Our events now take place on Zoom. However, Zoom is designed for meetings, so the standard audio setup is not ideal for music. In fact, Zoom will actively suppress any sound that's not a speaking voice - if you leave the default settings in place. However, you can make your music sound better with a few simple steps:
This video takes you through the steps:
Note: the video assumes you're already in a meeting, but you don't need to start a meeting to change your audio settings. You can also access the audio settings panel if you just start Zoom and click the gear in the top right corner, then select Audio. For first-time Zoom users, you can also watch the video from the beginning.
The microphone built into your laptop or webcam is usually cheap and designed for speaking voices only. If you want better sound you could invest in an external microphone. The simplest type to use are USB microphones - they plug straight into a USB port. If you're using an external mike, you'll need change your Zooom audio settings to use that mike.
Here are a few that our members have recommended:
Shop around for the best prices. The Samson is the cheapest and simplest, and it still sounds good.
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