New Resolume MIDI Controller with Video Buttons and Monitor

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New Resolume MIDI Controller with Video Buttons and Monitor

Post by bart » Mon Apr 01, 2013 07:51

SINCE WE ARE STILL GETTING EMAILS ABOUT THIS, THREE YEARS AFTER IT WAS POSTED: THIS CONTROLLER IS NOT REAL. IT'S AN APRIL FOOLS' JOKE. IT'S JUST A TRICK USING PROJECTION MAPPING. THERE'S A PICTURE AT THE END SHOWING HOW WE DID IT.

Which is the best Midi controller for Resolume? If we had a penny for every time we are asked that question, we would be sipping caipirinhas developing Resolume on a sunny beach island resort.

But now we can finally answer it. This one!



This is a prototype of the upcoming custom Resolume controller that we have developed together with Akai.

It’s got full support for the Midi protocol, but the truly great thing is that it also has video feedback. The buttons are custom OLED buttons, that receive video data via OSC. So you can actually see what’s playing, and see a preview of your clips, with the active clip in full motion. Thumbnails are even updated in realtime when effects are applied.
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All this OSC is actually controlled by the processor of an AR.Drone helicopter. After Bart ’accidentally’ broke ours (by landing it upside down from a first story building), we found out its internal motherboard actually runs Linux. We took this out and put it in the Midi controller with our own custom Linux distribution on it. This allows the controller to receive pixel data wirelessly with little to no delay.
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We truly believe that this is the future of controllerism!

//EDIT April 2nd//
So to prevent people from sending emails asking about this controller two years from now, here's a little making of shot. Check out that duct tape action.
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So yes, it was a hoax. Hope you all had a good laugh about it, and see you next year ;)

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Re: New Resolume MIDI Controller with Video Buttons and Moni

Post by svoboda » Mon Apr 01, 2013 08:21

hehe nice ;] :)

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Re: New Resolume MIDI Controller with Video Buttons and Moni

Post by Mulky » Mon Apr 01, 2013 11:19

Wow it has the MIDI! Does it do "mapping"?
anachphronism/neologasm.

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Re: New Resolume MIDI Controller with Video Buttons and Moni

Post by digital:snot » Mon Apr 01, 2013 13:18

definitely will be a perfect companion with the resolume2.4 ipad app!! :)
great video!

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Re: New Resolume MIDI Controller with Video Buttons and Moni

Post by Stickygreen » Mon Apr 01, 2013 17:52

looks good, now the next logical questions, price/availability...?

any idea what it's going to cost, plus when might it be available?

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Re: New Resolume MIDI Controller with Video Buttons and Moni

Post by dirtyjohn_lv » Mon Apr 01, 2013 18:30

This would be great if it wasn't posted just 10 minutes before April Fool's lol
Akai controller with a Korg in video

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Re: New Resolume MIDI Controller with Video Buttons and Moni

Post by sleepytom » Tue Apr 02, 2013 10:30

If Resolume would add CITP / MSEX then we could have thumbnails on existing controllers such as the Avolites Tiger Touch. The majority of popular mediaservers already support this, and it is one of the few areas where Arena is really far behind.

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Re: New Resolume MIDI Controller with Video Buttons and Moni

Post by bart » Tue Apr 02, 2013 15:24

sleepytom wrote:If Resolume would add CITP / MSEX
This is on our todo for version 5.

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Re: New Resolume MIDI Controller with Video Buttons and Moni

Post by Stickygreen » Tue Apr 02, 2013 17:27

bart didn't say it was a joke.....

so i'm still assuming it's real. even though in the last picture there clearly is a projector pointed straight down at the controller. :lol:

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Re: New Resolume MIDI Controller with Video Buttons and Moni

Post by dirtyjohn_lv » Thu Apr 04, 2013 12:18

Maybe if someone worked with Livid Industry to do something ... they make all sorts of custom stuff for some DJs.
Add a little bit of this and it could work!
http://www.nkkswitches.com/oled-pushbutton.aspx

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