Steelasophical Video DJ (VDJ)

Brought to you by Gary Trotman .. Steelasophical & Steelband.co.uk

Steelasophical Video DJ (VDJ)

New to Steelasophical Productions is the latest innovation in mobile discotheques, the Video DJ! Your host will play hits from Soca, Reggae, calypso, Mowtown .. to the 60′s through to today’s chart and the videos are displayed on our big screen.

Perfect for giving your event that “Wow” factor.

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Your company logo or any photographs of your choice can also be displayed during the early part of the event, perfect for company events and even weddings.

Instead of having a light show why not consider a visual show where the DJ mixes, videos, photos and pieces of artwork on a screen to create a visioned event.

New for this year Steelasophical Productions now have Video DJ capability.

This allows videos, images or visualisations to be played on HD – LCD screens  or large projected on big screen giving fantastic colour definition.

Steelasophical Productions have just over 100’s of music video clips, including visualisations and pictures to really show off your event such as a warm sun missed caribbean beach with waves sounds and sandy beach .. you can even provide your own pictures, graphics, slideshows etc  to be shown at the event.

Hen night … Stag night pics? … family pics .. funny picture stories …

To book our Video DJ service please include this in the additional comments section of the booking form or contact us with such information.

 

Specialising in:

  • Caribbean Reggae, Soca, Calypso, Zouk, Bouyon, soca-salsa
  • Latin: Salsa, Kizomba, Bachata, soca-salsa
  • Afro-Cuban: Latin Jazz
  • African: West African music and Rhythms

What Is  Steelasophical?

A live band can be great .. there is that wonderful authentic throw back to the ole the caribbean days with a 3 or 4pc traditional steelband, and there are many excellent ones to chose from. Steelasophical is however something entirely different, Steelasophical bridges the gap between a DJ playing music tracks (backing racks) and a LIVE band (live steeldrums/percussions), by smoothly and seamlessly blending the two with the best of BOTH worlds – we also offer something quite unique to further augment the experience .. graphics. movies and visuals

Imagine having on a full 60″ screen, the views and sounds of a tropical caribbean beach, while listing to the live sounds of a lead steeldrum

Watch your fav Caribbean artist videos or be amazed by some onscreen visualisations and lighting DMX controlled show .. not to mention some colourful and expressive pull up banners to help seal the deal with that caribbean decor to your venue location

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Why Video DJ?

The overall effect of a video disco is difficult to describe but easy to see once you have experienced the atmosphere with Platinum Videotech. The ingenious effect is quite simple. The videos help people get into the party spirit much quicker than that of a standard disco.

The screen is an integral part of the evenings entertainment. The party go-ers who like to dance will do so and watch the screen at the same time and the ones who have no intention of dancing will be entertained by watching the screens and either end up dancing or just be very happily entertained.

Have you invited your favourite pop stars to your event? Well, No need. With the Steelasophical Platinum Videotech Video Roadshow Package you can see them perform at your event on our large projector screens.

From the moment your guests walk into the room, they know this is no ordinary disco!

Music Videos
A huge collection of the best Music Videos in perfect DVD quality. Now you can listen and watch your favourite artists and bands
TV and Films
Perfect for Themed Nights like Caribbean, Bond nights, Casino Nights, Spaghetti Westerns, Fancy Dress Parties. Football Nights, Olympics and Stag Nights etc etc.
Dance Floor Camera
A live dancefloor camera watches the dancefloor antics as they happen and then we are able to display onto the screen for all to enjoy.
Photographs Displayed
Another amusing and entertaining concept, images of old and new and even ones taken on the day can be displayed on screen. With the help of memory cards and bluetooth technology, guests can send there pictures through from there cameras and mobile phones to be displayed.

A wonderful addition to our service which is infinitely versatile. Being able to show music videos, live camera footage of a function, affirmations, slide shows, moving and still graphical images .. the benefits are self evident.

There are two main choices .. for very small performance areas we use a LCD screen. For larger venues and performance areas, we use a projection screen which is capable of allowing a viewing area of more than a massive 60″

Equipment:

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The video mixer .. Numark NuVj

Overview

The NuVJ controller provides a simple and quick way to interface with the most important functions and features of the NuVJ software. The controller was specifically designed to control the NuVJ software, but may also be used as a generic MIDI controller for a variety of other software applications and hardware devices which support the MIDI protocol.

Features

  • 2 banks of 9 sets of trigger pads for video
  • Big wheels for scratch, effect, and speed control
  • Automated one touch fade speeds
  • MIDI compliant – can be used as controller for various devices
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Mitsubishi XL9U Projector 

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These cost over £2300 when new
A replacement lamp Mitsubishi VLT-SL6LP LAMPMIT040 would set you back over £275 .. so why not buy more than one as back-up!!

