default location in C:\Program Files\Common Files\VST3\ or set your own location.

For a list of VST3 Plugins currently known to work with XSplit Broadcaster, click here.

VST plugins added will be visible in the drop-down.

Once enabled, you can change your VST3 Plugin settings by clicking on the gear icon beside the VST3 Plugin drop-down menu.

The gear icon is on the left of the VST3 Plugin drop-down.

Enable more VST3 Plugins by clicking the plus icon below the VST3 Plugin drop-down menu.

The plus icon adds another VST3 plugin.

Updated on: 21/02/2023

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