Wave Link mixes up to nine virtual or physical inputs and creates three output mixes. One for monitoring what you listen to, one for the stream, and Wave Link MicrophoneFX that can be used with VSTs or as a soundboard.
- Monitor Mix
- Stream Mix
- Wave Link MicrophoneFX
- Toggle Monitoring Between the Monitor and Stream Mixes
The Monitor Mix is the output mix that you will listen to via headphones or speakers. You can select to use the Windows Default Output device or manually select the device from the drop-down menu.
Note: Elgato recommends connecting headphones directly to the headphone port of the Wave:1, Wave:3, or Wave DX and setting the monitor mix to play through the headphone port, as that will offer the lowest audio latency
The Stream Mix is the output mix that is added to streaming or recording software. This mix will show up as a microphone input in the streaming software.
These guides cover how to add the Stream Mix to the most popular streaming software
Wave Link MicrophoneFX
Wave Link MicrophoneFX was introduced with Wave Link 1.4 as a third mix. This output does not appear as a mix in Wave Link but can be selected as an Input device in apps such as Discord, Microsoft Teams, and more.
It will only output the Microphone with Audio Effects and SFX audio input. To learn more, check out how to use Wave Link MicrophoneFX.
Stream Deck and Wave Link users can combine the two for the ultimate soundboard. For more information on how to use Stream Deck and Wave Link together, click here.
Toggle Monitoring Between Monitor and Stream Mixes
On the right side of each output mix is an ear icon. This icon indicates which mix is currently being monitored. This is a quick way to make sure what your audience is hearing is properly balanced and there aren't any issues.
Click on the ear icon to listen to the desired mix.