What Does Stereo Mix Do with Windows 10?

Getting Windows to record all those sounds isn’t always so easy. The stereo mix is an impossible feature whereby you can play the sound that is being recorded by your microphone directly to your speakers. So as you talk into the microphone, the sound will be played in real-time to your speakers.    

If you go back to the Recording tab, select Microphone, and click on Configure, the Speech Recognition dialog will appear. Here you can set up voice control for Windows.  It lets you record any sound that is playing on your computer.  

Sound button is the website that offers recorded sound for your video. It consists of all categories of audio. You may search for the Sound of Anime, Meme, Funny, Girl, Music, Cat. Click on the sound of your choice and enjoy it. 

What is Stereo Mix?

Stereo Mix is a tool that allows the user to record the output stream of a computer such as broadcasting radio, speaker outputs, live streaming audios, even system sounds.  

The stereo mix comes default with some sound cards, the majority of a part of Windows 10 users don’t experience it by default as it is disabled on their computers. If you want to allow the Stereo Mix on your computer, then go for these easy steps.

Enable Stereo Mix

Find out the audio icon and then click on “Recording Devices” to open up the proper settings pane.

On clicking the blank area, check out both, “View Disabled Devices” and “View Disconnected Devices” options. There you will find the “Stereo Mix” option. Right-click on “Stereo Mix” and click “Enable” to be able to use it. 

Not Able to Find Stereo Mix

If you are not able to find Stereo on your device. There might be two reasons -

  • If your system is very old then your audio chipset got outdated and does not provide this feature.
  • Moreover, the latest windows drivers do not support this feature. For Instance - Windows 10. 

How to Record Windows System Audio using Stereo Mix in

With “Stereo Mix” approved, you are directly ready to record audio in Windows exactly as it becomes out of your speakers. You can now open your desired recording program and select “Stereo Mix” rather than your microphone as the recording source.

 All the sound effects are well organized into 12 dedicated categories namely, Movies, Games, Memes, Sports, Reactions, Politics, Pranks, Music, Sound effects, Anime, Viral, and Television. And the most useful part is the search bar that functions very well.

As long as you click on the search button, the result will perform on the screen. has more than 2 billion audios. Using, you can easily record audio. 

How to Record Windows System Audio using Stereo Mix in Audacity

 A good and freely available pc recording software you can use example is Audacity.

With Audacity, you can record audio in Windows easily, and the program allows “Stereo Mix” to be used as the recording device.

  1. Setting “Stereo Mix” as an input device in Audacity Click on the “Microphone” pane and choose “Stereo Mix”.
  2. Now you can record system audio in Windows 10 using Audacity.

Why was it removed in Windows 10?

The stereo mix is not completely removed – it was a driver-specific feature only supported by specific hardware. Many sound cards don’t have this support. This isn’t a case of Microsoft being evil, or backing the recording industry.

 What is the Solution For Windows 10?

I got out two programs that will help you to stream audio. These combine Virtual Audio Cable (VAC), and JACK. You need to spend a few cents on VAC.  

The best program I’ve found for Windows 10 Stereo Mix is VB-Audio Cable. VB-Audio Cable essentially creates a single output and single input. The audio on the output is routed to the input. Any audio program can record this virtual ‘input’. 

Final Words

Well, this is all about Stereo Mix in Windows 10. Try out this wonderful feature on your device. In case, any query does let us know in the comments section below. Don’t forget to share it. Thanks for reading! 

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