These days, a DJ cannot just bring a record bag, he needs to bring a
show. Crowds expect more and visuals play a big part in that.
Computers are powerful enough to rock multiple layers of HD video
content with realtime effects, while video mapping allows the output
to be warped to all kinds of unconventional stage designs. Resolume is
all about offering creative and intuitive tools for this, so talented
people can unleash their creativity without having to get a major in
Besides having powerful audio features all its own, Resolume makes it
very easy to connect to Ableton Live. This way you can do the audio
part of your show in the software you know and love, with perfectly in
sync visuals to boot. All controlled from a single machine. Starting
with the basics of setting up a network and getting Midi and OSC
communication going, this workshop shows you how to get things moving without extra cables or hardware. Hands-on practice and a few tips and tricks from the developers themselves will have you grooving to the pixels and looking at the sounds in no-time.
Resolume was born because we wanted to VJ. But we wanted to do it better. Back in 1998 VJ-ing was done with VHS tapes and an mx50 video mixer so it was hard to quickly improvise video to music because tempo could not be adjusted, or even reversed. Effects were limited to what the mx50 had to offer. We thought software would allow us to improvise more and be a better VJ.
We could not find any VJ software that did what we wanted back in 1998 so we started programming our own. We quickly realized our software was much better than our VJ-ing so we work on Resolume full-time since 2002.
Joris de Jong is Resolume’s community manager. He knows how to VJ, and he can program a bit as well. This makes him the ideal person to build a bridge between the development team and Resolume’s global user base. Tim Walther is the main man for all things audio in Resolume. Basically he put the A in the AV of Resolume Avenue. Also he knows a thing or two about Midi and OSC.
Participants should bring headphones and a laptop running
|Ableton version 8|
|Resolume or Resolume demo|
|Max 4 Live or Max 4 Live demo|