Sonant Voice Conferencing

Sonant Voice Conferencing

Page last updated December 13, 2022

Sonant is used for voice conferencing. The original Sonant (blue icon, similar up the icon above left) will work on all servers. Sonant for iPhone (above right icon) is also available, but may not work on all Sonant servers (ask your server administrator to enable this if it doesn’t initially work).

Please review the security reminders prior to use, especially if you use an obsolete version of Windows, including Windows 7 or Windows XP. These are no longer supported by Microsoft and should no longer be used. Security updates are no longer provided, making these versions of Windows a significant risk.

The only supported version of Windows is Windows 10. Do not use older versions of Windows.

Download Sonant




Install Sonant

Windows: First, uninstall any old Sonant program. Next, double-click the newly downloaded program, and follow the installation wizard.

Mac: Delete any existing Sonant icon from your Applications folder. Also, drag the Sonant icon off of your dock. Now double-click the newly downloaded Sonant file. Drag the Blue icon into your Applications folder.

Run Sonant for the First Time

Sonant leads you through a setup wizard the first time you run it. Please read each screen carefully, and adjust the sliders as instructed. Pay special attention to the following:

– Check mark “Enable echo cancellation”
– Un-check “Enable positional audio”
– Specify a “Push-to-Talk” key –> Click in this field, then tap the CONTROL key. Then continue on from this screen.

Set Push-to-Talk Key

After installing Sonant, make sure your Push-to-Talk key works. To do this, log in to a Sonant server, and double-click a room name to enter a room. Make sure you are not muted (no mute flag appears in Sonant window). Now press your Control key (which was set as your Push-to-Talk key in the last step). The lips next to your name should turn red as you hold down the Control key. If not, follow these instructions:

Blue and Green versions: Press: Configure–>Settings–>Shortcuts (On Mac computers press: Sonant–>Preferences–>Shortcuts)

  • Look for the shortcut as in the image below. If it does not appear, click Add.
  • Now click on the word “Unassigned” which just appeared to display the drop-down menu.
  • Select “Push-to-Talk” from this drop down menu.
  • Now click just below the “Shortcut” column heading (you’ll see the words “Press Shortcut” appear)
  • Now tap your Control key. The “Shortcut” field should now say “Control,” just like the image below.
  • Press OK to finish.

Green version difference: After clicking the Control key, the “Shortcut” field will say “K:Ctrl” (on Windows computers) when properly set.

Note: If there are two shortcuts, delete one of them (use the “Remove” button). After setting the key properly, the screen should look like this:

Mac users: If you have problems setting the push-to-talk short, see the “MacOS” section below.

Connect to Server

When you run Blue Sonant, you will see a list of servers. This list will be blank the first time you run it. You will need to add a server to get started.

Press “Add New…” and fill in the details as shown in the image below.

Note: The password prompt does not appear when you add a server. You will be prompted for the password after you press CONNECT.

  • Enter the info, similar to what is shown below
  • Note: Some Sonant servers do not allow SPACES in your “Username”
    • John-NY <– valid
    • John_Anderson <– valid
    • John Anderson <– not valid
    • If you see a “Invalid username” prompt when you try to connect, you may enter a name without spaces and connect, but the new name will NOT be permanent.
    • To change your user name, or make your username permanent (necessary if you had an invalid name, even if you corrected it while logging in). Follow these steps to change your username so you won’t get an “invalid username” error every time you connect:
      • Go back to the server list
      • Right-click on the server name
      • Select “Edit” (you will see a window like the one shown below)
      • Type in a valid username, with no spaces
      • Press OK
  • When you press CONNECT the first time, you will then be prompted for the password (you will see an invalid password error after you press CONNECT). Enter the password provided by your Sonant administrator. It will be saved, and you will not need to enter it again.

  • The first time you connect, you will see a security certificate warning. Click OK or Yes. It will not re-appear.
  • Adjust the window size and column widths so you can see the Name and Flags columns (only necessary on Green version).

