As I was coming with a setup for online taiko lessons, there were 4 criteria that I considered.
- Image Quality – Does the image look sharp and professional? Can the camera be mounted in a way that captures the view that I want?
- Audio Quality – Can the student hear me clearly both when I’m talking and when I’m playing the drums? Setting the mic to talking volume will be too loud when playing the drums, while setting the mic to playing volume will be too soft when talking.
- Playing to backing tracks – I want to play backing tracks at close to their original quality. I also want my microphones to be in sync with the backing track so that I can play along or cue students with my voice.
- Reliability and Ease of Use – The setup needs to work 100% of the time without any glitches. Since I’ll be doing everything myself, it needs to be easy to set up and break down.
Equipment used in the video
2010 MacBook Pro Built-in Camera