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Pocket VBLANK appeared!

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VBLANK writes:

Pocket VBLANK auto visualizer boards!
I just created a new set of 32 circuit-boards based off of the visualizer circuit I’ve been using in performances for the last year or so at Pulsewave, 8Static & 2008 Blip Festival.
The video produced has different output effects, based on the music plugged into it. Basically, I took all of the things I do manually as a visualist, and assigned them to different parts of a stereo input signal.

Here’s what the “Pocket VBLANK” is…

  • -prebuilt 2.5″ x 3″ circuit board (size of an altoid tin) ready to plug in and go. comes with a power supply.
  • -Plug in your live or pre-recorded music via an 1/8″ stereo mini from your sound board, mp3 player, Gameboy, or where-ever.
  • -Plug your NTSC TV or Projector in via the RCA jack.
  • -pixel images and colors modulate and change based on the audio as if I was standing next to you, drinking your beer  & jamming out on video to your tunes.

Here’s a test video of that e.s.c. posted of his custom version of the board:

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2 comments to Pocket VBLANK appeared!

  • KeFF

    Wow, looking really great

  • Just got my unit in the mail yesterday! This thing is actually built sturdy, if you weren’t able to figure that out from the pictures he posted..

    I could not be any happier with this! I had the same girl that did the artwork for my first 7″ (Katia Pouleva) make a set of 16×16 sprites for this and sent them over to Wil. Within I think it was 2 days (correct me if I’m wrong Wil) of me sending him the files, he was testing it and had it ready to ship!

    Things you get in the box – power adapter, pocket vblank unit, pretty funny instruction sheet, TONS of bubble wrap (perfect distraction to keep your cat from playing with the pocket vblank unit)

    The set-up is pretty obvious, but he made instructions just in case you still have trouble with it, which makes this even easier. I hooked up my game-boy to it, and the video was running straight to my projector. The outcome?

    This: http://vimeo.com/8090750

    This fucking thing rules! You can adjust the way the sprites appear by messing around with the setting and I just got a very helpful tip from him, which I was afraid to try out yesterday (putting it on max volume) but will try out the next time I have a bit of spare time to mess around with this again

    If you have the money, this is WELL worth it! I’ll be using this for shows every once in a while to switch things up during my sets

    Thanks “vuhblank” you’re my hero