Affordable audio equipment and software to take your virtual dance classes to the next level
You have been teaching dance for a while now, and your virtual classes have been doing great!
However, there is always room for improvement, and as your dance classes continue to grow and you are planning for new sets of classes, this is the time to consider making some upgrades to your equipment.
In this article, we'll talk about some affordable audio equipment and software options so you can find the best budget-friendly gear for your needs. We are going to cover some of the best audio equipment and software options on the market today, which are also affordable at around $100 or less.
Does upgrading your audio equipment take your virtual dance classes to the next level?
Audio equipment is one of the key components of most virtual classes. It is also essential if you want to create a professional appearance and experience for your students. The right equipment can make it easier to improve footwork, memorize choreography, and more. But, it's hard to know what kind of audio equipment you need without first learning what your options are.
The first thing that you will want to do is determine what type of audio equipment you want to use in your studio. You may choose from among several different types of audio systems or buy individual pieces of equipment. Here are few suggestions:
A microphone is an essential component of any recording device. The microphone picks up all the sounds from the environment around it and makes them audible for people in the room. A good mic should be able to pick up every nuance of your voice so that you can be heard clearly by everyone else in the room.
USB lapel mic
A wireless USB lapel mic allows you to move around freely without tripping over wires and demonstrate different moves and techniques while making sure your students can hear the instructions clearly.
This USB wireless system brings the convenience of wireless to your communications and recordings. Ease of use, accurate response, and lightweight construction allow you to roam the room without having to hold a microphone making it an ideal wireless system for recording lectures and online sessions.
USB lapel mics and systems are available starting at just $25
You can also use a regular USB microphone which usually comes at a low cost and can work with or in place of a lapel mic for capturing your instruction audio.
Another important piece of equipment is a preamp (or preamp). This basically converts the signal from analog into digital so that it can be recorded on your computer or smartphone. A good preamp will also help boost the volume so that when you record vocals or instruments they are not too quiet or too loud.
A mixer is another important piece of equipment that should be considered when recording an online dance class because it allows you to mix multiple inputs together (such as two different microphones or two speakers).
Speakers are another important part of any recording device; they allow you to hear what you are recording without having to rely on other people’s voices or music playing in the background. Without speakers, there would be no way for anyone outside of your room to hear what was going on unless they had their own audio equipment with them too!
One option is to purchase a sound system with built-in speakers, which would allow you to place them anywhere in your studio space without having to run wires or connect them via Bluetooth.
This option would be especially attractive if you were planning on expanding into an area with limited space or if there were multiple studios in your home or business that needed their own sound systems.
A video platform built for the creators!
Zoom and other video conferencing platforms are built to cater to the needs of a corporate conference room and are not ideal for conducting a live dance class. Versai's video platform comes with features like congruent mirroring, dynamic layouts, recording, grouping, and an in-built music player!
In-built music player
In a successful attempt at bringing the energy back into an online dance class, Versai’s integrated music player not only alleviates workflow challenges but also reduces the latency path by 50%, allowing dancers to appear 2x more synchronized in Versai than other corporate conferencing tools. This feature has been called a game-changer by our current beta users!