live-performance + live-stream at OT301 Amsterdam
For the live-streamed performance, which was also live in space (with sound through the speakers as well as mixed through a sound card to OBS), I played all tracks through Reaper. I was able to loop certain sections of specific tracks, play complete songs and jump in and out of a track to accompany the action on stage. Difficulties that arose were:
1. Unclean loops (beginnnings and endings were hard to select)
2. Slightly imprecise operations (in jumping back and forth within a track)
3. My sounds were always on; I didn't have direct access to the mixing table, so every mistake was heard
4. Some of the clicks/unplanned noises were already within the track.
To counter these difficulties, I would consider using Soundplant for live mixing, and/or look for other platforms, which would help with nrs 1 and 2; finetuning my recording and editing skills, which would include subtracting unwanted noise, recording at the right volume levels, and learning which proximity from the microphone is necessary when speaking. I would also like to work with a mixing table, connecting my computer and microphone to it, listen to the sounds in a large space and practice the handling of changing tracks, looping, and fading in and out. I would like to continue the practice, as tried out during this residency, of being both operator and performer, on and off stage; en/mesh oper-former and onstageoff.