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Roland & Edirol Video Mixer Manuals (PDFs)

I just saw a post on Scanlines that linked to this Github with lots of links to Owner & Service Manuals for various video gear, and figured it’d be a good idea to mirror at least SOME of them, just in case.

Roland is pretty good about keeping legacy gear manuals up & handy, but a lot of the Service Manuals have been kinda lost.l

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Gearlog – Midiman Smart Sync (with Manual)

The Midiman Smart Sync is an FSK to MTC adapter/converter that allows you stripe tape sources with Midi Timecode.

Here’s a really great breakdown of how it works.

Below is an embed of the English Language Manual.

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Gearlog – 20220627

Here’s a list:

• Roland P-10 Visual Sampler
• Raiden RPM-100 Scratch Mixer
• Roland V4EX Video Mixer
• Roland MC-101 Groovebox
• BPMC Premium Cable
• Atomos Ninja 2 Recorder
• Zoom H1n Field Recorder

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Gearlog – Roland V4EX (w/ Manual)

Here’s an overview of the Roland V4EX. Manuals embedded below.

This is the perfect combination of Analog & Digital Standard Definition video mixer. This thing Slaps.

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Giglog – “Happy Little Coma” Livestream (First Live Hardware Set)

Over the pandemic, I bought a Roland MC-101. So did Vinny Radiodream (the other half of this incarnation of Videopunks), and we immediately tried to figure out how to leverage them for live shows.

This was the first step in that. This was part of the promo run/digital tour for Angelspit’s THE IGNORANCE CARTEL (which I did the VHS release for), and this was the first time I got to flex one of the MC-101’s live.

Most of these grooves were built a couple weeks before the show. . . i’d love to go back, finish these up, and release them.

For the performance, I connected the MC-101 to OBS via USB, taking the Stereo Mix channels directly into OBS. For the visual, I put a USB Webcam on my head, for a POV shot, and just cranked the saturation. The stream went out as-is live via Twitch. Everything you’re hearing is coming DIRECTLY from the MC-101 . . . there’s some computer usage, but it’s mostly ‘Hey, can you adjust this streaming setting, we’re getting some lag/latency/jitter/whatever’.

Here’s a video of the performance.

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Gearlog – Atomos Ninja 2 (w/ Manual)

The Current ProRes recorder in my live rig.

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Gearlog – Wireless Wearable Live Rig

Here’s a shot of my Wearable Live Rig taken by Javier Plano, who was in town from Chile, I think.

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Gearlog – Building the Wearable Wireless Rig (w/ Manual)

Here’s some build video/photos from the OG wearable rig.

This was in the basement of VIDEOHAUS in Bed-Stuy. I made a LOT of tapes there, and you can sneakily see a little bit of Nate Bobowski sitting there, looking nonplussed.

I’ve still got all the parts for this. . . I really should rebuild it.

Here’s the .PDF Manuals for the Edirol V-1 (not to be confused with the more recent Roland V1HD).

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The Big Rig

Here’s some footage of me building the Big Videopunks Rig back in 2015.

This was the first REALLY BIG rig that I was trying to build, in a semi-permanent way.

It was built around a Numark AVM02, which was a great mixer, since it’s also a half-decent DJ mixer.

I’m almost positive that I killed this particular mixer at the first Videopunks gig.

This is 100% at the Green Desk at 67 West st, In Greenpoint.

Looks like i’m using iPads as sources here. . . probably using ColorCodeVJ.

The glitch processor is my trusty BPMC Basic Cable. I still use it today (in heavily modified form).

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Giglog – Crown Height Warehouse Party

I remember there was a crew that was affiliated with DJPC that were throwing this big All Ages Outlaw parties in Crown Heights.

Shit was FIRE. I’d eat some adderrall, smoke two packs of cigarettes, and VJ for 4 or 5 hours.

That was the best way to learn the gear, learn some techniques, and really just get down.

All of these clips would have been me with iPads + Analog gear, and Hex with a Laptop + Resolume, all just feeding into each other.