We are taking the Arbutus Open Mic online! We will be hosting a zoom event, open to the public. We are asking performers to sign up IN ADVANCE so we can run the event more smoothly for our first time. As always, performances are limited to 10 minutes or 2 songs, whichever is shorter (including set-up time). Open genre, all ages, any acoustic instrument. Let's see how this goes!
For current zoom link, go to https://arbutusfolkschool.org/arbutus-open-mic-night/ or watch our Facebook events
Recommended Zoom settings for performers – The audio quality of what you share will be greatly improved if you change Zoom’s Settings/Preferences from their defaults. Do this before joining the meeting.
1) Update to the latest version of Zoom
2) Settings for DESKTOPS AND LAPTOPS:
a) Go to Audio settings:
i) Uncheck the box for “Automatically adjust microphone volume”
ii) Set Input Volume to about 75%
b) Under “Advanced”
i) Check the box for “Show in-meeting option to “Enable Original Sound” from microphone”
ii) Set “Suppress Persistent Background Noise” to “Disable”
iii) Set “Suppress Intermittent Background Noise” to “Disable”
iv) Set “Echo Cancellation” to “Auto” [default]
c) Close settings. After joining the meeting, at the upper left-hand corner of the main Zoom window, click on “Turn on Original Sound” if that is
showing. If “Turn off Original Sound” is showing, leave it as is.
3) Settings for TABLETS AND PHONES
a) Under Settings, select Meetings
b) Scroll down to “Use Original Sound”, enable it
c) Close settings.
d) After joining the meeting:
i) If the menu items are not showing across the top or bottom of the meeting window, tap the screen to get them to show.
ii) Tap on “More”, then tap “Enable Original Sound” if that is showing. If “Disable Original Sound” is showing, leave it as is.
4) You will probably want to reset these settings afterwards if you use Zoom for regular (non-musical) meetings.