Guildhall School of Music & Drama installs low-latency tech for digital Autumn events season


Guildhall School has made a significant investment in NDI video and Dante Audio Networks which enable low-latency collaboration between spaces in the school.

This allows large-scale musical collaboration whilst ensuring social distancing amongst players and performers, particularly in the coronavirus climate.

The technology supports the work the recording and audio visual department has already undertaken in building a world-class Solid State Logic (SSL) analogue mix facility, as well as a state-of-the art TV Studio control room, that allows for streaming and broadcast from 30 venues and classrooms within the school.

Head of recording and audio visual, Julian Hepple, said: “Our recording and broadcast facilities at Guildhall School are among the best in the world.

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“We’re really proud that the school has a state-of-the-art digital facility to allow our students to collaborate and share their work with audiences and participants in new exciting ways.

“The aim of technology is always to bring performers and audiences closer together, and whilst that is a challenge in physical spaces, we are excited about all the opportunities we have in the digital domain.

“My eternal thanks to our tireless install team, SSL, NewTek, BirdDog TV, DataSound Consulting and Dylan Bate Project Management.”

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