Shroud Reacts To DeadMau5's PC Setup/House/Studio Tour

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check out those deadmau5 setup if you haven't already welcome to the mouse house Joel Zimmerman aka deadmau5 invited us out here to hang for the day and give you guys a peek at the tech setup of one of the world's most iconic electronic music artists spoiler alert this guy is a big huge nerd and this place is flippin awesome they could have at least okay everybody else setting foot into this castle would start with the you know taxidermy with oh I don't know the taxidermy room or maybe the garage of supercars but not to court I'm starting with the magic happens if you know what I mean the master bedroom and that is an entirely appropriate thing in this case because deadmau5 has turned it into one of the only Dolby Atmos mix studios outside of Dolby themselves you actually need a special black box that he wouldn't tell me about in addition to the nine custom-made speakers from ATC that are perfectly positioned in the room in order to master audio in 3d space remember Atmos can scale to hundreds of speakers surrounding the viewer this room has actually been under construction for three years and it's still not quite done but it's really close I mean to be clear slapping a Macbook on the table and chilling out to some sick jams in here is as the kids say dope AF but it's a boat lake playing cs:go on a super computer it will be capable of and this is really cool so this entire room is actually suspended from what used to be a vaulted ceiling this was done for a couple of reasons number one for improved acoustics and number two so that with access panels under the floor the like 800 cables for these pad panels here or the like bang in you know optical DisplayPort cables for the monitors that are going to be installed here can all be run without disturbing the rooms otherwise pristine aesthetic and the gear in here is freakin on real so the Neve analog console in this Center here would run you about a half a million dollars as configured and honestly that's just to take in the inputs apply some EQ and compression and I look so confused these walls on the left what in the hell center console are different variations of what are called analog modular systems now a lot of folks would produce electronic music exclusively on a computer through software these days but you have to remember that those would be digital reproductions of what is inherently an analogue thing so this wall here is the culmination of over five years of curating and collecting tone generators sequencers filters I mean you name it this this one's called the modulation orgy how can you not get one of them and Joel was kind enough to give us an in-person demo of how something like this works so here's my hip and then plug it into there and then that's the input and then we want to go maybe an 18 DB output for a filter so I'm just going from one module to the other and oh now I want to change the pitch of it to be like a tune right so this is a 1v acht which means one volt per octave I can get these little nuances of turning these analog dials and creating these sounds that subconsciously you probably know just aren't quite right you know which is me now obviously it's all fuck for everything I mean it's the digital era but from an artistic standpoint what's great is having options an applied voltage on a stepless dial provides practically speaking infinite options which I guess leads us into why there are over a dozen where synthesizers in this room now to the stupid layperson one middle C equals another middle C but that is not the case all of these have different tonal properties and many of them have unbelievable stories this Juno 106 worth about 1,500 bucks he got for $20 at a pawn shop from some guy who didn't know what it was this Jupiter 8 and this prophet 10 down here these are really really hard to get your hands on today because they were built in the 70s using components that even if the manufacturer wanted to they couldn't build this stuff again because that stuff's not available today and they have this unique retro tonality that like for example when they went to do stranger things they had to use this equipment because we still don't have the capability to emulate what they sound like electronically like these guys would have gone for a couple hundred bucks in the 70s now they're worth tens of thousands of dollars this one that folds up in a briefcase right here this is r2d2 I don't mean this is the same model that was our 2d – this was r2d2 it still works and to say this place sounds freaking amazing would be selling it short I mean I'll even got to listen to a couple of tracks on the stereo speakers but my god there's so much shit in this room have never come even close – and all of that that's just the surface level let's head down to the dungeon of this castle first up is the land center because why wouldn't you need a land center in your basement this is about as tricked-out as it gets five that small form-factor custom-built machines from Nvidia with the case is customized by PC jumping odds to match get this to match Joel's cars every single one of them is also running a black magic micro 4k camera for game streaming and the capture machine for his game streaming setup here is actually running under and yo deadmau5 can I go straight at your house and it's hooked into there 10 gigabit home networking solution you heard me right I found the only other person in Canada with a server in his freaking house and I couldn't be more excited to tell you that it's actually quite a little bit maybe quite a bit better than mine not that it's a competition not that I'm upset it's just that that is where the two gigabit internet connection comes in from the hundred and three foot Tower with ubiquity freakin features on the top out in the yard this one right here this is a custom box with 16 sounds like a freaking jet taking off and this guy right here this forty-five drugstore inator is actually the reason this was the this was the springboard for this whole collab because Joel reached out to me about a year ago now asking for some nice advice so I got him hooked up with the guys at unread and now he's all set up with 70 terabytes of of course highly expandable storage for all of his music and actually not come to think of it do music files really take up that much space wouldn't even no no of course they don't but the answer the real answer is really freaking cool now I have to confess I never really gave a lot of thought to well how do the graphics on the cube or the helmet sync with the music I just assumed that it was farmed out to some expensive Hollywood production house and that it was just kind of done by magic but no Joel and his team actually build a lot of these tools and effects in-house including 3d modeling so most of those gaming machines over there like when there are no friends over playing rocket league are actually being used as render nodes and this is in addition to the Tesla's in the server Kitty there are a total and I think it's 43 gpus in this house that are all used for rendering so one of the animations for the cube that Jewell showed us was actually recorded using motion cap from like his Microsoft Kinect then he used a model from non stop night redid the head and animated it using cinema 4d then rendered it out using octane and the visualizations and the synchronization to like the head which by the way I absolutely did get to where there is exactly as much sweat in there as you would imagine we're designed by him and his crew as well and if you're a networking nerd this is where it gets even cooler so this massive touchscreen that's a relic of Microsoft's acquisition of perceptive pixel they're only four in the world by the way can be used through the network and some custom software that Simmons team developed no effects and animations to be controlled in real time on a massive touchscreen so pretty much the entire show can be run out of this box with a couple of map pros with this nifty mount on it and this front house mixer well I hope this whole thing has been at least 30% is fun for you guys it has been it's been pretty fucking fun thank you to you guys for watching thank you so much – oh he's standing out in the in the driveway over there but he's he's waving he I definitely had permission to do all of this thanks to Joel for allowing us to hang out here for the day I would love to have a house like that one day ah just saying so what do I need what do I need to get something like that I think I need to maybe double or triple this number yeah yeah that's crazy dude that's crazy holy fuck switch subscribe now that's insane dude alright chat you guys got it wow you guys got a let's get the same net worth you know you guys subscribe to me make my net worth go up I buy a house like that you know I mean and then I just chill anyway that's fucking crazy dude that's crazy that's really cool you


