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Separating audio from audience and presenters


We're looking at using webinars to host live shows, and ideally need the performers to hear the audience members responding, but not have the audience directly hear each other - with the zoom meeting approach, the "loudest voice wins" model messes with the performance too much. Having all audience members muted means the performers are performing into the void, which is very disconcerting.


Ideally we'll be mixing the audience audio, softening the volume, and feeding it back with the performer audio to produce the sound of an audience for the attendees.


Is this even possible?





Hi @WouldBeHost 


What you want to do is certainly achievable, but it does take some Production - and more than just one instance of Zoom.


This sort of thing is often discussed in an external community that I am also a part of, called "Office Hours". You are welcome to stop-by there any ask the same question, or just glean some of the other discussion that goes on - which I'm sure could help you.


Office Hours is daily Webinar on Zoom. You can submit questions to the panel live during the session.


Anyone else reading this is also welcome.





A back-catalog of Office Hours discussions can be found here:

There's lots of valuable content there - about all kinds of related topics for what you want to do. 


DM me if you'd like to talk offline. Maybe I can offer some more detail.


Events like what your describing have certainly been done, very successfully - with some work!








Thanks @Rupert!


I'm trawling my way through the questions list on the youtube back catalogue, but haven't found what I'm looking for yet. Lots of great discussion points there though.


I'm looking for the similar way to intrdues during the live zoom meeting. I want to discuss about our food store project about keto drink.


I go to my MSWord screen, placed my record view as READ Mode or WEB Mode in order that the edit and navigation panes disappear and its a fuller display, smooth doc view about Turkish food document.


I have the same hassle with a MacBook seasoned M1. I'm the usage of ZOOM five.9.Three and it crash two times inside the past 2 weeks at the same time as recording locally. The first time it crashed after 30 min and the second time after 1h30. We were three individuals in the meeting. I need to explain about choosing the bbq temperature controllers on zoom.