Feature Suggestions

Recording Multiple Audio Tracks

One of the great things about OBS is that it gives you the options you need for both streaming, and offline recording.

I personally use the recording feature quite a lot, and with that I edit videos a lot. While editing, having my mic audio separate from my desktop audio is incredibly helpful. 

In OBS, these options are usually found under - Settings / Output (Output Mode : Advanced) / Recording

From there you can establish which tracks you'd like to record via the check boxes , and you can assign each device to whichever track you'd like from the mixer (Advanced Audio Settings below your preview) 

- E.g. Desktop Audio : Track 1 | Mic/Aux : Track 2

From there, your recordings can simply be dragged onto a timeline within an editing software (I personally use Sony Vegas), and the two tracks will automatically split from each other. Alternatively, I believe it can be done manually. In that case you'd have the separate audio files. Though with either method you'd still be given the freedom to edit the levels of one track, without effecting the other.   

When it comes to recording from Streamlabs OBS, the files don't do the same thing, as the option doesn't seem to be available at all. This is despite you being able to assign your desktop to one track, and mic to another in the same mixer under the preview. 


If I haven't just made some sort of mistake and skipped over the option entirely, I'd like to suggest that it's added, as I'd like to switch to Streamlabs OBS for it's other features that aren't included in OBS, and I feel more users would enjoy that feature as well.

Thank you


  • rylieghrox
  • Jan 6 2018
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  • Frag_csgo commented
    January 10, 2018 22:10

    !Agree. Need this

  • KoperateButter commented
    January 11, 2018 21:14

    I agree... i just noticed that i cant do that anymore... on this.... which is essential for making youtube vidoes

  • EspioakaKeith commented
    January 14, 2018 02:38

    Most definitely, I'd switch pretty much completely to Streamlabs OBS if they added this 

  • s_Totland commented
    January 18, 2018 22:49

    I'ts "in there" in the sense that you can select one audio track from the drop-down menu to use for streaming, and another for recording, but it's not currently functioning... it always grabs the sound from channel 1 anyways...

  • Geeky_Greeky commented
    January 22, 2018 14:39

    Having to download the original OBS studio just for this feature. Really hope it finds its way into the streamlabs version ASAP. Thanks

  • Zautos commented
    January 28, 2018 11:09

    This would be great

  • BANTO commented
    February 04, 2018 15:41

    if this is added to streamlabs i see little reason to use standard obs

  • ProfessorNoxLive commented
    February 17, 2018 16:47

    This literally makes the software useless for any YouTuber. They really ought to get on top of this.

  • lxCROSSYxl commented
    February 28, 2018 12:49

    Yes I totally agree, I've just spent the last hour trying to configure this only to realise it doesn't work on SLOBS, its definitely needed IMO.

  • VRKirito7 commented
    March 07, 2018 14:52

    This! is desperately needed. Can´t understand why this isn´t implemented,yet as it is apparent in the OBS Studio software

  • Molfried commented
    March 08, 2018 10:13

    it is much needed and i'll keep using OBS studio as long as it's not implemented in streamlabs OBS

  • GGGabLive commented
    March 13, 2018 06:44

    Ouch. Won't use SLOBS until this is a feature.

  • Dima Galitskov commented
    March 23, 2018 21:11

    I will use other soft until able to record several audio tracks

  • Spyderr commented
    March 31, 2018 17:33

    please do this streamlabs!! it would honestly give me no reason to use obs any longer

  • Dracon Kilsec commented
    April 04, 2018 16:46

    i really hope this gets implemented. but for now will record with regular OBS and stream with this.

  • AKolloTV commented
    April 21, 2018 12:38

    C'mon dudes, this has so much potential. Can we get this small thing for recordings in there? :D

  • ShoppyGames commented
    April 23, 2018 12:12

    This needs to be an urgent high priority!

  • Le_Gob commented
    May 06, 2018 18:15

    This need to be up ASAP.

  • CroStrider commented
    May 07, 2018 18:44

    also spent a hour trying to configure this only to realise it doesn't work. Would help me a lot if they fixed this because for now I will need to return to "normal" OBS.

  • valkarii commented
    May 16, 2018 22:00

    Pleeeeease streamlabssss put this in the "Planned" category!!! 

  • swamp_spirit commented
    May 16, 2018 22:31

    Please add this!

  • Nyaromight commented
    May 23, 2018 15:17

    Pls add this feature

  • EulogySnowfall commented
    May 24, 2018 22:12

    I need this!! The main problem on OBS Streamlab til then!

  • BoredDan commented
    May 29, 2018 21:02

    Was considering using Streamlabs OBS, but I use many audio tracks for my recordings so I can separate and adjust different audio as needed. Without the ability to record multiple audio tracks in SLOBS I'm going to stick to OBS studio ofr the time being.

  • x_chiprocks_x commented
    June 07, 2018 02:09

    Seriously, how is it that this simple feature is not implemented yet is just mind boggling. THIS is the feature that we need and THIS is the feature that is keeping most people away from Streamlabs OBS....or coming on full time. I don't understand how we set the parameters the same way as in OBS and it not be part of the final output. Why include the option of allowing us to tick the track boxes if it's pointless in the end?????? Epic Fail!

  • TheRadiantDehd commented
    June 14, 2018 08:51

    I'm shocked that this isn't in already. It blew my mind when I found I could do it in OBS, and it quickly became my favorite screen recorder. I later switched over to StreamLabs OBS to allow smoother, and just better Twitch Streaming in general. The problem is that my first priority is YouTube, as I feel my edited content is significantly better than my streams. But, my computer isn't capable of running both OBS and StreamLabs OBS at the same time, (heck, I don't even know if it's possible if my CPU COULD handle it,) and StreamLabs doesn't allow us to separate the audio tracks for whatever absurd ignorance of the feature in the original program. I want to use StreamLabs, as I highly enjoy streaming, but if this doesn't get implemented soon, I may have to abandon it completely, as well as Twitch, and focus on YouTube, since my editing suffers immensely from not having the option to do so. I feel it's an easy fix, so I don't understand why it isn't in yet. It's honestly a tad bit infuriating.

