Well yesterday was a bit panicky because Harry (musical Director) had done mp3 files for the choirs and sent to Paul at St Mary’s - The Crooked Spire Choir. Paul had then asked for MIDI files which Harry duly created and sent out. I then sent these last week to the Dronfield Choir and Rob without checking them. One of the sopranos emailed me yesterday saying she was having trouble with the MIDI file for her part.
It turned out that they had the required number of silent bars before their part. This is fine if using in a notation package to view the score. If you try and play it however the ‘wheel of death’ comes on. I think it is the silent bars that cause this problem although I haven’t confirmed that. The mp3’s have now been sent and a deadline of 9th November so hopefully I’ll get some ‘choir files’ for the finale of Stage 2 – Wonderful (the windlass song)
Today Peter and I were debating about microphones. Depending on what the actors record on we need a particular Rode mic ME (or ME L for ‘lightning’ connection)
Kevin -the sound mastering engineer -recommended we get a mic for their singing.
Planning to firstly send one out to Chris Blades for his Robert song – This House Will Keep a Welcome. It will arrive next Wednesday. (£4.95 delivery) Hope that is soon enough.
£29 delivery if we want it there sooner.
Also, paid $125 for our original showcase to have a place in the New Zealand Fringe (online) next February and March today.