Jazz piano livestream setups – Tips for online performances

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    Greg PercifieldGreg Percifield
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    Hello, fellow jazz pianists and livestream enthusiasts!

    With the growing popularity of livestreaming platforms like Twitch, YouTube, and Facebook Live, more and more musicians are turning to online performances to connect with audiences and showcase their talents. Setting up a successful livestream for jazz piano requires careful consideration of video, audio, and streaming equipment, as well as an engaging and interactive approach to your performance.

    In this thread, let’s share our tips, experiences, and questions related to jazz piano livestream setups. Whether you’re just starting out or have been streaming for a while, we’d love to hear your insights and learn from your experiences.

    To kick off the discussion, check out this video by pianist and educator Nahre Sol, in which she shares her home studio setup for livestreaming piano performances and offers some valuable tips for getting started:


    In the video, Nahre highlights the importance of the following elements in her livestream setup:

    Camera: Nahre uses a Panasonic Lumix GH5 camera for high-quality video capture. The choice of camera can significantly impact the visual quality of your livestream.

    Audio interface: A high-quality audio interface is essential for capturing clean and clear audio during your livestream. Nahre uses the Universal Audio Apollo Twin for her audio needs.

    Microphones: Nahre uses a pair of Rode NT5 small-diaphragm condenser microphones to capture the sound of her piano. The type and placement of microphones can have a significant impact on the audio quality of your livestream.

    Streaming software: Nahre uses OBS (Open Broadcaster Software) for her streaming needs. OBS is a popular, free, and open-source software option that offers a wide range of features for livestreaming.

    What does your jazz piano livestream setup look like? What tips and experiences do you have for successful online performances? Share your thoughts, questions, and experiences, and let’s help each other create engaging and enjoyable livestreams!

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