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ArKaos Pro, a new division dedicated purely to large-scale lighting projects

06th Apr 2013

ArKaos, the leading provider of technology for live visual performances, has chosen Prolight & Sound Frankfurt to announce the formation of a new division - ArKaos Pro.

ArKaos Pro has been formed specifically to serve the large-scale, professional level show and lighting projects which now dominate much of the ArKaos client base. The new division will operate alongside the existing ArKaos organization.

“We have formed Arkaos Pro in acknowledgement of how ArKaos has grown and developed since its start,” says business development manager, Agnes Wojewoda. “ArKaos products have evolved into far more sophisticated solutions over the past years as our software has continued to stretch boundaries and our client base diversified.”

New GrandVJ 1.6.5 now with scratch control: brings DJ's another step further into the VJ world!

02nd Mar 2012

ArKaos has released GrandVJ 1.6.5, a new version of its famous real-time video mixer with features that bring out the VJ in everyone.

Scratch Control

ArKaos GrandVJ 1.6.5 introduces Scratch Control support for DJ-style MIDI controllers with jog wheels, to bring DJs another step further into the VJ world. Two new slider widgets control the sensitivity of the scratch and the scratch itself.

Updated Mapping Templates

ArKaos has added templates with feedback support for the new American Audio VMS4.1 and VMS2 MIDI controllers in a move designed to give a DJ-style feeling while mixing video with these controllers. It has also updated the mapping templates for the Hercules DJ Control series to take advantage of this new Scratch Control feature.

ArKaos GrandVJ to Appear at NAMM 2012 with American DJ Group

11th Jan 2012

ArKaos will be well represented at NAMM 2012 by appearances in no less than three locations: the American Audio, American DJ and Elation Lighting Booths.

GrandVJ at American Audio - Booth #6330

American Audio staff will demonstrate the capabilities of ArKaos GrandVJ, the real time video mixer software, in a dedicated display area on the American Audio booth (#6330), using a Plasma screen, MAC computer and the new American Audio VMS2 MIDI controller. ArKaos engineers are currently working on a midi map for the VMS2, for which American DJ will make a special GrandVJ "skin". Visitors to the stand will have the opportunity to try out the GrandVJ for themselves and put their questions to knowledgeable and experienced operators.

Chauvet Adopts New ArKaos Kling-Net Protocol

08th Nov 2011

ArKaos, leading provider of technology for live visual performances, is very happy to announce that, following its successful launch at PLASA 2011, the revolutionary ArKaos Kling-Net protocol has been adopted into two new LED lighting fixtures from Chauvet.

Released at LDI 2011, the pixel-based fixtures are the first in Chauvet’s burgeoning new Epix range, which are to be operated exclusively by Kling-Net.

ArKaos Success at PLASA 2011

20th Sep 2011

ArKaos reports a successful PLASA with the launch of its new protocol, Kling-Net and a celebratory dinner for its distributors at the prestigious Dorchester Hotel.

Officially launched on the stand at a well-attended press call, Kling-Net is a new protocol designed to allow the distribution of real-time video data to remote display devices, such as LEDs or LED panels, over Ethernet. ArKaos CEO Marco Hinic explained, "We don’t want people to feel trapped by technology and are working with leading lighting desk manufacturers to make ArKaos products even more accessible and easy to use. Kling-Net is a major step forward in this about which we are very excited."

ArKaos introduces Kling-Net - a revolutionary protocol providing plug-and-play for LED devices

25th Aug 2011

ArKaos, the world-leading provider of technology for live visual performances, has chosen PLASA 2011 to launch its radical new network protocol, Kling-Net.

Kling-Net has been designed to allow the distribution of real-time video data to remote display devices, such as LEDs or LED panels, over Ethernet.

ArKaos releases GrandVJ 1.5, closing the gap between VJs and Musicians

24th May 2011

ArKaos, leading provider of technology for live visual performances, is pleased to announce the release of GrandVJ 1.5, which includes major new features and enhancements.

GrandVJ is a real-time video mixer software allowing VJs to compose up to eight layers of Video on the fly, it is the tool of choice for live audio visual performance, the best solution for VJs, DJs, clubs and musicians.

The new GrandVJ 1.5 brings video mixing to the next level with the addition of two major new features: Transitions and ArKaos Connect VST plus several other great enhancements!

ArKaos Workshop at Yota Space, St. Petersburg, Russia

22nd Nov 2010

Yota Space will gather the very best professionals of media art, and ArKaos will be there presenting its software products MediaMaster Express and GrandVJ. CEO Marco Hinic and Pierre Guilluy from ArKaos will lead workshops over the course of two days at the Yota Space festival in St. Petersburg.

The first workshop on 18th December 2010 is about GrandVJ and will cover basic and advanced techniques of MIDI controlled real time video mixing.

The second workshop on 19th December 2010 covers MediaMaster - a professional software solution to control lighting and visuals simultaneously. This is the first ever MediaMaster workshop and highlights the recent launch of the product.

American DJ Named Exclusive Distributor Of ArKaos Grand VJ Software in U.S.

21st May 2010

ArKaos s.a. has announced that American DJ, based in Los Angeles, CA, will be the exclusive distributor of its Grand VJ video mixing software in the United States. Effective immediately, Grand VJ will be available to U.S. customers through American DJs large network of authorized dealers.

A leading supplier of DJ gear for 25 years, American DJ sells lighting, professional audio equipment, cases and staging accessories through its various divisions. One of the early pioneers in designing portable lighting specifically for DJs and mobile entertainers, the company is known worldwide for reliable, high-quality, value-driven products, backed by strong service and support.