The COVID-19 pandemic changed the way we can perform music.
COVID-19 turned the world upside down, and the world of the arts was hit hard. Rehearsals and live performances are slowly making a comeback with restrictions, but the pandemic opened the doors to the endless possibilities of virtual music making. With the right attitude and guidance, you can create a beautiful piece of art from the safety of your own homes.
With live music making a comeback, virtual music making is still great for many reasons. First, performing virtually is great way to safely continue creating media content. It's a tangible product that you can share and cherish forever, with that be on social media, department websites, or video platforms like YouTube and Vimeo. Second, virtual projects encourage personal growth and learning for the performer. With the right guidance, performers can become more critical of their individual musicality and story-telling while recording their parts. It's also a great opportunity to teach your musicians about proper recording technique, file sharing and more. Third, the goal of a virtual project is the same as a concert: to share your art with an audience willing to watch and listen. The only difference is that the audience can watch and listen on their own devices ANYWHERE, not in a specific cathedral or concert hall. Fourth, although a virtual performance can't quite match the feeling of walking off a stage, students and directors can agree that listening to a virtual performance for the first time is extremely comparable if done right. That's where we come in.
Why you should choose Martin Music Productions:
Founder Connor Martin has a degree in music performance and has performed in symphonic bands, orchestras, choirs, chamber ensembles, a cappella groups and more. This experience has lead to a deep understanding of music and a high level of musicianship. Paired with his extensive knowledge in audio and visual production, he understands the important steps and complexity that it takes to create an amazing virtual product.
How we achieve virtual greatness:
- Discuss the project at length and tailor it to your needs, anywhere from a simple audio recording to a full video experience
- Make a schedule and go over MMP's Guidelines for Success to ensure that you and your performers are comfortable and ready to go
- Take the audio files of your performers and use the industry-standard program ProTools to mix your audio to professional quality as if you were hearing it in person
- Use the power of Final Cut Pro X to seamlessly mend all the videos and the finished audio mix into a mesmerizing video
- Share your finished project with the world!!
Other ways to be successful virtually:
Are you trying to produce something yourself but need some guidance? Do you need feedback on your project to give it the spark it deserves? We offer one-on-one Zoom lessons in a variety of topics so you can learn from a pro and make a successful video! These topics include:
- Setting your project up to run smoothly
- Audio: from voice memos to a polished sonic experience
- Video: go beyond your standard grid video
- Being productive in ProTools or Final Cut Pro X
- A Cappella production: vocal editing, drum editing, mixing