Today is an exciting day!
I just discovered that Zoom just came out with an update that now includes what's called High Fidelity Audio Mode in the new update of the zoom software.
This was the moment we've all been waiting for.
What is High Fidelity Audio Mode?
According to the Zoom website, "The option in Advanced Audio enhances 'Original Audio Mode', allowing for disabling echo cancellation & post processing, while raising audio codec quality to 48khz, 96kbps mono/192kbps stereo for professional audio transmission in music education and performance applications. Professional audio interface, microphones, and headphones required."
Setting up High Fidelity Audio Mode is actually very simply. Here is a step-by-step guide that takes you through:
Step 1: Download Zoom update 5.2.2
Zoom did a 'soft' launch on the update so it's not really advertised everywhere. You will have to go to the Zoom download center to get the updated version of Zoom. Click here to be redirected --> https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201361953
Step 2: Scroll down to the Current Release section
Once you click the link step 1, scroll down to the where it says Current Release. This shows you the current version of Zoom. Be sure is Zoom update 5.2.2
Step 3: Click Download Center next to 'Download Here'
Click on the Download Center link. This will redirect you to update
Step 4: Download the update
Downloading the updated Zoom software should take you no more than 5 minutes if you already have Zoom downloaded on your computer. If you don't, the download will take a little longer.
Step 5: Open Zoom Software and click the gear icon on the top right corner of the the Zoom Window (zoom home)
Step 6: Click 'Audio' on the left side of the window
Step 7: Once you click 'Audio' go to the bottom right of the window to click on 'advanced'
Step 8: Click on 'High Fidelity Audio'
By clicking on the high fidelity audio, you are telling the software to use more bandwith for high quality audio to come through the zoom meeting. It will help if you also click on the echo cancellation.
But wait, we're not done yet!
Just because you clicked on the High Fidelity Audio setting,