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How to make Soundboard Prank Calls using Skype

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I know this is pretty off-topic in my blog, but I wanted to share it with you 🙂

I was wondering: how to play sounds in skype when calling someone? Yeah like on those youtube videos featuring soundboard prank calls of Arnold Schwarzenegger. I just found how to. Is not that I want to do it… really… I mean, I haven’t done it in my life… ever.

But ok. Let’s start with what you need.

  • You need Skype, obviously.
  • A fair set of wav/mp3/whatever-extension-you-want clips, you can find lots here
  • Windows 7 for this howto

First, go to start > control panel > hardware and sound > sound > recording. Right-click anywhere to show a menu and click on “show disabled devices”… “Stereo Mix” will appear. Right click on Stereo Mix and click on enable.

then right-click on Stereo Mix and click on enable

then right-click on Stereo Mix and click on enable

Now open Skype. If Skype asks you to add “Stereo Mix” click on yes.

Click on “Settings” and then click on the microphone button. Select “Stereo Mix” from the popup menu. What you’re doing right here is telling skype to use the sounds that are being played on the computer over a call.

select stereo mix as the mic input

select stereo mix as the mic input

You’re done! If you want to test it, make a call to the Sound Test Service. It will ask you to say something after the beep and that it will be played back afterwards.

Just open the sound clip file you want (play it), it will be played on the call (give it a try).

This howto was obviously made to have some fun with your friends. I hope that you don’t know that skype lets you call to Toll-Free numbers in the US for free and that you can actually make free prank calls with skype. oops

Until next time 🙂


Written by Wirelezz

April 22, 2011 at 2:26 pm

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  1. HEY IT WORKS!!!


    April 24, 2011 at 8:15 am

    • You’re welcome hehe


      June 20, 2011 at 3:28 pm

  2. WAIIIIITTTTTTT ME comp doesnt have “Stereo Mix” will “Rec Playback” Or “Microphone Array” work?

    dat ass

    July 2, 2011 at 8:30 pm

  3. Give it a try, I’ve heard of this problem somewhere else too. Can’t help you there 😦


    July 17, 2011 at 11:27 pm

  4. Thanks so much!!!!! I was trying to prank call to a restaurant with a soundboard but it never workt now it does thx man!!! I love you!!!!! 😀

    Max Mageza

    September 15, 2011 at 3:17 pm

  5. But can you make it so that it only plays sounds from a certain program/window, so I can play a game and use a soundboard on skype without the game sounds getting in there?


    February 22, 2012 at 4:04 pm

  6. Well d00d I did everything and…nothing is heard on the Skype sound test call. I used a sgt. Hartman soundboard from the Realms of Darkness website. Do you have to use your own sound clips played through windows media player or…?

    Richard A

    July 9, 2012 at 2:04 pm

  7. balls! I selected the default ‘realtek high definition audio’ and it works! but…you can also me clicking and laughing.

    Richard A

    July 9, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    • great to hear it ultimately worked


      July 15, 2012 at 8:59 am

      • I use a headset (Headphones with a mic attatched) and when i try this nothing plays through the speakers, i selected Stereo Mix (realtek High Definition Audio) and it still doesnt work PLEASE HELP!


        February 20, 2013 at 2:36 am

  8. Skype wont pick up my Headset audio whats the deaL?


    October 27, 2012 at 11:49 pm

  9. I tried it and it wouldn’t pick up me talking on the mic or any youtube videos, any help? And is it supposed to pick up youtube videos or not?


    November 8, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    • Be sure to turn on and use the stereo mix device. It should send ANY sound that your computer makes, i.e., youtube videos, windows alerts, music, etc.


      December 3, 2012 at 12:07 pm

  10. what about mac?


    June 17, 2013 at 7:17 pm

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