Last year dj rndm and Robotkid gave us a review of Serato’s Video-SL plugin for Serato Scratch Live.

Recently I was able to collaborate with Sampology, a local turntablist, for the last Game On night of 2008. Sam used Video-SL to put together a gaming-themed AV set, and I added a selection of security cameras and mixed it all together with the Vixid.


Sampology at Game On – AV Turntablist Set (Part 1), and Part 2.

This performance was fantastic fun, and Video-SL really shines when piloted by a skilled turntablist. The addition of video to this kind of set gives audience members another sense to help them understand what all that frantic action behind the turntable is actually creating, as they have visual cues to go along with the audio for juggles, scratches and other esoteric DJ techniques.

  • Kris S.

    Love it! The video game theme works really well in this context…

  • Kevin Hackett

    the first video-sl performance I've seen with any amount of creativity to it. The system will progress so long as we have artists like this using it. The camera inputs were a great idea. Excellent job to all involved. I've seen so much crap done locally with this system and its just a shame to the vj and dj community, imo.

  • http://www.dblock.net danimal

    interesting. would suggest to sstay away from letterboxed vs 4×3 stuff. i tend to bring it in to AE and crop it so there's no harsh edges like i was seeing during intergalactic beastie boys cut. i believe you were aware of it and dealt with it well. additionally, i think itd sell it a little better if you took the camera feed and gave it a simple treatment, ie posterize or something simliar