If you are like me and you love using Discord to chat to your friends but find the lack of console support an issue video aims to help. I will teach you how to use one headset with both your PC and your console.
Firstly we will need a headset that has an optical and a USB connection. In this example, I will be using the Astro A40 TR’s. To start with you’ll need to connect the supplied optical cable to the input at the back of the mixamp and the other to your PlayStation. Once you have achieved this you will need to head to your settings, click sound and screen, and change the audio output to optical. For more information on this click this link to see Astro’s setup video.
Hold power button for PC mode
Next, we will plug the USB cable into your computer and the mixamp. Once you have plugged in your USB cable, click and hold the power button on your Astro Mixamp for until the lights turn completely white. This signals that you are in PC mode.
Set your Discord microphone settings
Now head to discord, click settings and click voice. Change the input device to your Mixamp. You will also need to set your output, for now, I will leave this as default. Now your Astro A40s are picked up through discord, but audio is not transferred to your headset. To fix this, you will need a 3.5mm to 3.5mm cable that you will need to plug into your speaker output on your PC and then into the 3.5mm AUX jack on the Astro A40 TR Mixamp.
3.5mm to 3.5mm Cables are used for PC Audio
Now head back to the voice settings in Discord and change the output to your speaker port, by default this is usually “Speakers (Realtek)”.
Now set Discord output settings
And there you have it, you can now use Discord for communication and the PlayStation for gaming at the same time.
Today I embarked on a new creative challenge. I purchased an iPad Pro 10.5″ in Space Grey in an attempt to limit myself from spending unfathimable hours sat at a computer desk. This decision did not come lightly, as a previous owner of an iPad mini I felt hesitant to make the plunge and click the order button. The iPad mini to me was a terrible purchase. I was an early adopter of the mini and because of that I did not have a chance to sit back and wait for reviews. I found the screen to suffer from immense aliasing and it wasn’t the fastest device to work with which contributed to a poor user experience.
So with a tainted experience in the past why would I jump into bed with one of the most expensive tablets available? The reason is that I believe everyone makes mistakes and even Apple isn’t perfect. My good friend Daryl Baxter is responsible for this decision. Since launching this blog Daryl has been a big supporter of my site and continued to suggest and tout the iPad’s horn on various occasions. Daryl believes it has increase his workflow dramatically when it comes to writing articles and producing content for his blog.
I’ve known Daryl for several years and he is one person who gives technology, games, and anything a good run for its money when it comes to usability and dealing criticism where it’s due. So I decided to take his advice and pick up a 256gb model. I will be using this for work, photo editing, and updating my website. I aim to put it through its paces, testing out the build in keyboard, battery life, usability, and whether this can truly replace a laptop or desktop PC for the average computer user.