We are not for profit CIC that primarily support children, young people and adults with additional needs, learning difficulties and mental health problems through music. During these 'lockdowns' we had to convert around 85% of our mentoring, collaboration and audio work online. As a practitioner myself the first thing I did was to read all and everything SOS put in their mag's about remote music collaboration and the articles were SO helpful!
I have found that using my phone or pad to call the participants via Zoom and then plugging in the output of that device to our mixing console, we are able to use the ListenTo
plugin from Audio Movers (as recommended by SOS) to stream the output with very little latency for the person at the other end. We are then able to record the users voice through their device or microphone directly into our DAW through the preamps/console. We can also record any apps they are using such as synths.
We are able to 'share' our screen because we mount the device we are calling the user from on a handy stand pointed at the DAW machine in the studio so they are still getting a proper experience.
It's amazing because are still able to support people in releasing new musical works week after week. The quality of the recordings is not the best (unless the other person has a decent microphone, and we have done proper remote reocdings with great results thanks to SOS) but it's doable, useable and more importantly enjoyable and rewarding for the participants. It's actually been a life saver for many people, literally! Tackling this isolation is so important.
It still doesn't beat being together nodding heads and tapping feet in a sweaty control room for hours though:)
There are lots of examples of how we are doing this here - www.beatthis.org