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Chroma DJ - A Guide to DJ-ing in the Metaverse

Updated: Jan 16, 2023

In MYX we now have the ability to beam your real life DJ performances and mixes into our virtual clubs. The setup is straightforward and you can simply record your video on your Mobile Phone (or Video Camera) and the audio can be recorded directly to your laptop or USB flash drive (on controllers that are compatible), or even your mobile phone via a cable! The only other thing you will need is a green screen.


First things first, set up a green screen.

There are many options for green screens available on Amazon ranging from $9.99 all the way up to over $100. Even basic green fabric will do, so long as it is an even color. Pick one that suits your budget and make sure to place your setup in a well lit area at home.


Follow the tips and camera angles in the infographic below:


Step 2: Set up some light sources.

Once again you don't need to spend a lot on lights, basic photography lighting will do here. If your room is well lit enough, you may not even need it. View infographic below for a better idea of light placement.


Step3: Camera Setup

Ensure your camera is setup to film in 1920x1080 in landscape format. Use a steady tripod to hold your camera. If you are using a mobile phone to film yourself, we recommend picking up a steady mobile phone tripod to secure your phone. There are plenty that you can find here. Just make sure to pick one that suits your needs - ie. if you need a tripod that goes all the way to the floor, or just a mini one that you can set on a desktop.


Once you have done this, you are ready to film yourself! Now it's time to record your mix!


Step 4: Recording Your Audio Mix

The most straight forward method is recording your mix directly onto your laptop. Most DJ Controllers such as the Native Instruments range have the capability to record to your laptop or direct to USB. Setup as per the manufacturer's instructions, and you are ready to go.


Step 5: Showtime!

Hit Record on your video recorder / smartphone, and hit record on your laptop. Our ideal mix submissions should be 30 minutes long.


Step 6: Video Stitching and Export

Once you have finished recording your epic set, it's time to put the video and audio together. On your computer (or smartphone) make sure you have copies of both the video and audio. Use any video editing program that you are comfortable with - some good free options are Capcut, Clipchamp and good ol' iMovie (on Macs). All you have to do is sync up the video with the audio and once you are happy with it, make sure you mute the audio on the video file so all we get is the nice, clean recording from your DJ Controller.


When exporting your video, please follow these settings:

30 FPS

1920 x 1080p NTSC

AUDIO 256 48khz MP3



Submit your final video recording to our email address below:

Subject: ChromaDJ_your name


We will confirm once received and get you on stage inside MYX!

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After processing the video in Clipchamp I had no video playback, as I found out later, my player did not support the format in which the video was after processing. If you have the same problem, click here to find out how to get rid of it. So I advise you to use either Imovie or CapCut where there are more formats and less chance that your video will not open.

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Sep 05, 2023
Rated 5 out of 5 stars.

Amazing and much needed tutorial for so many coming into web3!

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