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Online rehearsal platform for 30 people

  • 1.  Online rehearsal platform for 30 people

    Posted 5 days ago
    Hi!
    trying  to continue Spring Musical Rehearsal.  Anyone know an online platform where I can run rehearsal tracks and all 30 sing at once?
    Good morning to you distant learning teachers!

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    Melinda Carlson
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  • 2.  RE: Online rehearsal platform for 30 people

    Posted 4 days ago
    Check out Zoom - handles large groups easily!

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    Cory Wilkerson
    Education Manager
    Educational Theatre Association
    Palmyra PA
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  • 3.  RE: Online rehearsal platform for 30 people

    Posted 4 days ago
    I am loving zoom, but one drawback is that only one person can speak at a time. Very challenging for overlaps.

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    Elisabeth Ledwell
    Falmouth MA
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  • 4.  RE: Online rehearsal platform for 30 people

    Posted 4 days ago
    That’s the issue. I need 30 people to sing with a track at the same time. I have Zoom. It works well for speaking but not large group singing

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  • 5.  RE: Online rehearsal platform for 30 people

    Posted 3 days ago
    I just saw something called Virtual choir.net. that might work for rehearsals. Check it out. Goodluck!

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    Elisabeth Ledwell
    Falmouth MA
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  • 6.  RE: Online rehearsal platform for 30 people

    Posted 3 days ago
    Thank you for this. I wasn't aware of it. We are going to explore.

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    Amy Luskey Barth
    Talon Theatre Artistic Director
    Director, Thespian Troupe 5524
    Santa Margarita Catholic High School
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  • 7.  RE: Online rehearsal platform for 30 people

    Posted 2 days ago

    The physics of network communications just really work against us here, if you are trying to get people to all sing at the same time. 

    Even a lag of five hundreths of a second, which is pretty good, is just terrible for group singing,

     

    All theses beautiful videos we see of a dozen or more singers singing at the same time is a bit of magic, wherein each has recorded themselves and then it was edited together to be amazing.  This blog entry explains it in detail

     

    https://midnightmusic.com.au/2020/03/dear-music-teachers-please-stop-asking-how-to-create-a-virtual-choir-video/

     

    It might be possible using land lines ... not on speaker mode (which changes it from synchronous to async)  ... but then you need some equipment to record it, and a service to have 30 people call a number, and all 30 to have a landline and and ...

     

    Robert Forbes

    Managing Director

    Mountain Dream Productions

    250 858 1053

     

    www.mountaindreambc.com

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  • 8.  RE: Online rehearsal platform for 30 people

    Posted 4 days ago
    I have Zoom.  Looking for a platform to run MTPit track and 30 people sing at same time.  I'd like my kids to be able hear the track and each other

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    Melinda Carlson
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  • 9.  RE: Online rehearsal platform for 30 people

    Posted 2 days ago
    Elisabeth that sounds like a setting you can change.  I think it may be that your meeting is in default settings of "active speaker" which will project only one at a time.  Try changing to gallery view and see if that works.  Here is a zoom tutorial about this topic.  



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  • 10.  RE: Online rehearsal platform for 30 people

    Posted 4 days ago
    We are having great success with Zoom as well.

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    Tina Tutt
    Middle School Theatre Teacher
    Middle School Theatre Director
    Battle Ground Academy
    Franklin, TN
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  • 11.  RE: Online rehearsal platform for 30 people

    Posted yesterday
    Hi Tina! Would you mind defining "great success?" Are you doing music?  I can get everyone up and seen but running the pace of a real rehearsal has not happened.

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    Nick Hoffa
    Drama Director
    South Pasadena Unified
    South Pasadena CA
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  • 12.  RE: Online rehearsal platform for 30 people

    Posted 4 days ago

    Hi Melinda. I share your frustration. I'm trying to rehearse Into the Woods over Zoom but have had no luck doing group vocal rehearsals. The lag and varied WiFi connections make it impossible. I have had success with solos only by having the actor use their rehearse score app singing with it. My MD tried playing piano  and having them sing but same issue! Didn't work.  Saturday I'm supposed to do a virtual run through... I think I'm going to make it more of a line /scene rehearsal and skip the music! This is very challenging. Any ideas or suggestions would be welcomed! Hang in there! Uncharted territory for us all.
    Amy



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    Amy Luskey Barth
    Talon Theatre Artistic Director
    Director, Thespian Troupe 5524
    Santa Margarita Catholic High School
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  • 13.  RE: Online rehearsal platform for 30 people

    Posted 5 hours ago
    I have recently been shown an online service, jamkazam.com. It advertises as a way for bands to rehearse over the internet with nearly no lag. Maybe this could help?

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    Jonathan Davidson
    Theatre Teacher/Director
    Milwaukee WI
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  • 14.  RE: Online rehearsal platform for 30 people

    Posted 4 hours ago

    JAMKAZAM indicates that you CANNOT be on WIFI. 

    It has Windows and Mac versions, but nothing for a portable device like phones and tablets. 

    It doesn't look like it supports Chromebooks either.

    The setup is indicated in this video from them

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBo--aj_P1w

     

     

    Robert Forbes

    Managing Director

    Mountain Dream Productions

    250 858 1053

     

    www.mountaindreambc.com

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