Using Sonant for Conferences

After the initial installation and configuration use Sonant as follows:

  1. Load Sonant
  2. If the server list isn’t visible, press SERVER, CONNECT
  3. Click on the desired server, then click CONNECT
  4. To speak, simply hold down the Ctrl key and talk. The “lips” icon next to your name will turn RED while you’re speaking
  5. Note: Watch the left-side of the window for messages sent during a conference.
  6. Make sure your mic is not too close to your mouth. It should be level with your mouth, but positioned away to avoid breath noise.

When you temporarily leave, press the Mic button: Mic mute to mute yourself (or press Audio > Mute). This puts an icon next to your name that shows others that you’re not there (or that you’re not back from SFRT), and they will know to skip you during the reading or discussion.

If you have any questions, please leave a comment below.



Apple’s Mac operating system, beginning with the MacOS Mojave release in September 2018, adds some security features that may prevent Sonant from working properly.


The “lips” next to your name don’t turn red when the mic is activated, and/or the microphone doesn’t work.


  1. Run Sonant (click “Allow” if asked, etc.)
  2. Run MacOS System Preferences
  3. Click on  Security & Privacy > Privacy > Accessibility
    1. At the bottom, left of this window, look for a padlock icon. If it appears “locked,” click it, and enter your Mac’s login password to unlock it.
    2. Checkmark Sonant
  4. In the left-side column of this same window, click on “Microphone” and checkmark Sonant.
  5. Close and restart Sonant

If the Sonant icon is not visible on either of these screens, click the “+” button, then navigate to the Applications folder, select Sonant (blue icon), and click “Open.” Now checkmark Sonant as described above.


Unable to select the Push-to-talk shortcut when setting up Sonant (or Mumble).


Go through this list until you are able to set the CONTROL KEY as the Push-to-talk shortcut. You may not need to perform all of these steps.

    1. In System Preferences > Security & Privacy > Privacy > Accessibility, checkmark Sonant. (you may need to first click on the lock icon and enter your password on this screen to allow changes.)
    2. If unsuccessful, REMOVE the Sonant item from this Accessibility screen and RE-ADD it. Click the MINUS button to remove it. Click the PLUS button to re-add. This may resolve the problem.
    3. If unsuccessful, run the Sonant Audio Wizard (from Sonant’s Configure menu). Don’t change anything until you get to the Push-to-talk shortcut. Try to set the CONTROL key as the Push-to-talk shortcut.
    4. If unsuccessful, reboot your computer and repeat the above steps.
    5. Install Mumble (an updated version of the original Sonant app) and repeat the above steps. If successful, use Mumble rather than Sonant (see below for more Mumble info).


After upgrading to MacOS Ventura, conference participants can’t hear you, and pressing your CONTROL “Talk” button does not light up your icon to indicate that you are speaking.


    1. Go to System Settings > Privacy & Security > Accessibility
    2. Click on Mumble (or Sonant) in the list, then click the MINUS button below the list of apps to REMOVE it.
    3. Now click the PLUS button. You will see all of your apps. Select Mumble (or Sonant) and click OPEN. This will RE-ADD the app to the list.
    4. Turn the Mumble (or Sonant) switch ON (slide it to the right, so the switch is colored like the others that are switched on).

Using an iPhone / iPad to Connect

An iPad or iPhone can be used to connect to some Sonant servers. Sonant for iOS is now available. Sonant-for-iOS

Install “Sonant – audio conference call” from the iOS App Store

  • Add your Sonant server to the app:
    • Click “Favorite Servers.”
    • Then click “+” to add the new entry.
  • Before connecting, on the Sonant for iOS home screen, click in the upper left: Preferences > Transmission, and make sure “Push-to-talk” is selected. This should already be the default. Do NOT use voice-activated or continuous. Use “Push-to-talk.”
  • Connect:
    • Tap “Favourite Servers”
    • Tap your server 
    • Tap “Connect”
    • The first time you connect, you’ll see a certificate validation prompt. Click “Trust Certificate”CertificateTrust
  • Disconnect:
    • Tap the three-line icon on the upper-right corner and click “Disconnect”
  • To talk:
    • Tap once or hold down the microphone icon to begin talking. Tap again, or release it to stop talking.

