How Muséik Works - The Basics

How Muséik Works - The Basics

Muséik is designed to keep a perfect media sync throughout a live performance. To do this you will need a live person to run the software. This person should be tasked with running the software only. The conductor or an active player in the ensemble are not good choices for your Muséik operator. A percussionist with no part in the piece or an assistant conductor are excellent Muséik operator choices.

The Muséik operator will sit at the computer interface during your performance and "play" the digital media in real time, just as if it were another musician on stage.

To do this the operator will grab the Tempo Slider with the computer mouse and drag it to the right (to make the media play faster) or to the left (to make the media play slower). The objective to to make sure that the notes passing under the red "Now Bar" in the score window of the interface match the notes being played live on stage. As long as the notes in the interface and the music played on stage match, all your media will be perfectly syncd with your performance.

NOTE:  Adjusting the playback tempo of the media does not impact the look of the film or the pitch of your audio files. However, it is best practice to keep the sync in tact measure-by-measure to avoid the need to use the extreme edges of the tempo slider. While the tempo slider was designed to limit playback adjustments to prevent major distortion in the media, allowing the media to play at either extreme of the tempo slider will cause minor distortion to the media files. 

Because Muséik operates exactly like a musical instrument it is strongly suggested that the software be set up on stage with the rest of the performers.  The conductor and Muséik operator will quickly learn that communication between them - both verbal and non-verbal - is a critical requirement in keeping the sync.
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