Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Stereophonic Sound On Hangouts On Air

(Stereo Headphones Recommended)

A test for recording stereophonic audio on Hangouts On Air and YouTube Live broadcasts using the new "studio" setting on Google+ Hangouts On Air. Selecting the "studio" setting gives more bandwidth to the audio, for better quality for music.

I've done a few sound tests on this video to see how it works out compared to the standard "voice" setting.

Note: Stereo works well on the "studio setting", however on my Dell Inspiron 15. guests hear a 500ms echo  back when they talk. To avoid the echo the guest hears of themselves, the "voice" setting must be used in monophonic sound on my computer. I think this may be something unique to the chipset used on my Dell.