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Speedify LIVE: Faith In the Glitch, Electronic Music Livestreaming
September 9, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT
How to Live Stream Electronic Music
Faith in the Glitch, based in New York City, is creating DJ sets and musical experiences for people on Twitch and YouTube. He's into electronic dance music, entertaining people online with synthwave, electroswing and other related genres.
Watch this Speedify Live episode and find out more about the gear Faith in the Glitch uses, DJ gear, effects unit, OBS plugins, mobile rig, Lucy Liberty and many other interesting aspects of live streaming DJ sets online.
Here are our 5 takeaways from our talk with Faith in the Glitch:
- Faith has actually started streaming about 6 years ago, as a way to keep himself active and in practice, first only streaming for friends, but his streams eventually became regular events especially with Twitch starting to give artists a real platform.
- His at-home DJ setup is quite complex: centered around a limited edition Pioneer XDJ-RX2, a TC Helicon goXLR mini multichannel mixer is used to separate the mic and music so it’s easier to edit the audio for YouTube videos, and open source OBS is used for its ability to set up automatic scene switching between four cameras.
- Faith’s advice to both streamers and DJs getting started: say and play things that are interesting. Think about why someone would watch you, find a niche, something you’re good at, and bring your passion into what you’re doing.
- Speedify can be used in many ways, and Faith and his team are building a Speedify hardware device, running on Linux. The plan is to have six 1GB NIC cards, 3rd gen Intel core i7, 16GB, DDR3 RAM and 120GB SSD, with a bunch of USB inputs and Ethernet outputs, as well as antennas, all just slightly bigger than a CD case.
- After streaming for six years, Faith has experienced all sorts of Streamergencies. One time he was having a particularly rough week with his Internet, so his stream dropped, viewership halved immediately. He remembered he had Speedify set up for his mobile streaming rig, pulled out one of his hotspots, set it up with Speedify on his home system, and has never seen the problem since.
If you lose Internet connection during a stream, you'll lose your audience. They'll switch to something else, there's too many entertainment options. So I just pulled out one of several hotspots I have, hooked it up, cranked up Speedify and it has never been a problem since!