This is an English translation of my Japanese blog post, including some updates.


When streaming or recording games, for example by OBS, you may be listening to BGM or connecting to VC on discord (or something similar). In such a case, you may want to avoid BGM or VC sounds being streamed/recorded. In this post, I'll share the way how to configure linux sound system in such a case.

The method written in this post enables the following things:

  • Output game sounds to both OBS and your speaker (or headphone/headset)
  • Independently change the volume of the game which OBS captures and which you hear