Setting an Audio Delay in OBS

Follow our step-by-step guide below.


In some instances you might need to add an audio delay to sync up the video from a camera with a microphone input. It’s actually quite simple to do, however the option to add an audio delay isn’t very prominent in OBS. In this guide we’ll show you how to do it.

Add an audio source or microphone<

1. Add an audio source or microphone

An audio delay can be applied to any audio source, including videos.

Click the cog next to mixer

2. Click the cog next to an audio source in 'mixer'

The 'advanced audio properties' allows you to set a delay on all audio sources.

In older versions of OBS (version 19 and older), the method for accessing these properties was different. You can see a screenshot of how to access it in the older versions here.

Set an audio delay

3. Set an audio delay

Under the ‘Sync Offset (ms)’ column, enter a delay for the audio source in milliseconds. 1000ms = 1 sec. You might need to experiment with this option in order to correctly sync the audio with the video.



You can now add a delay to any audio source.