How to Play Music Through Mic: The Simplest Guide

Are you looking for a way to make sound effects/music which will appear to be coming from your microphone?

Your question might be:

How to play music through mic?

But the more important question is:

Is it really possible to play sounds in a game or a voice application as if it came out of a microphone?

The simple answer:


It turns out that, you can easily:

Use an Audio mixer (Soundboard) to do that. (More on that later)

But here’s the kicker:

You can also do it without using such expensive stuffs.

And in today's post I'm going to show you the easiest steps to play music through your microphone.

Want to know the best part?

You will be able to create sound effects/music in games and other apps and also use hotkeys to make the process very easy.

What’s the bottom line?

I’m going to sound like Captain Obvious here, but stay with me if you really want to enjoy playing music which will appear to be coming from your mic.

How to play music through mic and talk in Windows 10

You can change your default microphone to your system sounds. Try going to Control Panel > Hardware & Sound > Manage Audio Devices > Recording and enabling Stereo Mix and setting it to the default mic.

I have given a least of few app that can help you play with sounds and make them appear to be coming out of your microphone. So, make sure to check them out.


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How to Play Music In Discord

I think you will agree with me when I say:

Playing music while talking with your friends in game is awesome feature.

It get’s better:

When you can play music from Youtube directly.

The one question left is:

How can I play music from Youtube in discord while playing game?

It’s simple:

You just need to install some plugins like the MedalBot, Rhythm or FredBoat.

Here’s how it works:


This are bots that plays music according to the instructions given with some written commands.

For example:

If you want to play a song then you have to write this command to instruct MedalBot:

m!play Song Name

And to stop the song you need to give this command:


There’ll be no loss of quality in the music unless people have slow internet.

If you can't hear anyone on discord then here's the FIX.

How to play music through microphone in game?


This is crazy:

Can you imagine how good it would be to make sound effects during your gameplay. Yes, we all have watched that on various game streaming channels.

But how is it done?

The streamers use expensive audio mixers to create those hilarious sound effects while gaming.

Apart from getting an actual hardware sound mixer, the cheapest & easiest way is probably this:

There are several softwares that can help you to make sound and your gaming buddies will hear it as if it’s coming from you/ your microphone. Some of them are:

Each of these apps are used for separate purposes. But don’t worry I have given very short and simple tutorials on how to use these apps and how to get your hotkeys to make those sounds effect/music

So, here’s the deal:

Read the post very carefully till the end to get your desired results.

1. How to play music through microphone in game using Clownfish

Clownfish Voice Changer is a great audio mixer app. You can put any audio file to play from your PC.

You can use this app on Steam, Discord, Teamspeak, Mumble, Viber, Skype, Hangouts any many others

The good thing is it is supported on Windows, MacOS X & Linux Ubuntu.

The voice effects that you can set using this app are:

Robotic, Alien,Radio, Male, Female,Baby, Fast Normal, Slow, Clone & Atari Game etc.

The good thing is:

You can even put a youtube link to play the music.

Here’s the download link for this app:

If you face any application load error then check the post.

2. Using VoiceMeeter + Soundboard to Play sound effects through mic 


It’s a super easy to use app. You can’t imagine how many features are there in this fabulous app. You can create your own sound board and set shortcuts to play them while playing games. The sound will appear to be coming from your microphone.

The installation steps are given bellow:

  1. Download VoiceMeeter and Soundboard.
  2. Go to task manager then open the startup tab and enable these two apps.
  3. Enable VoiceMeeter output and input and set the input of VoiceMeeter as the output of Soundboard.
  4. Select your microphone and speakers as your hardware input and output respectively.
  5.  The last step is to make sure that the game sis using VoiceMeeter out as its input device.

That’s it. Now you are ready to use any music from the app Soundboard to play from your mic.

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3. Using MorphVox for Playing Music Through Mic

This app allows you to play “background sounds” and sound effects. The free version of Morphvox isn’t bad but I’ll recommend you to get the full version which is paid to unlock the most useful feature like:

Voice changer and enabling the hotkeys.

Voice changer changes your voice and makes it sound different while you are speaking through the mic. You can also set hotkeys to play sound effects and music using this app which makes it more comfortable to use.


Text to speech. You might have heard of this type of sound in many youtube videos. It’s a very useful feature of this app.

The greatest thing is:

This app also runs on MAC having High Sierra OS X installed.

Here’s the download link of Morphvox:

4. Play Sound Effects Through Microphone using Soundpad

Soundpad is a pretty easy and useful app. You can find it on steam. It’s not any ordinary media player. You can do a lot with this app.

The best thing is:

You can set hotkeys to play a certain sound that you have already chosen in the app. This helps you to do it while you are playing games in full screen mode.

You can also block your microphone with certain hotkeys while you are talking to someone else.

You can also make playlist of the music you want to make.

It’s able to play sounds on your speaker as well as your microphone. It’s very easy to find the songs by instantly searching it by pressing Ctrl+Enter.

This app can also record sounds. And you can edit them after recording them.

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Here’s the download link:

How to Test if this worked for you?

Now that you have already learnt about how to play music through microphone using several apps, you also should know how to test it.

It’s very simple you can record your input via any software like audacity and hear it. That’s it.

You can also let your friends hear your music on different aps like discord and teamspeak to know if it worked for you.


Playing music through mic is a great feature for gaming and streaming games.

I know it’s very obvious that the sound mixer app will never fulfill your hunger if you are a pro gamer/streamer.

What’s the remedy?

Get a sound mixer to get the full mechanical performance.

On the other hand, the apps that we have discussed about are very reliable to use. But you can’t get most out of them from the free versions.

So my advice is this:

You should get a paid version of the app as it’s not a subscription. It’s a one-time buying app. You can use it as long as you play games.

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