The game is on: Pioneer unveils the SVM-1000

Pioneer officially took the wraps off the SVM-1000, the first integrated 4-Channel audio and video DVJ mixer. Basically they took their DJM-800 mixer, broke it in half, stuck a huge color 11 inch touchscreen in the middle and welded the whole thing together. The SVM-1000 allows DJs to mix both audio and video elements into their performance in perfect sync.

Pioneer has answered the question that many DJs/VJs have posed since they introduced their revolutionary DVJ-X1s a couple of years ago. DJs and VJs had to use separate mixers to blend sound and vision. Now the SVM-1000 has the power and technology to change all that by working perfectly i
n both audio and AV set-ups. The MIDI assignable SVM-1000 is complete with LCD touch panel, an impressive range of effects and studio sound quality.

• World’s first mixer for 4-channel audio and video
• Multiple Video Blending Technology, allows the 4-channel mixer to sync audio and video mixing
• SVM-1000’s cross fader is capable of various effects such as FADE, WIPE and CHROMA-KEY
• AV Effects
• JPEG Viewer Function
• Beat sync’d text effects
• AV Touch Effects
• AV Beat Effects


8th Edition of Numero-Projecta Festival

We are once again clear to go to the next edition of Numero-Projecta-International Festival for Multimedia Arts, Cinema and Music.

Things are quite hectic at the moment, so the best thing to do is to visit the official website and/or myspace to keep informed about all the news. This year there will be only two (very strong!) days at Cinema S.Jorge, which we strongly suggest to all electronic music fans, VJs and DJs, clubbers, etc.

PROGRAM (AV Concerts only)

Wednesday, Nov 8th @ Centro Cultural O Século
23h00 Kemika Fields (live AV- PT)
23h45 Mista Jules (live - PT)
00h30 Plagia (live - PT)
01h00 Hedonic2 (DJ set - PT)

Friday, Nov 9th @ Cinema S.Jorge
21h00 Photonz (live AV - PT)
22h15 Rafael Toral (live AV - PT)
23h00 Cluster (live AV - DE)
00h15 Frank Bretschneider (live AV - DE)
01h00 No-domain (live AV - ES)

Saturday, Nov 10th @ Cinema S.Jorge
21h00 Atomic Tour Project (film-concert - PT) - ÚLTIMA HORA: CANCELADO!
22h15 Ikue Mori (film-concert "Maya Derren" - JP)
23h00 Oriol Rossell (live AV - ES)
00h15 D-Fuse (live AV - UK)
01h00 Sutekh (live AV - USA


Atomic Tour Project - back from Berlin

Going to Berlin to do this premiére was really an outstanding experience. We all knew Berlin, but everytime we go there the city seems to have gone through some kind of metamorphosis.

Places become different as they continually restore fassades and build new architectonic icons, art is proudly everywhere and youth people seem to have taken possession of the city.

We presented the film-concert "A Canção de Lisboa" at the EisZeit Kino, a small two-room cinema that welcomed during this last few days the Portuguese Festival. This was a great chance to show the most typical portuguese of all times in a completely new context.

The movie was reduced in about 30m and a whole new and original soundtrack was made by Pedro Gil (laptop/keyboards) and João Oliveira (guitar). The result was a 1h10 performance that weaved between the classical movie song and the beat-driven dance music (with real-time guitar riffs and keyboard solos). The movie was also altered real-time with background colors and vector animation. There was some flaws, of course, but this experience has showed us that this project is different and still has a long way to go.

The rest of the days we just wandered around Berlin.
Some good tips: the watergate disco (fantastic sound system with LED walls), the hidden Moebelfabrik (very nice ambient and also good music) and a different exhibition of a spanish artist and her Grumildos.

Check out some videos at the Atomic Tour Project @ MySpace

Gig at the Musicbox

Just a small photo from the saturday night gig at the MusicBox (downtown Lisboa), together with DJ Miguel Rendeiro.
A great place to perform, but definitely NOT in the DJ cabin. VJs don't perform sitting (at least I don't - my legs have to feel the beat!).
Anyway, the music was OK and there was an appearance from a girl with two lightbelts that brought in some action to the dance floor.