Better live internet sound

Hi,

 

I’m trying to find information on how to get that good sound I hear others have when playing live over the Internet. I have a zoom H4n pro, and a yeti mic. I would like to get really good sound playing live over the Internet. There’s probably some information here but I don’t know how to find it.
I’d appreciate locating information or having suggestions.

 

Thanks a lot,

‘River

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    • Shi
    • Shi.1
    • 8 mths ago
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    hi River,

    If you are talking about zoom, there is a setting to use “high quality music audio” or something like that. 
    if you are talking about streaming your play on YouTube or TikTok, I have no idea. 
    overall I think the mics are good enough and the limiting factors are more of something else, for example the internet speed, software limitations etc. 

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    • Ernest
    • Ernest
    • 8 mths ago
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    See if this is of any help:

     

     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_bS_nUiqMA

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  • Firstly, connect to the internet using an ethernet cable rather than using the wifi.  (assuming you are on desktop computer) Then, the Zoom H4 may be your best choice as a mic.  Connect it to the computer and use as “audio interface” setting.  Then make sure that the H4 is chosen in your system settings as the sound input.  Then if you are in Zoom (app) you must choose “original sound for musicians” in audio settings - the H4 is a stereo mic so you check the three boxes underneath “original sound for musicians settings”.    Make sure the H4 is chosen as your microphone on Zoom.   Then in the upper left hand corner of the Zoom, make sure that “original sound for musicians” is turned on.  Zoom also has a new option for live-streaming audio which is even more robust than “original sound for musicians” to use that you should be connected to the internet with a cable.    There are fancier ways to do this as well  but I don’t think those are what you are looking for as they can get quite complex.  

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      • River
      • River
      • 7 mths ago
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      Tomas Rodriguez this is very helpful Thomas thank you.

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  • In addition to all the great advice above, if using the Microsoft Teams app, enable High Quality Music Mode (Settings > Devices > High fidelity music mode) and turn off Noise Suppression (Settings > More > Noise Suppression). If using the Zoom app, be sure to reselect the “Original Sound for Musicians” as the setting does not always persist over sessions. Also consider carefully the microphone placement and the room acoustic.  You can make some Acoustic Panels to help lessen the harsh sound of bare walls, alternatively just drape some blankets or duvets around. I find it better to stream from an acoustically ‘dead’ room and then add a touch of reverb. You might also want to consider using the free Open Broadcasting System (OBS) for combining multiple camera views, audio streams and adding audio effects like Reverb and EQ.  However be aware of latency in the stream due to transcoding with OBS.

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  • I am not an expert and my sound  is at thousand of light years far than great. However, there are some good resources on Tonebase on this subject starting with this course with martin  Martin Zimmy

     

    https://app.tonebase.co/guitar/live/player/academy-recording-course-1-first-steps

     

    If you make a  research  on Martin on Tonebase you will find several others live stream with him on this subject.

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    • River
    • River
    • 7 mths ago
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    Hi Andre, 

     

    Thank you, I am taking that course now and have downloaded Reaper.

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