Please note:

  • The Sonant server you wish to connect to must be configured to allow iPhone access. If you are unable to connect, contact your Sonant server administrator.
  • If you see errors, like certificate errors, use a username that is slightly different from the name you use on your other computer (contact your server administrator if this doesn’t work) (there is a way to use the same name, if you export your certificate, then import it in Sonant for iOS, but that’s beyond the scope of these instructions).
  • Always use headphones (on PC, Mac, and iPhone, etc.) as consideration to others, to prevent annoying loud echo when more than one person speaks at the same time.
  • If you are not participating, mute yourself by clicking the three-line icon on the upper-right corner in the Sonant for iOS app, and click “Self-Mute.” This will let others know you aren’t participating.
  • The app will remember what room you were in. The next time you connect you will automatically be taken to that room. If that isn’t what you want, remember to go to the Lobby prior to disconnecting.

Mumble Notes

Mumble is basically the same app as Sonant. Sonant was based on Mumble, but Mumble has been updated regularly over the years, unlike Sonant. Here are a few settings that may improve your use of Mumble. Some also apply to Sonant. 

  • Run the Audio Wizard after installing. You won’t have to change much, but running it once is a good idea.
    • Enable Echo Cancellation
    • Disable positional audio,  You can set your push-to-talk shortcut here too.
  • Configuration Screen settings:
    • Audio Input
      • Transmission: Push To Talk
    • User Interface
      • Checkmark –> “User selected item as the chat bar target” 
        This is optional, but makes Mumble chat work like Sonant. If you highlight “John” during a conference and send a chat message, it will go to only John. By default in Mumble the message would be sent to the entire room, and to send to an individual you would have to right-click “John” and select “Send message.” 
    • Messages section (also applies to Sonant) – To eliminate most of the beeps and dings when people enter and leave the conference:
      • In the Messages section, first scroll down to “User joined channel”
      • Uncheck the boxes in the “Sound-file” column, “Notification” column, and “Text-To-Speech” column.
      • Now REPEAT the box unchecking (in all three columns) for “User left channel,” “User connected and entered,” and “User left channel and disconnected.”
  • Fix for Mumble/Sonant asking for “Control” of other programs you launch:
    To eliminate these messages:
    • Go to Configuration > Overlay
    • Install the Overlay
    • Restart Mumble
    • In Configuration > Overlay, “Disable” the overlay.

78 thoughts on “Sonant Voice Conferencing

  1. Hi I am a young practitioner I use sonant to study the fa but for some reason the top and side has dissapeared so I can’t talk or text to my other fellow practitioners I glicthed can you help?

    • If you’re using Windows, try one of these options. Depending on your exact problem, one of these steps might solve it:
      1. If all you see is a plain window, right-click in it, then select Configure, and unselect “Minimal View.”
      2. Right-click in the drop-down menu area of the Sonant window. Be sure all three selections are checkmarked.
      3. Hover your mouse very slowly around the Sonant window edges, watching for the words “Drag here” to appear. Then drag the window segments around to reposition them.

  2. Hi I have been missing some Fa studies. Sonant sometimes doesn’t work. I try to add new label and address and fallowed your instruction. When I click connect after I put the information nothing happens it doesn’t even ask for password. Only the first address that I put after I downloaded is working. But it doesn’t let me put the new one. I think I tried everything I don’t know what I am missing. Thank you!

    • To add an additional server, press the “Add New…” button and fill in the information. A new entry should appear in the connection window. If you cannot connect, check the settings (address, port, etc.). If it still doesn’t work, check with the server administrator. It could be that the server hasn’t been updated, and requires that you use the “green” Sonant program.