  • FXG Trophy Hunting commented
    June 15, 2018 20:37

    We need this feature asap please, I love Streamlabs OBS although when I stream I also am recording various trophy and achievement guides. I do not use live commentary and this is a necessity to record a track while streaming and have a file without my microphone audio.

    Please have this implemented soon :) <3

  • Afthrast commented
    July 11, 2018 03:47


    It'd be great if I could use the same software for streaming and recording. For anyone caring a bit about quality, being able to adjust the system sounds and mic input after recording is essential. Hope it's going to be added soon since people has been asking for it for over half a year now.

  • KbalzBar commented
    July 11, 2018 14:53

    I just installed SLOBS for the first time.. started to move my scenes over.. and realized there is no multi-track audio recording. Back to OBS Studio until they implement.

  • midninBR commented
    July 17, 2018 13:26

    Yes, separated audio tracks so we can edit our recorded videos

  • BiggerBadderBrowner commented
    August 09, 2018 00:40

    Definitely need this. I love using slobs but I’m about to get into editing as well as stream and I might have to switch back to OBS for this 

  • LanoiZeD commented
    August 12, 2018 22:05

    how is this still not a feature 7 months later :\

  • kingkulkarvek commented
    August 15, 2018 12:44

    I'm using OBS Studio just because of this feature! Please add it to streamlabs.

  • Chornoboh commented
    September 06, 2018 09:16

    Still no word on if they're even working on this?

  • Digitaldragon754 commented
    September 21, 2018 00:44

    I would like to see this feature enabled to record multiple audio tracks.

  • TheGoodWormy commented
    September 30, 2018 04:00

    how is this still not in streamlabs obs.

  • Zigarot commented
    October 18, 2018 07:16

    the only reason why I don't use SLOBS

  • SiddMan commented
    October 25, 2018 15:38

    Hey, I got around this by recording mic audio with audacity and having the recording only capture desktop audio. Hope this helps

  • Daniel84Gaming commented
    November 07, 2018 15:15

    I just saaw tha you can set 2 tracks but sobs still record just one 

  • bowtiedaniels commented
    November 18, 2018 18:53

    This is really needed.  I would use SLOBS all the time if this feature was added.  Guess I'll be sticking with the normal version.

  • LureAve commented
    November 19, 2018 12:28

    I would like to use SOBS for my next Projekt, but i really need this Feature!



  • TVDL2000 commented
    November 22, 2018 23:20

    how is this STILL not in there!!!! I NEED this!

  • rukk1 commented
    November 26, 2018 07:12

    Thought I was doing something wrong when my recording won't stop grabbing channel 1.  Then I found this thread.  This feature is pretty important for my needs...

  • NECupcakes commented
    December 02, 2018 04:55

    I wholeheartedly agree - While this isn't of huge import for livestreaming, recorded content practically requires an option like this. I'm missing it dearly, from OBS - actually reinstalling, in order to have access to this again for other content.

  • lzygmr commented
    December 26, 2018 23:38

    12 month later bump. This addition is necessary asap. Perhaps also the ability to select Game Capture Sources as specific Audio Tracks for themselves.

  • Afthrast commented
    December 30, 2018 00:32

    Why isn't this in planned yet or won't implement or anything? How can they not care about this for so long, not even acknowledging the suggestion????

  • [email protected] commented
    January 10, 2019 10:40

    I hope they will soon bring this feature! It would make SLOBS the best recording software for me!😁

  • MrArca9 commented
    January 10, 2019 15:55

    I'm legitimately surprised this isn't more of an issue.

  • MisterGordon commented
    January 10, 2019 20:35

    Wanted to switch to SLOBS a year ago ... no multiple track recording: stayed with OBS!

    Still want to switch to SLOBS ... no multiple track recording still: gonna stick with OBS!

    Please consider implementing this (simple, yet important) feature asap.

  • Picoca commented
    January 20, 2019 05:15

    Still waiting for tio e artes 1 year :(

    I hope u guys make it, i am streaming on Facebook right now and streamlabsobs sounds better after the integration

  • ChrispyFat commented
    January 24, 2019 11:12

    Please just do it streamlabs

  • gatts1aa commented
    February 07, 2019 21:41

    they put a planned stomp on an another same idea...


  • RexRed commented
    March 06, 2019 21:32

    After spending hours marveling how nice StreamLab is only to find this HUGE drawback. Streamlab has lost me as a user. Back to OBS... I cannot believe how old this "idea" is to not have been addressed yet. Really sad... I have an I9 PC and a 1000 dollar graphics card 5 million views in 3 months on YouTube.. Of course I am going to record my 4k game while I am streaming.and upload it later. Not being able to separate the audio is a total deal breaker for Streamlab. Now OBS has a new Nvidia encoder too. I can do without the bells and whistles for the solid functionality in OBS. Replace the audio drop-down with a multiple check box and I might be back.  

  • unstopapaul commented
    March 09, 2019 19:54

    This is a must! I just spent 2 days getting hyped about this as a better OBS. Falling at a vital hurdle sadly. I guess I will have to stick with OBS for now.

  • Kenith99 commented
    June 08, 2019 00:13

    Guys just an update they DID finally add multi-track recording! (As of March 22nd)