SOAP · July 28, 2019 at 12:10 pm

"There's so much shit in this room"

HighRider91 · July 28, 2019 at 12:10 pm

I know how to setup/use everything in that room lol.

"I never let schooling get in the way of my education."-Mark Twain

TOPSZN AJ · July 28, 2019 at 12:10 pm

Lmao I’m sorry but Joel be lying about a few things .. not the only Atmos certified studio (not even close) those speakers are not “custom” made they are modular building orders… he didn’t call them and have them do something special, they do this for any studio owner willing to pay. However is this studio made by one of the most saught after studio architects of our time? Yes, is this one of the most impressive home studios? Yes ..

Sad · July 28, 2019 at 12:10 pm

he did double and triple that number 😉

Easton Stone · July 28, 2019 at 12:10 pm

If the doc had those speakers, he probs couldn't hear where the shots are coming from lol

Melindo Craft · July 28, 2019 at 12:10 pm

Imagine playing pubg with those speakers

Dazmon Womelsdorf · July 28, 2019 at 12:10 pm


subhadeep das · July 28, 2019 at 12:10 pm

I can stay in Deadmau5 house forever and never leave the house cause i do both Gaming and music production 😛

Zero · July 28, 2019 at 12:10 pm

Yet iPhondo recreated the Stranger Things theme song on an iPad… so…

bailey boy 20 · July 28, 2019 at 12:10 pm

I am jealous as f***

No No · July 28, 2019 at 12:10 pm

I hate techno/edm. It's so hard to watch streamers because it's all they play.

shibe. chr · July 28, 2019 at 12:10 pm

10:58 wheres the house shroud, you tripled it now where's the house

Herr Spekuliereisen · July 28, 2019 at 12:10 pm

And today Shroud has more than 3 times of his Subs at the end … im waiting for the video Shroud 😛

Shur1kn · July 28, 2019 at 12:10 pm

We're stuck in 2019 while this guy is living in 3000 already.

