Loom terms

Audio Source

Choice of microphone device for audio input.

What is an audio source in Loom?

An audio source in Loom refers to the device or application from which the sound is being captured or recorded during a Loom video recording. This could be a microphone, a computer's internal audio system, or an application's audio. Loom allows users to select their preferred audio source before starting a recording. This feature is particularly useful when users want to record sound from a specific source, such as a particular microphone or application, to ensure the best audio quality for their videos. Users can also choose to record audio from multiple sources simultaneously, which can be useful for tutorials or presentations that involve both voice narration and system or application sounds.

How to change the audio source in Loom?

To change the audio source in Loom, you first need to open the Loom app. Once the app is open, navigate to the settings menu. This is typically represented by a gear icon. In the settings menu, you should see an option for 'Audio'. Click on this option to open the audio settings.

In the audio settings, you will see a list of all available audio sources. This list will include any microphones or other audio devices that are connected to your computer. Click on the audio source that you want to use to select it. Once you have selected the new audio source, close the settings menu. Your changes should be saved automatically, and Loom will now use the new audio source for all future recordings.

Why is my audio source not working in Loom?

There could be several reasons why your audio source is not working in Loom. One common issue could be that your microphone is not properly connected or configured. Ensure that your microphone is plugged in correctly and that it is set as the default audio source in your computer's settings. Also, check the audio settings within the Loom app to make sure your microphone is selected there as well.

Another possible issue could be related to permissions. Loom needs permission to access your microphone. If you accidentally denied this permission, or if it was never asked for, this could be causing the problem. You can usually adjust this in your computer's privacy settings. Lastly, there could be a problem with the Loom software itself. Try uninstalling and reinstalling the app to see if this resolves the issue. If none of these solutions work, you may need to contact Loom's customer support for further assistance.

Can I use multiple audio sources in Loom?

Yes, you can use multiple audio sources in Loom. Loom allows you to record audio from your computer system or a microphone. When you start a new recording, you can choose your audio source from the Loom interface. This feature is particularly useful if you want to record voiceovers or narrations using a high-quality external microphone, while also capturing the sound from your computer.

However, it's important to note that while Loom can capture audio from multiple sources, it does not support recording from two or more sources simultaneously. For instance, you cannot record from both your system audio and an external microphone at the same time. You would need to switch between the sources during the recording process if needed.

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