The stream deck is one of the most purchased items by streamers as it is so useful in their setups. The stream deck has lots of use cases and one of them is using it as a Soundboard.
In this article we are going to show you how you can set up your Stream Deck to play sound clips just like a traditional soundboard. If you have sound clips that you regularly use on your stream this will be a great way to trigger them. Let’s jump in.
How To Add Sounds To Streamdeck
Luckily for us adding sounds to your Stream Deck is extremely easy. Elgato has built a feature into their software allowing us to add sounds to specific buttons. Just follow the steps below to get started:
- Open the Stream Deck Software on your computer
- On the right-hand side scroll down until you see the Soundboard –> Play Audio
- Drag the Play Audio function onto the button you want to use to trigger the sound
- Here you can select the sound you want to play by clicking the 3 dots beside the file section. This will pull up windows explorer where you can find the sound you want to trigger.
- Select the file you want to add and click on the Open button. Your sound file is now added to the button.
- Give your button a Title in the title section.
You have now successfully added a sound button to your Stream deck. To activate the sound just click on the button. This will play the full sound file. If you want to end the sound before it finishes completely, just hit the button again.
You can add as many of these sounds to your stream deck as you like. You may even consider creating a folder on your stream deck specifically for sounds. You can then have all of the buttons in that folder be dedicated to your soundboard.
How To Change The Volume of A Sound In Stream Deck
You may want to lower or increase the volume of certain sound files to balance your audio. To do this just click on the sound button and drag the volume slider to the left to decrease the sound or to the right to increase it.
Where To Get Sounds For Stream Deck
Now that you know how to set up a soundboard, you may be wondering where you can get sounds for your stream deck. Below are some of our favorite places to get sounds:
Sounds bible has many sounds and clips that you can use on your stream. Some are free and others are paid. You can download the sounds in mp3 and wav formats. These are perfect for your stream deck.
Myinstants is a great site to get sound clips from popular memes, programs, games etc. These are all free to download however you do need to be careful when using these. Depending on the sound you may be subject to a DMCA strike.
You now know how to add sounds to your stream deck to create a soundboard. Add as many sounds as you would like to your deck to increase the production quality of your stream.
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