Im kinda new in this whole VJ business, but since im getting more and more VJ's & artists who ask me to make some content for them (timecoded shows and such) and David (the guy behind the TCSupply, now ShowKontrol) im joining your party if you dont mind
So im seeing a lot of you walking around with akai apc40's and such, what made me think: Why is there no industry standard for VJ's? like the Grand MA's are there for the LJs? So with a little experience in product design and some more in cinema4D, i started making some concepts..
lets start a quest together in trying to achieve the perfect (read: industry standard) Controller for VJ's, anyone who wants to see or add things? let us know in the comments
for now: this is what i think
2x 13/15 inch monitors
(1 capacitive touch, the other one for preview/tc)
(should feel like the DJM900 faders imo)
, 1 above each fader and 8 more for your own preferred setting
5x12 OLED-Display buttons
, just like on the elgato streamdeck. with a little bit of programming, we should be able to load the previews of the first 12 videos on each layer, maybe you guys have a better idea for this? imo, i would use 4 of them for content and 1 of the 5 for effects.
- has to fit in our hand luggage (quite tough with 2x 15inch monitors, maybe make one without the monitors, just for on the road use)
- has space for a atx-sized motherboard + power supply so anybody can build what they want. like for instance, 4x gtx1080ti