////Work in progress////
It is important that you have everything set up and tested before your performance. There are some guides to help you along the way further down.
When your time slot is getting closer I would recommend to start streaming some minutes before your time. Then, when it is you time, the lines_community account will host you from their twitch page. This is done by the host, and you will keep in touch on the Discord channel to coordinate.
We have set up a discord server(thanks @oot) for coordination communication during the stream, please join if you are a performer.
If you want to contribute with intermission music that will be played between performances, please DM me what you want played. In addition I have made a collaborative Spotify playlist for people to add music for intermissions, but user submission will be prioritized. Please DM me if you have anything added through the Spotify playlist that is you own work.
During our test stream I ran all the music through mlr for some live remixing. Might do this again unless anyone raises any objections.
How to set up OBS to stream to Twitch:
First of all, you’ll need a twitch.tv account. Sign up, then come back here.
You’ll need to obtain a “stream key” from Twitch, which you can get here. This key changes periodically, so you may need to update it each time you stream with OBS. Once you have it, follow these steps:
- In OBS, click the Settings button in the lower right corner.
- Select “Broadcast Settings” in the left-hand pane.
- Next to “Streaming services,” select Twitch.
- Next to “Play Path/Stream Key,” enter the key you acquired from your Twitch dashboard.
- The first time you set up OBS, you may be prompted to change some video settings, depending on your setup. These will be displayed at the bottom of the window in red text. If any of these exist, fix them before moving on.
How to set up OBS with the best possible settings for you setup:
The Best OBS Settings For Streaming Professionally In 2021
These are my settings:
How to set up the lines community stream overlay in OBS:
Download and unzip the .zip file here:
Then import the .json file in the top menu option Scene Collection / Import.
Make the animation media source point to the correct filepath of the overlay_animation.mov file included in the mov.
Double click the animation source.
Change the file path.
- Add a white solid to the GFX group filter «Change Color here»
Right click GFX and select Filters
Change the file path in «Select Color Here» to the white solid included in the .zip (white_solid.png).
You’re done. If you want a different color on your overlay, just select a different color in the «Change Color Here» filter.
Remember to put your camera/visual underneath the GFX group in sources.
Alternative Streamlabs OBS overlay template:
If you need an external camera and have an iOS device, OBS Cam is a great app.
These are the setting I use, but test with your device first and check what works. The camera sync might drift if the settings are too high for your device.
I highly recommend doing a test stream by yourself once you have everything up and running, just to make sure you’re ready for action once we are live.
Do not be afraid to ask questions. We are here to help.
We are gathering and sharing over 2 days.
Saturday May 9th, 5.00pm - 8.10pm UTC(we’ll be finished just as the Leaving Records stream begins) and Sunday May 10th, 5.00pm - 11.00pm UTC. Both days might be extended depending on the amount of contributors.
Lines Community Stream v1
Poster by @jlmitch5
A musical gathering
United by a shared commitment to the creation of sonic experience
Saturday May 9th, 5.00pm - 8.10pm UTC
Sunday May 10th, 5.00pm - 01.05am(Monday) UTC
20+ artists playing 20min. sets
Lines is a diverse collection of musicians and artists from around the world that meet on-line to exchange ideas, learn, explore, and support each other. While rooted in experimental electronic music, all forms of music making and art are embraced.
The live stream can be viewed without a Twitch account, but having one will let you chat with us as we share our music.
|Lines Username||Timeslot (UTC)||Artist Name|
|SATURDAY MAY 9th|
|cfd90||5.45pm||February Warm Front|
|Gexex||6.07pm||A History of Wallpaper|
|SUNDAY MAY 10th|
|whatwetalkabout||5.23pm||What We Talk About|
|bellyfullofstars||11.15pm||Belly Full Of Stars|
Lines community stream v1.0
Video to share on Instagram/wherever(#linescommunitystream ?):
It is a weird time to be alive. A lot of us are probably not sure what the future will bring. Fear of their own, friends or family’s health and/or economic consequences of what we are all facing. There is no doubt that it will take time for things to go back to something close to normal and I think that we unfortunately will have to wait a long time to experience culture and community IRL again.
So let’s do something together. For the sake of community, keeping sane and sharing.
After following and getting very inspired by what @LEAVING_RECORDS is doing every Saturday with their “Listen to music safely in your home next to a fern” streams, I would love it if we get together and do something similar. Maybe we can fill a day of jams, workshops etc. from people worldwide on twitch?
I have started gathering community members interested in contributing in the following form. Do not hesitate to sign up. This is not as scary as it might seem, and I’ll make sure you get the support to get technical stuff up and running, you just have to provide something you would want to share.
This is a good place to start for the technical side of things:
First question to those who want to contribute:
Should we do this to gather funds for a cause that we can all get behind. Or are we doing this mostly as a way to just share art and experiences? I am not really sure, and I don’t want to make any executive decisions about how we go about with this. Please chime in on the matter.
I don’t want to “brand” this as a lines thing without making sure the community is ok with this. So if someone has any objections against doing this, please let me know.
I have yet to set a date, but this will need some planning and I will most likely need a hand or two in organizing it. But we’ll get to that later.
Until then: sign up, ask questions, make art and stay safe.