Getting Started:

Step by Step

Step 1: Download and Install
(Directors and Participants)

Step 1 is for both Directors and Participants and it is to download the RLS installer and run it.

Best Practices:

  • If you're looking to create content and/or direct, you'll need to install via Windows or Mac.

  • If you're planning on only being a participant in an RLS session, you also have the option of installing via iPad and iPhone.  Simply navigate to the app store on your device and search, "Rehearsal Live Share."

Step 2: Create and/or Sign In To Your Account
(Directors and Participants)

Step 2 is also for both Directors and Participants and it is to create an account with us (or sign into your account if you already have one.)  

Best Practices:

  • Keep track of the sign-in method you initially create. It's all too easy these days to create a sign-in method for one site, and then come back later and try to sign in with a completely different method. Know that if you sign in to, you can go to settings (upper righthand corner) and add to your sign-in methods - making it possible to sign into the same account in many different ways.

Step 3: Creating Your First Show
(Directors Only)

Step 3 is specifically for the Director and is quite simply to build your custom content and share it to the cloud. We've made a quick video above.

Best Practices and Known Issues:

  • Songs can only contain up to 16 stereo guide tracks, or up to 32 mono tracks 

  • Use Tools > Show Management to switch between currently loaded shows

Step 4: Starting Your Creator Subscription
(Directors Only)

Step 4 is for the Director only and it is to begin the free trial of your Creator subscription. To share original content and Direct RLS sessions, you must be a monthly or yearly subscriber.

Best Practices:

  • You may cancel your subscription by signing into, going to Settings (upper righthand corner) and scrolling down the page till you get to 'Subscription'

Step 5: Sharing Content
(Directors Only)

Step 5 is specifically for the Director and is all about sharing your custom content with your participants. We've made a quick video above.

Step 6: Downloading Content
(Participants Only)

Step 6 is specifically for the Participants and is all about getting the Director's custom content in place. We've made a quick video above.

Best Practices:

  • As mentioned in the video, the easiest way to do this is to download/install/open RLS, and while keeping RLS open, click the Access Link sent to you by your instructor; this goes for both Mac/Windows desktop and iOS devices.

Step 7: Starting An RLS Session
(Director Role)

Step 7 is for the Director and it's to start your first RLS session! This step requires both the Director and Participants to be online, with RLS open. We've made a quick video above.

Best Practices

At this point, you should have the software installed, and be able to open up your backing tracks from within RLS.  However, before starting your first live share session, we highly recommend proceeding to our Pre-session Check page for info on how to correctly configure the equipment components needed for RLS.