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Come use audio from an instrument in music software on Mac and Windows

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  • On the screen of Zoom click ongreen icon with written Share Screen
  • Select the desktop or music software screen to share
  • Activate check it Share Computer Sound (bottom left of the screen) and do click su Share (the first time you will be asked to install a driver)
  • Open the Spotlight, ie click on the magnifying glass at the top right of the screen and choose Audio MIDI Setup
  • Make sure the tab has opened Audio Devices, otherwise, press Cmd+1. In the Audio Devices window go to the bottom left, click on + and select Create Aggregate Device
  • Click on the blue circle with a in the center + and on the right side of the screen check ZoomAudioDevice and then choose the name of your audio interface
  • Select how Source of the Clock your sound card and choose how Sampling frequency 48.0 kHz (if there are stability problems, set ZoomAudioDevice as the Clock Source)
  • Once sharing is activated go to the software settings and choose as device used Aggregate Device (Per Cubase: Studio > Studio Setup > VST Audio System > ASIO Driver)
  • Set the sampling rate of the project a 48.000 Hz (in Cubase Project > Project Setup > Sample Rate)
  • Configure the inputs and outputs keeping in mind that the inputs and outputs 1-2 are of Zoom and then there are the inputs and outputs of the connected sound card. (For example, if you have a sound card with an instrument connected to input 2, it will appear in the software in channel 4 being preceded by the 2 Zoom inputs)

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  • Reboot the system
  • Extract everything to a folder
  • Fare right click on the called executable VBCABLE_Setup_x64.exe and run it as an administrator (use the one without the x64 suffix if that doesn't work).
  • Reboot the system
  • Start Voicemeeter
  • In the Voicemeeter window under entry Menu to select System Tray (Run at Startup) then go on System Settings / Options and set at the bottom of the window that opens Preferred Main SampleRate a 48000 Hz
  • Go to the Windows Control Panel in the menu Audio in the card Reproduction, right click and select Property on the output of your card used for headphones.
  • In the card Advanced choose 24 bit, 48000 Hz and click Applica
  • Go back to Voicemeeter and click on the icon in the top right that says A1 selecting the same device used in the previous step (the same as the headset). Several drivers will appear among the available outputs, choose the desired output by trying the prefixes in the following order ASIO, KS, WDM and MME, obviously proceed to the next one only if the selected one does not work after waiting at least 30 seconds. If not working, you will see the device name flash red.
  • In Voicemeeter set at the top left in correspondence with the writing Hardware Input 1 the desired input for the microphone. Choose the desired input by trying the prefixes in the following order KS, WDM and MME. If the microphone is connected directly to the external sound card, ignore what is just mentioned in this step and go to the section Menu and then on System Settings/Options and in the row Patch ASIO Inputs to Strips to the right of the inscription IN1 click in the first box and set it to the channel of the sound card you are using for the microphone (for example 1), leave the other box with the dash.
  • In Voicemeeter click in the section Menu, then on System Settings/Options and in the window that opens, to the line Patch ASIO Inputs to Strips to the right of the inscription IN2, click in the first box and set it to the channel of the sound card you are using for the instrument (guitar, bass, or a second microphone to pick up an instrument or sing), leave the other box with the dash.
  • Return to the Control Panel Windows in the menu Audio and in the card Registration fare right click on the input used for the microphone such as Hardware Input 1 (o nel menù System Settings/ Options) and select for Property and in the card I listen disable Listen to the device, repeat the same procedure also on the input used for the instrument
  • Return to the Control Panel in the window Audio and go to the tab Communications and select Don't intervene
  • In Voicemeeter click on the writing Hardware Input 3 and select KS-VB Audio Point
  • Open your music software and set it as a driver Voicemeeter Virtual ASIO (in Cubase andare su Studio > Studio Setup > VST Audio System)
  • set the 48 kHz project (in Cubase andare su Project > Project Setup e impostare il progetto a 48 kHz)
  • Verify that theaudio of the Master be sent on outputs 1 and 2 (in Cubase press F4 and configure the Outputs section if necessary)
  • Install / Open Zoom and open them Audio preferences
  • In the section Audio going up Advanced and activate the first option at the top Show in-meeting option to Enable Original Sound from microphone and return to the previous screen
  • Setting up Speaker his VoiceMeeter Input (VB-Audio Virtual Cable), the name may vary slightly depending on the system version
  • Setting up Microphone his Voicemeeter Aux Output (VB-Audio Voice Meter AUX VAIO)
  • Set both volumes to maximum
  • Disable Automatically adjust volume
  • Go to the Voicemeeter screen in the top center and press on Hardware Input 3 and select KS-VB Audio Point
  • Setting up Hardware Input 1 his B2 and press the key Mono
  • Setting up Hardware Input 2 his B1 and press the key Mono
  • Setting up Hardware Input 3 his A1
  • Setting up Virtual Input Voicemeeter VAIO his A1 e B2
  • Setting up Virtual Input Voicemeter AUX his A1 e B2
  • In the Zoom screen go to the top left and check that it says Turn Off Original Sound colored blue, otherwise click on the word Turn On Original Sound. This option is essential to be able to listen to the audio that is sent via Zoom bypassing the software optimization algorithms calibrated for the voice. If the speech quality worsens considerably, it is necessary to change this setting every time you switch from listening to the software audio to speech.
  • The Mute of the microphone in Zoom will also mute the signal coming from the software, manage the levels, the Mutes and Solo from the Voicemeeter mixer
  • If you want to send the audio of the whole system (YouTube, iTunes, Windows Media Player, etc ...) go to Control Panel in Windows, in the section Audio in the card Reproduction set the called device as Default Voicemeeter Aux Input (VB-Audio Voice Meter AUX VAIO)

Role of the faders:

Hardware Input 1 = Microphone

Hardware Input 2 = Tool

Hardware Input 3 = Audio on Zoom

Virtual Input Voicemeeter VAIO = Music software

Virtual Input Voicemeeter AUX = System audio

A1 = Headphones / Speakers

B1 = Signal level sent to the music software

B2 = Signal level sent to Zoom

It is also possible to rename the input channels by clicking with the right mouse button on the blue text Hardware Input 1 and 2 or Virtual Input