The work of the team continues unabated Microsoft Teams, in order to continuously improve the service offered. Among the upcoming innovations introduced, one will take the name of Music Mode, already in itself rather explanatory to understand what it is about.
Music Mode coming to Microsoft Teams
The rollout is expected between July and August. To better understand what it is, we refer to the description provided by an official document (link at the end of the article). In short, it will allow those in possession of high-end microphone and speakers to benefit from a superior audio quality, without excessive signal compression, bandwidth permitting.
Thanks to Music Mode we guarantee support for sampling rates up to 32 kHz to 128 kbps, optimizing our internal audio processing settings, so as to reproduce music in high fidelity. Teams will automatically adapt the audio bitrate according to the available bandwidth, going down to 48 kbps while still delivering good music quality.
It will be available on desktop platforms. A novelty that winks primarily at music teachers dealing with the remote lessons. The integration of new controls for the audio stream.
We also provide users with the ability to turn off elements such as echo cancellation, noise cancellation and gain control if needed. To benefit from this, it is ideal to have professional microphones and headphones or high-quality external speakers (not Bluetooth headphones). The built-in microphones and speakers in laptops like the Surface Book also offer a good experience.
The new feature coming for Teams it replicates in a rather similar way what we already saw in September on Zoom, with the introduction of the High-Fidelity Music Mode addressed precisely to music professionals.