FAQ & TIPS

 

purchising

We don't have a fully automated shop, most of the gear is made on customer request. All models are listed with prices and provided with all necessary informations. Available devices are marked with "available", everything else can be reproduced. Just write us an email to order.

The listed models are part of our standard range, but we are constantly working on new creations. If it should be something specific, we can offer modified individual pieces.

 

shipping

We ship worldwide from Germany. Shipping takes place with DHL international. Please ask for detailed prices for your region

 

 

 hardware

the video hardware comes from the 80s / 90s. Most of it is in mint condition, a lot is new and unused. Almost everything is from Europe and works with the PAL system. NTSC users need an NTSC / PAL converter which is cheap and easy to get. Some are compatible with PAL and NTSC and are signposted that way.

 

designs

We offer unique hand made designs in 2k car paint. The interplay of function and design is very important to us and we attach great importance to clean processing. All gear that is manufactured on customer request can be painted in the desired colors on request. If you want a special design, we can implement your ideas

 

audio reactivity/CV control

Audio CV can be added to each model. Some have this function included, others can be added with this extra feature. CV is available for 5V or 10V.

 

Glitch Tools

Glitch tools are not effect devices in the conventional sense, much arises because the signal is "disturbed" and incorrect information go the output (monitor). How the glitches displayed, depends very much on which monitor is used, because everyone "interprets" it a little differently. A good old CRT TV delivers the most stable and beautiful signals, older flat TV models can also work, but deliver different results and heavy glitch effects can leads to drop outs (blue screening).

I always recommend to plug Glitch Gear direcly to a CRT and film it, so you get the best out of it. Deep glitches and Lo-Fi textures in HD quallity.

 

If you work in studio with a CRT as a monitor you do not need a video mixer with TBC. A good CRT stabilizes the signal on its own. But if at the end of the signal chain there is a flat screen TV, projector or it goes into a PC/capture card does it have to be stabilized and it´s better to use a video mixer with TBC ( Time Base Corrector ) or a standalone TBC.  

 

Example of a signal chain:

  • digital signal to hdmi-av converter
  • hdmi-av converter to glitch device
  • glitch device to videomixer/TBC
  • videomixer/TBC to av-hdmi converter
  • av-hdmi converter / pc / flat screen

 

You're entering a large field of possebilities when comes to analog video art and there isn't always a right or wrong, it just needs to fit to your setup.

 

Please feel free to contact for more detailed informations.