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Windows 7: Record Stereo Mix (mic+speakers) AND output ONLY speakers to headphone

22 May 2015   #1
dougman0988

Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 (64 bit)
 
 
Record Stereo Mix (mic+speakers) AND output ONLY speakers to headphone

Hi everyone,

I've been researching and pulling my hair out, and starting to think what I'm after is somehow not possible to achieve.

My goal is to be able to record my screen, my speakers, and my mic (narration), while also being able to playback ONLY my speakers to my headphones.

Basically, I wish to monitor ONLY the speaker audio, WITHOUT my mic (narration).

I thought I could achieve this by using Realtek HD Audio Manager, which allows you to playback two different audio streams simultaneously. However, it would seem that only certain Windows applications which are written to give you the option of changing the playback device can take advantage of this feature. The particular Windows application which I am recording does not give me that option.

So essentially I am wondering if there is a way to force an application to output to a particular playback device, ie. the Realtek HD Audio 2nd Output. The Realtek HD Audio 2nd Output would play to my headphones (application audio ONLY) while at the same time I would be able to record my screen, my speakers, and my mic all together at once.

I did find this post which broke my heart as it seems this might not be possible due to Windows only providing a single mixer, but wanted to try asking around here too -> Different audio output for certain programs [Solved] - Multimedia - Apps General Discussion

PC Info:
Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1 (64 bit)
Intel Pentium Dual Core E5300 2.6Ghz
6GB RAM
Realtek Audio Driver 6.0.1.6937
DirectX 11.0
Audio Controller HD Audio
Audio Codec ALC887

My recording software is Hypercam 2.0 which allows me to select a single recording audio device which is why I select Stereo Mix, because I can record everything all together and remove the need to edit them together after the fact.

Anything else you need to know, just ask.
Thanks!

Doug


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23 May 2015   #2
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

Windows only allows one default audio playback device. There may be some third party program that will do what you want, but not with the default Windows options.
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23 May 2015   #3
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Just curious, would this kind of setup be possible with 2 soundcards?
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23 May 2015   #4
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

No, because you are still limited to one default audio playback device. e.g. Soundcard 1 OR Soundcard 2 but not both.
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