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Mentorship Setup

Why we use Zoom for Online Private Sessions

Zoom is one of the only platforms that seamlessly shares both screen and sound AND separately feeds your mic and the DAW sound to the online session. There’s no need to upload any sessions OR install any confusing 3rd party sound routing apps!

*Be sure you know what microphone you’re using to talk to the mentor – we recommend you use the built-in mic. If you’re using a wired microphone, be sure that your OS (Mac or Windows) knows that. You might need to configure your Sound preferences in the OS.

 

IF YOU’RE A NEW CLIENT, ask your mentor to setup a test call before your session. You can also book a free test call with the Pyramind Admin staff during office hours and we can get you setup (M-F 10am – 5pm PST, CA, US) .

 

Installing the Zoom Client for Mac / Windows:

Step 1: Download Zoom here: ZOOM Client. The option at the top is the correct one (Zoom client).

*Only Firefox and Chrome web browsers are supported at this time. If you are using Safari or Internet Explorer, please visit this page using either Firefox or Chrome.

Step 2: Install Zoom on your computer.

Note that Mac OSX often has a security feature that may ask you to approve the download. You can do this in the System Preferences -> Security of your OS.

That’s it! When the session time comes, your mentor will email you a link to your private session. Simply follow the link and you’ll be working within 1 minute!

Sharing Screens and Sound with Zoom (In Session)

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Step 1 - Share Your Screen

When you click the green “Share” button, Zoom will open a new window asking you to choose which window to share – don’t choose one yet! Go to step 2…

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Step 2 - Check "Share Computer Sound"

THIS IS CRITICAL! Without this, you won’t be able to share the sound from Ableton, Logic, Pro Tools – anything! Every time you switch who’s sharing, you’ll need to check this box but that’s all you have to do! Now you can choose which window to share with your mentor.

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Step 3 - Choose Zoom For Output

THIS IS CRITICAL! Without this, you won’t be able to share the sound from Ableton, Logic, Pro Tools – anything! Every time you switch who’s sharing, you’ll need to check this box but that’s all you have to do! Now you can choose which window to share with your mentor.

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