Don’t let choppy audio ruin your online music lessons or fitness classes. If you are using Zoom Conference Software to stream any kind of live music – or voice and music – then you need to know how to optimise the audio, and change the default audio settings so that your audio stream sounds as good as possible.
This video is a step-by-step guide to setting up the audio in Zoom, whether you are using the desktop Zoom Client or the Zoom App on Mobile Device.
2:47 Zoom Desktop Client Settings
7:03 Zoom Mobile App Settings
Learn how to use your Original Sound in Zoom – and why this is so important! Discover how to turn OFF the background noise settings that are making your audio signal sound choppy in Zoom. And find out how to select the correct audio device and set it up properly.
Here are some useful resources, especially if you want to know more about the best studio hardware to use with Zoom and other conference software.
Home Recording Studio Setup For Beginners
What Is An Audio Interface?
The Best USB Microphones to use with Zoom
And here is some of my favourite kit that I use with Zoom (nb these are affiliate links that open on Amazon. If you click on them and then buy, I make a small commission at no extra cost to you)
Blue Yeti USB Mic:
Yamaha MG06 Mixing Console:
Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 Audio Interface:
AKG C1000S Condenser Mic:
Sony MDR-7507 Headphones:
Zoom is a GREAT platform for teaching and video conferencing. But Zoom is NOT suitable for online music collaboration in real time. Here are some links that you might find helpful if that is your goal.
This article looks at whether online band practice is possible, and some of the gear you need (affiliate link to Sweetwater)
And here are some links to Live Jamming Platforms. Each has its own guidance on set up and usage
Try Jamulus (open source)
or Ninjam (open source)
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