Instructables

How to record your own voice on Xbox without using a computer

Featured
Picture of How to record your own voice on Xbox without using a computer
To record all game sounds including chat including your own voice at the same time without having to use a separate recording device or microphone mixer, you will need an aftermarket gaming headset with microphone monitoring such as the Turtle Beach X31.  This type of headset mixes together your voice from the microphone along with all the other game sounds including other peoples' voices in chat so that they can all be heard through the headset's speakers.  We are going to be recording directly from the headset's speakers.

Step 1:

Picture of
First, remove the batteries from the headset.  Gently pull off the earcup padding surrounding the left speaker. This is the side with the microphone boom and audio controls.  Remove the three screws surrounding the speaker to expose the circuit board.  Be careful when removing the screws so that they don't get sucked into the speaker grill by the speaker's magnets.  Also be careful because the speaker will still be attached to the circuit board by very thin wires.

Step 2:

Picture of
Remove the two screws holding the circuit board to the plastic housing.

Step 3:

Picture of
Solder three wires to a stereo 1/8" 3.5mm headphone jack from Radio Shack.

Step 4:

Picture of
Remove the threaded retaining nut from the outside of the 3.5mm jack, drill a hole through the plastic housing of the headset and insert the 3.5mm jack through the hole.

Step 5:

Picture of
Screw the retaining nut on from the outside to secure the jack.

Step 6:

Picture of
Use heat shrink tubing or electrical tape to insulate any exposed wires on the jack to keep them from shorting out when everything is put back together.

Step 7:

Picture of
Reattach the circuit board using the two screws.

Step 8:

Picture of
Locate the left and right speaker solder joints on the circuit board.  They are marked "SPL_L   SPK_R" underneath the joints and "L+ L-   R- R+" on top.
 
Remove these adsRemove these ads by Signing Up

I did this and it worked very well with the X31, but regular problems with the x31 made me not want you use it... I want to do it for a headset that is wired to prevent the batteries cutting out and the frequent wireless disconnection. Are there any mics that you would reccommened?

KemikalzAreFun11 months ago
This is a great idea! But my problem is.. My luck.. I'd jack the thing up.. (Pun absolutely intended xD)