ArKaos American DJ Grand Grand VJ 2.0.3
by ArKaos
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File Size: 172 MB
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21 Day Trial. Registration: US$335.00

System Requirements:

Processor: Pentium™ III 500 Mhz; Pentium IV 1.2 Ghz recommended, RAM: 256 MB; 512 recommended, QuickTime 6.5.x, WMP 9, Flash Player 7, DirectX 9.0c

Last Updated: 2011-06-01
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Software Description

GrandVJ is a real-time video mixer software allowing to compose up to 8 layers of Video on the fly. Take any video from your hard drive, add effects to it and start making your own video show. GrandVJ’s ultra powerful video mixing engine allows seamless mixing of SD and HD video with sound and a vast library of effects and generators. With its intuitive MIDI mapping system, you can remotely control all operation using keyboards and controllers.

ArKaos VJ is the dazzling fast software that will enable you to put out outstanding video shows in matter of seconds. Build a full performance using a few simple video loops from your hard drive by mixing and altering them using more than 100 real-time effects.

ArKaos VJ supports full MIDI suites, both on-screen and off, as well as such music authoring applications as Cubase™, E-Magic®, ReWire®. It is equally at home on Macs and PCs and can be learned in minutes, with drag & drop and key-punch functionality at all levels.

On top of the 60+ original ArKaos effects, version 3.5 now supports additional FreeFrame effects; ArKaos VJ comes with 42 pre-loaded FreeFrame effects and you can get many more other effects from the FreeFrame web site! Each of the effects has changeable parameters, allowing infinite customization of each one.

ArKaos VJ renders in 32bit colors high quality and supports resolutions up to 1920 x 1080 px, version 3.5 now supports direct rendering to DV through FireWire - a great way to record your live performances! You can also connect all your favorite video sources (USB / FireWire (web)cams / video acquisition boards / …) and display them live through ArKaos VJ with or without an effect.

Advanced transfer modes allows you to combine your visuals together with masks (Luma keying, Chroma keying,..) and copy modes (Addition, Subtraction) to produce a lot of different display effects.

Customizable Flash animations with editable text makes it easy to display on-screen messages in just a few clicks.

ArKaos VJ also allows advanced control on movie playback, easily accessible through the Visual Info dialog box, enabling the users to make a frame accurate selection of the part they wish to play inside a video sequence aswell as how they wish to play it (forward / backward / loop, ...).

It's an ideal performing tool with customizable effects and flexible control thanks to the double monitoring management.

The following video shows GrandVJ being tested with the MIDI Touch app on iPad:

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New in v1.5

  • Each transition can have up to four parameters plus a fade time, all of which can be controlled through MIDI.
  • In Synth Mode, the new transitions add fabulous fade in/fade out between visuals.
  • In Mixer Mode, users get advanced live control on the transitions through the A-B mixer.
  • ArKaos Connect allows GrandVJ to receive sound and MIDI from any audio sequencer compatible with VST plug-ins.
  • ArKaos Connect has been successfully tested with Ableton Live, Steinberg Cubase, Cakewalk Sonar X1, Reaper and FL Studio.

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works perfect!

Works perfect on my P4 here! Real cool and nice program!!
In one week I'm already a master in it!

no video

i didn't succeed with arkaos . impossible to play any video sequences . the only one is in the demo and the quality is so bad !!! anyone is happy with arkaos ????

Re: no video

They just came up with a new version 2.2.1 which fixes some bugs and adds great new features. You can download it on

You may also ask your question in their new user support forum, they answer fast :o)

Re: no video

: i didn't succeed with arkaos . impossible to play any video sequences . the only one is in the demo and the quality is so bad !!! anyone is happy with arkaos ????

What kind of system do you use?? Think you have bad settings somewhere ...

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