Visualizers and Visual Loops add/new?

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I'm starting to use djay pro video functionality but i have a question :D
There are only 5 "visualizers" ...why? in the future will be able to have/buy more?
Or you can already create / insert new ones?
The same thing goes for "visual loops" ... exists a way to get/add more?
Thank you!

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Massimo Casagrande

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Thank you for your feedback.
Further visualisers is on our user request agenda, would be great if other users push the topic by sharing their thoughts.

Cheers,Lukas E.
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Ragnar Ragnar

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Please add more visualizers
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Philippe Perras

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Yes! I'm waiting for that too! Thanks!
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Brett Hays

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I would like to see more visualizers as well
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Martin Hooper

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Any progress on this?
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Enrico Bachinelo

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Seriously can we upgrade this you can add as many as needed?
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William

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Yes, agree would be useful to have more visualizers, and possibility to create visual loops yourself
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Fred

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I remember after going through many visualizers over the years, Milkdrop was the one which wasn't too cheezy (after filtering some of them!) but still made use of simple algorithms to keep appealing eye candy whilst honouring the natural geometry and beautiful fractal patterns we overdosed on in the 90s. With more tasteful colour gradients and sound frequency response, I'm sure with good programming you could have minimal CPU usage with spectacular HD lightscapes.
Personally I'd always tone down the frenzied techno cliched visuals and enjoy the slow, pulsating mathematics over the constant stroboscopic madness.

Jeff Minter's Psychedelia, Colourspace, Trip-a-Tron were also very good. He's also familiar with iOS so perhaps he'd be up for spreading his work via Algoriddim?

http://minotaurproject.co.uk/lightsyn...

Hope you check em out coz it might be another way to improve VJay FX without CPU compromise, and get more customers ;)
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Just discovered a huge amount of visualization apps... one even based on Milkdrop! It's projectM and runs on your iTunes music or microphone. Will test when soundcard attached... All we need now is Audiobus for visuals... Videobus?
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I bought Djay Pro primarily for the video aspects of it, being able to integrate it all so well, rather than having separate video playing from another computer requiring expensive hardware switchers. I particularly like the "visualizations" and need many more than the 5 there are... Visualizers are much better than video, because by default, when running in video mode they just come up automatically to pair with audio only files. Even video loops are not as good because you might cue a song which is purely audio, then have nothing projected visually. Everything I do is always projected to a screen, so I always need some kind of video up there. Loops as said must be separately and purposely loaded, but visualizers are just "there" to catch to you when we forget to load a file. Please make many more! I will gladly pay to have more as an addon file.
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Kevin Kurek

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We can buy more visual loops I gather from "loopmasters", but the disadvantage is... Most of the time I have a bunch of audio only spotify tracks going, which need video paired: but loading a video loop ends up playing its own audio track! Is there a way to prevent the audio from playing if it exists in the video loop and keep the spotify (or other) audio track I originally selected? If so, then we could get by for now with loops.
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Hi Kevin. If I understand your question correctly I might have a coupple of solutions. 1. When you add a visual track ( to the same deck that you have your spotify track) you can drag and drop it in the upper part of the video previev area. That will take only the video and keep the spotify audio. The other solution (with a bit diferent result) is Under the main mix video preview you have a transition selector (drop-down) In the bottom you can split audio video so you can play audio from the first deck and the video without audio from the second one. Hopes that helps
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Denon Dj mc6000 mk2 can separate the audio from the video hence playing audio only on one deck and video only in the other, not too practical if you in the mix but explore.
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I love to make more use of the Visualizers and would happily pay for some add-on packs. Unfortunately it's unusable after version 1.3something, when used on Mac and Airplay, it eats up all the processing power... (Tested on Macbook Air and Pro).
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Hi Thomas. I use the Visualizers without a problem, and my laptop is now 6 years old. I always use wired HDMI though... I would never trust airplay for public use. Please many more visualizers or else support for auto loading random loop video clips that we could buy and add with audio only files!
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I have been playing around with loading in various bits of video, just regular things I put together myself with ridiculous lengths, but the program handles it fine. I guess using the "drag to video" section is a bit of focused work when coordinating music and regular lighting as a DJ, but doable. Now I just have to find decent compatible small video chunks to use. Loopmasters? Any other suggestions? Any particular packages? The built in visualizers are therefore just a backup if I forget to load in a video each time on the audio beds. So far I haven't had to try splitting audio from video and not sure I need to with the way it is working.
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There is a great bundle at Motionloops right now, The Beat Sync library. Hundreds of video collections in one bundle at a Pre Black Friday sale until 20th of November.
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Tom Wangerud

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Yes please – add more visualisers! Or allow users to buy tham as plugins. Would be very useful.
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Robb

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One year later, a new version of djay pro, and lots of users who have "push[ed] the topic by sharing their thoughts" on this thread and others, but we still only have 5 visualisers...?
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Yes, I too am extremely disappointed that the same visualizers are all we get in DJay Pro 2. I bought the app immediately with the misunderstanding that I could upload my own videos into the visualizer. It was the photo slide show feature that I mistakenly thought would allow me to upload my own videos. I don't even need the video to respond to the audio the way the visualizers do. That's not necessary to me at all (though it wouldn't hurt to have the option to switch that feature on).

I'm still a big fan of the app and have used it since day one. All I want to be able to do is have a custom video clip that I created specifically for the event be the default video on the screen unless I'm playing a music video. Please, please, please develop this feature.
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Robb

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You can't even add your own videos? That's ridiculous!

*Puts credit card back in wallet.*
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Robb

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Wait! You can.

Just stick 'em in your Movies folder. You can access that from the browser.
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80s Invasion

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I messed around with it again last night and wan't able to make it work.

So, just to be clear, are you saying that you loaded an audio track in Deck One, played that track, and then, while that track was playing, you were able to also load a video track onto Deck One and have only the video of that track play while the sound from the audio track was playing?

That's what I'm wanting to do. Although, that is still not ideal. What would be ideal would be the ability to upload a video and have it play as the default video whenever I'm not playing a music video.
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Robb

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Yeah, just tested exactly that, and it works fine. You have to have loading into active tracks enabled, then you just have to drag the movie into the top half of the "window". The movie then replaces whatever visual was there (in my case, a visualizer) and starts playing.
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80s Invasion

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Sweet! You're right! I just tried it and it does work. Strange that I was trying it also night and it wasn't working. It might have had something to do with the file type I was using or something. Anyway, at least it works. Still very cumbersome as we have to load the video EVERY time we load a song rather than just having the video play by default, but its better than nothing. Thanks for your help, man!
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That will work, and supposedly you can have pictures now too (though I haven't tried that yet). I found one problem however is in finding small loop videos and getting it to play them over and over. Although you pretty much only find / buy short videos for loops and "visualization" content, it will not loop them automatically... Playing them only once and then the screen goes to black! That makes it useless. Larger videos loaded would take up too much ram in the computer (I would guess), and you can't cue them to different spots. If you used a long animation piece, it would start at the exact same starting spot and be seen as the same thing over and over for each song. If we could assign a single clip to play back continuously that would be great too, but no functionality for that either. The video window has huge potential that is being under-utilized.
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Motionloops.com, try some free ones, worked for me.
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I would love to be able to buy some more visualizer loops directly from DJay Pro app! I know there are ways around this by adding your own purchased elsewhere but it would make it much easier to just purchase directly in the app. PLEASE ADD THIS OPTION!!!
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I would LOVE to see Milkdrop integration into DJay... seems like it would be the easiest way to integrate more visuals with an already existing HUGE library of readily available presets. Please more visualizations!!