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Re: Describe your Zoom Video Chat setup!
« Reply #15 on: April 19, 2020, 09:48:57 AM »
There is a significant "fight for territory" going on right now in this business segment - the stakes are huge. Best not forming firm opinions unless one knows the alliances of the sources.

I got a Jabra headset from my employer. Zoom isn't capable of great sound in the first place, but this headset sounds as good as it gets.
However, I dislike it's bulkiness. It is not that big, but it quickly feels heavy, especially when doing many back to back meetings, And it it doesn't look pretty on video.
I have had success with a RØDE SmartLav+ into a RØDE SC6 adapter and a pair of discrete earbuds. Sounds as good, easier to wear and looks better.
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Re: Describe your Zoom Video Chat setup!
« Reply #16 on: May 03, 2020, 07:36:12 PM »
Finally broke out my rig today for a weekly taper group zoom chat. I don't know that I sounded any better, but it felt good to power up the mics and get my nerd on.

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Describe your Zoom Video Chat setup!
« Reply #17 on: May 25, 2020, 12:15:51 PM »
I've been just using my laptop but just bought a cheap webcam for my desktop.  Happy hour yesterday was my first time using it. I was told the audio sucked! So Rory inspired me to figure out how to use the mixpre as a USB interface. Easy as hell!  m20s dina > mixpre 6 II....

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Re: Describe your Zoom Video Chat setup!
« Reply #18 on: May 26, 2020, 11:00:58 AM »
Nerds!
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Re: Describe your Zoom Video Chat setup!
« Reply #19 on: May 26, 2020, 05:42:15 PM »
Nerds!

nice to be able to use some gear!!
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Re: Describe your Zoom Video Chat setup!
« Reply #20 on: May 26, 2020, 09:11:54 PM »
nice to be able to use some gear!!
Did you set Channels 1-2 to LINKED, so that you have a single volume knob, and Ch2 is for Pan?
That's what I've been listening back to for the past several weeks, and I love it.
I set my Stereo Out Gain to -20 and turned my home integrated amp up to high noon on the volume knob!
Everything sounds better with the amp more open, and now I can control the volume in the middle of the Ch1 knob (not just the far left bits) since I am backed off -20dB at the output.
I don't usually need to boost versus the computer's USB output (which is my source) but I can certainly do so with a twist of the knob!
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Re: Describe your Zoom Video Chat setup!
« Reply #21 on: May 27, 2020, 11:08:51 AM »
channels linked, never messed with pan....
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Re: Describe your Zoom Video Chat setup!
« Reply #22 on: May 29, 2020, 01:30:54 PM »
Nerds!

nice to be able to use some gear!!

Very true.  I've been considering the same thing
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Re: Describe your Zoom Video Chat setup!
« Reply #23 on: June 03, 2020, 01:52:47 AM »
More Zoom issues, unless you are so uncompromisable that you don't mind being blatantly surveilled...
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"Corporate clients will get access to Zoom’s end-to-end encryption service now being developed, but Yuan said free users won’t enjoy that level of privacy, which makes it impossible for third parties to decipher communications.
“Free users for sure we don’t want to give that because we also want to work together with FBI, with local law enforcement in case some people use Zoom for a bad purpose,” Yuan said on the call."
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-06-02/zoom-transforms-hype-into-huge-jump-in-sales-customers
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