Project Showcase - Jeff Mills/Montreal

Techno. Visuals. Stage Design. Could be hard to find the perfect mix for events to create the best matching atmosphere in clubs, but this project just found the right solution to include LEDs, moving heads and projection mapping together in a technically involved way while still keeping things minimal and vibes well with the music - less is more!

About the Project

Recently we had the opportunity to take Montréal on an inter-galactic journey alongside techno pioneer Jeff Mills. We transformed the Studio St-Ambroise using over 50 meters of LEDs, a massive video-mapped elephant, moving lights and more, all controlled in real-time using CoGe, VDMX, and the Madlight feature of Madmapper. Our mission during the voyage: to have both the lights and video move harmoniously and seamlessly along with music, while still allowing us to perform with them live. For the lights, Quartz Composer patches with published parameters for each fixture were loaded into CoGe and syphoned to Madlight.

Video animations were created in Cinema4D and After Effects and mixed live with VDMX. We also mapped the accelerometers of two Numark Orbit controllers and used audio react on various parameters for both the lights and the video to give them a more organic feel when mixing.

About the Artists

Sean Caruso:

Mike Latona:

AV Exciters: