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Audio and Video
do live webcasts, and can convert audio and video into Real formats.
you are a musician that wants streaming RealAudio files for your web site, I can
convert and host your music. I charge $5 per minute of music to convert it to
a RealAudio format that can be streamed to 28.8 modems and $1 per minute of music,
per year, for hosting. (I round up to the nearest minute.) The hosting is billed
on an annual basis. This is the same level of compression I use for the TestingTesting
archives (see below). Email for quotes
if you want a higher quality conversion for broadband connections.
can do entire songs or part of a song. I provide a text file, with a .ram extension,
that you host on your web site. All you need to do is link to the provided .ram
file. The .ram file contains the pathname for the RealAudio file and causes the
RealPlayer to load and play the file when your listeners click on the link. You
will need to provide instructions, on your web site, for going to the Real site
(www.real.com) to download the free RealPlayer.
convert video files into the Real format. Please email
did my first Internet webcast in March, 1997. I started the regular webcast of
TestingTesting, from my living room, in August, 1998. TestingTesting is webcast
every other Monday evening. Check out the last year's archives.
We have done four concerts, including a memorable one by Christine
do live and archived shows using audio and video.
you're lucky enough to be invited to play on TestingTesting don't miss the chance.
It's great fun and cutting edge.
of the Net
This quirky, 30-min. live improvisational interactive webcast from
Whidbey Island in Puget Sound has artists raving. Extensive archives - video too!
A real find.
Folk Music, About.com
had a blast! Fans and friends thousands of miles away actually becoming part of
the show. The archive has allowed folks who missed it (including prospective venue
bookers) to just click on & listen in! Great storytelling, great house musicians
with that "and the music played the band" ethic - all live from scenic
Whidbey Island - what's not to like!?
"Christine Lavin - The High Cost of Lavin" in the June 2001 issue of
We did a show [TestingTesting]
... where where there were 100 slots for people to log on and listen to the show
and chat during the show. And it was one of the most unique experiences I've ever
had as a performer. Every two or three songs the radio hostit was like a
radio broadcast, except it was on the Internetwould interrupt and say, "Christine,
Annie who's listening in Detroit would like to know if you would do such-and-such."
The next day, they gave me a full printout of all the chatting that was going
on during the show-from the people who were at home in their pajamas in
front of their computerand we had about 200 people in the audience. I've
only done it once, but I really liked it. So it's a live concert, with interaction
involved because of the Internet, and you can't do that if it's just on the radio.