This page is a complete guide to getting setup as a director for Rehearsal Live Share.
If you are a participant looking for a setup guide, see our Getting Started: Participants page.
Step 1: Install Rehearsal Live Share
To get started, directors must first install the RLS application. Note that directors must use the desktop version of Rehearsal Live Share on Windows or Mac to build shows and direct live share sessions. You can download RLS for Mac or Windows by going to the downloads page.
Once there, click the link corresponding to the platform you are using. Doing so will download an RLS installer to your downloads folder. Double-click the installer to begin the install process. You may be prompted to provide your computer’s admin password. After interacting with setup dialogs, the installation will be completed, and you will find a shortcut on your desktop to open rehearsal live share. Once installation is completed, proceed to the next step.
Step 2: Create and/or Sign In To Your Account
Step 2 is to create an account with us (or sign into your account if you already have one.)
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 accounts.rms.biz, 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
Step 3 is 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
Step 4 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.
If you decide to cancel your subscription, you may do so by signing into accounts.rms.biz, going to Settings (upper righthand corner) and scrolling down the page till you get to 'Subscription'
Step 5: Sharing Content
Step 5 is all about sharing your custom content with your participants. After uploading your show to the cloud, you will be provided with an access link. You can copy that link and send it to your cast members, students, or musical collaborators who will act as participants in Rehearsal Live Share. Once the access link is sent to them, they may visit our Getting Started: Participants page for a short and easy guide to getting setup with your newly created show in RLS.
Setup is complete, but before your first session:
We highly recommend proceeding to our Pre-session Check page for info on how to correctly configure your equipment components needed for RLS. Once you've checked that headphones, microphone, and camera are working on your computer, and you have one or more participants setup with your show in RLS; you're ready to start directing live share sessions.
Starting An RLS Session
Now that setup is complete, you're ready to start your first live share session! This requires both the Director and Participants to be online, with RLS open. Watch the video above to see a walkthrough of a typical session. If you run into issues, be sure to check out our other support pages, or contact us for technical support.