Free Book about "Using DAWs in a Zoom Meeting"

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EdgarRothermich
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145 posts since 19 Jan, 2009 from West Hollywood

Post Wed Apr 01, 2020 5:07 pm

I just release a new 75-pages book about using the Zoom Meeting with DAWs and audio collaboration in general.

It is available as a free pdf download on my website
http://MusicTechExplained.com

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It seems that virtually everybody at schools and businesses moved to online meetings using the Zoom application. Although there are a ton of YouTube videos out there, they pretty much all cover only the basics. Not much information about the details, the concepts, and how to use it when you have a Pro Tools Session or a Logic Project and want to collaborate in class or with your music project participants.

I did a lot experiments the last three weeks to figure out how I can use it in my own music production classes at the university to incorporate Pro Tools and Logic with stereo sound, screen sharing, and remote mouse/keyboard controls.

I put all that detailed information together in this new book and made it now available as a free pdf download, my little contribution to the community. With lots of graphics and signal flow diagrams combined with step-by-step instructions, I hope it can help others who rely on Zoom Meetings as the new reality to continue with their work as much as possible

Enjoy, and stay healthy

Edgar Rothermich
Edgar Rothermich
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antic604
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5087 posts since 4 Jan, 2017 from Warsaw, Poland

Re: Free Book about "Using DAWs in a Zoom Meeting"

Post Thu Apr 02, 2020 3:50 am

I'm not really interested in using DAW for on-line collaboration or teaching, but I'll read it with great interest just to see what's possible. Thanks a lot! :tu: :clap:
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DJ Warmonger
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3789 posts since 7 Jun, 2012 from Warsaw

Re: Free Book about "Using DAWs in a Zoom Meeting"

Post Thu Apr 02, 2020 4:12 am

I don't quite believe in online DAW collaboration, but if you claim it's worth 75-page book, then I'll check this :)
http://djwarmonger.wordpress.com/
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mabian
KVRAF
1667 posts since 10 Jan, 2005

Re: Free Book about "Using DAWs in a Zoom Meeting"

Post Thu Apr 02, 2020 5:17 am

Thank you very much, I'm just exploring this new scenario lately. Honestly, I found the audio quality of Zoom quite good for voice communication, but not up to what's needed for collaboration or DAW sound sharing (currently using ReaNINJAM for that) but I'll take a look, maybe I'm really missing something.

- Mario

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pljones
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6662 posts since 8 Feb, 2003 from London, UK

Re: Free Book about "Using DAWs in a Zoom Meeting"

Post Thu Apr 02, 2020 8:47 am

Check out Jamulus if you need real time and you are close to your collaborators and don't mind lossy compression. Nothing can overcome physics and eliminate network latency, of course, but it can be comfortable for thrashing out ideas. But you need good LAN and WAN connectivity, too, of course.

If all you're interested in is screen-sharing and discussing things, any online collaboration tool will do. Co-authoring together on the same project in a DAW is not new, either. I'm not sure what a book would really deliver...

mabian
KVRAF
1667 posts since 10 Jan, 2005

Re: Free Book about "Using DAWs in a Zoom Meeting"

Post Fri Apr 03, 2020 5:54 am

Thanks, I will do. Even though this eBook really opened some doors about Zoom shound sharing capabilities.
Doing some experimentation :)
A question ... the book mentions a "Zoom Audio Device" that is installed in Mac systems to allow DAWs and other applications to feed sound to Zoom. Is it the same in Windows?

- Mario

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Tj Shredder
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4209 posts since 6 Jan, 2017 from Outer Space

Re: Free Book about "Using DAWs in a Zoom Meeting"

Post Sat Apr 04, 2020 5:46 am

Danke schön...

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TheMaestro
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323 posts since 26 Jan, 2020

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Post Sat Apr 04, 2020 6:04 am

Don’t use Zoom. It’s a privacy nightmare.
The recent discoveries about Zoom are alarming enough if they weren’t lying about it too.
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mgw38
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2323 posts since 26 Jul, 2015 from Philadelphia

Re: Free Book about "Using DAWs in a Zoom Meeting"

Post Sat Apr 04, 2020 6:05 am

Nice one! Love it! On Windows you can use the free VoiceMeeter Banana/Potato to mix the audio coming from the DAW with the one coming from the Mic before it goes out to Zoom. That way you keep the DAW interface clean because you don't need to create a Mic Track in the DAW but still have the same level on control.

