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Converting MP4 Video to DXV MOV format

We frequently need to convert MP4 videos into DXV (in an MOV file format) to play on Resolume.  One of the easiest ways to do this is to use MPEG_Streamclip from Squared 5. Version 1.2 is not compatible for direct … Continue reading

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Laser Light Show Software with Fedora

Brendan works with us at WindWorks Design, and contributes occasionally to the blog.  Here’s a link to an article and interview with Brendan from Fedora Magazine. https://fedoramagazine.org/creating-laser-light-show-with-fedora/ https://fedoramagazine.org/creating-laser-light-show-with-fedora/    

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Hardware Failure is Not An Excuse on a Gig

Electronic musicians are dependent on more gear than many.  From talking with my friend Bob Norton, we both believe in carrying duplicates of nearly piece of electronic gear so the gig can go on.  After all, you can’t tell your … Continue reading

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VL70-Wizard: a new programming interface (part 2 of 2)

Here is a Q&A between Mr. Verpaele and WindWorks Design on his project, VL70-Wizard:  How did it start?My hobby is sound design. I have a specific interest for Acoustic Modelling and Modular Synthesis. Years ago I became owner of a … Continue reading

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VL70-Wizard: a new programming interface (part 1 of 2)

Rudy Verpaele has “developed a new advanced VL70m editor – librarian – effect editor” that he calls VL70-Wizard or VL-Wiz.  It has been in beta for a long time but now he’s almost reached the point for a official release. … Continue reading

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Musician’s Stories from the Trenches – Stephen Gagne

Editor’s note:  This is another in our recurring series of musician’s stories.  Some are biographies, others are specific events in a musician’s life.  We hope you will enjoy reading these original stories, as told by the musicians themselves. Stephen Gagne’s … Continue reading

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Comclone – shop built intercom interface

Another project we have been working on here at WindWorks Design is building our own production intercom interface.  Clear Com, Production Intercom, and Telex all use the same standard, and each requires a headset (earpiece & microphone) as well as … Continue reading

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Training Power Cords to be Nice Coiled Loops

Training power cords to behave and stay in nice coiled loops is easy.  Elongated and kinked cables are the downside of buying them sold in hanks. And trying to coil them ends up in bizarre tri-cornered loops.  But warm them … Continue reading

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Lighting Class Project – Jeremy Dominik

A note from our friend Jeremy Dominik: Thought you would enjoy one of my class projects from grad school. The moving light programming class I’m in once a year puts on a show called BAMM, which is basically an excuse … Continue reading

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Online Store is Open Again

The online store is open again.  Thanks for your patience with our annual summer vacation shutdown.             If you haven’t looked at the store in a while, take a look at the FET-Booster for guitars.  … Continue reading

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