Edirol VJ Challenge: European VJ Competition to Win a V-8 and P-10

Edirol are having a competition at the London International Music Show: EDIROL are throwing down the gauntlet to the continent’s best VJs and challenging them to perform a live set at this year’s London International Music Show (LIMS) between 12th and 15th June. As well as the honour of winning the first EDIROL VJ Challenge the best VJ will also win two incredible prizes in the form of the new V-8 mixer and the new P-10 visual presenter (worth a combined £1899 RRP). VJs from Europe are welcome to enter and Edirol Europe will select nine finalists to play live …

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Edirol V8 Review: MoRpH Gets Hands-On with the V4’s Big Sister

Our friend MoRpH (whose work you’ve seen previously posted to archive.org and on the intro to our VMS video) was lucky enough to get his hands on an Edirol V8 – sequel to the venerable V4 – and followed it up by being awesome enough to send us this review. A few years back Roland rocked the VJ world by giving us the first ever VJ specific video mixer, the V4. Over time, other areas such as small AV companies and churches have adopted the wonderfully small and low cost (but full featured) unit as a workhorse in many environments. …

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Edirol V8 Review: MoRpH Gets Hands-On with the V4's Big Sister

Our friend MoRpH (whose work you’ve seen previously posted to archive.org and on the intro to our VMS video) was lucky enough to get his hands on an Edirol V8 – sequel to the venerable V4 – and followed it up by being awesome enough to send us this review. A few years back Roland rocked the VJ world by giving us the first ever VJ specific video mixer, the V4. Over time, other areas such as small AV companies and churches have adopted the wonderfully small and low cost (but full featured) unit as a workhorse in many environments. …

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Edirol Hosting VJs in Miami, Poolside

Generally, if a venue at which you’re VJing can be described as containing a large pool of liquid, something at the club has gone horribly wrong. (And, hey, haven’t we all been there?) But this is Winter Music Conference time, and the pool is actually inviting and swim-worthy, courtesy the Beatport Pool Party. Edirol is hosting a big VJ lineup at WMC this year there, with at least a couple of our friends / Friends of the Site. If you’re out in Miami, we’d love some photos / video of the sets; send them our way. Via Remix.

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Edirol V-8 US Pricing Announced: Under Two Grand

We’ve got some additional details on the Edirol V-8 mixer. Pricing will be set at US$1995 list. For comparison, the V-4 lists for US$1029, but has a street price pretty close to that — perhaps due to the unit’s popularity rather than any minimum advertised pricing restrictions. The V-8 is shipping within a month. I’ll make sure CDMotion is high on the list as far as evaluation units. While I hear the criticisms — and some of you have moved beyond hardware mixing or now rely on high definition signal — there’s very little that can outclass the V-8 for …

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Edirol P-10: Record, Playback MJPEG on Removable SD Cards

The Edirol V-8 mixer is the big story as far as new VJ gear at Messe, but the P-10 “Visual Presenter” is an interesting piece, too. It’s a video sampler, basically, as was the now-discontinued Korg Kaptivator. The P-10 has a number of advantages over the Kaptivator that could make it a big hit for sampling. First, it’s more compact: you get 12 pads and a tidy control layout in a small space that you could easily pack with a laptop. Second, while Roland hasn’t announced official pricing, we expect it to cost less than the Korg. But most importantly, …

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CDMo: Edirol V-8 Video Mixer at Messe

Breaking story from Messe — the V-4 video mixer, the gold standard VJ mixer that’s almost uncanny in its ubiquitous appearance on live visual sets, finally has a sequel. No word on pricing yet, but the V-8 is already tantalizing in that it ups the input and output count and finally(!) adds a 15-pin connector for computer video. Full details on Create Digital Motion: Edirol V-8 Mixer: 8 Ins, 3 Outs, Computer Ins Mean V-4, The Next Generation With this arriving this month and the boutique Vixid mixer to play with, it could be a great year for audiovisualists.

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Leopard Watch: Edirol Driver Updates for Everything

Thank you, Edirol. While some of your competitors lag months behind OS updates or fail to release drivers for some products entirely — not naming any names (I assume our readers will do that in comments) — Edirol has really been on the ball. (Also on our good list driver-wise: RME and MOTU, among others.) Edirol announced today they have drivers ready for Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, available for immediate download. What’s covered? Edirol says they’ve got updates “for their entire range of controller keyboards, field recorders and audio interfaces, including the ground-breaking M-16DX digital audio mixer.” Okay, I …

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Grand Piano Visual Superinstruments: The Rich Rockstar Way and the Ghetto Way

Live visual instruments often lack that … certain something. Other than occasional oddities like the Livid Viditar, generally visual performance instruments just don’t have the panache of musical instruments. The solution: pack a bunch of hardware into the body of a white-lacquered grand piano, of course! (What, that seemed like a logical leap?) As seen on our sister site Create Digital Motion: BabyGrandMaster: DJ/VJ Studio Packed into a Piano The innards look like someone held a sweepstakes for VJ and DJ gear and then consulted Prince for industrial design tips. (And that’s even before you add the optional pink neon …

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