Live@Newport Virtual Theme Night - Sat 7 November
Steeleye Span; the pioneering English folk rock band who, along with Fairport Convention, introduced the electric guitar to traditional British folk songs. From their debut in 1969 to date they have recorded over 20 studio albums.
Acts can perform a maximum of two songs that have been recorded by Steeleye Span. The arrangement and style of performance can be as quirky as you like. Put in your expression of interest by filling in the online form.
Need a few tips on using Zoom for a musical performance? Scroll down for some tips.
Entries open Friday 25 September and close Friday 16 October (or when we’ve got enough acts).
Venue: Performance via Zoom
Date: Saturday 7 November, 7pm
Entry - No charge (but feel free to donate to the Club).
We encourage people to BYO refreshments and make a night of it!
All rehearsals and performances for this event must comply with Health Department restrictions on movement and gatherings - see DHHS 'reopening roadmap' for more information.
Our events now take place on Zoom. However, Zoom is designed for meetings, so the standard audio setup is not ideal for music. In fact, Zoom will actively suppress any sound that's not a speaking voice - if you leave the default settings in place. However, you can make your music sound better with a few simple steps:
This video takes you through the steps:
Note: the video assumes you're already in a meeting, but you don't need to start a meeting to change your audio settings. You can also access the audio settings panel if you just start Zoom and click the gear in the top right corner, then select Audio. For first-time Zoom users, you can also watch the video from the beginning.
The microphone built into your laptop or webcam is usually cheap and designed for speaking voices only. If you want better sound you could invest in an external microphone. The simplest type to use are USB microphones - they plug straight into a USB port. If you're using an external mike, you'll need change your Zooom audio settings to use that mike.
Here are a few that our members have recommended:
Shop around for the best prices. The Samson is the cheapest and simplest, and it still sounds good.
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