Re: [111attendees] timing

Carsten Bormann <cabo@tzi.org> Thu, 29 July 2021 19:51 UTC

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On 29. Jul 2021, at 20:39, Toerless Eckert <tte@cs.fau.de> wrote:
> 
> reverberation

That is indeed often a problem (e.g., when making web calls from a toilet booth or similar confined rooms with highly reflective walls), but I’m not sure that was the problem in Lars’ audio, IIRC.
I have to check the recording.

But, in any case, read
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Critical_distance
and make sure your setup places the microphone well within that.

I only noticed that there was a problem with Lars’ audio when I noticed that I was annoyed with what he said.
But there was nothing in what he said that would have annoyed me.
It was really just that it consumed too much energy to listen to him, so my subconscious wanted him to stop.
(Well, it was 25:00 and later.)

There simply is no channel to provide that kind of feedback.
(On another note, I’d like to hit Eliot right now because his microphone is clipping.)

And, of course, all that has happened to me, and it usually takes students extra courage to tell the lecturer that their audio isn’t perfect.

Grüße, Carsten