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Infocomm 2012

Posted in ArKaos, Exhibition, real-time video, VJ on June 22nd, 2012 by admin – Be the first to comment

It’s the first time we exhibit at Infocomm even if many companies used ArKaos software there.

This is also the first presentation of our brand new video mapper, so it was an important event. Here is a presentation of the video mapper

Several partners had a nice ArKaos presence such as Elation and Chauvet, here is a quick video of the CHauvet booth

First presentation of the ArKaos video mapper at Prolight + Sound 2012

Posted in ArKaos, Exhibition, real-time video, VJ on March 23rd, 2012 by admin – Be the first to comment

At Prolight+Sound 2012 ArKaos did show it’s new video mapper. It’s an application working with and extending ArKaos MediaMaster and GrandVJ.

We have been working and designing this for a long time so this is too cool to be able to present it for real:

NAMM 2012

Posted in ArKaos, Exhibition, real-time video on February 16th, 2012 by admin – Be the first to comment

This year we had a nice visibility thanks to our work with American DJ / Elation and Chauvet.

We also worked with VJ Culture to present GrandVJ, here is a presentation he did, sorry for the bad sound:

Kling-Net was also presented by Chauvet on a nice setup

Farewell Steve

Posted in ArKaos, Programming, real-time video, VJ on October 6th, 2011 by admin – Be the first to comment
Farewell Steve

Farewell Steve

NAMM 2011 from a VJ perspective

Posted in ArKaos, Music, Music Video, real-time video, VJ on January 19th, 2011 by admin – Be the first to comment

NAMM 2011 is finished and regarding video and VJ it’s a big no show.

The music industry keep struggling to restore revenue but seems to keep ignoring that extending musician tools to allow them to create video is important.

The only company that keep saying this is Roland and they finally made MIDI Visual Control an open protocol.

Roland also introduced a new video switcher the VR-5, this is nice machine for those who want hardware solution and does not need HD.

I was amazed by this Video Guitar made by Visionary Instruments. Here is a quick video loop on how it looks like:

There was one very interesting event where I went to see that was the WHAM BAM 2011 (4th Annual) :: MUSIC CONVENTION INSPIRED FUTURE SOUND AND TECHNOLOGY SHOWCASE ::

VJ Culture is doing visuals for them and already last year he tried to get me there. Several performers were presenting there controller and explaining the technical details of their sets.

I enjoyed the presentation of Moldover, here are a few tracks I tapped with my camera:

On this you see that Moldover was using the video guitar:

It is not very often that you see clearly how a performer is using his controller. Moldover created the Mojo and asked Livid Instruments to build it form him.

This is a really cool new instrument Moldover is building, here you can see him jamming from some random peoples:

The other part I did enjoy was the Laura Escudé set, I was not expecting ambient music at this event and so it was a very nice surprise. I taped 2 tracks:

This one is 20 minutes long, YouTube now does allow me to post longer pieces and I expected to use that in the future. The start of the piece was slow and dark and so I added some light flares to the first minutes to have some slow moving visuals from the start:

I bough his CD Pororoca and look forward enjoying it.

For me NAMM 2011 was much more interesting for the meetings I had and what I forecast to do this year from there.