Passing Your Microphone To Your Cloud Computer

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Gaming on the cloud is fun, but you need a solution to pass your mic to the cloud machine, so people can hear you trolling them in-game.

Passing your microphone up to the cloud


Step 1: Install VBCable on your server and reboot

Step 2: Install Discord on your host server, and create a secondary account (must be different from your usual Discord as you need to make a voice call to yourself)

Step 3: On your host server, right click on the sound icon and click “Recording devices”


Step 4. Select CABLE Output and click Properties


 Step 5. Select “Use this device” and click Apply, then OK

Step 6. Access properties for CABLE Output again, and switch to Listen tab and make sure “Listen to this device” is UNSELECTED



Step 7. Set CABLE Output to be the default recording device 

Step 8. Open Discord on your server (logged in as your secondary account) and set these audio settings - the idea here is you want the output settings in your secondary account on host machine be silent (by reducing input volume to 0), as if you do not do this, you will get an echo when calling yourself.


Step 9. You should now be able to make a call Discord call between your client machine and your Parsec host server. Please note that you will not be able to use Discord’s push to talk functionality on the client and will need to leave your client Discord set to “voice activity” (eg always on). If you do want to use some kind of push to talk functionality on the Parsec host when gaming online, you will need to rely on your PC games push to talk functionality.