- Download and install the latest M-Game software (with embedded audio driver) from m-game.com.
- Connect the power and USB cable to the M-Game Solo. Connect your console to your M-Game Solo using the optical input and press the power button.
Important: Ensure that your console or TV is set to send audio to its Optical output
- Connect your separate headphones and microphone, or combined headset, to the rear panel of the M-Game Solo.
- Open the M-Game software and select either the SET MIC from the HOME tab and follow the on-screen instructions or go to the SETUP tab and activate the HW METER button.
- Under Microphone, turn Phantom Power on or off depending on whether you’re using a condenser microphone (Phantom Power on) or a dynamic microphone (Phantom Power off).
Note: Headset microphones do not require phantom power.
- Speak into your mic at the loudest level you expect to speak in your stream and begin turning up the Gain knob on the rear panel of M-Game Solo. You'll notice that the Mic Fader LEDs on M-Game Solo will light up when you speak, showing the incoming signal. Continue speaking into the mic and turning up the Gain knob until you see the Mic Fader LEDs flash red 3 times. If you see the Mic Fader LEDs flash red 3 times, this means M-Game Solo's Mic Gain knob is set too high. Turn down the Mic Gain knob until you no longer see the LED flash red 3 times. You’ll want to get the Mic Fader LEDs as close to the top LED without the LEDs all flashing.
Gain knob set to high = flashing 3xGain knob set correctly = Close to the top LED at your highest speaking voice
Note: If you are using a low gain mic (like a SHURE SM7B or ElectroVoice RE20) you will need to use the M-Game software's BOOST function. You can find BOOST in the Setup Tab under Basic Microphone Settings. Simply speak into your mic at the loudest volume you expect to speak in your stream and turn up the Boost knob until the Mic fader’s meter in the M-Game Software shows the top LED lit red, and then slowly turn the Boost knob back down until the Mic fader’s meter in the software no longer shows red. You can change the BOOST level from Off to +24 dB.
Boost set to high = Top red LED lit in the software
Boost set correctly = Yellow LEDs lit at your loudest speaking voice
Note: Now that you’ve setup your mic you can turn off the HW Meter button in the M-Game Software to return the Mic fader to its default LED behavior
- Adjust the EQ, Compressor, Noise Gate, High Pass Filter (HPF), and De-esser settings to get the best sound from your mic.
Note: You can also use one of the Mic presets in the M-Game software to automatically configure your mic’s settings. These mic presets are found in File > Setup > Load Microphone Settings.
- In the SETUP tab's HARDWARE section select what source your Game audio is coming from. Because you have multiple set-ups, you will need to select Console (Optical) for Game Audio Source.
- Open your chat, M-Game software, streaming software, and any other programs you will be running in your stream and ensure that their audio is playing.
- In the M-Game Solo software go to Options > Redirect Output
- In the M-Game Solo software's Output Redirection you will see every audio source running in the Application column and where that audio can be sent to (its Routing) in the Output Pair column. This enables you to send audio from different programs/applications to the M-Game.
- In the M-Game Solo Output Redirection's Application column you will see the chat software that you are currently running. In the Output Pair column select Chat Out. Once this has been selected, your chats audio level will be controlled by the Chat fader on your M-Game.
Important: If you're using a Chat application like Discord, set the Audio Input to CHAT IN L/R and Output to M-Game RGB Dual Stream. This will ensure that, with your OUTPUT REDIRECTION set correctly in the M-Game software, your Chat audio is sent to the M-Game Solo's Chat fader, and only your Mic audio sent to the Chat. This can be done in Discord by going to the bottom left cog icon (User Settings) next to your User Name and under APP SETTINGS selecting Voice and Video. In the Voice and Video window you will see Input Device and Output Device settings at the top under Voice Settings
M-Game Software’s OUTPUT REDIRECTION
- Select this additional routing options from the M-Game Solo Output Redirection:
- Music: Select SYSTEM OUT to route music program audio to the System/AUX fader.
Note: You can route additional computer audio sources to the SYSTEM/AUX channel if you would like to control additional streams of software audio.
- Open your streaming/broadcast software, such as OBS used in the example below.
Setup with OBS
- In the OBS > Preferences menu, select the Audio tab.
- Under Global Audio Devices set Desktop Audio to Disabled, set Desktop Audio 2 to Disabled.
- Set Mic/Auxiliary Audio to STREAM IN L/R. Make sure that Mic/Auxiliary 2, 3, and 4 are all set to Disabled.
- In Advanced, set Monitoring Device to Default. Click Apply and OK.
- Check OBS or other software you're using to record to make sure that your individual signals (Mic, Game, Chat, Sampler, and System) signals aren't clipping (going into the red) and are balanced. An easy way to check this is by pressing all of the Mute buttons on the M-Game hardware and turning up the fader levels one at a time, first checking the mic level, as that's what you want your viewers to hear loudest, then proceed with the other M-Game faders.
Note: The optimal level in OBS is in the yellow area (between -15 dB and -10 dB).
- Start your stream and have fun!