Guidance

Webinar recording: Livestreaming solutions for rehearsing and performing

With socially-distanced rehearsals and performances set to continue for some time, livestreaming is an alternative option that can help you reach as many people as possible. In this webinar, we take a look at the process of livestreaming, talk through the different technology, platforms and software available, and discuss how to get the most from the experience.

The webinar covers:

Webinar recording: Video editing for virtual performances

Many leisure-time music groups have thought about creating a virtual performance for their members to take part in, but are unsure where to start or are unfamiliar with the software. In this webinar, we take a look at the process of editing the video, and demonstrate some of the software available.

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Webinar recording: Audio mixing for virtual performances

Many leisure-time music groups have thought about creating a virtual performance for their members to take part in, but are unsure where to start or are unfamiliar with the software. In this webinar, we take a look at the process of mixing audio files and demonstrate some of the software available.

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Working with your music director to deliver online activities

The brave new world of online rehearsal has taken off in a way we couldn’t have imagined just six months ago. While it can be great it isn’t always plain sailing and we know some groups have decided against online rehearsals, whilst others have had limited success.  

Groups that have been successful have told us their Musical Director or conductor (MD) has been central to this, and equally where groups have struggled it is often because their MD has not been able to offer support as much as they would like.

Research and guidance on COVID-19 and musical activity

This page assembles all the information we have found in one place to make it easier for you to refer to. It will never be complete, as new research and guidance becomes available all the time. So do let us know when you come across something not listed here and we will add it.

This page was last updated 6 October 2020

Value Added Tax (VAT)

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Video guide: How to use Audacity to mix a virtual performance

It's one of the most well-known pieces of audio editing software, but how exactly do you use Audacity? In this easy-to-follow video guide you'll see the main features in action as we walk through the full process of editing, mixing and exporting a virtual performance using the free software.

Audio mixing for virtual performances

A guide for mixing separate audio recordings into a final audio performance

1. Choose your software

You will need to use audio editing software that allows for 'multi-track' editing. This kind of software is known as a 'Digital Audio Workstation' (DAW) and will allow you to:

Making Music Platform - help guides

Read our step-by-step help guides, for setting up and using your MM Platform

Planning a virtual performance

A guide for groups preparing to produce a remotely recorded performance.

1. Audio first

If this is the first time your group has attempted to create a remotely recorded virtual performance, we recommend breaking the project into the following parts: