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Live Video Streaming
Live Streaming is exploding on to the world stage. It is the biggest thing on the internet at the moment. Crash Symphony Productions has taken full advantage of the latest Live video Streaming technology- we have the capability to host live gigs for bands online. We will set up the artist with our pristine high-end audio equipment, and combine that audio signal with the latest in video multi-camera equipment.
Live Streaming has also found its place in the corporate sector. Companies can broadcast important meetings to their interstate and international branches. This means more easily reaching board members, shareholders and loyal customers.
We offer offsite webcasting to our business clients. We will bring the Live Streaming rig to you. We also provide lapel, boom, and hand-held microphones for business events.
Why is our Live Streaming Service better than a smartphone?
That’s a good question. The answer lies in the equipment we use. When streaming from an iPhone the user is limited to one single mono audio source and a single video feed. When we stream we are able to setup multiple cameras and seamlessly switch between them. We are able to setup many different microphones. A band will require many microphones to get the best sound. A typical rock band will need microphones on the drums, guitar amps, and vocals. We can then process these signals with our high-end audio equipment and merge them into one stereo file. This file is then paired up with our video signals and sent to a webcasting unit. This unit then sends out the signal via the chosen online platform. Essentially, we have maximum capability for the number of microphones and cameras that can be used to fully capture the show. We can also take care of the online platform for you.
Live Video Streaming
The audio and video signals are then combined through our specialised Live Streaming broadcasting equipment and sent out over the web.
The artist can send out a link for their fanbase to log on at a specific time to view the Virtual Gig (or Vig for short) online. Merchandise can be sold to followers through online stores. The artists can also interact with fans. For example, song requests and encores can be made by viewers that artists can choose to fulfil. This is the way that live music is going in the 21st century.
Artists can also leave the Vig with a full live recording of the event so that they can use it for future merchandise and/or promotional material.
Expert Sound Engineers
Working with us means working with the best sound engineers in Sydney
The art of being an excellent sound engineer is not as prominent now that video has become the focus of our world. However, a top quality sound engineer can augment the quality of a production dramatically. When we record a vocal for music or a voice over for an ad we have the ability to enhance every aspect of that recording. The modern tools available to the twenty-first century sound engineer are truly remarkable. Staying on top of the rapid progress is very much a full time job. Let's take a quick look at what work is involved in producing an excellent vocal recording for a typical voice over job.
Our sound engineer will setup the session prior to the talent arriving. In the most extreme cases, often film ADR sessions, the project and microphones will need to be prepared first. Our clients, from film productions companies, are often located in another country like the USA, the UK, or somewhere in Europe. They will send the sound engineer the program material. This will be the video files with SMPTE timecode, the cue sheet, and all specifications required by our sound engineer to capture a similar sound to what was recorded on set.
Once these program elements are received our sound engineer in Sydney will go into Pro Tools and mark out all the cue points on the timeline of the film. Each entry point will have ADR beeps that will help the talent execute their lines in Synch with the film. In ADR the talent's job will be to lip synch in time with their delivery on set. By setting up the project prior to the talent arriving our sound engineer ensures that the session flows smoothly for the talent.
Often these "remote sessions" (where the directors and producers are overseas) are facilitated by software that helps us communicate with the overseas studios. Programs like Zoom and Source-Connect allow sound engineers in both locations to be actively involved in the session. The sound engineer overseas can literally press the recording button in one country and our software will obey the command here in Sydney. The directors and producers can watch the video content on their screen whilst listening to the audio being recorded by our sound engineers in Sydney. It's real-time. It's the modern way. It's remarkable!
In this example, an ADR recording session, the sound engineer would also need to setup two microphones. One would be a lapel mic, similar to what might have been used on set, and the other a shotgun microphone. These two microphones are setup by our sound engineer in Sydney in front of a screen. This is to allow the talent to clearly view the film as they are performing. An iPad is also positioned in close proximity to the microphones. This will have all the cue points and lines that the talent will be reading during the ADR recording session.
During the session the sound engineer will be facilitating the smooth capture of cue lines. They make sure that all the takes of each line are saved for future recall and re-listening, and can even cut recorded takes together to create a composite "best take".
Once the ADR session is complete the post-production work on the re-recorded lines begins. The amount of work that goes into the audio post-production is beyond the scope of this example. However, we can give a few examples of the kind of technology our sound engineer might decide to use on the recorded cue lines. There is software to reduce lip and mouth noises. Harsh sibilant frequency can be curtailed. The synch of the spoken lines can be further tightened by intelligent algorithms that look at the original "on set" spoken audio and literally stretch, cut, and compress lines recorded in our Sydney recording studio and make them even tighter. The list of tasks, options, and enhancements that our sound engineer can apply to a voice recording is enormous.
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