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FIX YOUR PUBG SOUND with Voicemeeter Banana and Windows 10 1809 (and newer)

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hey guys it’s ERPL. vehicle sounds
explosions and gunshots in playerunknown’s battlegrounds are pretty loud
compared to footsteps. in this video I’ll explain what you can do to balance the
audio to better hear enemies by using a technique called a compressor. if you already know what audio compression is and why you want to use it for PUBG you
may want to forward to minute 3 of this video see. you there
the default sound of PUBG isn’t really well balanced. the sounds of vehicles
explosions and gunshots are way louder than footsteps. lots of players decide to
crank up the volume to the max to hear even the quietest footsteps of
approaching enemies. you’ll get a serious strategical advantage if you get the most Intel about nearby enemies, gunshots in the distance and so on. but just maxing the volume of the game is actually dangerous because the extremely
loud sounds can potentially damage your hearing permanently. what we will do
instead is using an audio compressor what a compressor basically does is evening
in the sound out. for example I have a recording of me literally saying “TEST”
three times where the last time is louder Test Test TEST if I add a compressor on that, the quieter “tests” are getting slightly
louder and the louder “test” is getting quieter. Test Test TEST normally your sound of any game like PUBG or voice chat applications like
Discord and Windows itself are getting straight to your headphones. to use the compression effect live with the sound from PUBG we will use two free software
programs. the first one is called Voicemeter Banana which is an advanced audio
mixing tool. And VB cable which is basically like a virtual audio cable as you plug into one application to fetch sound from and then plug it into another
application to route the sound over to. we will configure the
system to route the PUBG audio through VB-Cable which goes into Voicemeter Banana, where the compression is added. We then output that edited sound to your
headphones. The normal sound from Windows will be routed to a virtual device
called Voicemeter VAIO, which just outputs to your headphones without any
effects added. Pptionally you can configure any voice chat tool like
Discord or Teamspeak to output to even another virtual device called Voicemeter AUX. This is useful if you’re recording your gameplay for YouTube or streaming to Twitch, since it allows you to get a separate audio track of your
friends in Voice Chat, which you can edit afterwards or completely cut out. if you’re not recording your gameplay you can skip that part of the configuration. First thing before we start: you need to have at least Windows 10
1803. If you’re not sure which Windows version you are using, you can check by
right-clicking on your Windows or Start symbol and then click on System. Down at version you need to have at least 1803 I’m using 1809 which is newer and is
working as well next thing is you need to note your selected audio devices. right-click on that speaker symbol next to the clock. click open sound settings
and note your output device and input device remember it or just write it down
somewhere. then you need to get the software tools Voicemeter Banana and VB-Cable which are free to use. You can download them at the official website “VB-audio.com”. Link is in the video description below. Make sure that you
installed both and then reboot your computer. really when your computer is up
again go back to your windows sound settings and set your output device to
Voicemeter Input and your input device to your microphone that you noted
earlier. then open the sound control panel Go into recording then open the
properties of Voicemeter Output go into the advanced tab and select 2-Channel, 24-bit, 44100 Hz and click on OK if you get any warnings just click on
yes repeat these steps for the other two VB-Audio devices in recording then go to your microphone, select it in the list click on that little arrow at set
default and then click on default communications device okay now you can
start Voicemeter Banana from your Start Menu. make sure to really start
Voicemeter Banana and not Voicemeter if it’s not immediately opening check
your system tray and double click on that Voicemeter symbol. As the first thing in Voicemeter Banana I recommend clicking on menu and then
“system tray run at startup” and if you have volume keys on your keyboard then
click on menu again and then “hook volume keys for level output A1” if you’re using your volume keys now please note that if you’re above 0db your sound
might get distorted. now click on A1 and select your earlier noted default
output device. if it’s available use KS or WDM please don’t use MME if you can. you can rename the virtual inputs of Voicemeter by right-clicking in the
empty area. I renamed mine System and Voicechat. please disable the output at
B1 for Voicechat and select B2 instead now go to Hardware Input 1 and rename
it to Game. Deselect output to B1. If KS VB Audio point is available select
that, if not then select WDM cable output now lower the volume to about minus 18
or 17 and set the compressor level to about 3 these are the values that worked
best for me personally you probably have to try out a bit to
find what suits best for you now you should already have sound again, if you
for example opening a YouTube video now you would see the volume bar at A1 and
system going up the back. Now start up PUBG and then just minimize it
and go to your Windows sound settings again go to App volume and device
preferences and then select cable input for Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds. then go back to the game if you click on any entries in the menu
now you should hear the sound and if you look and Voicemeter Banana you should
see the bar at Game and A1 go up you’re getting problems with your voice
chat tools now then please make sure that your config there is right for example in Discord you go to user settings and then voice and video and
then you can select your input device to use your default input device that you
noted earlier and use Voicemeter AUX input as the output device to make sure
that it’s getting routed to voice chat in Teamspeak you can select Voicemeter
AUX Input as the playback device and your microphone that you noted in the
beginning as the capture device if you have any questions about this feel free
to ask them in the comments below if you like the video then please click on like
and consider to subscribe to my channel I also made the video where I compared
Voicemeter Banana and the built-in Windows Loudness Equalization. you can
check that out here I also linked some of the other videos
which I upload at least once per week please check them out