  3. when i download the sonant for mac os x, there is a message pop up: “” can’t be opened because it is from an unidentified developer.

    so how can i use it on my macbook air

    • Right-click on the application and select “Open.” Then press OK or Open at the next warning window. From then on you should be able to open Sonant without any errors.

  4. Hi, it seems that Sonant is not responding when I set a shortcut key for a function such as “Push to talk” (in “preferences” section). How to fix this problem? It happened just after my Macbook updated its driver.

  5. Hello, I installed latest Sonant version on my Mac Mojave 10.14.4 but it keeps warning me as bellow every time I open Sonant:

    “Sonant has detected that it is unable to receive Global Shortcut events when it is in the background.

    This is because the Universal Access feature called ‘Enable access for assistive devices’ is currently disabled.

    Please enable this setting and continue when done.”

    When tap on ‘enable this settings’ it brings me to Accessibility settings but I’ve followed the instructions for installation on Mac Mojave as above.

    The ‘push-to-talk’ sometimes doesnt work.

    Please help on my case. Thanks.

    • The global shortcut warning can be ignored. Just click OK or press Return. That dialog appears because Sonant hasn’t been optimized for the last few MacOS updates.

      For the push to talk problem, go to Sonant Preferences > Shortcuts and remove the current key, and add the Control key as your push to talk key. See the instructions above. NOTE: Make sure you have only ONE key set for push to talk. Using keys other than Control may not work properly.

      Also, be sure to follow the instructions above for MacOS Mojave. Sonant won’t work properly unless you make these adjustments.

  6. Do you have a system with iped pro? Every time I go to a different country or a different place, it is convenient to bring iped, but I can’t install it successfully if I try to install it. The system does not match.

  7. hello. do you have an app for iPhone/iPhad? Mumble works on Android tablets and phones, but for iPhone/iPad a certificate is missing. may you have a solution or an advise how to get it? thank you!

    • Try using a different username, or alternatively, export your existing certificate from Sonant on your computer and import it into Mumble. For specifics, please see the iPhone how-to info recently added above.

      • hello, i tried the description with slightly different username, also importing the existing user certificate from sonant macosx but neither worked. always got the message “Connection Rejected…No reason”. In the server list i could add the sonant server and also the stats [connection speed / people online] are visible and working. But connecting to the sonant-server for listening/speaking is not working.
        I tried to connect to public servers, to verify if mumble on iphone will work in general in my case and there was no issue.
        It is said above to contact server admin in case of error: what he can do in such cases? Do you have a sonant server as example connecting with iphone to it is working? Thanks in advance…

        • If you were able to connect to this exact server using Mumble on Android, then it seems like your iPhone should connect too, by using a different username. But the admin could be blocking unknown client software, allowing only known users, requiring certificates, etc.

  8. Hi facing below error please help me
    Server connection rejected: Administrator user on your PC is not allowed to connect.

    • The error means that you are logged in to your computer using an account with administrator privileges… I haven’t see this error since Windows XP was in use. Are you using Windows XP by any chance?

  9. Hello! I still have an issue on my iPhone with Mumble. It still says Connection Rejected No reason. I added the certification from iTunes but still it doesn’t connect.

  10. I am a practitioner from Australia, My apple mini and apple desktop both can not set up the key of push-to -talk, I found there are similar cases among us, can you suggest how to solve it.

    Also when I use Mumble in iPhone , we found my name in the sequence of the group lists is different with other system, for example apple mini which is the same with other practitioners computers, if will effect us when we study Fa together, can you suggest how could we make the screen lists is the same.

    • Not all keys can be used for push to talk. Try using the Control key(s) for that. I’ve never had a problem using the control keys for push to talk.

      If you’re using a third-party keyboard, it’s possible that could be the reason it’s not working, maybe due to the key mapping system used on the keyboard. Try another keyboard, or an Apple keyboard.

