Our partners Codanova have have just announced that you can pre-order their upcoming VMX-V64 controller. As always, Codanova is never one to hold back on giving you as much and as many controls as possible.
Here is the tech spec:
- 121 fully assignable controllers
- 80 switch dual color back-light
- 32 potentiometers
- dip switch for fast configuration and 2 custom configurations
- 1 optical jog wheel
- 8 sliders and 2 crossfaders all mounted on rails
- Power supplied by USB port
- Extremely Modul8 friendly
I had the chance for some hands on experience with this controller during last years edition of Vision’R in Paris. One the things I like best about the the layout is the ergonomics. It makes complete sense to me to have mirrored controls like this as our bodies are build that way.
If you are looking for a total control solution and have missed out on the now sold out VMV VJ, don’t hesitate.
One of the corner stones of Modul8′s popularity, and consequently part of its own name, is the module system. It allows for those with a little programming knowledge to create their own ways of interfacing with the software, be it through a special GUI or a hardware. The only downside can be, someone in the community has to do it, and since not everyone can program, until someone does program, a lot of us non-coders can feel left out in the cold.
A very basic request on the forums has always been a proper and flexible method for getting MIDI feedback enabled devices to work with Modul8. On the GarageCUBE library, in forever beta land, sat the Berhinger BCF2000 module. Lonely and dejected due to all of the other projects that take a higher priority at headquarters.
Enter Udart, known for her previous explorations in providing solutions for the community, she has cooked up a genius module for allowing anyone to get Modul8 to talk back to any MIDI feedback enabled hardware.
The module is now available for download in the Online Public Library within Modul8.
Our friends over at Codanova have unleashed extensive photographs of the refreshed VMX VJ controller. Thinner and with some small graphical alterations this controller is a collaboration between French VJ and tenacious blogger Le Collagiste who had modul8 very much in mind when advising on the layout of the controls.
Its good to see this controller slim down a bit as one my only qualms with it was its size and weight. Ever the traveling digital bards that we are know that every once counts in making that gig back lighter.
One of the sweet spots for me on the VMX VJ is the grid of square buttons that allow for switching media with a visual reference to the media set window with LED lights that act as a visual reference to which media set you are in. By looking down at the led lights I did not have to look at my laptop screen and could therefore determine what media bin I am in. The playback controls at the top can be mapped to the logical record functions for easy access to this feature without having to fiddle around with your mouse cursor.