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100 thoughts on “FIX YOUR PUBG SOUND with Voicemeeter Banana and Windows 10 1809 (and newer)”

  1. ERPL says:

    Hey guys! If you have any questions, feel free to leave them in the comments and I'll try to help. If your configuration is not working, please upload a screenshot of your Voicemeter and Windows configuration, so I can take a look into it. You can upload your Screenshots to imgur.com for example.

  2. Bruno Carvalho says:

    what is your sound ingame?

  3. imSizeax. :3 says:

    when i do all settings the sound go like robotic :"(

  4. Alex_435i says:

    In Verbindung mit G35 Logitech und den oben genannten Einstellung kein einziger TON mehr in PUBG, alles andere läuft, nur das nicht. Bringt mir leider so nichts.

  5. TheOnlyOnwuma says:

    How do I modify this if i want to be able to control whether my Discord audio is fed through my stream?

  6. Richard Scholtes says:

    If i select at WDM or KS @A1 hardware output i get creak in my sound, when i select MME it's like normal. Is that bad? And i still ain't gettin sound of PUBG

  7. PlazMan_ CZ says:

    I hear nothing in game…

  8. Hassan Khan says:

    Is it completely allowed to use it?

  9. Jose Espanta says:

    How come i can hear my own voice on headphones?

  10. kevin B says:

    Hi, I have headphones running through a mixamp… Astro a 40 mixamp to be excact. Whenever I change to voicemeeter Banana VB from sound options I get no sound at all. This is also with astro pro voice selected in Voicemeter banana HArdware input 1…. HELP!!!!

  11. Edi Movies says:

    If a applied this i need to uncheck Windows 10 loudness equalization or how ever it is called?

  12. Necrosisgr says:

    why i cant install Cable ?

  13. Kernal Skinny says:

    If i want to keep my discord volumes the same can i just leave it as the input device as it was prior? Awesome video and thanks for the help!!

  14. Snow Cult says:

    This looks familiar. 🤔

  15. Creepy Chrizzz says:

    I got a problem: i cant select Cable Input at the pubg input part it doesnt show up? what am i doin wrong?

  16. Pepss Montemayor says:

    Nice

  17. Landen Ayers says:

    wont let me set pubg to cable input in sound settings, does anyone know why?

  18. xBig Grape says:

    How can I hear footsteps better when the enemy is farther away?

  19. AgarDoge , says:

    This wont get me banned right?

  20. AgarDoge , says:

    at 7:21 i dont have the Cable option sadly, can you help me?

  21. Aviate Jazii says:

    der deutsche bruder auf englisch am start 😀

  22. The Novack says:

    dude i need to ask you . when i use voice meter input as my sound . it comes out noisy . The sound is noisy that all any solu ?
    and the Realtek works even if am using the voice meter output

  23. MrPeacetime says:

    Anyone has Problems with Voiceemeterbanana after the Windows 10 Update? The Compressor is broke now. 🙁

  24. AndreasTube says:

    I really want to use voice meter banana for this, but it seems to be too slow, the first shot is allways loud, then it compresses the rest.

  25. Uebertaktet says:

    Moin, in meiner Theorie, bist du Deutsch 😀
    Deshalb mal meine Frage auf deutsch.

    Ich hab dein Tutorial befolgt. Klappt auch wunderbar.
    Wenn ich allerdings PUBG spiel ist der Wind auf der neuen Karte relativ laut. Das muss aber so richtig?
    Desweiteren, frag ich mich, ob ich Das Tool auch nutzen kann ohne "Hook up level a1 to volume keys". Kann ich dann trotzdem von dem Kompressor etc profitieren, oder muss dieser hacken drin sein? mir gefällt die Windows lautstärke reglung besser irgendwie.
    Nur is die Frage ob das Voicemeeter dann trotzdem seinen Job macht.

