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How To Record/Broadcast Gameplay with Live Party Chat Audio.

Post#1 » Wed Apr 08, 2015 7:13 pm

Let's say that you would like to record gameplay with live commentary with or without your party or you'd like to broadcast to Twitch/YouTube the same. There are two different approaches, one if you use the Sony Pulse Elite headsets or any 3.5mm headset, another if you use a headset that uses an optical audio connection.

This tutorial will be specifically for the Elgato Game Capture HD (and HD60), I assume that other capture cards would be the same. You will need a PlayStation Eye Camera and a secondary USB microphone (webcam or desktop mic) for both methods.
While yes, you can also record and broadcast with the PS4 Share feature, but you have less control and the quality is lower.

Sony Pulse Elites/Generic 3.5mm Headset Tutorial

1. Turn off HDCP in your System settings in the PlayStation 4 settings.

2. Set the default audio output to HDMI and umute the PlayStation Eye if muted. Make sure there is no USB headset plugged into your PS4 and is nothing plugged into your controller.

3. Connect your Elgato to your PS4 and PC.

4. Plug the USB dongle for the Pulse Elites into your PC.

5. Take the packaged 3.5mm male-male cable that came with your Pulse Elites and plug one end into the USB dongle and the other into your TV's 3.5mm output jack. If your TV only has RCA Audio outputs you will need an adapter. If your TV does not have either out you will need a conversion box (I recommend the Turtlebeach DSS). Connect this directly to your PS4's optical audio port. Mute your PC and TV if it still outputs audio.

5b. If you are using a generic 3.5mm headset, plug it directly into your TV's 3.5mm output jack/adapter/conversion box. You may need an extension cable of appropriate length.

5c. You may need to adjust the audio levels on your TV and your headset to your preference.

6. Plug the generic USB microphone into your PC and place it somewhere in direct line of your voice. I like to set mine right next to the PlayStation Eye.

7. Open the Elgato capture program and set the Live Commentary mic to your generic USB mic (webcam or desktop mic). Make sure Live Commentary is enabled and the audio levels adjusted to your liking.

8. Begin recording or broadcasting. Since the PS4 is seeing the Eye as the microphone it will output Party Chat audio to HDMI and the Elgato will pick it up. Because you have another mic as a Live Commentary mic on your PC everything you say will be both heard by your party and recorded/broadcasted. If done properly, you will hear all of the game audio only through the headset you use so there will be no feedback when recording/broadcasting.


Optical Audio Headset Tutorial

1. Turn off HDCP in your System settings in the PlayStation 4 settings.

2. Set the default audio output to HDMI and umute the PlayStation Eye if muted. Make sure there is no USB headset plugged into your PS4 and nothing is plugged into your controller.

3. Connect your Elgato to your PS4 and PC.

4. Plug the USB end of your headset mixamp into your PC and make sure the optical cable is plugged into the PS4.

5. Open the Elgato capture program and set the Live Commentary mic to your Optical Audio headset. Make sure Live Commentary is enabled and the audio levels adjusted to your liking. Mute your TV and PC.

6. Begin recording/broadcasting.


If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions for a more efficient set-up feel free to post them here.

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