Discord app is considered the best app to make friends and family. This app is a source to stay close and have enjoyment via text, voice, and video calls. This app makes it easy to have chit-chat every day and hang out more often. Well, if we talk about the sound effects of this app then, this app might seem to be the best in this option. Sound effects are provided by soundboards by this app. Soundboard might seem a strange word to you well, don’t get worried we tell you what it is and also, highlight the 8 best soundboards in the upcoming section.
What Are Soundboards for Discord?
If you are unaware of the soundboards and have not used them as they are considered a simple concept. Well, imagine a board having many buttons on it. Each button when pressed plays a different sound. Also, there can be actual hardware stored in the sound system but in our scenario, this app is doing that job.
How to Use a Soundboard in Discord
Discord app now does not have any soundboards in it. This requires installing a virtual audio device. This app acts as a microphone for soundboards to speak and then, the sound produced in the Discord app.
However, VB-Cable (donationware app) is used for personal use and is available for Windows and Mac (both). Be aware that when it is installed then, the sound produced on a PC is heard on the Discord app. Well, follow the simple steps:
- Install VB-Cable and in the Discord, app select user setting
- Navigate to Voice and Video > Input device > CABLE Output (VB-Audio Virtual Cable).
- Now navigate to Windows Sound Settings and choose Microphone in Input devices. If the option is blank, then click on it and choose Microphone.
- Then click on Device Properties > Additional Device Properties
- Navigate to Listen Tab and choose CABLE Output (VB-Audio Virtual Cable).
- Click on Listen to this device and click Apply.
Best Soundboards for Discord
The below-mentioned are the list of 8 best soundboards (both paid & free) for the Discord app and they are the following:
Resanance soundboard is considered the best soundboard for this app. It is highly customizable to play sounds that are based on hotkeys we assign to the buttons, stream music, pass through the mic, and do text to speech. Well, separate devices are there which handle volume and sound searches too. This is compatible with Windows and works with any app that has sound input.
Clownfish Voice Changer
Clownfish Voice Changer is a plug-in to add a soundboard and is compatible with Windows and Chrome OS. It is also free of cost and it throws in sound effects in the Discord app. There is a push-to-talk and text-to-speech via different voices. It also has good voice capabilities and is used in other apps (like Steam, Skype) too.
Podcast Soundboard is compatible with Windows, iOS, macOS, and prices for each device are too weird. This app hits the ease of use spot which provides unique functionality. It also has some features like color coding buttons, clip trimming, looping, multi-fire, adjustable fade out, per button sound adjustment, and so on. It is bound to MIDI sources and is considered a great podcasting tool.
Mixere is compatible with Windows and is free of cost. It is considered the oldest soundboard and deserves respect too. It is an audio mixer and got a steep learning curve. It’s one unique feature i.e., it has the ability to play several sounds simultaneously. It has chops too and clips can be looped (adjusted with vibrato & tremolo).
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EXP Soundboard is compatible with Windows, Mac, Linux and is free of cost. It is a minimalist app that allows you to assign keys to produce sounds and hence, enables a mic to pass through it. It also has multiple soundboards and it also works a little more (like Resanance). You can also save custom soundboards and can reload them later too. It at least requires Java 7 to get operated.
JN Soundboard is compatible with Windows and is free of cost. If you think it resembles EXP Soundboard then, you are right. It also has some features like looping mic sounds, greater file type diversity, talk to speech, and text to speech. It can play limited sounds in specific windows only. But, it is for windows only, and EXP soundboard is slightly at a higher rank than this app and is for windows, mac, and Linux.
Voicemod is compatible with Windows and has a facility of six voices switching every day (free mode or 80 in premium). It plays an important role in the Discord app or plain in anything else. Every voice can be tweaked (via reverb, intelligibility, and mixing). It also takes time to load. In it, the premium version literally unlocks all the whistles and bells, and its trial version is limited and has a voice changer facility too.
Voxal Voice Changer
In Voxal Voice Changer, you can tweak the sounds or voice infinitely and also, create a new one. You can also save the recordings of your voices too and can use them on other soundboards. It is free of cost and compatible with Windows and macOS. You can create multiple voices via hotkeys that can be then used on soundboards too.
Which Soundboard Is Your Favorite?
So, now that we are concluding our article, do let us know in the comments section which soundboard is your favorite. We did list a lot of them, so it is assured that you’ll manage to find your favorite among them. If not, let us know your specific requirement and we’ll get back to you with its solution. For now, enjoy adding soundboard to discord and change your entire streaming session. Be careful though, once you start using these soundboards, there is no going back. On the other hand, if your friends won’t like your choice of sounds, you know what to do.