    MFG 🙂

  26. Skyces says:

    My game bar is not moving anyone help

  27. cousin freddy says:

    Hello

    after doing the windows 1903 update everything works except the moment in preference its appliction, I do not have Cable Input

    thank you in advance

  28. Tamer Ziady says:

    Awesome guide. Thank you very much for adding it. I was wondering if there was an easy way to make my keyboard volume hooks actually raise and lower the voice chat / discord volume?

  29. XD marten says:

    And how i can manage via voice meter banana that i have seperated sound in my obs (discord and game sound seperated)

  30. TryharderFele says:

    Im gonna give this a try since I dont have the windows loudness eq !

  31. WiLdFiR3 says:

    Thanks ERPL. I have hearing problems for years, and have been an horrible player of PUBG because I couldnt hear. I now can. Thank you!

  32. al Ced says:

    Shitty skate photo

  33. vraKu Gaming says:

    My rear surround sound does not work when i use the virtual cable.. the rest is fine but rear is mute

  34. Zenphyr Ulyson Gamboa says:

    does the wind sound or any ambient sound gets boosted also? just like windows loudness equalization?

  35. Gravy Donson says:

    So when I select the CABLE output for pubg I don'y get any sound from pubg. everything else seems to be just like the video so I'm not sure If I'm missing a step or something.

  36. pistasheo says:

    Followed this excellent(!) guide to a T, but I'm having an issue – I set my Windows 10 1903 default sound device to VM Vaio, and in Advanced Sound preferences for my game (Hunt:Showdown, not PUBG) to VB Cable and everything like the guide and everything works perfectly – until I reboot. If I then launch everything and the game, it's not moving the meters in VoiceMeeter on Input1/Virtual Cable, it's coming across my default sound device, despite everything look the same/correct, until I select a VM Cable as my Windows sound device, then back again. Does this happen for anyone else? Is it just a Windows thing? I have reinstalled VM and Virtual cable separately and as Admin, rebooting each time.

    I tested if it was game-specific by setting my browsers audio to VB Cable, and the same thing happened each reboot – it doesn't seem to "engage" the VB cable input initially, until I select it in Windows somewhere.

    Seems to be this issue: https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/all/app-volume-and-device-preferences-not-persistent/2cfe2af9-4266-4a0b-a1e2-f90d6364947f

  37. Elfren Nelson Blanco Morales says:

    Hello ERPL, greetings from Costa Rica…
    I have 1 question… This add some type of lag to the sound in game?

  38. RikOS clips says:

    {REPLY}Bro there is no KS:VB AUDIO POINT in 'game' input device….. There is only two options

  39. Jackson Shahady says:

    Hey, ERPL. I am having issues. My game sound is not working for PUBG. And my "Game" channel is not going up or down. Not sure what I clicked or how this happened.

  40. apoorv 438965 says:

    HELP when i select the earlier noted output device as A1, if choose WDM the audio immediately starts to stutter and in MME, it doesn't stutter. Note that the increase and decrease in the GAME audio in Decibels doesn't affect the audio in my case it just stays same (in both WDM & MME)

  41. Cameron Toner says:

    voicemeeter doesnt work- completely gets rid of directional audio. the very little advantage you get from louder footsteps is completely outweighed by A COMPLETE LACK of directional hearing

  42. Pepe Pig - Alvaro Aleman says:

    Hello ERPL I had to use MME because my sound was so crackling and also I have some delay on my game sound…it doesnt sound that loud, i can even say its lower than before… I need some help

  43. Sam Berrington says:

    Just wanted to say a humongous 'THANK YOU' for this. I bought new wireless headphones that only worked at 48000hz using their preamp and for over a week now PUBGs been doing my head in.

    After some research pointing to the HRTF not working at that sample rate, I came across a Reddit post that you'd put a link to this video.

    If I could digitally hug or kiss you right now I would!

    Thank you so much again!

  44. John Prindesis says:

    Hey dude,

    if i close voice meter banana, will it just use my dac/amp to play other games i play???

  45. Patrick Long says:

    Really hope this solves the problem I've been dealing with, from PUBG sence day 1, PUBG's in game volume is fucking terrifying. I've tried so many sound audio settings and still getting shot from a random location sounds equivalent too having your head stuck in a tin can with steel BBs ricocheting off it….fingers crossed!

