Postmodern Jukebox is a rotating musical collective known for reworking popular modern music into different vintage genres such as swing and jazz. Each week, Postmodern Jukebox posts a new video on YouTube and over time have amassed more than 1 billion YouTube views and 3.6 million subscribers.
In honor of their one billionth YouTube view, Postmodern Jukebox held a livestream event using SlingStudio as their platform of choice. We recently sat down with Matt Telford, production manager and audio engineer for Postmodern Jukebox, to see what he had to say about multi-camera livestreaming and video production with SlingStudio.
Matt and Scott Bradlee, founder of Postmodern Jukebox, first started streaming to the internet a few years back with a complicated system requiring lots of time to set up.
“This whole entire streaming thing started when my friend Scott said instead of doing a video we’re going to start streaming content to the internet,” said Telford. “We started off with a really complex system that involved a ton of wires, a ton of work, and just a ton of headaches.”
One day Scott showed up with SlingStudio stating, “this is the most amazing thing you’ve ever seen.” Matt was skeptical at first because he knew how complex their first set up was and didn’t think a simple system would work.
“We fired it up and I was just blown away,” he said. “It was not only a really elegant interface with really easy to use protocol for it, but it made audio automatically sync. This was a huge problem we were having, and it just made our lives completely easier when we had to go live.”
Matt also loved the fact that you can record every one of your cameras using SlingStudio and have all that content to edit later in post-production. “It’s just a huge bonus which not a lot of other streaming platforms have. SlingStudio lets you archive it, take everything from there, and then edit and post.”
In addition to capturing loads of content, Matt believes the workflow on SlingStudio is seamless. “You’re able to take all your content and control it, especially for me when I’m trying to run audio and video at the same time. I know it may sound a little crazy, but with SlingStudio you can do it.”
After an exceptional experience, Postmodern Jukebox plans to use SlingStudio for many years and YouTube livestreams to come.
We love hearing directly from SlingStudio users, video production professionals, and content creators across genres and industries – stay tuned for more stories in future blog posts, and check out the video below to hear more on the PMJ SlingStudio livestreaming experience!