View Full Version : Sam & skype

10-13-2008, 05:00 PM
Follow up might say update from news on home page :) thanks to kilmarac from spacial audio forums for this and this one works i have tryed it ..The first step by step guide from home page lots of people said they got a big delay with the voice trust me no delay here read on and enjoy .. Thanks JK

You will need Virtual Audio Cable

In VAC set yourself 3 line (yes, I said 3)

Start 4 Repeaters.
Repeater = Wave in -> Wave out

Repeater 1 = Soundcard -> Virtual Cable 1
Repeater 2 = Virtual Cable 2 - > Your soundcard
Repeater 3 = VC 1 -> VC 3
Repeater 4 = VC2 -> VC 3

Make sense so far.

Ok, in your skype sound settings.

Microphone should come from your sound card.
Speakers should go to Virtual Cable 2

Why Did I do it that way? Easy, if skype is getting its sound input directly from the soundcard, it eliminates the delay in your voice going through half a dozen repeaters before skype gets it. I have little to no delay on the part of my caller hearing me. I see no reason to mix my SAM back into the microphone for skype. Theres no REAL reason for the caller to hear the music. When I talk to them, they talk back. Simple


In SAM, all you HAVE to set is in the Config for your mic. Same instructions as before.

Select Encoders (Record to Pipeline)
Record Driver should be DirectSound Recorder
Record soundcard Device should be Cable 3.

Click OK.

-- I have NO NEED to alter the settings on the Output from Sam. You can keep it the way it is, when you unmute sam, you have your music playing in your ears, but the caller doesnt hear it. If you want to route the music into your callers skype, then there are a number of ways to do it ranging from 1 - 3 repeaters which I am not getting into here, because this is the nice easy way. Not the engineering degree way http://support.spacialaudio.com/forums/images/smilies/icon_smile.gif

Good luck.

10-31-2008, 12:03 PM
wouldn't it be allot easier to just use WHAT YOU HEAR or STEREO MIX on your sound card with skype? i use this weekly and no problems.

Redneck Disciple

10-31-2008, 12:26 PM
People asways say the caller is very low and you can get alot of feedback from the speakers if thats what you mean??

12-07-2008, 02:36 AM
Whats the config to do it this way?

12-07-2008, 03:02 AM
I have the easier way than the audio cables.....

1) Inside your sound card set it for What You Hear, this way the caller can be heard and you can be heard as well, and turn up your Wave properties in the sound card.

2) Inside SAM, make sure your studio is muted before talking or they will hear more of the music than you, and you don't want that.

3) When doing a tape delay phone call, use Adobe Audition or in the latest version of SAM use the VoiceTRAC feature and record the call.

4) After recording it, say for a request, insert it into the playlist, and find the song that was requested, from there, just do a simple fade in fade out by playing with the decks live, and voila, you have SAM and Skype together...


I use a whole different software to do all my phoners, but hey it's how I used to do it with Skype and it works, so no muss no fuss

12-07-2008, 04:32 AM
I have a Realtek High def sound card. I dont have this option, that I see anyways. What are my alternatives?

12-07-2008, 04:37 AM
When you open up the Playback Controls by double clicking on your little speaker icon in the taskbar, go to properties, and recording controls, from there look for stereo mix, that is the next best bet...

But if you're up for blowing a little dough, for $30 you can get a Sound Blaster Audigy SE at Wal Mart or Staples, I've used that sound card for the past 2 1/2 years with little faults, in fact the only problem I had with it, was when my hard drive went to hell and it screwed with my drivers, and I had to wind up replacing it because it corrupted the card as well...but all is well with it, and the sound card provides phenomenal results