WE ARE SELLING THESE FOR JUST 155 UK POUNDS EACH!!!!

Click here for Steelasophical listing on eBay

Includes:
  • Projector
  • IEC Mains Lead
  • VGA Cable
  • Carry Case
  • Remore Control
Mitsubishi XL9U-Orange is the Steelasophical projector of choice, projecting onto large REAR projection material, supported on 2 No. green screen stands … raised to almost 3m
The Mitsubishi XL9U-Orange has been introduced to help prevent unauthorised use.
The bright orange casing acts as a deterrent and makes it easily identifiable… great for Performances, meetings, public areas
In addition to the anti theft features, the XL9U benefits from upto 5000 hours lamp life
(when run in eco mode) making it and ideal choice for the education market.
Versatile:

Video DJ
Most cost effective way to be able to project your music videos at your gigs
Band
Why not show yourselves on the big screen, or run Band related martial and advertising while you play!
X-box / Play Station
Great for gaming … large projection and clear responsive image
Education / Business
Great for meets, video conferencing, exhibitions
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Mitsubishi XL9U-Orange Specs(rollover for more info)

Display Type LCD
Resolution XGA
Brightness 2000 lumens
Contrast Ratio 400 :1
Weight 2.7 kg
Fan Noise 37
Lamp Life (Typical) Up to 5000 hours

Product Information
The XL9U is a lightweight native XGA (1024×768), 2000 ANSI lumens LCD projector. It includes flexible connectivity options with two RGB15-pin inputs, RCA and S-Video connectivity, as well as a RGB 15-pin monitor loop through and both audio in and out stereo mini-jacks.
Product Identifiers
Brand Mitsubishi
Model XL9U
MPN XL9U
UPC 082400024213
Key Features
Display Technology LCD
Image Brightness 2000 ANSI lumens
Contrast Ratio 350:1
Platform PC
Image
Native Resolution 1024 x 768
Image Size (Diagonal) 101.6 – 762 cm (40 – 300″)
Image Aspect Ratio 4:3
HDTV Formats 1080i, 1125i, 480i, 480p, 525i, 525p, 720p, 750p
Screen Distance 1.2 – 8.19 m (3.94 – 26.86 ft)
Technical Features
Front Panel Controls LCD Display
Interfaces
Interface RS232C (mini DIN-8 pin), USB
Video input 15 pin D-Sub VGA x 2, Component Video, S-Video x 1
Lamp
Light Source Power 200 W
Light Source Life 5000 Hours
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Quantom 384 lighting desk

Steelasophical dmx lighting controller of  choice
With 32 Channels of dmx512 control, the Quantom 384 lighting desk confidently handles advanced lighting fixtures with responsive faders, a clear interface and an easy to read led display.
Suitable for rack or desk-top mounting, the lightweight unit is extremely portable but robust enough to cope with the rigours of life on the road.
Up to 12 fixtures can be run from one unit with the added flexibility of user-defined chases and static scenes pulled from pre-programmed memory.
Specifications:
Product DescriptionDMX512/1990 Standard
• Total of 384 output channels
• Control 12pcs DMX lighting fixtures with 32 DMX channel each
• 30 banks of 8 programmable scenes
• 16 slider for manual control of channels
• Run last CHASE or BANK continouse when power on again
• Midi control over banks, chases and blackout
• Record up to 6 programmable chases with fade time and speeds
• LED function and program display
• Midi control over banks, chases and blackout
• Built in microphone for music trigerring
• Auto mode program controlled by fade time sliders
• LED lamp connector
• Dimensions(mm):520mmX183mmX73mm
• Up to CE standard,UL standard and GB 7000.15-2000 standard
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Numark iDJ Live DJ Controller

There has been a proliferation of iPad/ iPod touch/ iPhone devices for musicians of late, and now DJs can get in on the act, with the Numark iDJ Live DJ controller. In recent years, Numark have been very much at the forefront of computer based DJ technology. Rather than aiming their products just at professionals (although Numark do cater for those customers too- take a look at the amazing Numark N7 as demonstration), Numark let the technology they develop filter down into more affordable products, so that the aspiring DJ can get his hands on quality equipment. The Numark iDJ Live is just such a product.

