17 December 2007

Johannes Krause & Max Neupert's Video Sampler



While the thesis of Johannes Krause & Max Neupert's Video Sampler is very convincing, this demo video only seems to barely scratch at the surface of the intention behind the software. I hope they get a new sequencer module video up soon!

8 comments:

Nick Name said...

oh yes, i know - the documentation of my own work is the most important part but always the most boring (at least for me). we made recordings with the Staatskapelle Halle (an orchestra) now. the idea is to come back to the most basic sample: an short recording of a real instrument. it's still on the HD tape because i had no time to capture yet. this will happen after xmas and hopefully a presentation and documentation of that will follow not long after. max

Gabriel Shalom said...

I am excited to see it! I have worked a bunch with solo real instruments; see Small Room Tango, my early "handmade" attempt at a videosampler aesthetic. I think there is still a ways to go before really sophisticated work can be done without the necessity of "handmade" cut-and-paste work in addition. Don't get me wrong though -- I would love to be able to turn knobs and punch some assignable pads, but until now I haven't had the chance to use any gear that really does exactly what I wanted...

Nick Name said...

that's a nice clip, the small room tango. i'm sure you had seen the youtube favourite lasse gjertsen also done in tiresome editing. the videosampler is a real instrument and works with midi of keyboard control or scheduled by the sequencer. if you wanna try it yourself: get pure data and the netpd framework. if you wanna give it a try let me know.

Gabriel Shalom said...

I am glad you liked SRT! You'll probably also dig House.

I remember getting in touch with Lasse Gjertsen before he was a YouTube star ... He saw SRT before he released "Amateur" and said something to the effect of "I was just gonna do something like that!" -- well I encouraged him. I mean, the more people who do the "handmade" stuff the more likely it will pressure the market to develop the necessary professional tools.

It seems like his videos were on YouTube at the right place and time to really strike a nerve. I used to have Small Room Tango on YouTube when I first started my YouTube account but then I read over Google's EULA and I decided to take it down. Perhaps I shouldn't be worried about it getting ripped off; on the other hand Lasse's video "Hyperactive" got reinterpreted in a number of commercial contexts without him receiving a dime ... I prefer to get paid for pioneering videomusical techniques if possible (see the Station IDs I did recently for Italian music TV under Cosmopolitan Cyborg in my Tropist portfolio).

Regarding trying out your sequencer; I would love to give it a shot. I have some material which I would be especially keen to try out with it. Can I use uncompressed PAL video? I will probably wait to try it until I get my new PC.

By the way; any suggestions on a good graphics card?

Nick Name said...

i still didn't have a chance to digg «house», at home i use free comunity wlan which is less than stable, and now in the café i have no headphones. we are still lightyears apart from a real clowd-age. let me know whenever you'd like to try the videosampler, i'll guide you through.

Nick Name said...

hey gabe! house kicks ass. i don't know how many people i've mailed that link the last weeks. we had a performance in stuttgart where we premiered the videosampler and we taped the whole thing, i hope the material looks good - if so we'll update documentation soon.

Gabriel Shalom said...

Hey Max I am eager to see the documentation -- and you; next week I am moving to Berlin! I am really glad you enjoyed House :) Its now out on DVD together with my friend Nate Harrison's video Bassline Baseline. By the way, I got a catalogue in the mail from Werkleitz and read about your adventures in Sophia...would love to hear more about that...

Nick Name said...

finally the documentation is online. be the first to see: videosampler on archive.org
i still have to embed it in the project website and take the youtube stuff away. leaving for taipei and melbourne next week. max