Look, I get it. You just want to hit stream or record and start playing and for your audio to just work. We all do. Audio can be hard and you don't have all day to tinker around until it's just right. But if you want to make a good first impression for new viewers, the best way is with good sounding audio.
Every time I fall down this rabbit hole I find a decent solution and then promptly forget it, so I wanted to share with you all my current setup for mixing my audio while streaming—both for your benefit and for me to look back to. I'll try my best to keep it straight forward but also have explanations for everything if you want to dig deeper.
This guide is going to be split into many parts depending on what you want to do, so follow the links for the parts you're interested in!