Mike Marchant is a well-known Denver songwriter that is best known for his solo work as well as his work with Widowers. As reported by the Westword, Mike was recently diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma and was undergoing chemotherapy. The Denver music community rallied to his side and held a few benefits in order to raise money to assist Mike with growing medical expenses. One of those benefits was an live broadcast involving well-known Denver musicians Nathaniel Rateliff, Esme Patterson (Paper Bird), Patrick Dethlefs (featuring Susan and Sarah Anderson), Joe Sampson, and even Mike himself.
Patrick, having been a part of a live MSR broadcast from Evergroove in the past, was familiar with our experience in live audio and video broadcasting. Patrick asked us to donate our skills to the broadcast and we happily agreed.
and now for a little geek talk…
The performance was broadcast from the Colorado Governor’s Mansion in Denver using the live broadcast service StageIt. The audio was captured using an AKG C414 for a single spot mic and matched pair of Josephson C42s captured the room sound. The mics were mixed using a small format, Mackie, mixer. The signal was then split with one feed being multi-tracked to Pro Tools and the other feed was sent directly to a MacBook Pro. The video was captured using high quality, HD, webcams. The audio and video were encoded using Adobe’s Flash Media Live Encoder (FMLE) and then sent directly to the StageIt servers.