Wave:3 can be used in a two PC setup, where the gaming PC is only gaming, and a streaming PC is dedicated to streaming. This way, Wave:3 is used as the microphone for streaming/recording, and as the microphone for chatting with friends via Discord or other chat programs.
Requirements for Using Wave:3 with Two Computers
- USB-C to USB-A cable included with Wave:3
- 3.5mm analog TRS cable "Aux cord"
Setting up Wave:3 with Two PCs
Wave:3 has two outputs - One via USB, and the other by using the high resolution headphone output.
You'll need to decide which computer to connect to via USB and which is connected via the analog headphone port. For content creation, to get the highest possible audio quality we suggest connecting Wave:3 to the streaming PC via USB. Wave Link, the digital audio mixer which requires Wave:3, will run only on the computer to which Wave:3 is connected via USB.
1) After connecting Wave:3 to the first PC using the USB cable, connect one end of the 3.5mm stereo cable to the headphone output
2) Connect the other end of the 3.5mm stereo cable to the line-in port on the other PC. These ports are usually marked by a dark blue ring around them on the back of the motherboard.
Buzzing Sound in the Analog Connection
This issue is caused by what is called a ground loop. If either of the PCs is not properly grounded, an electrical feedback loop occurs, which causes unwanted buzzing or other electrical sounds.
To fix this a device called a ground loop isolator is required between the Wave:3 headphone output and the PC line-in jack.
Recommended ground loop isolators: