Covid-19 safe in-car/outdoor singing overview
The idea here is having Covid safe rehearsals for singers. This is done by having everyone isolated in their own car. Everyone has a microphone and listens to a mix of everyone together over either their car's FM radio, or a portable MP3 player with an FM radio. Chorus members had previously tried multiple times to use "real time" internet based software such as Jamulus. The inherent latency of both the internet and typical laptop audio (30 to 80 milliseconds), coupled with the difficulty of configuring said laptops in the first place, eliminated that as a viable option for the chorus. The latency is a big problem for a capella singing in particular. Both of these issues are addressed with the set up outlined next.