LED Cubes, Lasers, Mau5heads, and More!
If you saw Deadmau5 at The Fillmore back in September, you’ll know seeing him perform is an unforgettable experience. While the music is obviously a big component, it’s obvious that the visuals are equally as important. Take a look at this video and witness the incredible production that goes into Deadmau5′s astounding live performances!
What exactly is all that stuff?
The centerpiece of the production is the huge cube that serves as Deadmau5′s platform and booth. With 36 separate tiles, the cube has an astounding 2,800 individual LED lights in all with 1600 x 1200 native resolution!
As for the famous mau5head, there are actually two versions: one completely covered with LEDs and a simpler one with neon edges. So what’s the difference?
- The LED helmet weighs nearly 30 lbs.! With over 1,000 individual LED diodes, it has 8 fans to keep the mau5 cool.
- The neon-edged helmet is lighter, weighing about 10 lbs. The mau5 likes to use it when the other one gets too hot!
Now here’s the crazy part: there’s no eye holes on the helmets! Joel Zimmerman, aka Deadmau5, actually sees what’s going on in real time from an exterior camera that’s broadcasting into a pair of color video goggles!
How’s that for pushing the boundaries of electronic dance music?Tweet