The Academic Brilliantly Looped A Song Using Facebook Live Delays

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Whenever a live video is shared on the internet there is a slight delay that can range from a few seconds to several minutes and Facebook Live is no exception. The guys in Alternative/Indie group The Academic decided to take full advantage of that delay, creating a brilliantly looped performance that has gone viral. 

Using both the delayed audio and video from Facebook Live, the guys looped in music for their song "Bear Claws" and then projected each previous feed onto the wall behind their performance. 

The Academic perfectly syncs up their final live performance with the music that came before it, creating a wall of sound in a really unique and incredibly techie manner that OK Go! should have probably thought of first.

"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," the band wrote on YouTube.

Here's their awesome work — Just beware, it does take nearly two minutes for the actual music to start playing, so hang in there.

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