We encourage everyone to submit both audio and video, but if you’d prefer to just submit audio then that’s fine. If you have questions or need any help anything please drop Craig a line: firstname.lastname@example.org or give him a call: 07541 991 897. Alternatively check in on the SOL Family! Facebook Group for news of the project.
To begin download your part and the two backing tracks. The audio backing track is just the music. The video backing track includes directions to cue your moves! You can find these here: bit.ly/SOLdigital Once you’re familiar with the music follow the steps below…
When you’re finished recording please send your files via:
The deadline for submissions is midnight Sunday 31 May.
You will need:
Simply record your part whilst you play along to the backing track (play this via your headphones). Aim for a high degree of rhythmic accuracy/ensemble with the backing track. If you have the last note of the piece, please hold it to the bar line.
Recording audio only: On an iPhone you can use the Voice Memos app or similar to record just audio. On Android you can use the Voice Recorder app. As a final resort, you can use your video camera for this purpose which will obviously capture both audio and video; when we receive the file we can separate these and only keep the audio. A voice memo however is preferable.
You will need:
IMPORTANT: For everyone’s videos to match we need to all use the same settings. These are standard settings which everyone’s device should have, but they might look different on different devices.
iPhones: check this in Settings/Camera/Record Video.
Choose the setting: 1080p HD at 30 fps.
Important Framing Reminder
Relax: remember if you have bars’ rest, just remain relaxed and still.
Look no wobbles: if your assistant isn’t able to hold the camera steady, you can use a music stand set nice and tall to rest the phone on. Or a wheelie bin!
Remember, if you get help with this from someone else obey social distancing rules and use hand sanitiser/hand washing to minimise the risk of transmission. If your assistant is not from your household they should use their own phone to record you, thereby eliminating the risk of transmission.