[LAU] online calls with decent auido for music lessons
dlphillips at woh.rr.com
Mon Mar 15 18:57:10 CET 2021
On 3/15/21 11:37 AM, Lorenzo Sutton wrote:
> Hi LAU,
> As we're entering a 'tighter' lock-down in my area this week I will
> need to attend online music lessons (bass). The suggested tool is zoom
> with 'original sound' option selected, but it seems this is not
> available on Linux (nor in a web (chrome?) client) .
> In the past setting the 'noise reduction' (or maybe it's echo
> cancellation) to low seemed to work OK, but I'm wondering if anyone
> knows of any work-arounds.
> Or any other platform (Discord seems to use Opus which sounds promising).
> Any suggestion welcome.
FWIW, I've been teaching online since last March, using Skype on Ubuntu
18.04. It has not been a flawless experience, due less to any particular
shortcomings with Skype and more to do with inevitable circumstances
beyond my control. The audio on my end varies from student to student -
each has a unique hardware condition - but I use a decent USB microphone
to ensure the audio quality coming from the studio.
The variables can be intensely frustrating. I teach a student living two
hundred miles away who typically gets a better connection than another
student only two miles from my home. I'm glad for the precautions, but
I'm looking forward to teaching mostly in the studio again.
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