John Duggan

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    105 comments  ·  Public » Live Events  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    John Duggan commented  · 

    If what people are asking for is a way for live event attendees to submit audio to a live event over PSTN, I would vote not just no, but 100 per cent no. Six months ago I would have said yes. Here's why I changed my mind. I enabled call in for attendees to live events using external equipment with the mix minus technique. It was a great technical solution, but failed to account for human behavior. Even on very small scale live events, we had attendees calling in and leaving the outgoing audio on their phones un-muted while they slammed doors, did laundry, and yelled at the kids, etc, in teh background. Boss had to constantly interrupt his train of thought to yell down the phone to beg people to put their phones on mute until they had something to say. It never worked. Always ended up hanging up the phone. Abandoned the practice of encouraging attendee call-in for this reason. Typical attendance at our live events ranges from 30 to 240 and we could never get people to do what they were supposed to do and mute the outgoing audio on their phones immediately after calling in until they had something to say. That is the typical experience. Believe me when I say that telephone audio call-in for Teams live event attendees is something you THINK you want until you get it.

    I spelled out the 'h, e, double hockey sticks' word in my original post and it got automatically edited out as inappropriate so I had to edit to restore sense to the sentence. Anyone that easily offended needs to stay off the internet. Hilarious!

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    6 comments  ·  Public » Devices (Headphones, Cameras)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    John Duggan commented  · 

    I have been using a Behringer UMC204HD and, at other times, a room conferencing USB speakerphone in the Teams desktop app for several weeks without issue. Recommendation based on experience - if you need to use multiple discrete microphones, don't try to use a digital audio interface with more than two microphone inputs such as a Behringer UMC404HD. Teams uses the Windows audio driver for those interfaces, not the ASIO driver as your DAW (Ableton, Cubase, etc) would use, which means the 4-mic channel version of the Behringer or any other similar digital audio interface will NOT mix 4-mic inputs down to a left-right stereo pair on the USB output of the interface to use in Teams. What DOES work in a multiple independent mic scenario is ANY multi-channel mixer with a USB interface (e.g. a Mackie ProFX10v3). A mixer with a USB interface WILL combine all mic inputs and, with the basic Windows driver, will present them to Teams as a single left-right stereo audio channel.

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