"The setup for the shows is all LEDs, set up at each venue by the promoter so it's always a little different. We've asked them to provide a Back Wall, 11 Columns in front of that, and a DJ Booth surface .. Deadmau5 plays whatever he wants and I improvise video to go along with it."
Step 1: Build a 3 layer setup in VDMX with a foreground, background and a 'playground' layer for creating masks.
This is a slightly simplified version of a configuration that Momo blogged about a few years ago his his VJ Kung Fu series. Make sure to watch the Structure in VJ Performance post for the thinking behind how Momo prepares his sets.
Step 2: Connect playback controls to Lemur iPad app over OSC.
- At the top are the controls for BG and FG, including page switching.
- In the middle are the corresponding UI items for the control surface plugins in VDMX.
- At the bottom are the controls for the Playground layer's Quartz Composer clips.
- Master fader and per-surface coloring controls.
Step 3: Make it extra portable.
"I was told to make it all lighter and smaller, so I hacked up an old camera case and filled it with a TVOne Dual DVI Scaler, 10-Port USB Hub, DVI 1x2 Distribution Amp and 8" Lilliput monitor. I snaked together everything I could, and all the devices are velcroed to the case so it stays in place pretty well."