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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  • Kenith99 commented
    8 Jun, 2019 12:13am

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

  • unstopapaul commented
    9 Mar, 2019 07:54pm

    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.

  • RexRed commented
    6 Mar, 2019 09:32pm

    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.  

  • gatts1aa commented
    7 Feb, 2019 09:41pm

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


  • ChrispyFat commented
    24 Jan, 2019 11:12am

    Please just do it streamlabs

  • Picoca commented
    20 Jan, 2019 05:15am

    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

  • MisterGordon commented
    10 Jan, 2019 08:35pm

    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.

  • MrArca9 commented
    10 Jan, 2019 03:55pm

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

  • [email protected] commented
    10 Jan, 2019 10:40am

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

  • Afthrast commented
    30 Dec, 2018 12:32am

    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????

  • lzygmr commented
    26 Dec, 2018 11:38pm

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

  • NECupcakes commented
    2 Dec, 2018 04:55am

    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.

  • rukk1 commented
    26 Nov, 2018 07:12am

    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...

  • TVDL2000 commented
    22 Nov, 2018 11:20pm

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

  • LureAve commented
    19 Nov, 2018 12:28pm

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



  • bowtiedaniels commented
    18 Nov, 2018 06:53pm

    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.

  • Daniel84Gaming commented
    7 Nov, 2018 03:15pm

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

  • SiddMan commented
    25 Oct, 2018 03:38pm

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

  • Zigarot commented
    18 Oct, 2018 07:16am

    the only reason why I don't use SLOBS

  • TheGoodWormy commented
    30 Sep, 2018 04:00am

    how is this still not in streamlabs obs.

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