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working remotely with a singer

Postby andy@york » Sat May 29, 2021 2:31 pm

Hi. Is this the right forum??

Our brilliant singer has moved to Malta! The plan is that I send backing tracks and she records. Then she sends me the results for mixing in UK.

With the current setup (using Zoom) we can chat & discuss until she starts recording. But THEN I can’t hear the backing so I get no sense of how everything’s fitting together.

So the problem is how do I, as her producer, hear both her vocals and the backing track so we can discuss afterwards what worked and what didn’t?

Can anyone suggest a way we can set things up so I can hear both track and singer without the backing track leaking into her recording? (She’s recording into a laptop)

If we keep using something like Zoom, the monitoring quality at my end will be poor but I think that would be ok for the purpose. She knows what she’s doing in terms of getting high quality recordings.

Sorry that’s a bit long but we’d be grateful for some brainwaves!
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Re: working remotely with a singer

Postby shufflebeat » Sat May 29, 2021 4:22 pm

Look at OBS and Voicemeeter. I play audio from Reaper and connect it directly to zoom using one/both of them I havent used that setup for a while and several updates have happened since then so I'll be exploring at the same time as you would be.
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