Zoom Settings for best quality audio when playing music
On Zoom, there are a few steps to optimising your system for music, but only on a desktop or laptop computer.
First open Zoom, then go to Settings (or the cog icon), and then to Audio.
This can also be found while a meeting is happening: click the upwards arrow next to the microphone symbol in the bottom left of the screen, and then select Audio Settings.
Below the Microphone volume slider, uncheck the box for ‘Automatically adjust volume’.
Click the Advanced button in the bottom right of the window.
Tick the box for Show in-meeting option to ‘Enable Original Sound’ from microphone.
Choose Disable from the ‘Suppress Persistent Background Noise’ drop-down menu.
Choose Disable from the ‘Suppress Intermittent Background Noise’ drop-down menu.
Set ‘Echo Cancellation’ to Auto.
Then in your live video window, turn on ‘Enable Original Sound’.
(To be sure, it’s turned on when you see the words ‘Turn off Original Sound’.)
Important note: it’s only the sound of your room that you are adjusting. If you want to hear your students with the same clarity, they will have to use a computer and go through the same steps themselves.