Episode 121

Flute 360 | Episode 121: “Tech Equipment Setup for Remote Music Lessons,” Part 2 (28:13)

Series 26

In today’s episode, Heidi talks with Eric Jay Begay who is an audio/video engineer through the J&K Media Productions Company. Last week, Eric recommended specific external microphones and other tech equipment that music teachers need for their remote flute lessons. Today, Eric discusses the necessary setup of your tech equipment for the best possible experience for you and your student!

 Episode 121 – Main Points:

  • 0:27 – Gold Sponsor: J&K Media Productions
  • 1:56 – Welcome & Introduction!
  • 2:38 – Reference to Flute 360’s Episode 120!
  • 3:06 – E121’s Topic: Technical Equipment Setup
  • 3:20 – Let’s get your computer ready for your remote music lessons!
  • 4:00 – Ideally, your available hard drive space should be between 4-8 GB.
  • 4:52 – Clean My Mac or Clean My PC – annual subscription service is approximately $40.00/year.
  • 7:29 – Remember: You must spend money to make money!
  • 7:43 – Setup for Ethernet Cable
  • 8:20 – Audio Preferences for Zoom
  • 9:02 – Audio Setup Directions for Zoom – listen here!
  • 11:51 – External Microphone Setup for Dynamic Microphones (USB) – Example: ATR2100X
  • 12:05 – Reference to E120!
  • 12:15 – Eric walks you through your audio input/output settings for your external dynamic microphone – listen here!
  • 13:25 – Volume levels should be between 50-80%!
  • 13:48 – Avoid microphone clipping and the feedback loop!
  • 15:11 – Wear headphones to avoid the feedback loop.
  • 15:24 – Your external microphone setup is crucial! When you are using the microphone for speaking purposes, be about 6 inches away from the microphone.
  • 18:03 – Boom Arm
  • 19:40 – Episode 124’s airdate is August 29, 2020.
  • 20:02 – Be aware of how you approach your tabletop, external microphone.
  • 21:49 – Default computer microphone vs. an external microphone – listen here!
  • 23:42 – Experiment with your technical equipment with a music friend before your next remote music lesson!
  • 24:45 – PICKS!
  • 27:00 – Bronze Sponsor: J&K Media Productions

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