The first "virtual house concert" From The Music Shed
featuring Angie Palmer and supported by Roddy Huggan and Maria Hall with Jeremy Perron, was successfully broadcast via webcam between 3pm and 7pm yesterday (15th March)
.A live DVD recording mixing via 2 cameras ,was also created and sound was recorded on a tascam 24 track also.We did encounter a few technical problems however! firstly with the network connection dropping out and also with audio being broadcast .The latter problem has now been ironed out but networks can always be unpredictable, so we'll be archiving edited footage from the event any forthcoming "Shedstock" concerts and making available from The music shed page on nessmp3.com
3-30pm Opening the event was Roddy Huggan, who played a fantastic set including "Spaceman Speed" ,which is available for download on his nessmp3 page.He instantly created a good party vibe with his laidback and comfortable stage presence, which certainly lowered my tension levels whilst working on the technical problems.
4-30pm Angie Palmer took the stage and impressed us all with her very precise clawhammer picking guitar style and incredible voice.We'd got the broadcast sound problems pretty much sorted by then but at about 5-15pm the broadcast laptop ,(which was running of batteries due whilst we were rewiring the PSU ),decided to die.We managed to boot up again in about 5 mins and Angie(who was very very cool about this and took time out to interact with folk in the chatframe ) managed to play another couple of songs to end her brilliant set
.6-15pm Maria Hall and Jeremy Perron finished of the event with some great original tracks, which were very varied ,some of which i'd describe as psychadelic folk .We had to wind up by 8pm, as band local band "Toecutter" were booked in for a rehearsal .
All in all I'd say it was a success considering the problems encountered ,we had around 25 concurrent viewers from 3 till 7pm and around 50 folk in the chat frame and I'm sure that figure would have been more, had the networks held up ! its a good start and lessons were learned ,so we expect the next event to run more smoothly.
Many thanks to all who attended, both physically and virtually .Special thanks to the performing artists,( who were very understanding about the hitches) ,Steve Smith, who introduced the artists and provided refreshments ,Maria Hall for running the chatframe and donating a camcorder to The Music Shed project ,Jeremy, for technical assistance and providing some equipment needed and Kevin Scanlan, for lend of a 2nd camera.The DVD and audio will be edited and mixed over the next week or 2 and performing artists will get a copy posted out to them.
Links http://www.angiepalmer.com http://www.nessmp3.com/music/Roddy_Huggan http://www.nessmp3.com/music/Maria_Hall http://www.nessmp3.com/music/shed