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GrandVJ state of the art Vj software for AV performers and video artists.
Controlled by MIDI , sync with the DJ via Pioneer ProDJ Link or timecode.

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GrandVJ 2.6 – New Key Features


      TrackDJ source to synchronize visual playback to external DJ controllers.


      Support for Timecode over Art-Net.


      More precise beat synchronization of visuals.


      Better VJ software responsiveness.

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Quicktime and 64 Bits

Since all applications are now in 64 bits and Apple does not provide QuickTime in 64 bits, GrandVJ now uses FFmpeg to read all QuickTime codecs.

There is no need anymore to install QuickTime on Windows. In the previous versions of GrandVJ, QuickTime was used to play ProRes encoded video.

Available with Ableton Link

Available with Ableton Link..

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Play. Mix. Perform.

GrandVJ 2 - Mixer Mode

Manipulate, trigger and mix video clips with sound, animated text strings or live cameras in much the same way as mixing music to create a spectacular audiovisual show. GrandVJ can mix up to 16 layers with a vast library of video effects, transitions and sound driven visual generators.

The A/B crossfading mode with independent preview makes it an incredibly flexible VJ software to perform live, and the Browser Preview feature lets you preview visuals, effects, transitions and sources before sending them to the output, just like a DJ previews his next track in his headphones.

Works with all setups and MIDI controllers

GrandVJ runs on both PC and Mac and accepts all common video and image formats. Its intuitive interface lets you turn your keyboard into a super controller for zipping through the functions.

Need more?

GrandVJ's learn mode makes it a breeze to set up any MIDI controller and with support for the network based OSC protocol you can even control GrandVJ with an iPhone or an iPad. Hook it up and start the show!

GrandVJ 2 - Synth Mode

VJs & DJs reunited with timecode and TrackDJ

GrandVJ receive timecode and TrackDJ information

Timecode is an important way to sync video. GrandVJ supports both audio encoded SPMTE timecode and timecode over Art-Net. Timecode over Art-Net in GrandVJ is extended to include BPM and artist/track name information, and thanks to this, it’s now very easy for GrandVJ to track the real-time creative work of DJs as they are playing live.

Here is a list of some exciting possibilities: 
- Visuals are automatically following the music the DJ is playing. 
- Visuals are precisely in-sync with the music (lip-sync, subtitles, etc.). 
- Visuals are automatically following the music the DJ is playing. 
- Visuals can automatically and precisely pulse on the beat of the music. 
- DJ has immediate control on the visual performance by changing track, BPM and executing loops. 

The first adopter of TrackDJ is ShowKontrol which allows GrandVJ to communicate with the top level of Pioneer DJ players which are one of the universal industry standard brands. ShowKontrol supports Pioneer’s most versatile and powerful DJ players including the NXS2 and TOUR1 ranges and upwards.

TrackDJ is also supported by Mixxx, the popular free open-source DJ software application, which has been updated by ArKaos to send the TrackDJ information.

VJs & Musicians reunited through MIDI

The ArKaosConnect plug-in allows GrandVJ to receive sound and MIDI from any audio sequencer compatible with VST plug-ins, running on the same machine or on another machine on the network. Incredibly easy to setup, the plug-in configures itself automatically!

For VJs, ArKaosConnect enables a new level of interaction with Musicians. 
For Musicians, ArKaosConnect makes it fun and easy to add a video track to compositions during live performance.

ArKaosConnect VST plugin

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GrandVJ 2 - MIDI

GrandVJ is very easy to customize to each user's preferred setup. The interface can quickly be modified to fit individual needs and preferences.

Mapping MIDI controllers with the new learn mode is easy as pressing keys on your device but you can also import predefined presets for the most common MIDI controllers.

Can compose with Quartz

On top of all this, Mac OS X users can mix Quartz Compositions (.qtz files) as Sources with all their other visuals, but also as Effects, with GrandVJ automatically mapping the composition inputs as effects parameters.

GrandVJ comes preloaded with a set of great Quartz Compositions from selected Artists, you can easily find tons of other .qtz files out there on the Web and of course you can use your own compositions created with Apple's Quartz Composer, which makes visualization possibilities in GrandVJ practically endless..

GrandVJ and Quartz Composer

GrandVJ Video Presentation

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Need some footage?

The VJ software installer that you can download from this website already comes with some SD video loops to get you started.. Okay you need high quality? The boxed version contains the same installer but adds an additional DVD-Rom stuffed with 4.53 GB of HQ video footage ready to be mixed in the VJ software.

These additional loops are exclusively available with the box and can't be obtained separately, they have been made especially for VJing purpose by professional VJ's and Visual Artists from all over the world, check the GrandVJ Content page for more info.