There are a couple steps that you can perform to improve your audio delay (echo) or if you are hearing your voice twice.
Keep in mind for the proper functioning of Voicemod you have to use headphones. If you use speakers, the sound may feed your microphone and create feedback that will ruin the experience.
If that happens and you cannot or you don't want to use headphones, please turn down the input and/or output volume of your devices.
You can do this directly in Voicemod settings as these volumes control the overall system volume.
You can lower the sensitivity of the microphone or the volume of your speakers.
Once you have adjusted these volumes, try activating the HEAR MYSELF again.
If you are using headphones and still get this warning, perhaps the volume is too high and Voicemod is detecting audio feedback. In that case, we recommend the same advice.
Now, If you can hear your voice twice maybe is cause you have a monitoring option selected:
- Open Sound settings -> Sound Control Panel.
- Go to the Recording tab > Select your microphone and make double click > Go to your microphone properties
- Go to the Listen tab and unselect "listen to this device"
If you are still having problems after this, it might be due to an echo or delay problem, please check below.
Voicemod Advanced Audio settings:
· Eliminate popping
Disable this option as it may slows down the audio processing.
· Exclusive Mode
In order to process the audio in real-time, we connect the microphone in a way that is called "exclusive mode". This mode allows very low latency and is what makes it possible for you to hear yourself in a very short time. Make sure to have the microphone "exclusive mode" active to improve latency and decrease or delete the delay.
Keep in mind that you will always notice some little input lag, related to the time needed to process your voice.
Even so, there are several actions you can take to improve this voice delay!
We use a small percentage of CPU to process the audio, but we need to process the audio all the time. If there is another application/game that is consuming all the CPU, maybe this can be affecting our audio processing.
Adjust the power plan for the best possible performance:
- Settings/Power&sleep/Additional power settings (right-column)/Create a power plan/High performance.
If you don't have that plan, you have to create it:
1.- Just click on 'Create a power plan'
2.- Select the High-performance plan and click on 'Next'.
3.- And it ends by clicking on the create button.
Remember to select the new plan (High performance) before closing the window.
Different Sample Rate between devices
The audio flows from the microphone to Voicemod and from there we create two output signals; one goes straight to the headphones and the other goes through the Voicemod Virtual Audio Device to our Voicemod Virtual Microphone. If you have different sample rates in the devices where the audio is flowing, we have to resample each audio package, which means, a lot of processes.
If you want to optimize performance you can set your input and output Sample Rate of all your devices to 16bits 48000Hz:
- Close the Voicemod app.
- Go to the system tray on the right side of your Windows Bar (where the time is, the audio icon, etc...).
- Find the Voicemod app icon.
- Right-click on the icon.
Go to the Sound control panel window via the Start Menu, the sound icon on the taskbar, or by running a command:
- To use the Start Menu, navigate to the Windows Start Menu > PC Settings > System > Sound > Sound control panel.
- Or use the sound icon, right-click the sound icon on the taskbar and select Sounds.
- Press the Windows key + R and write rundll32.exe Shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL Mmsys.cpl,,0
then click on OK.
- Go to Recording Tab.
- Double click on your Microphone to open the Properties Tab.
- Go to Advanced.
- Set the Default format to 16bits 48000 Hz.
If you are using more devices in your audio flow, set all of them to 48000 Hz in the same way.
- Open Voicemod.
- Go to Voicemod -> Settings.
- Select again your Microphone and Headphones.
*NOTE: If you cannot change the sample rate in the Windows settings, you may have to use the driver software to change it.
If it's still not working or if you have further doubts, please write us a ticket to the support form: https://www.voicemod.net/support by choosing the following categories:
- Technical Support
- Other audio issues