Admiral Fujitora · July 28, 2019 at 12:10 pm

he trippled the number now … where is the house? smile

RYXZVKI · July 28, 2019 at 12:10 pm

”React” is a fucking overstatement

Sylvain Caron · July 28, 2019 at 12:10 pm

Sooo cool !! That what happen when you getting rich to young 🙂

Anthony Howard · July 28, 2019 at 12:10 pm

Wow for making music that people have been making for years and getting nothing. Juan Atkins and Jeff mills are the real music makers while this guy uses pro tools and a Mac.

Mauve Banana · July 28, 2019 at 12:10 pm

43 nvidia gpu's, but can they run crysis?

ImKonix · July 28, 2019 at 12:10 pm

He's "tripled" that number now! Go get it

Aldin · July 28, 2019 at 12:10 pm

noisia also have some similar room

JUDGE · July 28, 2019 at 12:10 pm

Someone needs to punch that dope AF guy.

Infntry · July 28, 2019 at 12:10 pm

My boi has a whole command center from a spaceship built in his house

Nick Dunki Jacobs · July 28, 2019 at 12:10 pm

they could at least, never mind, what u want now again u rat boy 😮 what a punchable face this shrat has 😮

MarufTIM · July 28, 2019 at 12:10 pm

Sell that castle and buy a fucking country.

MarufTIM · July 28, 2019 at 12:10 pm

Imagine playing a porn in that studio.

Chronos XRP · July 28, 2019 at 12:10 pm

His music studio look like a time machine

Chronos XRP · July 28, 2019 at 12:10 pm

Dope AF

D · July 28, 2019 at 12:10 pm

Hes on his way 🙂

Synx Row ಠ_ಠ · July 28, 2019 at 12:10 pm


Xavier Jacques · July 28, 2019 at 12:10 pm

0:34 – Shroud now sponsored by: LinusTechTips – Mike: "how did i get here??"

LouMah · July 28, 2019 at 12:10 pm

DeadMau5 plays minecraft!

partykrew666 · July 28, 2019 at 12:10 pm

thats beyond not only my wildest dreams, but beyond what i could have imagined if i even tried. fucking sick. dudes a legit genius.

BAD MAW · July 28, 2019 at 12:10 pm

"that's look so confusing" yee it may look like an airplaine control but you can learn who to use it alone in a hour (not master it obviusly) source: it's my work

Bryan Rogers · July 28, 2019 at 12:10 pm

I can’t believe there’s people donating money to him for simply just watching YouTube videos

Mr. Nerve Damage · July 28, 2019 at 12:10 pm

That room would be great to game/watch content in, lol.

Hi · July 28, 2019 at 12:10 pm

All that and he has kraken chroma headsets. 😂😂

Evan Corey · July 28, 2019 at 12:10 pm

That dude hella cringey

Jayden Scheepers · July 28, 2019 at 12:10 pm

Why the fuck is a rich guy using tech that looks ancient

Jordan Moorman · July 28, 2019 at 12:10 pm

I can't stand Linus' squeeky ass voice, legit hurts my ears. I wish he would hire someone to speak for him.

Slippery Dobby · July 28, 2019 at 12:10 pm

clicked on 4 random times of the video and the only "reaction" i saw was -_-

Chode · July 28, 2019 at 12:10 pm

Those sandals the guy has on LMAO what is this 1990's?

ÖoG Bunkè · July 28, 2019 at 12:10 pm

How about I go watch LTT instead of watching is like shit through this nerd's stream… pffft.

Hurt Locker · July 28, 2019 at 12:10 pm

quadros were laying like nothing

Byron Christians · July 28, 2019 at 12:10 pm

Meowingtons 😍

J.B. Studios · July 28, 2019 at 12:10 pm

How to prove mau5 is better than marshmello

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