  11. Hello,
    someone asked me what that green symbol means. When you go with your mouse cursor over it it says the user is “authenticated”. Its right next to your name where for instance also your mouth is placed when you are set on mute.
    So yes, what does it mean and how to add or remove it?

    • That symbol indicates that the user is “registered.” This is used for secure authentication, where instead of a password, each user has an embedded, encrypted certificate which proves they are who they claim to be.

      Practitioners typically don’t use registered user accounts, so you normally shouldn’t see a green symbol. They instead log in with whatever name they choose, and everyone uses the same, shared password.

      These symbols may start appearing next to your name if you have clicked “Register” on the “Self” menu for some reason. There’s no point in doing that as it will confuse people and could make logging in on a different computer no longer work. You may be able to “unregister” from the Self menu to undo it.
      EDIT: You’ll need to contact the system administrator to unregister a user.

      • Hello, thank you so much for the quick reply. I tried to get him “unregistered”. But there is no button for that. I now could find the “self” and “register” field. Since I’m not registered myself I can see that field. In his case, since he is registered already, that field is grayed out and he cannot change anything. You are right, that symbol really confuses others and there is no need to register, also because it can generate problems in logging in to other computers. Can you tell me the “unregister” procedure?
        Thank you very much again.

  12. Hi, Sonant doesn’t work with my headset, no sound, no mic. The headset works fine with all other apps I have, though.
    I installed an AISO driver for the sound card instead of the normal Win sound driver, maybe this is the problem? Does Sonant work with AISO drivers?

    • I have no idea. I use a Mac, where driver problems aren’t an issue. All I can say is, plug in your headset before starting Sonant, not after.

  13. May I suggest you use new servers or new software for conferencing.

    From my understanding, Sonant has not had any updates since 2012 making it very obsolete. <– as you can see.

    I could not install Sonant for my wife who is a practitioner, because we use Linux for security reasons and the linux versions are also more than 8 years old now.

    You cannot use regular Mumble to connect, because Mumble now cannot communicate with the old code base of Sonant which is outdated and now insecure.

    I would suggest a Mumble server, or to make it easy for new practitioners, setting up a Discord server which is completely free for server admins and would not even require hosting on your part.

    • The Mumble clients for Windows, Mac, iPhone, and android work fine with both Sonant server and Mumble server. If it doesn’t work with Linux, well, I doubt it’s the only incompatibility you’ve encountered. I recommend using a Mac for the best mix of compatibility, ease of use, and security. To resolve the connection issue, maybe ask the admin of the server you use to switch to Mumble server?

  14. Hi, I have a problem with Sonant recently. There is no single letters or numbers or anything appearing but a completely blank box when I log in. I can’t choose the room, can’t see anyone’s name etc. My laptop is MacBook Pro. I downloaded Sonant a few months ago, and have been using it fine till recently. And the box saying “Sonant quit unexpectedly” keeps turning up and sending report to Apply. Can you please advise me what to solve this problem?

    • Depending on your exact problem, one of these steps might solve it:
      1. If all you see is a plain window, click Configure in the top menu bar, and unselect “Minimal View.”
      2. Hover your mouse very slowly around the Sonant window edges, watching for the words “Drag here” to appear. Then drag the window segments around to reposition them.
      3. As a last resort, go to Sonant preferences > User Interface and click “Restore Defaults.”

  15. Hi, I’m using Macbook Pro, OS10.15.5.
    Push to talk used to work, but after recovering from the backup, I cannot use it anymore. Though I’ve already allowed sonant in Universal Assess.
    Please help. Thank your very much.

    • The obvious place to start is recreating the shortcut for push to talk. What happened when you tried that? If you’re not able to change the shortcut, quit Sonant, then go to System Preferences > Privacy & Security > Accessibility, and UNCHECK Sonant then RE-checkmark it. Then re-set the shortcut. Use the control key for PTT.

