EXAMPLE PIANO TEACHING SET-UPS

1. Two cameras and easy audio

Video

  1. A laptop webcam pointed at the teacher's face; and

  2. An overhead camera showing the teacher's hands on the keyboard. The overhead camera is an iPhone 7 running the Epocam HD app which converts the iPhone into a webcam. 

Audio

A USB headset records the teacher's voice and the sound of the instrument in the room. Not perfect, but means you do not need a mixer/audio interface.

2. High quality stereo audio

The following setup produces a high quality STEREO sound. Note that "stereo sound" must be enabled in Zoom.

Video

  1. A laptop webcam pointed at the teacher's face; and

  2. An overhead camera showing the teacher's hands on the keyboard. The overhead camera is an iPhone 7 running the Epocam HD app which converts the iPhone into a webcam. 

Audio

  1. Left and right feed from keyboard goes to a Digital Audio Interface, in this case a Focusrite Scarlett 4i4.

  2. Teacher's voice captured by a lapel mic which also goes through the audio interface.

  3. Audio is routed to a "virtual" audio interface called "Zoom mix", using Loopback software by Rogue Amoeba. This enables you to route any audio source on your computer to Zoom.

  4. In Zoom, the microphone is set up to be "Zoom mix". In the screenshot below, the teacher's mic is in input 1, the stereo keyboard is in channels 3 and 4.

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