Disable the Compression

Since the pandemic folks are online like never before
Visiting grandma, going to school, or fighting cyber wars
Having business meetings and cooking classes, especially on Zoom
They’re even playing live music, but they should take my advice, when they get in that Zoom Room

Disable the compression (2x)
Click Settings, then Audio, then Advanced – you can do it!
Disable the compression (2x)
Otherwise you’ll sound like shit

I’m not an expert engineer, I’m not a very quick learner
I don’t have a fancy computer and I can’t sing like Frank Turner
I know it helps to have a USB mic and a fast internet connection
But before you broadcast, the most important thing, make the following selection

It took me a long time to figure that out, but eventually I did
If I can do it, you can, too, be you an old fart or a kid
Compression can be great for conversation, especially if you’re driving in a car
But if you’re singing and playing an instrument, before you pluck on that guitar