Question / Help Audio Problems When Opening OBS since Win10 Update


New Member
Hello! I've been having a weird issue with my audio everytime I open OBS Studio. Somehow, everytime I open it, it affects my whole computer and deteriorates my overall sound quality of my computer. The Output becomes grainy and my microphone input does some weird glitch-like noises mixed with grainy sounds. All my setting are at 48k audio with a 16 bit depth and 256 buffer rate.

I'm using a Rode NTA-1 Condenser Mic (uses _48 phantom power) plugged into a M-Audio M-Track Plus (MKII) Audio Interface.

Here's the weird noise in question (the vod is black, just the audio) :

I did not have this problem before updating to Windows 10 a month ago. I was using Windows 7.

The moment I close OBS though, everything goes back to normal and all the audio input and output problems go away. Any help?

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New Member
I double-checked and the problem only happens with OBS Studios when it's open. I tried with OBS Classic and it does not affect my audio whatsoever, so what in OBS Studios affects the audio of my computer?


Active Member
Honestly not sure. I don't see anything obvious in the log in the way of misconfiguration. The sound itself sounds like the kind of leakage you get in some sound cards that aren't shielded. I would try experimenting with audio captures and monitoring settings and see if you can isolate it.


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