Madeon is a French electronic producer, who uses gadgets and technology like they’re an extension of his very being.
With an on stage setup that baffles even the best in the business, this 22 year old producer has reached where he is because of his focus on the audio-visual aspect of a performance, as a unit.
His stage setup should be trademarked. It’s a diamond with arrow- like shapes on either side.
All made of LED.
We, here at Resolume, couldn’t pass on the chance of understanding his rig and how he perfectly triggers his visuals to the music, live.
Thanks very much for speaking to us Hugo!
This blog is about Resolume, VJ-ing and the inspiring things the Resolume users make. Do you have something interesting to show the community?
Send in your work!
- * Ironed Out Resolume: Arena 5.1.4 & Avenue 4.6.4 Released
- * The Ultimate Guide to Multiscreen Output with Resolume
- * Make Some Noisia
- * Jammin' at the FOH with the A-Team
5 * Ableton * ableton live * Aerosmith * April * arena * Armin van Buuren * artist * artnet * AV * av * Beeple * behind the scenes * Behind the scenes * Benchmark * boompje * chaser * Club3d * conspiracy * Content * controller * D-Fuser * Dan Wise * datapath * dmx * doc optic * DXV * Eyesupply * FFGL * ffgl * Flash * Flying Lotus * freeframe * FreeFrame * gabe damast * ghostdad * gpu * Interactive * interactive * interview * Jobs * laser * led * Leonardo * lights * madeon * manoeuvre * manuel rodrigues * marino cecada * max for live * Max for Live * midi * mnvr * multiscreen * Neal Coghlan * noisia * openFrameworks * OSC * pixelmap * plugins * porter robinson * Processing * projection mapping * Projection Mapping * Quartz Composer * realtime * rebel overlay * review * Ricardo Arjona * richard de souza * rigging * rock * roy gerritsen * samson * showjockey * SMPTE * Spout * stage design * storm festival * strip * sync * Syphon * Tagtool * TouchOSC * touring * training * true colors * tutorial * TV-One * unity * update * Update * upgrade * Vezer * video * vvvv * workshop * zedd
Arena 5 made outputting to LED strips a piece of cake. Arena can sample the video pixels and output RGB values to the strip via DMX.
DMX is great, because it’s been around since forever and has become an industry standard that most devices will be able to work with.
The downside is that it has the concept of ‘universes’, which is basically a fancy term to describe all the lights that are on a single control line. A universe is limited 512 DMX channels. This is fine for conventional lighting setups, and was more than enough when the protocol was established way back in the eighties. But with every RGB pixel taking up 3 channels (1 for Red, 1 for Green, 1 for Blue), you can only control a maximum of 170 pixels per universe. With LED strips becoming super cheap and more and more high-res, building anything fancy can quickly require 10 or more universes.