Virtual FOCSLE Music
Every WEDNESDAY  8pm

Contact Paul about any Virtual events

8pm is UK time (BST)  = 3pm EDT (New York Time)
N.B. on Oct. 28 ONLY, 4pm Eastern Time as US daylight saving time changes on a different weekend from the UK's
Use this link.  Meeting ID:  841 2458 4670   Passcode:  661593
Joining us from elsewhere?  Calculate the time in your area here.
Other ways to access our Meetings?  Via browsers, see this page;  using a smartphone / tablet, here.
We respectfully ask that you keep all these details OFF social media (Facebook, Twitter, et al.)  To help spread the word, pls. send interested friends FOCSLE Music’s page-link from the address-bar above.  Thanks for obliging.
New to Zoom &/or need help optimizing your sound settings?  See two boxes down
Technical problems with the link?  See box below
Need more folk fix?  Virtual Valley Folk meets at the same time (8pm UK) every Monday.  And, if THAT’S not enough – really?? – see this International Calendar of virtual music events.
We think any technical problems have been ironed out, but try this, if not:

If WE’VE found there’s a problem, too, use this link until it’s fixed
    Meeting ID:  750 4300 1070   Passcode:  670851

I get that this precaution isn’t all-events-proof but, without local back-up, it’s all I can do


Automatic Gain Control in Windows 10 — never mind the fancy name:  it’s likely to affect your sound in this context.  Disable Windows 10 AGCThe same instructions may apply broadly to Windows 7 or 8, but I have no copy to check it.  Try it, while using your loaf!

You don’t HAVE to sign up for an account to use Zoom, or to enjoy our virtual events.  That’s the only quibble I have with these admirably clear directions.  Contact Paul to find out how to use Zoom with no account.
Mac or PCZoom Meeting basics & enabling Original Sound on desktops or laptops
A new Hi-Fidelity sound option, introduced in Zoom’s latest update [Sep. 1st], is in the “Advanced” page of “Audio Settings”, described in the above instructions.  They will be updated to include diagrams written details soon.
Apple iPad / iPhone:  Zoom Meeting basics & enabling Original Sound on mobile devices
  Some Android equivalents are shown herein;  other controls should be similar, but may use different terms, and show icons in different places
Original Sound is esp. good for singers with instruments, but most music seems to benefit.
  Even with no Zoom a/c, enter a solo Meeting to tweak your settings, at any time here.   Meeting ID:  750 4300 1070   Passcode:  670851
  This Meeting is better than one on your own newly-set-up a/c, since the controls you may wish to toy with have been pre-activated
The Golden Link Folk Singing Society, of Rochester  NY, who provided these instructions, run their own really good virtual singarounds, weekly (and have mooted continuing them, prob. monthly, even after face-2-face gatherings are once again permitted).  Thanks to them and their webmaster [and no mean musician] Dan Kuchta, for OK-ing our replicating them.  Sign up to their mailing-list to join their sessions.  UK night-owls can find them every Weds. at midnight:15 for 00:30 BST (on night of Tues. 27th into Weds. 28th Oct. only, at 11:15 for 11:30pm, until c.01:45 Weds.)  And, in the US, at a less-ungodly 7:15 / 7:30pm Eastern Time on a Tues.
Back up pageā€¦
Virtual FOCSLE Music is set up so, if you arrive before Host, you’ll be able to chat with others who have, too;  or even to start the music sans M.C.

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