Focus: Audio Quality and Livestreaming

Introduction

As we are writing this post we are entering the second month of quarantine and confronting projections that large gatherings for live music may not return for some time—an ominous scenario for our communities. The sudden and necessary prevalence of live-streamed performances takes on greater significance as we imagine a near future of connecting with remote audiences.

Given the conditions of isolation, there is an expectation during current live-streamed performances that the artist serve simultaneously as technician and performer. At the same time, the audience mem