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Beamz teams up with Virtual DJ on interactive music system, we go lasers-on (video)

James Trew, @itstrew
April 10, 2013
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Beamz has been firing lasers in the name of gesture-based performance for a few years. Today, it's announced it's working with popular music-mixing software Virtual DJ to provide tighter integration between the device and the program. The controller is the same four-beamed multi-button affair we've seen before, but now with a custom version of the aforementioned DJ application to call its own, and make the set-up a cinch. On screen you'll see two representations of the Beamz controller (instead of decks) with instant visual feedback to let you know which beam is mapped to what. You can configure four different triggers at one time, controlling cue points, looping and so on. To add functionality, you can then use the large buttons at the base of the device to rotate through different mappings. The emphasis, of course, is on performance here with nary a rotary nor fader in sight (we imagine you'd be using your other controller for that, right?). The software and hardware combo are being bundled together as a deal, and if you want in, you can do so right away for $200. Not sure if it'll fit in your workflow? Perhaps head past the break, and see if that video doesn't change your mind.

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