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Post by Dofkev » Fri Nov 08, 2019 3:24 pm

Hello video wigglers! Afterlife laboratories is producing a line of LZX format video modules. Our first two offerings are being released today. They are in stock and ship within 3 business days.

The modules can be purchased directly from our website: https://www.afterlifelaboratories.com/

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Video Motion is DC voltage generator designed to create degrees of randomization that are customizable and controllable. It can create smooth and stepped voltages that are used to control parameters within the LZX video synthesizer Eurorack format. It can create movements with very natural looking characteristics that range from slow randomized gradients to abrupt starts and stops.

In addition to being a collection of circuits working together to produce voltage for movement, Video Motion also functions as a utility module. It can be used as a source for video noise providing a wide range of textures, and the two oscillators can be used independently.

After years of using the LZX system, this module represents my favorite way to create low frequency movement and animation. It can be thought of as a movement workstation and achieves a surprising range of animation possibilities.

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Video Calculator is a wide bandwidth video mixer that processes signals within the LZX system. Fundamentally it is a matrix mixer with the ability to invert any signal placed at the input interface. It functions as 3 separate 3 channel mixers with offset controls available for each of the 3 groups. It can also be one 6 channel mixer/ one 3 channel mixer OR all inputs can be combined to facilitate one 9 channel mixer.

Each input control knob is at unity gain when the control is at 12 o’clock. When controls are past 12 o’clock, the signal will be amplified. There is also a utility oscillator capable of ranges from 28 seconds to 3.5 kHz.

The module is useful for mixing single channel signals as well as RGB patching, and it functions exceptionally well when used for scanline processing and manipulation. Patched in an XYZ configuration, the module has all the utility functions necessary to process a proper Rutt/Etra style patch.

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Post by Fabong » Fri Nov 08, 2019 5:32 pm

Very cool! Nice to see more options creeping into the video space.
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Post by SH Kingston » Fri Nov 08, 2019 5:34 pm

So cool to see these modules finally out and available after all your hard work on them!
And it looks like one is already sold out!!!
Congrats!

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Post by lud » Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:56 am

They sound very nice - would love to see them in action :razz:

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Post by Dofkev » Tue Nov 19, 2019 8:27 pm

lud wrote:They sound very nice - would love to see them in action :razz:
There's a demo for Video Motion on the website here: https://www.afterlifelaboratories.com/demos

I'm working on a few for the Calculator now, including a video showing how it can be used as the core module in a scanline processing, rutt/etra style patch.

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