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zoom audio settings

Here's a link to a list of helpful gear and how to set things up (spacing and distance) for best sound.



Getting the most out of zoom audio settings: 

It is important to use a laptop or desktop for your video feed. These settings cannot be accessed from a phone. You can use a phone or ipad (connected to a blue tooth speaker for volume) for your accompaniment tracks. 


1. Open audio settings. Audio settings are accessed using the arrow next to the mic/mute icon) on the bottom left of the screen. Audio Settings will appear at the bottom of the dropdown menu.




























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1. Unclick Automatically Adjust Microphone box
2. Choose "Original Sound or Musicians, High Fidelity Audio and Echo Canellation. 

4. Music and Professional Audio:

  1. Click to turn on the "Show In Meeting Option to Enable Original Sound" option.

  2. Click to turn on the High Fidelity Music Mode option.

  3. Click to turn on Echo Cancellation

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All Done! 

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Settings for the Blue Yeti:

If you own a Blue Yeti, choose the far left setting (stereo) for singing far enough away for your sound to be enhanced by the room's natural reverb. This is the most effective setting for most female voices and for male voices when singing at a distance. Start with the gain set to 9:00 and the volume set to about 11:30.


You should then be able to turn your zoom input level all the way up, or nearly all the way up. 


Leave your zoom audio settings box open, and monitor your level. The goal is for the sound to remain solidly in the "green" zone. Your teacher will give you feedback on what sounds best in terms of distance and input level.

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