  46. Vaggos says:

    hello on pubg what can i put input and outpt ? device

  47. Metal says:

    Having an issue. Can you help?

  48. VeteranGhillie says:

    I'm having an issue of when I close a game or restart my computer VoiceMeeter doesn't register the game input. I can still hear sound but the visualizer isn't picking up anything and I can't change the db or Compression. The only thing I've found is that I have to go back into the Advanced Sound settings and put the Output back to default and re-select Cable Input VB to fix it. Do you know how to fix this?

  49. ady z says:

    i cannot use the volume meter on my headset why ? g933 headset

  50. Kapil Agdari says:

    Cable input is not there
    In apps and preferences
    Pubg

  51. Ashish says:

    Why will it not work on Windows 7?

  52. Brian Friesen says:

    Hei,
    kann man den ersten Ton iwie auch kompensieren?
    Der erste Schuss z.B. ist immer sehr Laut.

  53. Anxyte says:

    Will i get banned if i use this?

  54. 『NOZARASHI』 says:

    Hi ERPL, i've got a problem, at 7:20 if i select CABLE input, i have no sound, but i work wi th VoiceMeeter Input, can you help me ?

  55. Rodrigo Alves says:

    I tried to do it, but it didn't work out.

  56. Gk Yk says:

    This setting is best for playing in Erangel. But worse playing in Vikendi cause wind sound is getting incredible loud.

  57. Leandro Soares says:

    Não entendi foi porra nenhuma .

  58. Scinester says:

    everything sounds like its going through a fan…

  59. Sobery says:

    The last step when I try it in game, its just silence for me. Any tips?

  60. vincent gaudite says:

    Can you make a video of how to install these?? I messed up and didn't download the other one, now I don't know what to do.. please help.

  61. Stm Stm says:

    How to remove the echo? – I use VoiceMeeter Banana + headphones +desktop microphone, but the other player hears the echo of his voice through my VoiceMeeter. https://a.radikal.ru/a33/1910/76/c5d65772d494t.jpg

  62. NIGHT2PWN says:

    thanks ill look into this if its still up to date, i dont want to turn up my volume and damage my hearing just to be able to hear footsteps

  63. Hussain BH says:

    Thanks a lot !!!

  64. Aravind Sniper says:

    Cant channel PUBG audio to VB cable Plz help

  65. LunZ Trendings says:

    Hi ERPL how did you get the blood colour at 0:46

  66. Joao Pessoa L says:

    PUBG 5.1 blocked voicemeeter

  67. USERY says:

    Sound when I'm shooting is Abit delay

  68. Ivan Song says:

    i dont see an option to change the output of pubg to cable input although i have it installed

  69. kouldi says:

    Servus und vielen Dank für die tolle Anleitung.
    Jedoch funktioniert es bei mir nicht so richtig. Wenn ich anfange zu spielen ist alles in super. Nach paar Minuten wird der Sound aber irgendwie total verzehrt dargestellt. Ist danach nicht spielbar. Ich muss dann wieder in die Einstellungen gehen und Wiedergabegerät tauschen. Danach läuft es wieder ok bis es wieder zusammenbricht.
    Weißt du an was es liegen könnte?

    Mfg

    Kouldi

  70. Lefteris Adventures says:

    thnk you very much!! very helpful video.

  71. Pizzacules says:

    you earned my sub m8

  72. Jonrei says:

    This worked yesterday, but suddenly the vb cable is gone in advanced option. So I no longer get audio in pubg.

  73. Robert Underdunk terwilliger says:

    playstv record game without sound, any way to fix it?
    in playstv sound settings can't select device, is just "all audio" but ins't working

    https://gyazo.com/5985de266cb7fa969fc4fffebd263fe1

    anyways thanks for your video, it helped me a lot

  74. raw mca says:

    i cant understand the sound where it came from after doing this. can you help me

  75. CDB says:

    I am using a Yeti USB mic and have my headphones plugged into that. Is there a different way to it up?

  76. Black Pearl king says:

    Hey
    I am using only headphone for play pubg..
    Then this software used to increase game volume ???

  77. nj Camba says:

    I tried this to pubg lite pc and the compression is unstable, it only works for a few seconds then the audio output goes back to be uncompressed. For example if I spray a full mag, half of the sound is compressed and the other half will be uncompressed sound.

