Zoom Audio problems


Im capturing a single Zoom feed to stream out but the zoom audio isn’t coming through.

I have a MacBook pro on HDMI A
Layout with HDMI A Audio selected.
Pearl 2HDMI is selected in both SOUND system preferences and within the Zoom app.
When using the TEST SPEAKER function in zoom, it plays through the stream.
When playing audio via chrome, it works on the stream.

It is NOT picking up the audio from the internal mic on the mac - ie the a critical part of the zoom capture.

Has anyone experienced this?

Sorry, just to follow up…

In Zoom Audio Settings, I can select Pearl 2 - it does not allow me to control output level.
The TEST SPEAKER function works perfectly, comes though the meter and stream.

Im sure this is a simple setting im missing