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Turn ON Zoom's Original Sound

during singalongs and open mics



For voice communications (videoconference), Zoom adds in audio features to enhance your voice and to cancel echo from each participant in the conference call. This is why music can sound distorted in a Zoom room. Original Sound allows you to preserve the sound from your microphone without using Zoom's echo cancellation and audio-enhancing features. This is ideal when participating in live music sharing such as the Wild Hog's singalongs and open mics.

Once you have enabled the feature to preserve original sound in the client, you will be able to turn this setting on and off in your meetings as needed.

Enabling Original Sound in your settings

If you do not have the Zoom client installed, please download and install it. Then follow these steps in Settings:

A. Desktop Client:

  1. Sign in to the Zoom desktop client.
  2. Click Settings.
  3. Click the Audio tab.
  4. Under the Music and Professional Audio section, check Show in-meeting option to "Enable Original Sound" from microphone.
  5. (Optional) Check High fidelity music mode.
  6. (Optional) Uncheck Echo cancellation.
  7. (Optional) Uncheck Stereo audio.

B. Mobile App:

  1. Sign out and sign back in to the Zoom mobile app.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Meetings.
  4. Tap the toggle to enable Use Original Sound.

During the singalong:

A. Desktop: Use the "Turn on Original Sound" button to toggle the state of your microphone sound in Zoom.

B. Mobile App: Tap the "More" icon, then tap to enable or disable original sound.


These instructions from Zoom Support.


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