      • Thank you for the reply. I cannot recreate the shortcut for push to talk as it doesn’t respond to any key. I’ve also unchecked and rec-checkmarked Sonant in System Preferences > Privacy & Security > Accessibility. Still not work.

        • There’s another method that might work for you.
          First, quit Sonant. Then right-click on the Sonant app in the “Finder” (in the Applications folder) then click “Show package contents.” Navigate into Contents/MacOS then launch Sonant by clicking on the Sonant executable file in that folder. This opens Sonant using Terminal. You may be prompted to add permissions, which you should do. You may then able to add shortcuts.

          Another thing to consider is using Mumble. It’s what Sonant was based on, looks almost identical, but unlike Sonant it has been updated over the years. In Mumble, there’s a way to eliminate all those reminder messages you see every time you start an app. (Hint: To do that, enable overlay, save, restart the app, then disable overlay. <– Works in Mumble only, not Sonant)

          I hope this helps!

  16. I got the same issue. It’s a new Macbook Pro 2020, OS10.15.6. voice activate fine, but push to talk doesn’t work. I can’t change push to talk key. everything else worked fine except push to talk. Tried everything you mentioned.

    • Try this: First, quit Sonant. In System Preferences > Security & Privacy, “unlock” the padlock with your password. Then right-click on the Sonant app in the “Finder” (in the Applications folder) then click “Show package contents.” Navigate into Contents/MacOS, then launch Sonant by clicking on the Sonant file in that folder. This opens Sonant using Terminal. You may be prompted to add permissions, which you should DO. Close Sonant and start it this special way AGAIN. Then close and re-start Sonant the normal way. This process worked for me. Also works for Mumble upgrade that stops the shortcut key from working.

  17. Hi There, I am using an IMAC MacOS Catalina, I am having issues adding a short-cut key to Push-to-talk chat. Attempted to trouble shoot using those following advises documented in comments above. Still need your assistance thanks.

  18. I have a problem with Sonant recently,The mouth can not turn to red.When I push to talk as before nobody can hear me and the mouth no change. the other function is ok.

  19. Hi, I am able to add shortcut in the terminal, and it works. but still not working when open sonant in the desktop? I am using a Mac. any suggestions?

    • Make sure you have followed the Sonant installation instructions above. The Sonant program must be located in the Applications folder. You can start it from an icon on your Dock or Desktop, but the program itself must be in the Applications folder, not the Desktop.

  20. Hello Admin,

    I’m using Cataline 10.15.7. I followed your method step by step. When I launched Sonant using terminal, a info-window saying “enable this setting” appears. If I click on it, in terminal get error info saying …. does not exist. I click “ok” in the info-window, then the Sonant can be launched. but the microphone does not work. you said “you maybe prompted to add permissions” what permissions? it seems to me not promoted. Or have I done something wrong?

  21. Hello Admin,

    sometimes when I going into a Sonant room for exercising, after a period of time Sonant suddenly puts me on “deafen” mode. Thats happens very often. Im using Sonant on Mac. Do you know this problem? Can it be removed?Thanks

    • I haven’t heard of anyone encountering this issue. Please start by updating MacOS. You may want to try Mumble in place of Sonant as a test. It works very well and has had continued updates over the years.

  22. Hi! I’m having an issue where the “Use echo cancellation” option is faded and won’t let me check it, even when I toggle between Device options. I’m using a Mac fyi. Let me know if you can help with this, thanks!

    • The best way to prevent echo while using Sonant is to wear headphones. This prevents the annoying echo that occurs when someone talks while you are talking. In this case, everyone on the conference (except you) hears the echo. Always wear headphones.

  23. Hi, it looks like the windows version of Sonant (v1.2.3) has not been updated for 10 years (since 2011). Is it safe to use? I suspect there are plenty of software security vulnerabilities that has been identified over the last decade, and it doesnt seem like there has been any update or patching for this application?

