Virtual Choir Recorder for Directors
First choose a choir code (we suggest something simple but more than 5 letters).
Then upload a track (even if it's just a test track). After that, you can share the choir code with your choir.
IMPORTANT: YOU CAN NOW UPLOAD TRACKS AND DOWNLOAD RECORDINGS from planetchoir.com
DO give you choir members a link to the app (you can just link to our website) and give them the choir code that you have chosen. Upload at least one track before you do this so that they can be sure it is working. Once they enter your choir code, they will be able to record the tracks you have uploaded.
If you are unable to mix the track yourself, then please see our website for mixing services that we can provide. But remember, we can only mix it if you have followed the guidelines to keep your choir singing in time.
I hope this helps and I look forward to hearing your mixes and your choirs! There is an astonishing variety of choirs and hearing all the different kinds of music you record will be a truly wonderful experience.
1) If possible, have a metronome tick, or at least a strong rhythm on your track.
2) If possible, put a voice on the track too. This one is especially useful as it will keep them in tune as well as help them keep to the correct note lengths.
3) If you can, provide different versions of the track with all parts sung (eg SOP track, ALTO track, TENOR track).
4) If your tracks can’t be sung, then perhaps there could be an instrument playing them? What if the track is A Capella? Then you STILL need to provide them with a backing track. Remember, the app only records their voices so the track need never be heard.
Above all else though, the most important of these tips is the rhythm. They MUST be able to easily sing along with the track and stay in time. If they do not stay in time, it will be almost impossible to mix them together when they have completed their tracks.
It's a LOT easier than using the app interface. We suggest you use this rather than the app upload function.
When you are ready....Your choir need a backing track that is best suited to help them a) stay in time and b) sing the right notes. The (musical) quality of the backing track is not what’s important for now; what is important is that it helps your choir sing what you want them to sing. Do NOT use 'special' characters like *-"' etc when you name your song. Letters and numbers only. eg Song Title SOP.
Here are my tips for achieving the best recording: