4 Pro tips to get Better sound on your Video Calls

These pro tips will infinitely improve the audio quality of your video calls, allowing you to stay connected and get on with the job at hand.

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Choose a meeting room

Choose a room that has the least reflective surfaces. Wooden floors and large surfaces aren’t ideal as you’ll introduce a lot of echo to your recordings. Go for smaller spaces with carpets, rugs, curtains, so something like a bedroom.

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Minimize noise

Minimize any extraneous noise like air conditioners or music playing in the background.

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Get a good microphone

Get a great quality microphone. Using an external microphone will ensure that you’re heard loud and clear on the other end, making for a more productive meeting.

The simplest choice is a USB microphone. It’s plug and play and doesn’t need any audio interface or mixer.

Recommended USB microphones:
Rode NT-USB
Rode NT-USB Mini
Rode Podcaster
Rode VideoMic NTG

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Get a mic stand

You may also want to consider using a stand to get your microphone nice and close to your mouth.

Recommended stands:
Rode PSA-1
Rode DS1

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Additional Pro tips:

  • If you’re on a large call with multiple people, get into the habit of muting your microphone when you’re not speaking. You can usually do this really easily from within the video conferencing app.
  • Wearing headphones also helps to reduce that annoying echo and feedback that you might experience and encouraging your colleagues to use an external microphone.