I am a reluctancy user of Zoom for professional purposes. But since the first lockdown Zoom has stepped unto the plate in terms of developing the necessaries to improve the audience experience as well as improve the way we manage the technical delivery of Zoom beyond its intended function of a meeting platform.
The biggest step has been in managing audio. The nature of the internet does mean latency, the speed data varies being sent and received, differs between connections so sycronising music where singing or play back is needed simultaneous at the receiving end is hard and pretty much impossible in many cases the more receiving points are expected.
The biggest challenge is instructing Zoom not to process sound on our behalf. By default zoom intelligently processes the noise in our immediate environment reducing background sounds and focusing on the human voice.
Playing instruments, playing music and talking while playing music in fitness or dance classes plays havoc with zoom. Zoom settings are not always easy to access or should I say easy to cover as they reside in several locations and some cascade while others set president.
This is the most comprehensive video I have found to date. Zoom updates and moves items while only revealing others once remote settings have been activated! Oh yeah that’s a thing!
Zoom High Fidelity Music Mode for Online Music Lessons
Extract from the video show notes.
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“Zoom now has High Fidelity Music Mode! Zoom have recently released a new update with enhanced audio settings for musicians. Discover how to set up Zoom for teaching music using the new High Fidelity Music Setting.”
This video is a complete update on Jane’s previous video on how to set up Zoom in Music Mode, and includes some brand new sections and information based data and feedback and FAQs from here community.
She even provides time stamps to help viewers navigate the video.
02:05 Zoom Desktop Client Settings
07:28 How to share audio files, computer sound and music streams in Zoom
08:32 How to set up Zoom for Stereo Audio
10:43 Zoom Mobile App Settings
11:24 Zoom latency and sync issues - live collaboration is not possible in Zoom, but there are some other strategies you could use instead
After watching and learning so much from the channel it was from this Zoom audio video I discovered her proximity to Nottingham. I can’t wait for lock down to end so I can buy this woman a coffee. It sure is a small world.
You can get a more detailed post on Zoom in Music Mode from fellow East Midlander, Jane Sherratt’s website
The Music Repo web site is a treasure trove for helpful guides, hints tips and more on setting up your home recording studio.
Check out Jane’s Music Repo Channel on YouTube
Jane, if you read this, thank you.
I have set up sound desks following engineers instruction and operated sound on small theatre shows. Not until now have never felt I understand it contextually. *hat tip*