Nine Inch Nails uses Kinect on tour for some amazing special effects

Xbox One Kinect

Nine Inch Nails puts on quite the show for fans and this year's no different. Aiming to make the band's performances visually stunning as well as sounding superb, the Xbox Kinect was brought on-board. Along with other gadgets and hardware, the band utilised what was provided to create some pretty cool effects.

The Kinect captured movements and projected them onto a handful of mobile screens, while live video content was displayed on-stage during specific parts of the set. The end result is hoped to be a film-like quality to a fairly long performance. It's an interesting take on a live performance and the band clearly poured man hours into the cauldron to bring all the elements together.

Kinect Nine Inch Nails

Check out the preparation that went into the performance in the video below:

We agree, pretty cool indeed.

via: Engadget



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Dadstar0410 says:

"the band clearly poured man hours into the cauldron"

Dem man hours

aphexthing says:

This proves how much NIN constantly push the boundaries of modern technology, use every innovation to create an experience to influence us. From soundtracks, to in-game music (quake) to using unorthodox media for live shows.. Shame there is no uk tour this year

jlynnm350z says:

Nothing but a demonic SATAN worshiping death metal band that gets its kicks out of being disgusting and grotesque by performing unspeakable acts on and off stage and by shocking the public with profanity and filth, a desperate attempt to further their own evil ways. . . . Just kidding, there cool.

Siah1214 says:

I was about to rage at you...glad I didn't respond before finishing your post...

I was really close to ripping your asshole

ymcpa says:

They worship a smooth shiny cloth? I think you meant Satan. :) 

jlynnm350z says:

Yeah, I thought that looked rong. Thanks

Oh man I was about to flip. Lol

Nik Rolls says:

I think it looked wrong. ;-)

jlynnm350z says:

Who looks stupid now? I think you need to get son glasses. :(

albe231 says:

Oh you got me good....rofl.

NIST says:

You say that like it's a bad thing.

Quin 2013 says:

I know, right? Lol

Kreblon says:

All hail Satin, Dark Lord of the Undergarments!

Rishicash says:

You are referring to Miley Cirus I assume.

d-signet says:

Was really effective to watch live.

look for youtube videos of them performing Only , Closer or Terrible Lie live at Fuji to see the Kinect used at its best on the tour.

cdbstl76 says:

Seeing those guys and how they look now, as compared to when I saw them in the 90s, really makes me feel old!

clappenings says:

Actually saw this earlier on Vevo, great feature. I love everything Trent Reznor does

R0bR says:

Sweet! October Can't come too soon!

albe231 says:

You going to see them in Orlando on the 31st?

eyesoreM says:

Saw them in Belfast 2 weeks ago - absolutely amazing. We were all wondering how the screens worked, (someone suggested they choreographed the show to match the film on screen but that seemed ridiculous) now I know.

michail71 says:

I went plenty of shows in the early 90s. So I wanted to bring my kids to see NIN It was $500! Yikes.