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    Quote Originally Posted by YorkSteve View Post
    I haven't worked out the difference between doing the full download (as I have) and just clicking on the meeting link - not sure what settings you have available if you do the latter. Anyway, we are all learning as we go along.
    Which Zoom did you download? There were quite a few options....

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    Quote Originally Posted by YorkSteve View Post
    Brian - if you want to do a quick test, just let me know. Also, on a PC you might want to look at the audio settings and disable the background noise suppression in the Advanced section. It can cause the filtering to take out the ukulele!
    OK Zoom is downloaded and has a short cut on my desktop and I have made the audio adjustments so I guess I'm as ready as I can be - now just need to be awake at 1am Tuesday morning - shouldn't be too hard - I'll just have more poppy naps than I usually do tomorrow....

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    Quote Originally Posted by YorkSteve View Post
    This page & video explain the changes to the Zoom audio settings that can be altered for music

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/network...ic-lesson/amp/
    I was using the Zoom iPad app for the first session and I know there were issues with my audio when playing/singing with a backing track, even though I was using an external condenser mic. However, there doesnít seem to be anything like the same amount of audio tweaking possible on the iPad app as there is on the PC version. I would use my laptop, except I don't have a webcam. Happy to get one if this becomes a regular event though. Letís see how it goes on Monday!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DelGriff View Post
    I was using the Zoom iPad app for the first session and I know there were issues with my audio when playing/singing with a backing track, even though I was using an external condenser mic. However, there doesn’t seem to be anything like the same amount of audio tweaking possible on the iPad app as there is on the PC version. I would use my laptop, except I don't have a webcam. Happy to get one if this becomes a regular event though. Let’s see how it goes on Monday!
    Yeah I was using the app on my android tablet and there were no settings available whilst I was in the chat.

    I've gone into the app since and still don't get any audio options.
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    I have been using Zoom, though the more I learn about it, the more reservations I have. Zoombombing's already been mentioned (Steve's password-protecting his sessions to guard against this), but there are all kinds of other security issues with Zoom (they're lying about having E2E encryption for example: the only E2E encryption is between one Zoom server and another; client-Zoom connections are not encrypted, and connections between pairs of US users have been found to have actually been routed via China(!); plus Zoom sucks up personal user data worse than Cambridge Analytica on a bad day).

    All that said, if you are going use Zoom for performing music, you need to watch this video to get the best audio settings for performance. It's a two-part process. First, in the app, you need to enable the 'Use Original Sound' option (Zoom/Preferences/Audio/Advanced). Second once that option is enabled, you then, in a meeting, need actually to select the "Use Original Sound" option. This video explains all.



    Also, bandwidth is key. If you're Zooming, you don't want anyone streaming/gaming in the next room. Also no microwaving if you're using wifi. They use the same frequencies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by redpaul1 View Post
    ..if you are going use Zoom for performing music, you need to watch this video to get the best audio settings for performance. It's a two-part process. First, in the app, you need to enable the 'Use Original Sound' option (Zoom/Preferences/Audio/Advanced). Second once that option is enabled, you then, in a meeting, need actually to select the "Use Original Sound" option. This video explains all.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=50NoWIiYECA
    In the application, Zoom/Preferences/Audio
    Screenshot 2020-04-05 14.04.20.jpg

    Choose 'Advanced'. Click on 'Show in-meeting option "Enable Original Sound"...' - you'll notice you don't actually have to disable the "Suppress Background Noise" options (though there's no harm in doing so). Choosing the "Enable Original Sound" option - once you're in a meeting! - will automatically suppress all Zoom audio processing, including those options.
    Zoom prefs.jpg

    Open/Join a meeting. You will now see a "Turn On Original Sound" option top left, where there wasn't this option previously. Click on it to enable. The button will then read "Turn Off Original Sound" and you're good to go. The video above shows what a difference in sound quality that checking this option makes.
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    STARTING TIME
    Obviously we’re all in different time zones around the planet so I thought it might be helpful to use the time of this post (shown in the top left corner) for you to know exactly when the Zoom session will start wherever you are. If you join 8 hours on from the time shown you’ll be there at the start!
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    Excellent info and video Paul ~
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    Do you need to sign up to get the audio options?

    Last time I just clicked the link and got connected, without signing up.
    And I can install the app without signing up.
    But it only show "Jojn Meeting" and "sign up" in the app, nothing about settings.
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    Yes, you have to download the free app Mikkel! In my experience the added benefits are worth the trouble ~
    Talk less, play more . . . .

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