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This band used the feedback from FB live to create a loop and it’s awesome

As users may know, when creating a Facebook Live video there will always be some feedback, making the actual live stream delayed by a few seconds. Well, if there’s a loophole in the tech, why not make the best of it and create a loop? Indie/Alternative band The Academic decided to do just that, in creating a looped version of their track “Bear Claws.”

Honestly, it’s a hard concept to grasp without watching the video, but essentially the band performs in a Facebook Live feed which is displayed on a projector behind them. They use the few seconds of audio delay from that feed and gradually add more instrumental and vocal elements to it, making for a synched up, collaborative performance between he live Academics and the four or five seconds-in-the-past Academics. It gets more entertaining as the video progresses, keeping viewers intrigued for the whole six minutes and eighteen seconds. On YouTube, the band gives a brief explanation of the masterpiece, saying:

“We rearranged each instrument on ‘Bear Claws’ to fit Facebook Live’s delay, with each loop getting more complex, adding instruments, rhythms, and melodies. Additionally, by projecting the video live from a soundstage we created an infinite tunnel consisting of all the previously recorded loops.”

H/T: Mashable

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