Metallic voice with Tanpura

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Metallic voice with Tanpura

Can you please help me on technical grounds -
I take online lessons through Skype & the connection is good both side for me & my teacher. But the problem is as I put the electronic tanpura a distance away from me or closer to my laptop (either way) my teacher hears my voice for few seconds while I am singing anything pretty ok but after few seconds my voice turns metallic.It is happening only while singing but not while talking.But while my teacher is singing the voice is good & clear without any metallic sound.

Can anyone help.

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it may be feedback

What I guess from your post, you are using laptop speakers to listen. That's why there may be a feedback which is created when microphone get your sound from two different sources(your original Voice+Tanpura and same sound coming from your speakers) with a little gap. And feedback may be louder gradually which sound like whistling after a while.

Remedy..try headphone to listen and don't use laptop speakers. you can also try a headphone which comes with microphone built-in. See if it solves the issue.

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thanks

Thanks! it helped.

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Headphone only for hearing

Headphones for only listening(with no mic) will be more useful as your laptop's built in mic will pick-up Tanpura sound but there won't be any feedback if using headphone to hear. Good quality Headphone is good investment anyway.

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Thanks!

Thanks it helped.

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I am also curious to know

I am also curious to know whether this worked or not. Did headphone solve your problem?