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DJs Paul Oakenfold, Sandra Collins and VJ Vello Virkhaus play first
ever live broadcast on Myspace Saturday night
Edited Press Release
On Saturday, November 18, T-Mobile Sidekick 3 and Myspace.com will
present the first ever live broadcast on Myspace, when Electro and
Trance DJs Paul Oakenfold and Sandra Collins perform along with VJ
Vello Virkhaus as part
of a six hour program that includes several DJs. The audio/video
experience kicks runs from 8 pm to 2 am PST ( 11 pm to 5 am EST).
Recently voted DJ
2006 No. 2 VJ in the world, Vello Virkhaus works closely with leading
American DJ Sandra Collins to perfectly sync the music with the visual
in a live setting that they call Interference. More than just the
typical clubbing event, Virkhaus and Collins will be performing a tag
team A/V set, mixing with the Pioneer DVJ-X1DVD turntables. The DVD
turntables allow the user to scratch video like a record and keep the
audio in sync.
Other technical highlights include the operation of Edirol’s CG-8
visual synthesizer, a device which generates hundreds of
user-controlled audio interpretive visuals to a live audio input (The
CG-8 also features a motion processor making this a visual akin to a
Theremin); Edirol’s PR-80 Video Sampler (allows Virkhaus to control
video clips by midi notes on a keyboard) and PCR-50 MIDI Keyboard
(allows for up to 4 layers of video running at once, all controlled
form one keyboard) and two V-4 video switchers; garageCUBE’s cutting
edge Modul8 Audio Reactive VJ program (allows Virkhaus to add up to 10
layers of video clips, and effect/layer them using filters and
transformations of size, scale, rotation that operate to the BPM and
audio input amplitude); and Korg Kaos Pad Entrancer (adds effects and
filters audio and video together with over 100 AV effect presets.
As one equalizes the audio, the greater the EQ effect, the more the
video will invert its colors or rotate.) Using this state-of-the-art
technology, Virkaus manipulates light and sound for a six-screen sonic
assault of the senses.
Established in January 2006, Interference has quickly set a new
standard for what people can expect out of a DJ performance. Looking to
push the limits beyond a DJ standing on stage with a laptop or book of
CDRs, Collins and Virkhaus have created an interactive experience that
brings the excitement and glitz of a stadium rock show back into a club
setting. Armed with an enormous backline of top-notch audio/video
technology, Virkahus and Collins arrive at each club hours before their
set time to set up the venue and DJ booth to meet their specifications.
In fact, due to the varying sizes and amenities of clubs across the
world Virkhaus has been forced to re-design stages and re-wire DJ
booths across the world every time Interference is presented. Using
Pioneer’s New DVJ-1000's and the DJM-800 mixer, he transforms DJ booths
into A/V mixing booths for a complete live A/V mix experience.
With Interference, Virkhaus and Collins have also changed the way
promoters across the world present their events. Looking to stay ahead
of the game, top clubs around the world are now beginning to install
video screens and A/V friendly facilities. Top industry DJs and
manufacturing companies are also taking notice of Interference and its
impact on the clubbing world. Collins and Virkhaus have picked up
technical sponsorship from Pioneer and Edirol and notable DJs including
Paul Oakenfold and Sander Kleinenberg have started to experiment with
video and VJs as part of their recent live performances.
Sandra Collins and Vello Virkhaus will be performing Interference live
on Myspace from 10 am to 12 midnight PST (1 am to 3 am EST) on
Saturday, November 18 as part of a six hour program. Point your
browser here for immediate access to the show. Moving into
2007, Collins and Virkhaus are set to play numerous club dates around
the world and are exploring the possibility of releasing a special
Interference audio/video mix album.
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