What’s new in Wave Link 1.9?Wave Link 1.9 requires an update of your virtual audio drivers. This will reset your Windows audio settings, as well as any custom audio configuration in OBS Studio, Discord, and other apps where you use Wave Link. After updating, make sure to review your audio settings.
🎮 Low Latency Mode
Now you can turn on low latency when routing games through Wave Link’s “Game” channel. This mode uses an optimized audio path to minimize latency, or audio delay, while gaming.
With Low Latency Mode on, you can reduce audio latency by up to 50%.*
Note that when this mode is on, your VST2 audio effects will not be processed through the monitor submix. However, VST3 audio effects will continue to work as normal.
*Actual value may vary based on your unique setup and configurations.
👂 Stream Mix to hardware
You can now play your Stream Mix through a hardware device like headphones, capture cards, and speakers. This makes dual-PC setups a breeze—just select your capture card as the audio output.Learn more about Stream Mix hardware output.
🔁 Back up your audio settings
Windows updates are notorious for resetting all kinds of settings, like audio outputs in your favorite apps. Wave Link now automatically saves your configuration and Windows audio routing*, which you can safely restore at any time. For extra peace of mind, you can even save out custom backups.
*Note: This restores your Windows-based audio routing. For apps like Discord and OBS Studio, you may still need to reapply your input and output devices.
Elgato audio effects
Wave Link 1.9 introduces a brand new audio effect, plus exciting updates for Elgato EQ and Noise Removal. Take a look or listen.😉
🗜️ Elgato Compressor (NEW)
Ensure your audio is never too loud or too quiet. Elgato Compressor helps you to balance audio for your listeners' ears. With a simple slider and no confusing knobs or gauges, it’s easy to use and includes a tutorial for beginners. You can even watch your effect in action with a beautiful waveform visualization.
📈 Elgato EQ presets
Now you can save out and switch between equalizer presets—for easy access and consistent sound. You can even import custom presets created by Elgato and Marketplace Makers like EposVox.
🔉 Elgato Noise Removal settings
Make advanced adjustments to customize your noise removal effect. This update adds the ability to tune threshold and release time based on your environment and audio preferences.
Get the free audio effect on Elgato Marketplace.
🎚️ Monitor audio levels in real time
For Stream Deck users, now you can display level meters on keys using Wave Link plugin. Using two adjacent keys, select any input, output, microphone, or headphones—then watch as the icons react to your current audio levels.
To adjust a Wave Link input or output, you can now choose between three key appearance options:
- Virtual fader
- Virtual fader + level meter
🛠️ Bug fixes and performance improvements
- Resolved an issue that prevents Windows from shutting down if Wave Link is the foreground application
- Resolved an issue where audio effects are not processed after returning from Sleep