There isn’t much video out there that does the Milkymist justice, an unfortunate circumstance because it really is an impressive little machine. In an attempt to remedy this Barry and I recently shot some video with the hopes of mirroring the representation of the Milkymist with it’s actual ability. We (actually, I, since I’m the one responsible for the editing) fell well short of this mark. But despite the poor editing (I haven’t edited video since the VHS days!) and poor image quality (who knew high-quality video required so many damn GB’s?), you’ll get to see how non-intimidating the set-up is and how fast this little guy can get a party started.
The drum clips are meant to demonstrate the Milkymist’s integration with electronic instruments and external sound, both of which stimulate the visuals when plugged directly into the Milkymist or intercepted via the onboard microphone. And the club shots, well, those are testament to the Milkymist’s party credibility. We actually smuggled the Milkymist into that particular party at a warehouse-like venue in San Francisco’s Mission District, then set it up guerrilla-style and proceeded to project on the walls and dance floor despite the fact that there was already a house VJ. I was actually surprised how well our slapdash performance compared. During the short 15 minutes we were there the crowd turned away from the DJ and VJ projection on the far wall and towards each other in the middle of the room where we were projecting. The dancing and interaction intensified, and at one point one of the VJ’s assistants came over all starry-eyed and intrigued.
I have to say, I was a bit skeptical about the Milkymist until I saw it in action. It has some incredible psychedelic and dynamic capabilities that will only continue to expand. Keep your eyes peeled, kids.
Footage here: http://downloads.qi-hardware.com/people/bonewolf/ and more to come.