Music . Ramblings . Stream . Music

Rome wasn't built in a day

...and neither is building a streaming community apparently. Stream 6 and 10 followers. But, thats 4 streams in a row on schedule. Video and Audio are synced and I am happy with the way it sounds. Had a suggestion from a viewer to mute the effect plug-ins between songs, which sparked the idea to Share Screen between macs so I can now control the audio from the vocal booth. Although, I did forget to record to Pro Tools this time. 

Other progress was made with being able to edit the stream videos. My plan is to cut out the songs I performed well and post them to my Youtube page and brand new Vimeo Page. But, before I could do that I had to find a way to edit the video and re-sync the audio because it was nudged off in the recording (picture how all the other characters in a Jackie Chan movie look). I didn't want to spend any money on video editing software and tried a handful of applications. 

Then I found Media Composer First, which let me nudge the audio and ALOT more, and its totally free. Unfortunately, the current Apple Operating System I use wouldn't run it. Little back story, when I kept upgraded the OS over the years on my Power Mac it became slower and slower and ProTools HD 10 was lagging and choppy. I created a new OS10 boot downgrading back to 10.7 (From High Sierra to Lion). So I need to boot into Sierra when I want to use Media Composer. BUT... A while back I had the male end of a headphone jack break off in the headphone port on my Power Mac (I tried all the tricks to get it out that I could find online with no luck) AND my OMNI HD audio interface won't pair with Sierra, unless I upgrade the firmware which would make Pro Tools HD 10 not function properly forcing me to upgrade to Pro Tools HD 12 which would cost about $500 and my computer would self destruct. My only other option was to use my Rolls PM50S Personal Monitor Amp connected to the back analog output. Needless to say, that took up a big portion of my week. 

The audio/video synching issue was caused by simultaneously streaming while recording locally. I found by only streaming I also fixed an issue where if I don't record and stream in the same format the video reduces to 6 frames/min. Thanks to RedAngel_PS4 and Scricket245 for letting me know. Streams 3, 4 and 5 were basically audio only. There is a big learning curve to Media Composer First but I'm getting the hang of it.

Here is my progress with the stream thus-far;

Stream Progress

I liked this rendition of Cold Shot from the November 20th Stream. I was just improvising and about to play Comfortably Numb when I was infected with the SRV virus... The video quality wasn't the best because I downloaded it off Twitch from the stream. I added the YouTube 8mm filter to hide some of the rendering issues. 

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