Arkaos Grand VJ 1.6.5

Posted on Monday, March 5th, 2012

ArKaos has released GrandVJ 1.6.5, a new version of its real-time video mixer with features that bring out the VJ in everyone.

Scratch Control
ArKaos GrandVJ 1.6.5 introduces Scratch Control support for DJ-style MIDI controllers with jog wheels, to bring DJs another step further into the VJ world. Two new slider widgets control the sensitivity of the scratch and the scratch itself.

Updated Mapping Templates
ArKaos has added templates with feedback support for the new American Audio VMS4.1 and VMS2 MIDI controllers in a move designed to give a DJ-style feeling while mixing video with these controllers. It has also updated the mapping templates for the Hercules DJ Control series to take advantage of this new Scratch Control feature.

GrandVJ 1.6.5 also adds mapping templates for the Livid OhmRGB, with feedback support and coloured keys, and for the Elation Midicon with feedback support.

GrandVJ’s new Scratch Control support now makes it compatible with the NuVJ Video Controller from Numark, which was a much requested feature from NuVJ users.

Calling all NuVJ Users
For the next six months (until July 31, 2012), ArKaos will offer a GrandVJ license at reduced price to all NuVJ users, giving them access to GrandVJ’s eight video layers, numerous effects, visual generators and all the other advanced features from their professional VJing software.

Users can benefit from this special offer simply by entering their NuVJ software serial number on the ArKaos web site, on the upgrade page at

Other new features and improvements in GrandVJ 1.6.5 are the “Play Once and Freeze” forward and backward mode and Mixer Pause mode selection giving a choice of ‘cut’ or ‘freeze.’ A new playback widget in the visual parameter panel gives a new mapping target that enables control of the movie playback position using a Midi or OSC controller. There is also an option to prevent the display of mouse-over tool tips on the interface which makes life easier for those controlling GrandVJ from a touch screen.

ArKaos GrandVJ 1.6.5 is yet one more free update for all existing GrandVJ users.
Australian Distributor: ULA Group