Numark iDJ Live iPad DJ Controller

Based around two mini vinyl-like platters (the older readers may find it evokes memories of buying 7” singles on a Saturday at Woolworth’s…), the Numark iDJ Live connects to an iOS device (that’s an iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch) via the digital interface connection at the bottom, and provides control for compatible DJ apps, such as Algoriddim djay. Between the two platters are mixer controls, with a cross fader, channel volume control and EQ. Designed to be the ideal portable DJ rig, the iDJ Live allows fast browsing of the music library on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.

When in use, the tracking and sensitivity of this unit is incredibly impressive, and it’s hard to believe so much functionality is possible from a device of this type.

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Djay

transforms your iPad into a full-fledged DJ system

allowing you to mix your iPod music library on a hyper-realistic turntable interface. Perform live, record mixes on-the-go, or enable Automix mode and let djay mix your favorite playlist automatically. With unprecedented ease-of-use and innovative multi-touch mixing features, djay for iPad takes DJing to the next level and offers a unique experience for Steelasophical.

Feature Highlights

Direct access to your iPod library

Direct access to your iPod Music Library

djay gives steelasophical instant access to all your existing songs and playlists on your iPad. Browse your entire iPod music library and easily play, mix and scratch your favorite songs as an iPad DJ.

Automix your party

Automix your partyOne tap — hours of fun. Sit back and wow the audience at your next party. In Automix mode djay mixes for Steelasophical our favorite iPod playlists with seamless DJ-style transitions. You can customize Automix to your liking by adjusting various transition options such as style, duration, shuffle, and auto-sync.

Record your performance

Record your performanceCapture your mix live — for your latest podcast, movie or photo slide show, or to make a classic “mixtape”. djay saves your recordings as high quality AIFF files and contains a built-in organizer that allows you to arrange, preview and export your recordings to Mac or PC via iTunes file sharing.

djay for iPad Screenshot

djay for iPad Screenshot

Scratch. Mix. Play.

Automatic Beat & Tempo Detection

Automatic beat & tempo detection

djay’s sophisticated on-the-fly song analysis calculates the beats per minute (BPM) and exact location of each beat, laying the groundwork for a host of other features including Auto-Sync and beat-synchronized scratching.

Visual mixing with waveforms

Visual mixing with waveforms

djay’s advanced audio wave form display gives you an overview of a song’s structure and allows you to visually cue to specific points to prepare the prefect transition.

Auto-Cut Scratching™

Auto-Cut ScratchingAuto-Cut Scratching automatically applies the rhythmic pattern of the currently playing song to your scratches in real-time. Simply touch and move the record with two fingers to create stunning effects and go beyond the possibilities of the analog world.

Mixer and EQ controls

Mixer and EQ controls

Steelasophical uses the 3-band equalizers, gain, line faders, and a crossfader give you all the tools you need in a DJ setup to seamlessly blend one song into another.

djay for iPhone & iPod touch Screenshot

Remix On-The-Fly

High-Quality Audio FX

High-Quality Audio FX

Spice up your mix with a host of professional real-time audio effects, available via three FX control panes for different mixing styles: an easy to use one-touch panel for instant FX, a more advanced custom pane, and a highly innovative 2D touch interface.

Audio FX include: FlangerPhaserEchoGateBit Crusher,Filter (High Pass, Low Pass), as well as six preconfigured instant effects: AbsorbDriftSwayCrushPunchTwist.

Beat-Matched Looping & Cue Points

Beat-Matched Looping & Cue Points

djay offers you a range of different looping styles: Auto, Manual and Bounce. Manually set loop in and out points, use Auto-Loop to continuously loop part of a song, or remix live using Bounce-Loop to mash up your song, all in perfect sync with the beat.

Leverage the Power of iOS

iCloud Integration

iCloud IntegrationCue points and other metadata generated while using djay on your iPhone are automatically synced over-the-air to be readily available when performing live with your iPad (and vice-versa).

Broadcast your mix

Broadcast your mix via AirPlaydjay takes full advantage of Apple’s AirPlay technology. Stream your mix wirelessly to Apple TV, AirPort Express station, or any AirPlay-supported speaker dock, AV receiver, and stereo system.

World-class sound

World-class soundBuilding on the iPad’s superior audio system, djay offers pristine sound quality and ultra-low latency, with support for popular audio formats like MP3and AAC.

Audio Copy & Paste

Load your favorite sounds created in other music apps onto djay’s turntables, giving you new creative possibilities to enhance your mixes.

djay - the DJ app for iPad

Fully Optimized for iPad 2

By taking full advantage of the iPad 2’s high-performance dual-core processor, djay for iPad offers desktop-class features like supreme quality Time-Stretching (Key Lock) and even higher precision audio analysis.

Pre-Cueing with Headphones

Preview and prepare the next song through headphones:By enabling djay’s Split Output mode you can cue songs through headphones independently from the mix that goes through the main speakers for live DJing.

