The Tools tab consists of settings and preferences that you can modify. You can access the Plugin Store to download more features that will improve your Broadcaster experience.

Plugin Store
Permissions
Stream Sharing
Audio Mixer
Audio Effects


Plugin Store

You can add additional sources, extensions, and outputs by installing plugins from the Plugin Store. Your currently installed plugins are accessed by selecting My Plugins under the Tools tab.

Plugin Store window overview

There are three types of Plugins you can install in XSplit Broadcaster:

Sources are plugins that are placed on the stage such as chat viewers, live alerts, and more.
Extensions are small programs that add features and expands XSplit Broadcaster’s capabilities.
Outputs support the most popular streaming platforms such as Twitch, YouTube Live, Facebook Live, etc.

To install a plugin, just select it then click the Install button.

YouTube live chat viewer plugin showing as installed

In the Plugin Store, you can use the search bar and click the Magnifying Glass button to search for a particular plugin.

Searching for the YouTube Live Chat Viewer via the search bar

You can see all of your installed plugins by clicking the Show My Plugins button on the upper right corner of the Plugin Store window.

Show My Plugins icon highlighted

You can update all of your plugins by clicking UPDATE ALL button or each plugin by clicking UPDATE button. You can also uninstall plugins by clicking UNINSTALL.

My Plugins showing all currently installed plugins with the option to UPDATE ALL


Permissions

Some plugins will require permissions to run scripts in order to work. These include extensions provided by XSplit as well.

Popup showing that DLL access permission is required

When attempting to use a source or extension that requires script permissions, this alert prompt will also be shown at the top bar of XSplit Broadcaster's staging.

Ribbon message stating that one of XBC's sources is requesting script execution permissions

To allow access, click EDIT PERMISSIONS to open the Permissions window.

On the Permissions window, check the box beside the source or extension you want to allow access to and click OK.

Permissions window showing the Presentation packager extension is allowed access

You can also access the Permissions window by going to Tools then clicking Permissions.


Stream Sharing

Let your audience know that you are streaming live.

Select Share my stream... and have the freedom to share your live post on Twitter directly from XSplit Broadcaster. This feature can only be done if you are currently live.

XBC Share Stream window with a YouTube URL added

Click on the social media icons where you want to share your live post. You'll be prompted to authenticate your social account if you haven't authorized any of them on your Sharing Settings.
Click on any Add Stream Link button to add the link of any active broadcast.

Game Check-In

This allows you to tag a game you are currently playing on a Player.me post.


Audio Mixer

Monitor and adjust the audio levels of your devices individually.

Go to Tools > Audio Mixer.

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.

Audio Mixer Window overview

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.

Selecting Speakers as the Playback device on Audio Mixer

Adjust the volume of the audio devices by adjusting the slider based on your desired value.

Adjusting the Default Microphone volume in Audio Mixer

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

Clicking the Mute icon in Audio Mixer

You can change the orientation of the Audio Mixer by clicking on either Vertical button or Horizontal button.

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

Device Settings button highlighted in the Audio Mixer


Audio Effects

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

Audio Effects overview

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 checked

Noise Gate

As compared to Noise Suppression which automatically detecting the noise, 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

Parametric Equalizer

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

Audio Mixer - Parametric Equalizer enabled

Compressor

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

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.

Selecting TDR Nova as the vst3 in the audio mixer's VST 3 section

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

Highlighting the tools button in Audio Effects's VST Plugins

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

Highlighting the add VST3 icon to add additional VST3s

Click here for a list of VST3 plugins currently tested and known to work with XSplit Broadcaster
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