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Yeah, I've been watching his stream off and on. It's kind of cool to see how he works.
posted by empath at 5:27 PM on March 24, 2012


Deadmau5 rocks, well except for those annoying Skrillexy parts in a couple tracks.
I've always liked Skinny Puppy, so harsh doesn't bother me per se, but ..
posted by jeffburdges at 5:38 PM on March 24, 2012


What's up with that video... it's like frames are slightly out of order or something.
posted by delmoi at 8:51 PM on March 24, 2012


It looks like an interlaced source that has been deinterlaced using alternate fields where they have used the wrong field first. So you instead of frames A B C D at 59.94p you get B A D C at 59.94p.

If it is the case that not everyone is seeing this effect it could be that premium de-interlacing (reconstructing 59.94p) is being done in realtime by the flash player client on machines that are fast enough to support this feature (revealing jitter due to incorrect field order), whereas on clients not seeing this effect a less demanding de-interlacing process might be discarding half the fields such that the final video at 29.97p has no jitter.

29.97/59.94p could be 24/48p or 25/50p but the effect is the same. Sure result is jittery (due to someone not ticking the right box) but it seems to fit Joel's manic creative personality and I like the effect.

On the actual post, I think this is really cool. When I first started playing with desktop video in the 90's, I imagined we would get to this live interactive video stuff a lot sooner. I thought this kind of connected computer aided telepresence collaboration would be how everyone would be working in the year 2012.
posted by vicx at 9:23 PM on March 24, 2012 [2 favorites]


Hadn't heard of Deadmau5, read the post assuming that "some guy named Chris" was the famous person who was helping out some artist trying to make it big calling himself Deadmau5.
posted by arnicae at 10:09 PM on March 24, 2012


This is very very very cool! Well, as a concept- it's a good but unspectacular track.

It is my sincere hope that this isn't an anomaly in the future- that this is the future. We are blessed to live in a time where literally millions of people can make music, taking as the many varied inspirations... the entire human race: every sound, every rhythm, every sample and track, every vocal styling, all available to inspire, mimic, or meld at the merest whim. And those new and more complex sounds will echo around the planet 8 times a second, inspiring newer and more complex sounds.

I don't mean to be hyperbolic, because this is just a generic electronic track... but it's one of several great signs in our human push to make music. Eventually, as the feedback makes everyone a little smarter and savvier about music, and as iterations and evolutions take minutes- not months- to complete, we're going to create a virtual Beethoven in the cloud.

And that is when music will finally return to what it was always supposed to be- where the 100 years of copyright and publishing rights and middlemen delivery markups and payola will be the real anomaly- only this time we'll be singing in the darkness around a campfire big enough to encompass 7 billion voices.
posted by hincandenza at 10:15 PM on March 24, 2012 [1 favorite]


This is really cool. I love seeing things like this in action.
posted by spiderskull at 10:30 PM on March 24, 2012


Arnicae, deadmau5 is big enough to have been referenced in the show Grim. He's HUGE.

I really liked more ghosts n stuff, but have been fairly meh about his output otherwise.
posted by flaterik at 12:35 AM on March 25, 2012


Arnicae, deadmau5 is big enough to have been referenced in the show Grim. He's HUGE.

Here's my level of knowledge about electronic music: When I first read about deadmau5 on Metafilter, I thought to myself "So he's like DJ Wretched Kat on Grimm?".
posted by Justinian at 12:42 AM on March 25, 2012


Watching this sort of reminded me of the Charlie Sheen meltdown series of live streams, except this time I was totally happy for people, not feeling smug at the odd "downfall" of others.
posted by crasiman at 12:44 AM on March 25, 2012


What, no obvious IT'S CHRIS JAMES, BITCH! remarks yet?

This and the Mars post have really made my mefi day.
posted by PapaLobo at 2:08 AM on March 25, 2012


Deadmau5 very publicly dissed c418. I'm not a huge fan but I felt terrible for c418.
posted by Ad hominem at 2:58 AM on March 25, 2012 [1 favorite]


What's up with that video... it's like frames are slightly out of order or something.

Yeah, it was doing that on my mac when I was watching the live stream.
posted by empath at 5:14 AM on March 25, 2012


Ad hominem: Deadmau5 very publicly dissed c418.

c418's spare, simple snatches of haunting music are perfect for Minecraft... but from a musical perspective, most people could come up with similarly pleasing work with not much messing around in modern software suites. I've been a little surprised myself that he's gotten such recognition for the work. I'm glad he's found success through Minecraft, but I'm not surprised there's some pushback from more experienced artists.
posted by gilrain at 9:28 AM on March 25, 2012


Here's my level of knowledge about electronic music: When I first read about deadmau5 on Metafilter, I thought to myself "So he's like DJ Wretched Kat on Grimm?".


Ha, ditto. When I first saw the picture, I thought, "Too bad, this guy thinks his best idea for a career can be had by wearing a silly costume made popular to teenage ravers as an alt-Pied Piper on a tv show.
posted by arnicae at 2:11 PM on March 25, 2012


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