What do I want?
These are my initial thoughts about what I'd like:
Good quality audio, stereo if possible
Two camera angles: a general view + overhead showing my hands
A real-time display of what I play on the MIDI keyboard and perhaps chord names
Lack of latency so the student feels connected
My current equipment includes:
Nord Stage 2EX keyboard
Focusrite Scarlett 4i4 audio interface
Tascam 8 channel mixer with mic input
No microphones apart from a basic headset mic
Learning point #1 - enabling HD video in Zoom *really* slows everything down! This got me thinking about screen sharing - should I be screen sharing (for example to show a music score), or is it better just to share "computer audio".
Learning point #2 - using ethernet instead of wireless increases speed by about 20%.
Another question - I have a macbook with two thunderbolt inputs - one is for the mains power, and the other for connecting to my Focusrite interface. I may want to connect to the router via ethernet cable. Can I buy such a thing as a thunderbolt hub?