Using the delayed audio and video from Facebook Live, the band ‘The Academic’ managed to create an incredible loop version of their song “Bear Claws.” Just watch the video!
Anytime you go live on social media or stream a Facebook live video, you’ll notice that there’s always a bit of delay in the feed. If you’ve ever been on a conference call, even a short delay is noticeable enough to make things slightly odd, but on platforms like Facebook Live, the delay can be multiple seconds and damn awkward.
While most people just sigh and go along with it, the band “The Academic” embraced it.
Using the delayed audio and video from Facebook Live, the band created a loop version of their song “Bear Claws.” It’s easier to understand if you get to see it in action, but to give you the summary, the band first performs on a Facebook Live feed that’s then projected behind them. They sync up and perform with the same delayed feed a few seconds later, and as the song progresses, it gets more and more interesting.
The band explained on Youtube
“We rearranged each instrument on our single “Bear Claws” to fit Facebook Live’s delay, with each loop getting more and more complex, adding instruments, melodies, and rhythms. Additionally, by projecting the video live from the soundstage we created an infinite tunnel loop consisting of all the previously recorded loops“
This, IMO, has to be the coolest way to turn a tech flaw into beautiful music.
Track: Bear Claws by The Academic
Using the delayed audio and video from Facebook Live, The Academic managed to create an incredible loop version of their song "Bear Claws."
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