Corsair brings Nvidia noise removal for iCue and Elgato

Corsair is integrating Nvidia’s Broadcast audio and video features into its iCue and Elgato software this week. You’ll need a compatible headset, microphone or camera, and an Nvidia RTX GPU.

The integrations in iCue, Elgato Wave Link, and Elgato Camera Hub are seamless for features like noise removal and virtual camera backgrounds, so you no longer have to use the separate Nvidia Broadcast app.

Nearly every Corsair headset that works with iCue will now be able to enable noise removal and room echo removal, thanks to the Nvidia Broadcast integration. The Nvidia Broadcast features also include video integration for Elgato’s Camera Hub, allowing Elgato Facecam owners to quickly enable a virtual background feature that eliminates the need for a green screen.

Known previously as RTX Voice, Nvidia’s Broadcast app has impressed in the past with its ability to process audio and suppress almost all background noise. These Corsair integrations mean you don’t have to run the dedicated Broadcast app and can enable the features from within the software you’re already using. As a result, it’s ideal for streamers and content creators already relying on Elgato and Corsair hardware.

If you own an Elgato microphone that uses Wave Link or Elgato’s Wave XLR interface, you’ll also be able to enable Nvidia’s Broadcast noise removal feature. Noise removal in Elgato Wave Link uses virtual studio technology (VST), so you can apply the effect on individual audio channels. It’s also supported in apps like Adobe Premiere Pro, Audition, and Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve.

Corsair Gaming Inc., an American computer peripheral and hardware company, is headquartered in Fremont, California. Previously Corsair Components and Corsair Memory were blended in California in January 1994 as Corsair Microsystems and reincorporated in Delaware in 2007. It designs and deals in a range of computer products, including USB flash drives (UFDs), CPU/GPU, high-speed DRAM modules, ATX power supplies (PSUs), case cooling, gaming peripherals, and computer cases, solid-state drives (SSDs), and speakers.

Corsair augmented its DRAM memory module production into the high-end market for overclocking. This expansion allows for high-power platforms and the ability to gain more performance from the CPU and RAM. The Corsair Dominator Platinum series and Corsair Vengeance Pro series are created for overclocking applications.

Corsair has since extended its product line to include high-end gaming peripherals, high-performance air and water cooling solutions, and other enthusiast-grade components. Around 2009, Corsair contacted CoolIT Systems to merge their liquid cooling technology into Corsair’s offerings, resulting in a long-term association.

On July 26, 2017, EagleTree Capital agreed to acquire a bulk stake in Corsair from Francisco Partners and many other minority shareholders in a contract valued at $525 million. Corsair Founder and CEO Andy Paul bears his equity stake and stays as CEO. Corsair announced that it would be acquiring Elgato Gaming from the Munich-based company Elgato, barring their Eve division which was turned off as Eve Systems on June 27, 2018. On July 24, 2019, it was declared that Corsair Components, Inc. acquired ORIGIN PC Corp. On December 16, 2019, Corsair announced its acquisition of SCUF Gaming. On August 21, 2020, Corsair filed registration records with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for a scheduled $100 million IPO.

Elgato is a trademark of consumer technology products. The brand was manufactured and conceived by Elgato Systems, founded in 2010 by Markus Fest, and was stationed in Munich, Germany, until 2018, when the brand was vended to Corsair.

The brand, Elgato, was previously a brand of Elgato Systems. The Elgato brand was used to direct the company’s gaming and thunderbolt devices and was generally called Elgato Gaming.

On June 28, 2018, Corsair earned the Elgato brand from Elgato Systems, while Elgato Systems kept its intelligent home division and renamed the company Eve Systems.

This section needs to be updated. The reason given is that: Does not reflect Elgato’s current product lineup as of 2021, including, for instance, Elgato’s expansion into microphones.

Elgato submitted a Thunderbolt docking station in June 2014. A computer is stuffed into the dock using a Thunderbolt port to access the dock’s three USB ports, audio jacks, HDMI, and ethernet. It is typically employed to plug a Macbook into an office setting (printer, monitor, keyboard) or to provide extra ports not available in the MacBook Air.

Elgato presented two external solid-state drives in September 2012 called Thunderbolt Drive. However, MacWorld and Tom’s Hardware benchmark examinations said the hard drive was slower than other products they tested, despite being connected through a faster Thunderbolt port than Firewire. So the following year, in 2013, Elgato replaced them with similar drives identified as “Thunderbolt Drive +,” which added USB 3.0 support and was claimed to be faster than the previous iteration.

Game Capture HD, which connects to gaming consoles to record gameplay, was introduced in 2012. It was created in response to gamers hacking EyeTV products for gameplay recording. The device connects between a gaming console and the TV and is powered by a USB connection. It captures video as the console sends it to the television and compresses and stores it.

In October 2014, Elgato released a new version called HD 60. It is recorded in 60 frames per second and 1080p high-definition video (compared to the previous Game Capture HD’s 1080p30 or 720p60). In contrast, typical low-end video game recording devices capture in 720p and 30 frames per second. Still, it may be higher-end than needed for many gamers that would be satisfied with the recording features built into the console.

Stream Deck The Stream Deck is a customizable control pad that can act as a programmable keyboard that lets users create their own macros. It is designed to serve as a video game live streaming control device for online streamers. Each button is an LCD screen that can be customized and mapped to specific functions like ‘Open Program’ or ‘Mute Microphone’ or perform multiple actions simultaneously.