At the end of October, the Toronto section of the Audio Engineering Society (AES), has held a series of online workshops, thus keeping faithful to the intention, declared on its official site, “of meeting the fourth Tuesday of every month at 7:00 pm, from September to June”.
In one of these live events an old friend of ours, DirectOut’s Product Manager Luca Giaroli, has talked, among other things, also about Vivivaldy’s feats and remote production capabilities.
Luca’s speech was centered on remote production challenges and, after showcasing the evolution of DirectOut’s latest devices, he recalled how the idea leading to ViVivaldy’s project birth came up:
Luca went on to demonstrate what he could do with a Vivivaldy device, connecting a Prodigy in Milan, linked to a computer running a virtual sound-check of Jennifer Lopez, recorded in 2013 by Rick Camp, to an identical Prodigy in Toronto, from where he was speaking. He even publicly pinged the device in Milan to demonstrate his good faith. The results? He could stream flawlessly 2 SRT encoding 48 KHz streams and one UDP monitoring feed, over an ordinary Internet connection, while deciding channels, and levels of the mix remotely, thanks to Vivivaldy VPN tunneling.
One of the (many) beautiful things about this setup is that, since you can remotely control the mixing panel, you can work locally in whatever quality you choose, no matter the dimensions of the files, since they are on your local machine. Once the final product is reviewed, you create a stereo feed and send it over a standard Internet connection. Once the content is uploaded, it’s up to the cloud to distribute it anywhere in the world it is needed so that you can have multicast capabilities.
But you can also consider doing more, like a live concert, as Luca has promptly illustrated:
So the duo ProdigyMP + Vivivaldy could operate this magic: live multicasting and remote production with a neglectable latency, which opens up a road to very interesting scenarios, also because, since then, Vivivaldy cloud tunneling capabilities have improved much and are now to the point of covering up the entire globe.
If what Luca said rings a bell for you, and you would like to know more about Vivivaldy feats or if you ever want to submit a specific audio application case, don’t hesitate to reach us out at https://www.vivivaldy.com/contacts/