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Step-By-Step Setup Instructions

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Connect Audio Splitter to Music Source

If you are using a phone or tablet as the music source you may need an adapter.

Connect Music Source to Speaker

  1. Connect (1) Aux Cable to one end of the Audio Splitter.
  2. Connect other end of the Aux Cable to Aux Port on the Speaker.
  3. Set the Speaker to Aux Mode (if possible).
  4. Disable BlueTooth (if possible).

Connect Music Source to USB Adapter

  1. Connect (1) Aux Cable to open end of the Audio Splitter.
  2. Connect other end of the Aux Cable to microphone port (pink or red) of USB Audio Adapter.

Connect USB Adapter to Computer

Connect the USB Audio Adapter to any available port in your laptop or USB Hub.

Music Source Settings

  1. Set Music Source volume to 100%.
  2. Press "Volume Down Button" 2 times.
  3. Disable BlueTooth.

Zoom Audio Settings/Preferences

  1. In Zoom, visit Settings (or Preferences) > Audio Settings.
  2. Set "Microphone" to "USB Audio Device".
  3. Set "Input Volume" to 50%.
  4. Deselect "Automatically adjust microphone volume".
  5. Under "Audio Profile", select "Original sound for musicians" and check all available options.

At Class Time (in Zoom)

  1. In the meeting window, click "Original Sound" until it says "Original Sound: On".
  2. In the meeting window, click next to the then set "Microphone" to "USB Audio Device". This will tell Zoom to use the Mixer for all audio.
  3. In the meeting window, click next to the icon then set "Speakers" to internal. This will let you hear your students through your internal speakers.

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The following are a few troubleshooting tips to address most issues related to this setup. Please feel free to Contact Us or Schedule a Consult.

  • If the music is too low/high for participants
    Press Volume Up/Down Button as desired on your Music Source.

  • If the music is distorted (underwater, tinny, canny) for participants
    Double check you performed Step 6 above. If settings are correct, press Volume Down Button on Music Source, one press at a time, until resolved.

  • If the music is too low/high for you
    Set the Speaker volume to the desired level. DO NOT use Music Source to adjust your volume. Adjusting the speaker does not affect your students.

  • To speak with your students
    Select your computers internal microphone (ie. Internal Mic, RealTek, MacBook Microphone). They will not hear music when you do this but will hear you. If you need to vocally coach your students, or would like students to hear you throughout the class, use the Mic & Mixer Method.

  • If you cannot hear your students
    Select your "Internal Speaker" (ie. Internal RealTek, MacBook Speakers) as "speaker". This will allow you to hear your participants on the computers speaker. Another alternative is to use a second speaker just for this purpose. DO NOT USE "Same as System".

  • If you experience system slowdowns
    Turn "Original Sound" off and check your computers resources and/or internet connection. Visit our Troubleshooting Page for more help.

Important Final Notes

First and foremost, thank you! Should you have any questions relating to this setup please feel free to Contact Us or Schedule a Consult.

  • Always remember to check your connections!
    • Verify all items are plugged in and tight.
    • All cables are damage free.
    • Verify items are powered on.
    • Turn off Bluetooth on music source, laptop, and speaker.
    • Set Speaker to Aux Mode (if needed).