Pioneer SVM-1000

Pinoeer SVM-1000 DJ and VJ mixer previewed on The Technofile by MC Rebbe the Rapping Rabbi

Back in 2004, Pioneer released the groundbreaking ‘DVJ-X’, which allowed DJs and VJs to scratch, loop and mash up DVDs in almost exactly the same way they had previously done with CDs, using the company’s ‘CDJ’ decks.

Quickly taking pride of place in clubs the world over and on numerous technical riders, the DVJ-X1 and its younger bro, the ‘DVJ-1000’, have not only found favour with both DJs wanting an easy route into visuals and VJs wanting something a bit more tactile and reactive than a laptop, but have also spawned a whole ‘DVJ’ sub culture. However, lack of an integrated AV mixer has meant that VJs and DVJs have been left to their own devices…literally…having to mix and mash all sorts of video and audio hardware in order to create a variety of novel, Heath Robinson meets Frankenstein’s monster type solutions for mixing video with audio. But now, the answer that everyone has been crying out for is finally at hand, in the shape of Pioneer’s brand new Pioneer SVM-1000. Continue reading “Pioneer SVM-1000”

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Going Professional VJing, Tate Modern

VJ Anyone, Eclectic Method, The Light Surgeons at Tate Modern by MC Rebbe The Rapping Rabbi on The Technofile

Last Friday, Tate Modern, London’s international centre for modern and contemporary art, hosted a half day event entitled ‘Going Professional VJing’. Featuring superstar VJs, ‘Eclectic Method‘, ‘VJ Anyone‘ and Chris Allen of ‘‘ The Light Surgeons, the three hour event sold out, attracting an audience that ran the gamut from the curious, to VJing software developers. Continue reading “Going Professional VJing, Tate Modern”

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Adobe Creative Suite 3 – World Exclusive Preview!

Adobe Creative Suite 3 world exclusive preview by MC Rebbe The Rapping Rabbi

Those of you who read my blog will know that at the end of January, I spent half a day at an exclusive press event (and a further half day at a follow up event a couple of weeks ago). Since both events were under Non Disclosure Agreement, I was unable to say anything more until now…when I can exclusively reveal that they were previews of Adobe’s Creative Suite 3, which will be formerly announced today. Continue reading “Adobe Creative Suite 3 – World Exclusive Preview!”

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Audio-Visual Art + DJ Culture Edited by Michael Faulkner/D-Fuse

MC Rebbe The Rapping Rabbi reviews D-Fuse book Audio-Visual Art + VJ Culture in The TechnofileIf you want to find your way into the VJing scene, you can either head for the next AV Social, or you can buy yourself a copy of  ‘Audio-Visual Art + DJ Culture’, edited by Michael Faulkner/D-Fuse…the world’s #12 VJs according to DJ Magazine.

Not so much a book as an visual experience, its lavishly illustrated 191 full colour pages are, quite simply, art, each one providing a unique visual window into the world of VJing. Continue reading “Audio-Visual Art + DJ Culture Edited by Michael Faulkner/D-Fuse”

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Resolume 2.4

Everyone’s favourite VJing app, Resolume, is back with it’s latest and greatest 2.4 upgrade. But don’t be fooled by the fact that it’s only a point upgrade, rather than a full one, as this new version sports both a complete rewrite and added functionality…and what’s more, it’s free to existing 2.x users!

MC Rebbe the Rapping Rabbi reviews resolume 2.4 in the Technofile

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