Personally, I use a Blackmagic ATEM Mini video switcher with a goXLR Mini audio mixer to offload as much processing as possible to external devices. If you have $500 to spare, that is a killer setup at a comparatively very low price point.

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Erisian
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1204 posts since 21 Mar, 2020

Re: Free Book about "Using DAWs in a Zoom Meeting"

Post Sat Apr 04, 2020 6:36 am

TheMaestro wrote:
Sat Apr 04, 2020 6:04 am
Don’t use Zoom. It’s a privacy nightmare.
The recent discoveries about Zoom are alarming enough if they weren’t lying about it too.
Thank you for the warning. You caused me to do some research and I found this recent and seemingly balanced page. I think people can read it and decide for themselves what risks to take.

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/zoom-sec ... ivacy-woes

mabian
KVRAF
1667 posts since 10 Jan, 2005

Re: Free Book about "Using DAWs in a Zoom Meeting"

Post Sun Apr 05, 2020 1:37 am

Meanwhile I found this video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OmJUOkf0kE4

I'm not sure I will use AudioMovers because it seems I'm fine already with ReaNINJAM for audio sharing, but it could be used by professionals to ensure the transmission of high quality audio while leaving screen sharing, chat and voice to Zoom and other similar apps.

- Mario

dmuckala
KVRer
9 posts since 17 Mar, 2004

Re: Free Book about "Using DAWs in a Zoom Meeting"

Post Sun Apr 05, 2020 4:28 pm

Thankyou Edgar! I've been using Zoom for a couple of weeks for sessions, and have been looking for exactly these details! Much appreciated!

EdgarRothermich
KVRist
145 posts since 19 Jan, 2009 from West Hollywood

Re: Free Book about "Using DAWs in a Zoom Meeting"

Post Mon Apr 06, 2020 3:26 pm

The companion YouTube video to my new Zoom book is now available. It is more of an overview of the book, but contains an additional section about Zoom's security risk at the end of the video.

https://youtu.be/dMu3C3cpVLg
Video and free book are available on my website http://MusicTechExplained.com
Edgar Rothermich
(iMac5K, 32GB)
YouTube Videos https://YouTube.com/c/MusicTechExplained/
Books for Logic Pro X, Pro Tools, GarageBand and FCPx http://DingDingMusic.com/
My Instagram for Logic Pro X, Pro Tools https://www.instagram.com/edgarrothermich/

EdgarRothermich
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145 posts since 19 Jan, 2009 from West Hollywood

Re: Free Book about "Using DAWs in a Zoom Meeting"

Post Mon Apr 13, 2020 3:36 pm

Although the pdf file is free, some customers preferred to buy it as a printed book on Amazon, making it the #1 for new releases in the Digital Audio Production category.
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Edgar Rothermich
(iMac5K, 32GB)
YouTube Videos https://YouTube.com/c/MusicTechExplained/
Books for Logic Pro X, Pro Tools, GarageBand and FCPx http://DingDingMusic.com/
My Instagram for Logic Pro X, Pro Tools https://www.instagram.com/edgarrothermich/

EdgarRothermich
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145 posts since 19 Jan, 2009 from West Hollywood

Re: Free Book about "Using DAWs in a Zoom Meeting"

Post Thu Apr 23, 2020 1:57 pm

I added two more pages to my Zoom book with additional routing options for Pro Tools and Logic Pro X.
The updated book has a release date in the lower-right corner of the cover. If you downloaded the book previously check if it says 2020-0412. If not, just go to my website and download it again
http://MusicTechExplained.com

Here are the screenshots of the two new pages 31 and 32.

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Edgar Rothermich
(iMac5K, 32GB)
YouTube Videos https://YouTube.com/c/MusicTechExplained/
Books for Logic Pro X, Pro Tools, GarageBand and FCPx http://DingDingMusic.com/
My Instagram for Logic Pro X, Pro Tools https://www.instagram.com/edgarrothermich/

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