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On Saturday, September 23, 2000, as part of the 109th Audio Engineering Society Convention in Los Angeles, the McGill Jazz Orchestra, conducted by Gordon Foote, performed in McGill's Redpath Hall.

The concert was heard, and seen, in the Norris Theater at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. Twelve channels of high-resolution, production quality sound (24bit/96KHz PCM) were transmitted over the new high speed internet networks CA*net3 in Canada and Internet2 in the U.S in real-time. An MPEG-2 video stream was also transmitted using Cisco Systems's IP/TV system. In Los Angeles, the 12-channel audio stream was mixed by world-renowned recording engineers Brant Biles and Bob Margoulef and fed into the 5.1 channel sound system of the Norris Theater, while the video stream was projected on a large screen. This is a first for transmitting a live performance of this quality over the Internet.

Related links: High-resolution multichannel audio over the Internet