Where is stereo mix located?

Answered by Randy McIntyre

To enable Stereo Mix or What U Hear, you need to access the sound settings on your computer. The location of Stereo Mix may vary depending on your operating system and sound card drivers. I will provide instructions for Windows operating systems, but please note that these steps may differ slightly depending on the version of Windows you are using.

1. Right-click on the audio icon located on the taskbar at the bottom right corner of your screen. This will open a context menu.

2. From the context menu, select “Sound Settings.” This will open the Sound settings window.

3. In the Sound settings window, scroll down until you see “More Sound Settings” and click on it. This button opens the legacy Sound settings window.

4. In the legacy Sound settings window, you will see several tabs at the top. Look for the “Recording” tab and click on it.

5. On the Recording tab, you should see a list of available recording devices. Right-click anywhere in the empty space within the recording devices list and make sure that both “Show Disabled Devices” and “Show Disconnected Devices” options are checked. This will ensure that all available recording devices are visible.

6. Look for a device called “Stereo Mix,” “What U Hear,” or something similar in the list of recording devices. If you find it, right-click on it and select “Enable” or “Set as Default” if available. This will enable Stereo Mix or What U Hear as a recording device.

7. If you do not see Stereo Mix or What U Hear in the recording devices list, it is possible that your sound card drivers do not support this feature. In such cases, you may need to update your sound card drivers or check with the manufacturer for compatibility.

It’s important to note that not all sound cards or audio drivers have the Stereo Mix or What U Hear option available. Some manufacturers disable this feature for various reasons. If you cannot find Stereo Mix or What U Hear in your recording devices list, it may not be supported by your hardware or software configuration.

I hope this helps you locate and enable Stereo Mix or What U Hear on your computer. If you have any further questions or need more assistance, feel free to ask.