Difference between Avenue and Arena
Resolume comes in two flavors. Avenue and Arena. This articles explains the difference between them.
Avenue is our VJ software. It is designed for live visual performances.
You can play all your video and audio files. You can use all your live cameras. It puts over a hundred effects and sources at your fingertips. It can be controlled using your favorite MIDI and OSC controllers.
If you want to play a VJ show on a projector or LED wall, or perfect your audio visual art, Avenue has everything you need.
Arena is Avenue's big brother. Just like Avenue, it's built from the ground-up with visual performance in mind. So it has the same features as Avenue.
On top of all that, it adds power user features that will let you take on bigger stages and higher level shows. For instance, if you want to do projection mapping, stitch multiple projectors together using edge blending or control Resolume from a lighting desk, you will need Arena.
Here's the full list of features that are Arena only:
- Projection Mapping
- Edge Blending
- SMPTE Timecode input
- Denon StageLinq
- Pioneer Pro DJ Link
- DMX Control
- DMX Fixture Output
- Capture Card Output
- Slice Transforms
Both Avenue and Arena are available as fully functional demos. You can try both as long as you like. Everything works. You can save and use all the features.
The only limitation is a visual watermark that will appear on the output. Also, a robotic voice will remind you every once in a while of which software you are using.
Once you gave both Avenue and Arena a good spin, you can make your decision on which one is best for you.
If you're still unsure about which one you need, don't worry.
You can just go ahead and purchase Avenue. If you then realise at any point that you needed Arena after all, you can just come back and upgrade by paying the difference.
We won't charge you anything extra as what you would have paid if you bought Arena to begin with. No harm, no foul.