All you need is the Griffin DJ Cable, designed exclusively for djay.

The master output will be sent to the left channel and the cue output to the right channel (which is always the opposite turntable to the one audible through the master channel).

You will get a binaural signal for master and pre-cueing, so you will hear sound on both speakers connected to the master channel and in both ears of the headphones connected to the pre-cueing channel.

Learn more about the Griffin DJ Cable

Pre-cueing with headphones

External Hardware Control

Numark’s iDJ Live controller was designed to seamlessly work with djay and is the perfect companion to enhance your DJ sets. Control djay on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch using two large performance platters and a central mixer section with a crossfader, buttons and knobs.

Carefully laid out to recreate the traditional two-decks-and-a-mixer setup, iDJ Live allows you to load your tracks and control them, cueing up the start point, performing advanced transitions and even scratching.

Learn more about the Numark iDJ Live controller

DJ with the Numark iDJ Live controller and djay

Tech Specs

User Interface

  • Dual turntable multi-touch DJ interface
  • Audio waveforms display
    (overview and detail)
  • Visual Cue Points
  • Customizable vinyl appearance
  • Double-tap slider reset
  • Manual fader cut
  • Level meter swipe for gain adjustments

Music Library

  • Direct iPod music library access
  • Popover and optional full-screen view
  • Album cover display
  • Browse by playlist, song, artist, album, genre, BPM, and time
  • As-you-type instant library searching
  • Support for major audio formats like MP3, AAC, WAV, AIFF

Audio

  • Automatic Beat & Tempo Detection
  • BPM-Sync
  • Beat-Synchronized Scrubbing
  • Scratching
  • Tempo control (up to +-75% with customizable range and fine adjust)
  • Key Lock/Time-Stretching (requires iPad 2)
  • Pitch-Bend
  • 3-band equalizer (-24 dB to +6 dB)
  • Audio FX: Flanger, Phaser, Echo, Gate, Bit Crusher, Filter (High Pass, Low Pass)
  • Turntable Power-Off FX
  • Auto-Cut Scratching
  • Automatic Transitions: Fade, Backspin, Brake, Reverse, Random
  • Auto Looping (with on-the-fly half/double)
  • Manual Looping (in, out, reloop)
  • Bounce Looping (1/16 to 2 beats)
  • Multiple Cue Points
  • Ultra-low latency
Steelasophical DJ music source of Choice

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Dell XPS M2010

When Dell unveiled the XPS M2010 laptop concept at CES 2006, few expected it to reach the retail market. The 20-inch laptop was more audacious than anything we’d seen previously and the general consensus was that its enormous size made it too much of a freak to be taken seriously. Kudos to Dell, then, for throwing caution to the wind and bringing it to market. But is this a case of boldness before greatness, or has the world’s biggest PC manufacturer got more money than sense?

Design 
The XPS M2010 looks like no laptop before it. With the lid closed it resembles a large briefcase complete with a sturdy, leather-bound handle with silver support struts that extend halfway down the lid and base. The grip of the handle has a circular Dell logo at each end, and there’s another glowing Dell logo to be found towards the top of the lid. The laptop’s industrial-looking graphite colour is certainly different, but some users may prefer a more conventional black finish.

Unlike smaller XPS laptops, the M2010 uses latches to keep the lid shut when not in use. These are situated on either side of the lid. Unfortunately they feel a tad flimsy and we wouldn’t be surprised if they begin to fail after extended use. The base of the laptop is smoother than most, including that of the 12-inch XPS M1210. Aside from a latch for removing the battery, a single air vent and a circular subwoofer port, there’s little else to be found.

With the screen open, the XPS looks far more stylish. The 20-inch screen is the most imposing we’ve seen on any laptop, and the fact that the top of the screen sits close to eye level means you won’t have to hunch over the laptop. This is great for your posture — the XPS M2010 felt extremely comfortable to use during long periods. Impressively, the flexible screen hinge means the screen is height and rake adjustable so you can raise, lower and bring it closer to you for optimum comfort.

The screen’s hinge lets you position the display in a number of comfortable positions

The base section of the XPS M2010 is home to its power button, which is positioned to the far right-hand side. To the left of this is a Windows Media Center ‘home’ button, and to the far left a set of indicator lights that show the laptop’s Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, hard disk and power status. The M2010 uses the most unusual optical drive we’ve seen on any laptop. It’s a top-loading model with two transparent glass panels that let you see the CD spinning inside the unit.

The DVD drive pops up from the base section, making a satisfying whirring noise in the process
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