15.11.18 | AV Link Jam / BYOB in connection with CRUX

Turn up, plug in and LINK

Thursday 15th November
8pm – 11pm
Free Entry

After the success of our opening night event at Splice Festival 2018, we are proud to team up with Crux again to present the second edition of our AV Link Jam + BYOB event.

Visual artists are invited to come and jam along with the musicians. Resolume, VDMX, Grand VJ, CoGe and RemixVideo all have Ableton Link built in, which allows you to easily sync up tempo signals with multiple machines over a network at the click of a button.

Link has been super successful for the Crux audio sessions so this time they want to go one step further and incorporate projections too, covering the walls of Stour Space. In order to do this we ask those who can to BYOB (Bring Your Own Beamer).

There are now a huge number of apps that use Link to connect with other devices. Check out the full list at: ableton.com/en/link


The main point of having visual artists connect with the Ableton Link tempo signal is to work with material that is cut to the beat, clips that have been set to loop on a beat division, or effects/mixing/generative parameters that are being automated on a beat division.

Technical Requirements:

• Ensuring you have the latest Link-enabled version of your compatible app
• Ability to join our network using wi-fi
• Preferably your own projector, signal cables and power cables (email us in advance and we might be able to help with this)


Jam sessions can be a bit messy, and electronic ones can suffer if everyone goes in heavy and tries to dominate the mix. So, if you are planning to come and participate please try to prepare yourself in advance so that we can make the activity a success.

Technical Requirements:

• Having Link installed in Ableton Live (versions 9.6 and above) or the latest version of your Link-enabled app (see the URL below for a list of compatible programs)
• Ability to join our network using wi-fi
• Audio cable (to get into the mixer, ideally ending in 1/4″ jacks, but RCA is also fine)
• Split monitoring (optional) – it’s recommended you use headphones to monitor your output before sending to the mixer


• Try to bring a range of material to work with (drums, bass, leads, pads, SFX etc)
• Try to prepare for different BPMs and/or musical keys
• Only enter individual sounds into the mix – not whole tracks
• Listen to the mix and make space where possible

There will be a few people on hand to help get people set up and plumbed into the mixer. Just remember to work with a smaller sound-set that you can tweak and it will be great fun for everyone involved! 

Hosted by:

Splice Festival – splicefestival.com
Crux – crux-events.org
Crux Facebook Group – facebook.com/groups/1037659679579014/ 
BYOB – byobworldwide.com

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