When it comes to recording gameplay and voice chat there are multiple audio volume controllers that can cause the recordings to have a difference in audio volume levels. Meaning, sometimes the game volume being recorded is too loud compared to your voice or your voice is too quiet compared to your friends’ voices.
Changing the volume in the audio options available for your system may correct such issues.
The following applications/settings are applicable to changing the audio volume levels within your system.
1: Windows Audio Recording Options: The Windows Audio Recording Options is applicable to every user and may need to be changed for the appropriate equalized audio levels. You can access this option by right clicking on the speaker icon at the bottom right of the taskbar and clicking on Recording devices.
You can also access this by searching "manage audio devices" in the Windows search bar.
Right click on the device you are using for recording and click Properties. Go to the ‘Levels’ tab and adjust the volume as needed.
2: Voice Chat Clients: There are multiple voice chat clients that have their own audio volume controller that can be adjusted as well. We will be going over the following clients: Skype, Curse, Teamspeak, and Discord. Discord and Teamspeak is recommended over Skype and Curse due to their Audio Volume control configuration. This is because Skype and Curse voice clients share the controls with Windows Audio Recording Options and may be problematic when it comes to equalizing the volume levels. For example, when changing the microphone level in Skype or Curse, the Windows Audio Recording Device will be equally the same level. The same applies vice-versa.
2A: Skype: You can access the Skype audio settings by clicking on the tools tab followed by options, then audio settings. Afterwards adjust the audio options to the appropriate volume. However, as stated earlier the microphone level control of Skype is shared with Windows Audio options which can cause problems with achieving equalized volume.
2B: Curse: You can access the microphone settings for Curse by clicking on the gear icon at the bottom right followed by clicking on the audio tab. Afterwards adjust the audio options to the appropriate volume. However, just like Skype, the microphone levels are shared with Windows Audio options which can cause problems with achieving equalized volume.
2C: Teamspeak: Teamspeak itself uses the default Windows Audio settings and it can’t be changed within the Teamspeak client. What is set in the Windows Audio setting will be the microphone audio level for Teamspeak.
2D Discord: Discord doesn’t change any volume controls with windows but it has their own proprietary controls. To access this click on the gear icon at the bottom left of the discord client followed by voice. Afterwards adjust the audio options to the appropriate volume.