First Official Multi-Participant Release
This marks version 1.0 of our Rehearsal Live Share (RLS) feature. It now includes multi-participant capabilities. For a detailed discussion of the resource, please check out the webinar we presented to the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) on June 29, 2020.
Given Covid-19 realities, we are putting this out much faster than we would otherwise. Our plan is to post regular updates, hopefully at least once/week, if not every few days. We're working furiously to build out the resource.
Who Should Use This?
Outside of existing RMS Coach licensees (for RMS-prepared musical theatre titles), this is for people who can prepare or supply their own MIDI files. Here is information on our RMS Creator platform, which essentially makes anything possible.
If you're game to take on the task of creating or securing your own content, we'll help you every step of the way. But if you are not sure how to go about it, you can wait a little longer for us to set up a community of content providers. This is very much part of our game plan.
What To Expect
We have tested RLS with sessions of up to 8 participants. This will be a hard limit to start (Director + 8 participants for a 9 person session total). When we have more time to test larger groups, we'll increase the limit, hopefully within the next few weeks. Meanwhile though, we want to gather data and feedback on sessions up to this size. If you're already a subscriber and are interested in beta testing non-public, pre-release versions with larger session groups and/or new features, please contact us.
We've also compiled a list of known issues, things we will fix as part of our regular release routine. Be sure to review this, to steer clear of what we already know is amiss.
On The Docket
The flood-gates are open. It's an exciting (and scary) time for us. A lot of sleepless nights went into this effort, and we're thrilled about putting RLS out into the world. As much we have tested and feel good about where things are though, we know there will be issues in the early days. We trust that our early adopters will understand this is a process - that with your patience and feedback, we can deliver something all the more impactful. We thank you for your collaboration.
The next phase will include optimizing program efficiency, increasing session size, adding recording capabilities, and extending RLS to our other resources. RMS Mix is in the on-deck circle. This will apply the RLS concept beyond standard MIDI into multitrack audio. It will also bring iOS and Android options to RLS.
Please see our outline of longer term plans.
Give It A Try!
Do you have a bit of a pioneering spirit and want to start the adventure right now?