Streaming Events at Sweetwater Studios
Many artists have been looking for ways to connect with their fans remotely through streaming performances and video content in response to the shuttering of live music activities that accompanied the ongoing global lockdowns associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. When the pandemic canceled Troy, Michigan–based metalcore heroes We Came as Romans’ “To Plant a Seed 10th Anniversary” tour, the band and their crew reached out to Sweetwater Studios to help them capture an intense live performance to stream to their fan base.
Led by Sweetwater Studios Producer/Engineer Shawn Dealey and coordinated in partnership with streaming event producers The Barricade, We Came as Romans along with Ohio based band, The Plot In You, were filmed and recorded performing on the stage at the Sweetwater Studios Performance Theater. The band brought in their full touring production rig, including Chauvet VIVID LED displays and full lighting package for the most engaging virtual concert experience possible.
The audio of the performance was captured with four Rupert Neve Designs RMP-D8 8-channel remote microphone preamps into Studio A’s Pro Tools rig via Dante. A variety of high-end microphones, including a selection from Telefunken, DPA and Shure were used to capture the performance. Mixed in Studio A by Shawn Dealey and edited by Sweetwater’s in house video team, the performance was a great success and streamed to 7000 plus viewers over 2 days, clips of which can be seen here: https://thebarricade.live