For the past couple of months I’ve been researching and testing ways to run a live video feed. What makes my shows so unique is the combination of live music performance (on the keyboard, finger percussion, or on the turntables as instruments) and the DJ set. I really have been wanting to figure out how to bring my live performance closer to the audience by letting them see up close what’s really going on in the booth.
After testing a couple of different laptops, I ended up getting the latest i7 Macbook Pro, which has a dedicated GPU with 2Gigs of RAM. Right now I’m running 3 USB Webcams (1080P resolution) through a Thunderbolt hub for the live video capture. I’m running a program called Modul8, which allows me to show any of the video cameras (right now I’ve got two angles set up at a time) along with video visuals and my logo running in the background. This is just the start of it, but it looks really dope. I’m now a self contained audio and video show. After testing this at the last few shows, I’ve found that crowds really connect with what I’m doing that’s truly “live”.