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Broadway is a music band distributed by the Jarring Effects independent records label. After an acclaimed side project (The John Venture, with Angil), they recorded their last LP "Enter The Automaton".
Broadway includes a video dimension in their work, and one of the members, VJ Raize, is in charge of delivering live video mix that accompanies the musicians and bring an additional value to their shows.
Click here to read an interview with VJ RaizeWebsite: broadway6am.com
Here is an interview with VJ Raize from B R OAD WAY about the VIXID video mixer.
How and why did you get into live visuals?
We use VJing as a part of the musical creation during the songs' conception. We want to use video as a texture that will rhythmically or harmonically enrich the song and widen the universe where we try to bring people in. We try to involve as many senses as possible.
How did you discover VIXID VJX16-4 video mixer and why did you choose to use it above other products on the market?
I discovered on the Internet and the idea of having a dedicated hardware device able to process 4 video tracks in real time, and an ergonomics that has similarities with an audio mixing desk sounded very interesting to me... it gave a glimpse of very rich artistic possibilities.
How has using this mixer changed the way you work?
With the VJX16-4 video mixer, we can use live cameras to capture details and emphasise them on the screen, bringing people within the band... I am able to mix a clean non processed cameras feed with the same feed processed in Resolume, using a second video track. I can then mix the cameras feeds with my video productions created with Resolume.
What features do you find most useful? Are there any features you could not work without?
The layers arrangement and the compositing, which are similar to Photoshop, the resize function, color corrections, freely moving a video after it has been resized, the "slow-motion" effect ... Everything works really well! To this day, I did not use the blend modes or the audio, and I don't use all the built-in effects. In fact, I work a lot with tint areas; I try to build some kind of paintings, where details appear progressively.
What is your typical setup for a live show?
I usually use one or two computer running Resolume and a dozen of mini-cameras.
How long did it take to you before being able to use it during a live show?
Immediately (approximately 1 hour).
Anything else you want to add?
I plan to develop the rhythmic part of my visuals, and work with the audio functions for out 3rd LP.