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A look inside Deadmau5’s light show

Seeing Deadmau5 for the first time at Outside Lands Festival this summer was a life changing experience for me.  Not only was I expecting a lot musically, but also visually.  In terms of the music, the production was by far the best I’ve ever heard at an electronic show.  Also, I was worried that it would get repetitive, as many electro/house-based shows do.  This was not the case at all.  I found myself trying to do the math in my head on how he was shifting in and out of the basic 4/4 time signatures so smoothly without losing any energy from the crowd.

With that being said, the light show was like absolutely nothing I’ve ever seen.  I couldn’t imagine the production behind it so I found a video that gave me a better idea of how it works.

It looks like a confusing process, but by accomplishing this, I’m sure it will pave the road for more user-friendly techniques to make these light shows more plausible for smaller acts and also push the boundaries even further   Someday we will most likely see the musicians themselves being able to produce their own light shows with ease, while simultaneously performing their music.