  78. SquarepantsIV says:

    I did all the config lets see how it goes
    edit: a lot better thanks!

  79. LostSoldier says:

    is this program banable ?

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  81. mishlol123 says:

    Works and works amazing thank you so much for this im Subbing

  82. criT stream says:

    sound is reversed in my headphones. does anybody knows fix
    ?

  83. Donato Doley says:

    Fantastic guide! But I have one question, I only want to use this arrangement when I'm playing PUBG, how to disable it after playing?

  84. Yin Chow says:

    Hey dude, thanks your video, I bought a hyperx cloud flight last week
    and here are few questions to ask you :
    1. just want to know are you still using these setting (-17/-18dB and 3.0comp.) on your own cloud flight to play PUBG?
    Or any updates or change about the setting for cloud flight?

    2. Are you turn all the volume to 100 on your computer? Will it to loud for everything? such as Youtube or other games
    I just set the master volume at 20 and I try to set it to 100, but I found there is no difference , it is my false?

    Thanks dude , hope to see your reply 😛

  85. greazyboxbangerTTV says:

    hey so my pubg game sound isnt going through streamlabs please help

  86. Mahmoud Amine says:

    the in game chat voice is gone and the game is not picking my mic..any idea how to fix this ?

  87. Pedro Vilaça says:

    Hello! I just got my HyperX Cloud II and it's too loud! I've tried compressing PUBG audio using Voicemeeter Banana and tried using SoundLock to avoid loud sounds. They work ok, but the biggest problem is, everytime a new sound (gunshot, bomb, etc.) plays, the first bit of information gets a plosive and it hurts. It's feels like it has a delay to apply the effects, and you hear part of the full sound information for like miliseconds. I have no idea how to fix this. =(

  88. Grant VXR says:

    Hello, I play on xbox and stream using a Razer ripsaw capture card. It has a 3.5mm Jack on the front for my headphones but when I plug my headset into it the audio is very quiet. I've tried everything but audio is so low. Is it possible to use voice meeter to add gain to the ripsaw and adjust the sound for pubg as you have in this video?

  89. Clay says:

    It worked great but my fps drops sometimes for some reason before my fps would not drop like that and my ingame mic also does not work for some reason lol

  90. Aliceus says:

    I can't hear anything after installing voicemeter

  91. John Kapiris says:

    Hello

    ERPL and thank you for this wonderful content you r putting in your channel.

    I followed your guideline and it seems to me after the testing i ve done, that comp boosts the overall sound (like volume control) in general and not really flatting the sound out.
    I have set PUBG output to the VB calbe and on VM Banana on HW input one i used the VB audio point as u mentioned.

    Currently searching why is that, any ideas will be appreciated greatly.

  92. hscker says:

    I have a problem with sounds in pubg. I do the same what you did and opened settings sound change input and dont show vb cable and sounds everything doesnt working .3 HELP ME <3

  93. Big B Wolf says:

    +1 sub 🙂

  94. John says:

    What surprises me the most is that PUBG don’t actually implement this into the game it actually transforms it

  95. John says:

    There are so many times I have listened and watched chocolate taco and his commentary tells you exactly where an enemy is – he knows in which room they are and by which window on which side of the stairs etc
    I could never understand how he could do it until I installed this sound compression and now I’m doing exactly the same as Choco albeit without the same accuracy of gunplay 🙂
    but I know where people are now at all times and it’s transformed my PUBG

  96. ArcticFoxen says:

    hi, thanks for the this video i am newbie pubg player but now i can ear way more better thank you so much i but I noticed a few problems Although I normally hear mid-range or long range sniper sounds as good as directions, I've had a hard time understanding it, but I think it's perfect for close combat. also when i setup 4:35 you mention 2 channel 24 bit 44100hz wont work, i have logitech g430 headset but i cannot set these settings (if i do vooicemeter giving me erros), i set 48000hz 16bit (channel settings disappeared i cant choose)

    edit1; i just fix the channel issue i re-watch all video again install again everything is fine for now, I've been playing computer games for years I've never felt the need for anything other than pubg, trying to figure out how to turn it off and on easily

  97. SUNROD says:

    way i have the wi-fi cabe output device ?

  98. Walker Albert says:

    Plzzz u spick hindi
    ..?????????…

  99. tpc_n1ke says:

    After I changed the PUBG output to CABLE Input i can't hear anything. Pls help @ERPL

  100. Kaifergy says:

    dude literally made me like 3x better

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