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Paul Awalt

 

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Post  Posted 7 Jul 2022 8:11 am    
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I'm wondering what's the best setup for taking Zoom lessons........... sound equipment, camera's and connections. The computer camera and microphone don't seem to be enough. Thanks. Paul.
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John McClung


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Olympia WA, USA
Post  Posted 7 Jul 2022 6:54 pm    
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Paul, I don't teach on Zoom for various reasons, but through Skype. Get a good quality HD webcam, I like many of Logitechs cams, especially 930E. I also like a model by Nexigo, the N940P, which can zoom in and out a little, even comes with a remote control to handle the zooming and other features. Mics on webcams are usually good enough for lessons, and sometimes a built-in laptop mic is good, too.
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Bob Hoffnar


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Post  Posted 9 Jul 2022 8:25 am    
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I use an iPad and it works great depending on the connection.
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Paul Awalt

 

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Post  Posted 10 Jul 2022 10:23 pm     zoom setup
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Thanks guys, I now have a logictech webcam hooked up to my computer. Thinking of a better microphone setup on my computer which doesn't pickup my amp sound that well. I was thinking of running a mic. into a small mixer that has a usb connection.
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John McClung


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Post  Posted 11 Jul 2022 2:39 pm    
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Paul, try using your webcam's mic first, it's usually good enough, no need to spend $ needlessly! Make sure it's selected in Zoom or Skype settings.

Here are some helpful tips for good audio in Zoom meetings:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2ekOzjc_Ec
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Jim Fogle


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Post  Posted 11 Jul 2022 5:13 pm     Lighting Hints?
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Bob and John,

Do you use any special lighting on your face, fretboard, background and so on when doing remote lessons? Do you use a sheet or other article to create a solid or pattern background?
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Bob Hoffnar


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Post  Posted 12 Jul 2022 12:49 pm     Re: Lighting Hints?
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Jim Fogle wrote:
Bob and John,

Do you use any special lighting on your face, fretboard, background and so on when doing remote lessons? Do you use a sheet or other article to create a solid or pattern background?


I don't do anything except point the ipad in my general direction. Works fine.
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