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Blog Post Pioneer PRO DJ LINK bridge integration in GrandVJ
With GrandVJ 2.6 ArKaos introduced TrackDJ. This allows a VJ to receive the BPM and timecode from a DJ. Starting with GrandVJ 2.6.5 ArKaos is adding support for the Pioneer PRO DJ LINK bridge. Because TCNet is the protocol used to talk with the bridge that feature can also be used to listen to ShowKontrol. A typical setup would be: Two CDJ-2000NXS2 One DJM-900NXS2 A laptop running macOS or Windows. The PRO DJ LINK bridge and GrandVJ can indeed run on the same system: To get it working in GrandVJ you need to select TCNet from the preferences:
By ArKaos Team
on 27 Mar 2019 4:56 PM
  • grandvj
  • TrackDJ
  • pioneer
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One of the new exciting features of GrandVJ 2.6 is TrackDJ. ShowKontrol integrates with the Pioneer ProLink ecosystem and allows Rekordbox track data to be sent directly from the DJ booth, over ProLink, to VJs, lighting directors, and show technicians. ShowKontrol can send the TrackDJ timecode message to GrandVJ. In this blog post, we describe a basic setup with one Pioneer CDJ-2000NXS2. Of course, a typical DJ setup will feature at least two CDJ-2000NXS2 and a Pioneer mixer. This is the minimal setup we are using here: You must do the network setup in ShowKontrol to start sending the TrackDJ timecode message to GrandVJ. You must enable TrackDJ from the Art-Net tab / “Art Timecode”:
By ArKaos Team
on 29 Jan 2019 4:30 PM
  • TrackDJ
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With GrandVJ 2.6 ArKaos has introduced TrackDJ, an efficient way to synchronize a DJ and a VJ or light designer.   Here is a list of some exciting new possibilities in GrandVJ:
By ArKaos Team
on 16 Nov 2018 11:12 AM
  • TrackDJ
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Ableton Link™ is a technology, mainly used in music, to synchronize multiple software to a same tempo and to align Beats of every performance. https://www.ableton.com/en/link/     Beat Synchronization and Autoplay Playback of visuals, generators and Autoplay feature can all be synchronized on the beat of a music. This Beat Synchronization can be performed using different techniques. It requires two components: the Tempo or BPM (Beats per Minutes) and a Start Time so that visuals and music all play aligned on the beat. The different sources to define the BPM are: Audio Beat Detection to deduce BPM from an audio source.
By ArKaos Team
on 31 Oct 2017 2:50 PM
  • grandvj
Blog image MediaMaster 5 Subtitles and Lyric Player
Prior to MediaMaster 5, if you needed to display subtitles or synchronize lyrics with a singer, the text effects were not flexible enough. That task has been made easier in version 5, with a Subtitle and Lyric Player and a new folder of text effects specifically designed to display subtitles or song lyrics. The Text Library has been enhanced so that each 255 text slots can point to a text file (.txt) or a subtitle file (.srt). Get started and try it with the demo version, open the Text Library (Command or Ctrl T) and select a text or subtitle (.txt, .srt) file in one of the text slot. Make sure you switch to the Theater mode if it’s not already the case in the preferences:
By ArKaos Team
on 02 Dec 2016 11:43 AM
Activate dongle inside the Mediamaster Software
Here is a short guide explaining how to upgrade your License Dongle for MediaMaster 5.      Upgrading your license: As for any upgrade of MediaMaster, the first step is to apply your upgrade on your license in your ArKaos account at www.arkaospro.com. There are two cases:
By ArKaos Team
on 10 Oct 2016 3:54 PM
Blog Image How to use the new license system of MediaMaster 4 and 5
MediaMaster 4 comes with a new license system that is both more flexible and easy to use. In this blog we will guide you on: How to activate a license directly from MediaMaster 4 and 5 How to use a serial key to activate a machine without internet connection How to renew your license How to deactivate the software If you did receive an activation code either in the product box, by email or in your account on our website, you are ready to activate your product. How to activate a license directly from MediaMaster 4 and 5 Activation of MediaMaster 4 can be done directly in the software if you have an internet connection. When you first run the software you will be presented with the Software Activation dialog.
By ArKaos Team
on 03 Jun 2014 9:38 AM
  • mediamaster
Blog Image How to move a license to a dongle
With MediaMaster 4, you can move any license to a dongle. The big benefit is that your license will always be with you, you can plug and activate any machine (Mac or PC), and you will never need to connect to the internet anymore. This operation is irreversible, so please make sure you are more comfortable using a license dongle first. You will need: The license activation code An empty license dongle(*) MediaMaster 4 running on a computer with an internet connection. Note: A dongle can be purchased through your local distributor or on our online shop at www.arkaospro.com.
By ArKaos Team
on 03 Jun 2014 9:30 AM
  • mediamaster
Blog image New licensing system in MediaMaster 4
As announced in Frankfurt last March, MediaMaster 4 introduces a completely redesigned licensing system. We listened to all your requests and went through the various situations that our users are encountering to provide a solution that is very flexible and even more user-friendly. With MediaMaster 4, users can easily activate a machine, either through the website or directly in the application, by entering an activation code. A license can then easily be deactivated from one machine and moved to another machine, an unlimited number of times. The new licensing system also provides two interesting options for offline scenarios where your machine or media server should not be connected to internet. Either a Serial Key (.aks) file can be downloaded from our website and copied to your offline machine, or otherwise we also propose now an optional license dongle, available as an option through your local distributor or in our online shop.
By ArKaos Team
on 22 May 2014 3:08 PM
  • license
  • dongle
  • activation
  • backup
  • mediamaster
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GrandVJ users rejoice! Version 2 is coming and here is the Public Beta already.. It comes with some major changes, some of them obvious and some out of sight, but nonetheless visible. Let’s go for a quick overview.. Interface improvements First of all, we’ve improved the user-interface. We tried to make it even more user-friendly, especially for those using the bit more complex “Mixer mode”. We’ve introduced a simple color coding to differentiate parameters and controls related to layers (orange) from those related to cells (blue). This will help you to know what you are editing at a first glance.
By ArKaos Team
on 23 Aug 2013 1:33 PM
  • grandvj
  • development
  • beta