Zoom was originally intended for speaking, so the default audio settings are optimized for normal speech and designed to filter out background noise and loud sounds. Unfortunately these settings do not work well with music.
Are you noticing the sound cutting in and out while you play your instrument during your online lessons? Does the instrument sound garbled on the other end when you try to play? Are you having trouble hearing dynamic contrast?
Music Settings For a Mobile App
Open the Zoom app and click on the settings icon.
Click on Meetings
Scroll down to the “Use Original Sound” item.
The default is off, as shown below.
Click on the switch so that it moves to the right and turns green.
This completes the settings configuration.
To return to the main page click on the arrow (<) at the top left side of the page and then click on “Meet and Chat” on the bottom left of the next page.
This last step is required each time you sign in to a Zoom meeting.
After you sign in to the meeting, tap on the screen to display the menu at the bottom of the page.
Click on the “More” option.
Click on “Enable Original Sound”.
That’s it – your music should sound much better.
Music Settings On a Laptop/Desktop
Click on the Settings gear icon at the top right
Click on Audio in the settings page.
Uncheck the “Automatically adjust microphone volume” button.
Then click on the “Advanced” button.
Click on “Show in-meeting option” to Enable Original Sound from microphone.
When you sign in to a meeting “Turn on Original Sound” will appear at the top left side of the page. Click on that link to remove the audio processing to hear music without distortion.