  24. Hi admin,

    I posted a question yesterday and it looks like it was deleted without a response. My questions was around the security and vulnerability of the software. My friends and family members are practitioners and users of Sonant and I want to know how secure the software is. This is a decade old software and it does not look like it has been patched or updated since 2011. There have been an unaccountable number of software security and vulnerabilities over the last decade of various software and operating system. I simply want to know if Sonant has kept up with the software update?

    • Your comment was not deleted. All comments must be approved prior to being displayed or replied to. And that can take a while, sometimes weeks, so please reset your expectations.

      Yes, Sonant has not been updated in a long time, but I have no reason to believe it isn’t still safe to use. That said, if you’d like an updated version you can try Mumble. Sonant was originally based on Mumble, but Mumble has been updated regularly over the years. You’ll see that it looks and works exactly like Sonant.

      If Mumble won’t connect to your conference server, contact the server administrator. The original version of Sonant for servers (servers… not the client version you run on your PC or Mac) did not allow connections from any clients other than the original Sonant. But it is extremely easy for the administrator to remedy this, with no upgrade necessary. Many server admins have switched on the ability to accept connections from other clients, which allows iPhone/iPad (search for “Sonant” in App Store) and Mumble clients (PC and Mac) to connect.

  25. Hello! When I study the Fa in Zhuan Falun, I often use the actual book instead of my phone. When I read out loud, I need to take my hand off the Ctrl for a moment to turn the page when needed. This is not much of an inconvenience but, I just wanted to know if it was possible that I could press any button once to read, and then I read with both hands, and then I press another button to stop reading. Thank you and I hope you have a fantastic rest of your day!

    • Yes, you can set the push-to-talk key (Ctrl) to “latch” when pressed twice, then subsequently unlatch when pressed once.

      To set this, go into the configuration screen, click “Audio Input” at the top. Now look for the slider labeled “DoublePush Time” and slide it over to about 500ms. Press OK to save.

      Now, whenever you press Ctrl TWICE within 1/2 sec. (500ms) the mic will stay on. To turn the mic off, press Ctrl once.

      Don’t forget to turn it off, as that can be very annoying to others in the conference.

      To disable this feature, slide the DoublePush Time slider all the way back to the left, to “off”

  26. hello, i couldn’t hear any voice on my Sonant. I can other’s lip turns red, but no voice. I can hear the notification sounds when I close sonant, or other practitioners join/leave the room. i tried to restart my laptop or reinstall sonant, but neither works. is there any way i can fix it?

    • No sound… Could be anything. You didn’t say what OS you’re using.

      Your volume could be turned down, or muted. Speakers or headphones could be unplugged. Sound output could be disabled on the sound card. Settings for Sonant could be misconfigured… etc. You didn’t give any details about anything, so it’s hard to guess. If you get sound in other apps then try setting the Sonant settings to defaults (click Restore Defaults in the configuration screen), then run the Sonant Audio Wizard. Set it to push to talk, not voice activity.

  27. Hello kind Admin. Having a problem here with a computer running Sonant. Just got a new computer and re-installed Sonant. We can get Sonant opened, but when we access a room, our push-to-talk button doesn’t work. When we try to set the push-to-talk button in preferences, it simply doesn’t respond. When we attempt to set the push-to-talk button in preferences>>shortcuts, the line turns red and won’t respond. Finally, when we go into a room, we cannot speak, and what’s more, a little green figure appears to the right of our name. Any ideas? I’ve used Sonant for many years and never had any problem like this. Have deleted and re-installed multiple times.

    • You didn’t say what OS you’re using… If you’re using a Mac, the solution to this is covered above in the MacOS section.

      As to the little figure that appears next to your name, that indicates that you “registered” for the site. This doesn’t hurt anything but is usually not necessary unless the administrator needs to grant you special capabilities for the site. You may have to ask the site admin to unregister you to remove that symbol.

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