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Different outputs to wireless monitors
Old 1st August 2019
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Different outputs to wireless monitors

Hi, first post here.

I've run into an interesting challenge and was hoping to get some ideas. I'm working on a 360 degree video (but that's just for context; this isn't about doing any post work for 360 degrees). The video features 8 dancers, who will each be dancing to their own music track. It's a one take sort of thing because of the 360 degree element, so we have to find a way to get all 8 dancers their individual music tracks in sync with each other, which is the real kicker here.

My initial idea was just to put all 8 tracks into a Pro Tools session, connect a bunch of Bluetooth headphones to the computer, and then change the output for each track to the different headphones.
Now, the problems with this that I've learned are 1) I can only connect 7 devices to the computer at once, which is a limitation of Bluetooth and 2) Pro Tools doesn't play nice with Bluetooth headsets anyways.

I'm at a bit of a loss now. My cohort was thinking of just putting a click track at the beginning of each track, offsetting the start times of each one, and then successively hitting play on 8 phones to achieve a sort of manual sync. It just seems like there should be an easier way to do this, but we're not sure which other avenues to pursue at this point.

Do you have any suggestions on approaches I could take to tackle this issue? Again, what it comes down to is playing 8 different tracks for 8 different dancers in sync, regardless of how, whether I use Pro Tools or not.
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