Filming yourself while playing

CommanderRoss

Silver Member
I've done a few videos of myself & it's greatly improved how I present myself. Posture & overall look improved.
How I sound was good as well. It allowed me to hear how what I'm playing fits into the songs & whether or not it works.
 
I've been using a metronome that gives me lots of feedback, and that was a real shock when I first used it - but as someone else has said, the first step to fixing a problem is knowing that there is a problem. Anything you can do to make yourself more aware of areas for improvement is going to help you in the long run.
 

Auspicious

Well-known member
I've been using a metronome that gives me lots of feedback, and that was a real shock when I first used it - but as someone else has said, the first step to fixing a problem is knowing that there is a problem. Anything you can do to make yourself more aware of areas for improvement is going to help you in the long run.
I agree! for both points, the metronome and knowing there is a problem in the first place.

The metronome is quite brutal also, I use it while practicing the rudiment and it's a real bully, it's telling ME, you suck man. :ROFLMAO:
 

wraub

Well-known member
I use my Tama Rhythm Watch all the time, it's probably one of my best purchases.
No doubts at all about the count, there's no room to be wrong.
It's useful. :)
 

Justinhub2003

Well-known member
Yea. I have my recording interface and Logitech Brio 4K webcam hooked up to my Mac.

And I use quicktime to capture both audio and video, except I’m able to have the audio come from my DAW instead of the camera mic.

This gives me easy access to HD video synced up with close miked drum audio with zero editing.

Watching these videos over time helipad me correct some bad habits that I could only see not feel while playing
 

Auspicious

Well-known member
Yea. I have my recording interface and Logitech Brio 4K webcam hooked up to my Mac.

And I use quicktime to capture both audio and video, except I’m able to have the audio come from my DAW instead of the camera mic.

This gives me easy access to HD video synced up with close miked drum audio with zero editing.

Watching these videos over time helipad me correct some bad habits that I could only see not feel while playing
what is a DAW?

I thought about something similar (i think) a couple of days ago, hooking a webcam and hooking a better quality microphone in the computer at the same time.. Webcam USB with no microphone and quality microphone mini stereo or USB. I doubt I have an application do record sync both.

But the price of microphones is simply way to high to compete against a Zoom 4k Camera which will record the video and the audio together.

I recorded myself tonight again and it's pure shit, I can't believe it once more. I am starting to wonder if the camera could lack some FPS or offsetting the sound from the video.

Make believe, probably. 😅
 

Auspicious

Well-known member
I use my Tama Rhythm Watch all the time, it's probably one of my best purchases.
No doubts at all about the count, there's no room to be wrong.
It's useful. :)
Ok ok It's a nice metronome, it's like the Cadilac of the metronomes. I like the beat volume option and the large wheel to adjust the BPM, that's a nice option too, fast.

 

Auspicious

Well-known member
I can't be in front of the screen no more today, it's starting to make me sick..

Thanks for demystifying DAW for me Cbphoto.. @Justin is it some kind of external unit or computer software kind of management?
 

Justinhub2003

Well-known member
I can't be in front of the screen no more today, it's starting to make me sick..

Thanks for demystifying DAW for me Cbphoto.. @Justin is it some kind of external unit or computer software kind of management?

My setup isn't cheap however you can make it much cheaper.

My setup is:

Hardware:

Logictech Brio 4k Webcam
( I have 2 of them, one is mounted in the corner of my room giving me an left over the shoulder view, the other on a Tripod)

Focusrite 18i20 Gen 3 USB Interface: This gives me 8 mic inputs to connect to my Mac.. this is $499 But you can get different USB interfaces for as cheap as 100 bucks if you want to use less Mics.

2013 Mac Pro Quad Core, 16gb Ram, 1TB SSD:

Earthworks DK7 Mic kit plus an AKG D112 and a few SM57's


Software:

Logic Pro X
( My DAW, However you can use Garage band as well and its free with even the cheapest Mac mini)

OBS (Open Broadcast Software, a freeware program that always you to host live streams from it and manage multiple video sources and audio sources)

SoundFlower: Free app I use to send DAW output to my headphones but also send it to OBS and Quicktime

QuickTime: Free with every Mac, it allows me to use the Brio Webcam for video, the output from my Daw as the audio and records it disk in real time, this is nice as I usually would record the audio and video separate and would have to edit them together in iMovie)

MIDI settings in OS X: This is where I configure Soundflower and also configure my 2 interfaces to form one ( I have more than 8 inputs)



It seems like a lot when I typed it up. But its a really simple process and can be made much easier and cheaper. I've all this stuff over the pandemic. I have zero A/V knowledge. I am IT guy so I am able to understand the Mac well and figure things out on my own.


But what I just listed is my set for recording, live Streaming and also just recording video with high quality audio.



Another Route I explored was a Microphone kit from sure that connects to the iPhone. So you ok audio with the iPhones very capable video recording
 

SomeBadDrummer

Well-known member
Here we go, exposing myself to potential criticism and ridicule of my peers. Just like the first day of school. After some yard work just cutting loose for some fun.
 

MntnMan62

Junior Member
Filming myself while playing? You mean like drum porn? I don't know. I'm pretty shy. I feel much more comfortable with my clothes on. Maybe I'm a prude or whatever. But I just have a problem with all those wood splinters flying around from playing the hi hat or doing rim shots. They are dangerous while naked.
 

SomeBadDrummer

Well-known member
Filming myself while playing? You mean like drum porn? I don't know. I'm pretty shy. I feel much more comfortable with my clothes on. Maybe I'm a prude or whatever. But I just have a problem with all those wood splinters flying around from playing the hi hat or doing rim shots. They are dangerous while naked.
Do it, it’s quite liberating and frees yourself from future inhibitions. But mind the splinters they can be quite nasty
 

SomeBadDrummer

Well-known member
Filming myself while playing? You mean like drum porn? I don't know. I'm pretty shy. I feel much more comfortable with my clothes on. Maybe I'm a prude or whatever. But I just have a problem with all those wood splinters flying around from playing the hi hat or doing rim shots. They are dangerous while naked.
Yeah it’s drum porn, but it’s nice and nobody gets hurt
 
I find myself never having to bother recording one of my live performances. Even when using heel to toe, im always on beat. Either you have it or you dont.
 
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