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VJ Pixalot Interviews Jay Smith of Livid about the new Ohm64 VJ controller

June 8, 2009

After hearing about the new Livid Ohm64 VJ controller, I wanted to get the scoop straight from Jay at Livid. It seems that the laws of supply and demand affect VJs too. In response to the increasing sales of Ohm VJ controller to DJs, Livid Instruments has gone back to the drawing board with the Ohm64 controller to address some midi functionality/ programmability issues to make a more DJ friendly device. ( not that VJs haven’t also been complaining about the Ohm’s lack of midi mapping for a while.) What do you think? Are the DJs stealing our toys or are we getting a better device??????

Pixalot: How did you modify the design to better cater to musicians?

JS: First, we extended the grid to 8×8, since so much contemporary and popular music is anchored on some relative of the number 8. Next, we discarded any labels that implied some pre-determined use, as the original Ohm was labeled in accordance with functions of our Union software. We expanded the number of knobs to create more of an eq-friendly layout. Finally, all the controls can be remapped to send a variety of messages – this programmability is pretty essential in accommodating the diverse uses of equipment in music production.

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Ohm VJ controller by Livid Instruments

May 2, 2009

Here’s an intro to the Ohm VJ controller I shot with Jay Smith of Livid Instruments at http://www.scribemedia.org

The controller is Bad-Assed, I WANT one! Built from the ground up by performing VJ’s, this controller really lets you do a lot live.

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more about “Ohm VJ controller by Livid “, posted with vodpod

Operating as a standard midi/usb controller the “Ohm” provides both the clip triggering pads and multi-finger accessible sliders that VJ’s need to control several parameters. (more…)