Rob Read from Edirol tells CDM that, while the announcement of the new CG-8 video synth
is hours old, we can expect some video samples on the site soon. Better
news: Edirol hopes to show off this gear in person in New York,
possibly as soon as this summer. New Yawkas, I'll see you at Eyewash. As for Korg, we'll just have to wait.
Don't confuse these devices with the Viditar and Tactic, video fader boxes (one mounted in a guitar) with LCD and fancy carved-wood cases from Livid. (as mentioned on Ektopia)
Other than the LCD screens, the Livid gear is basically just a
controller (albeit a slick one); you need a computer and OS X software.
Neither piece is new. Both are custom-built and you must contact Livid
for sales info; when last we saw the Tactic was somewhere in the
And, of course, that's the other alternative here: if you can't afford
the expensive gear, get some basic VJ software and a cheap controller
like M-Audio's Trigger Finger.
I'm going the software route with my performances (got to do something
with that PC), so I'll have some reviews and how-tos soon.