In the Green Room or a Studio Session, you (the Host) will see an Echo Cancellation toggle button in your equipment list/menu.
The purpose of the Echo Cancellation toggle button is to give you the most control and options when recording your show.
Here’s a quick breakdown of these two settings and how to appropriately use each.
Echo Cancellation Enabled (right)
Sometimes you or your guest/co-host will not have headphones available. If you ever find yourself in this situation, we recommend using this setting. The setting enables Echo Cancellation which allows you to record without introducing an echo/feedback loop into your conversation and the recordings.
The disadvantage of this setting is that volume ducking may occur in the recordings. However, the recordings are often be easily fixed in post-production.
Echo Cancellation Disabled (left)
To ensure the highest quality audio in your recordings, we recommend this setting. Additionally, the Headphones Required setting does not introduce volume ducking into the recordings.
However, all participants in the Studio will need to wear headphones. If headphones are not used, there will be an echo that may disrupt the conversation and harm the recordings because Echo Cancellation is disabled.
For more information on this topic please see our blog post, The Choice Between Headphones, Echo Cancellation, & Volume Ducking, by our Co-founder & CEO, Zachariah Moreno.