How To Play Music Through Mic
There are many ways to achieve what you’re after.
You might have been trying to find a way to play sounds in a game or a voice application as if it came out of a microphone.
But here’s the thing. Maybe you didn’t have a microphone. Maybe you wanted to do it in some certain way. Maybe whatever you’ve tried before hasn’t worked or didn’t work the way you really wanted.
Here the power to choose is in your hands! Choose the method from the list below you think best suits Your needs.
These methods have been tested on Windows Operating System 7, 8 and 10.
1 – Fully Free
VoiceMeeter + Soundboard
This is probably the best option when it comes to free solutions on how to play audio in a game or voice application as if it came through a microphone.
TUTORIAL on how to play music through mic using VoiceMeeter and a soundboard (link opens in a new tab).
It’s more verstile in that you can speak through the microphone no matter the configurable audio source. There’s more room for making this work the way you prefer. It’s a virtual audio mixer with a built-in virtual audio cable together with a soundboard.
2 – Fully Free
Virtual Audio Cable + Soundboard
This is a good one too, but it’s more limited. We’ll use it to transmit audio through a virtual microphone.
TUTORIAL on how to play music through mic using VAC and a soundboard (link opens in a new tab).
This method allows you to choose what specific audio source you want to play through the virtual microphone. That specific audio source can be any configurable audio source, but in this case the audio source will be a soundboard that uses hotkeys to trigger the sounds.
VAC is short for Virtual Audio Cable.
However, with this method you might not be able to hear the sounds you transmit yourself depending on what you use for the audio source. It’s because most audio sources don’t have 2 outputs, and the one they do have is occupied by the cable input already. However, the audio source (soundboard) used in the following tutorial happens to have 2 audio outputs, one for the virtual mic and the other for our speakers.
3 – Fully Free
This is the most basic of methods, but also the most limited in what you can do with it. We’ll use it for transmitting audio to a game or a voice application as if it came through a microphone.
TUTORIAL on how to play music through mic using stereo mix (link opens in a new tab).
In the tutorial, you’ll find out how to check if you have a stereo mix or an equivalent. Most sound cards have it by default, so there’s no need to download anything extra.
You’ll also learn what it is and how it works. And of course, there’s a step by step tutorial on how to set it up, test if it’s working and how to actually use it.
4 – Commercial
Their official site: screamingbee.com
This software is primarily a voice changer. It’s actually quite a few things in addition to being a soundboard that can sounds or music you want music through mic using hotkeys. It’s kind of old though. It launched back in 2014 or sooner even. However, I do see small updates for it in my steam library every now and then, if that’s anything to go by. They’ve got a demo too, so best test that out in case you were to buy it.
5 – Commercial
Their official site: leppsoft.com
It’s dedicated specifically for playing audio through mic, so there’s no messing around with extra programs. The way it works is you load your audio files, be it sounds or music, to the interface, assign them hotkeys and play them through mic. It comes with lots of extra features though that support the experience of playing audio through mic in various ways. Before you buy, make sure it works for you by testing out their free demo first.
Extra 6 – Fully Free
How To Play Audio Through Mic Without Having A Mic
Don’t have a microphone but want to transmit audio into the voice application (a game’s voice chat, Skype, Discord, etc) regardless? No problem.
TUTORIAL on how to play music through mic without having a mic (link opens in a new tab).
Like I’ve said before, there are so many ways to achieve what you’re after. These explanatory tutorials go deep and simple, helping you see many new possibilities for configuring things the way that best suit your needs.
Extra 7 – Fully Free
How To Play Music In Discord
Ever wanted to play music in Discord?
TUTORIAL on how to play music in Discord (link opens in a new tab).
In the the tutorial, you will learn:
• how to play music in a Discord voice channel through a microphone (even if you don’t have a mic; lower quality audio),
• how to do that with a second instance of Discord that’s logged into a secondary account and acts like just a music player (lower quality),
• how to do that with a music bot (good audio quality).
Ultimate 8 – Fully Free
How To Replace Yourself With A Speech Recognition Chat Bot That Speaks Through The Microphone
Just kidding… They’re not user-friendly, so there’s no point in making a tutorial on how to set one up.