14 December 2020

O/T: Reduce Background Sound in Zoom

If you're on a Zoom meeting and they decide to start drilling in a nearby unit in your building, or your neighbour has noisy construction underway, consider using the advanced audio settings for Zoom to apply noise filtering. 

Adjust the level of filtering background noise from the default setting of "automatic." to "aggressive."  The advanced audio setting is found by clicking the drop-down menu next to Zoom's microphone icon. Give it a try. Some people find it too aggressive and their own speech is clipped

It should go without saying to keep your microphone muted unless you're speaking to eliminate not only background noise but also interruptions such as a ringing phone. Some of us use a headset with a highly directional microphone and clearer incoming audio.

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