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Orchestral Recording and Live Webcasting at McGill University

Recording and broadcasting live audio and video of a large student orchestra performance can be a tremendous challenge but can also be a great educational experience when organized properly. The most important aspects to succeed in this task are assembling a team of students with the adequate technical skills to resolve potential problems and putting together an efficient system that can handle potential problems such as power outages or digital audio workstation failure. This kind of event prepares the students for real life scenarios where they will encounter similar workflows and will be able to spot and prevent technical flaws that could compromise the success of future events. Finally, having a group of students with assigned responsibilities will improve their teamwork skills and allow them to communicate with peers outside their area of expertise.

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