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Features: 5 glitch knobs per channel, 5 body contacts per channel, 1 CV input per channel, 3 magnetic switches per channel and 3 additional magnetic switches that expand wipes/PinP.
The modified WJ-AVE5 is a two channel NTSC composite video mixer with added digital corruption functionality. It’s a serious mega-gift from the glitch gods and it never ceases to amaze me. These mixers in their unmodified state are traditionally quite reliable. They have on-board effects, multiple wipe modes/shapes, multiple video outs, time base correction and a superimpose layer that works well with the Touch Titler. It’s modified state propels it forward into a whole other universe. The AVE5 has gone through various incarnations and I believe the latest here to be the greatest. Here I’ve wired up damned near all the fury the WJ offers via 10 total sets of body contacts, ten knobs and a magnetic patchbay. Glitch visuals include a number of digital fragmentation FX specific to the AVE3/5/7 FX buffer.
This machine was crafted with a lot of time and care. Not only do I do my best to make sure these machines are in tip top working order before I start working on them (balancing trim pot values, structural re-enforcement, lubricating sliders, etc) but the modification process is done with the utmost care and attention to detail. I use quality parts & leave all original video functionality intact.
NOTE: A dedicated external mixer is necessary for optimal audio amplification if intending to use the audio impulse feature. Best to lock that in and keep your setup self contained before you start gigging with this thing. I use a small Behringer XENY mixer (they make 2 and 4 channel versions) due to their size and affordability. This is a highly recommended purchase as the AVE5 requires quite a bit of signal amplification to see the glitch visuals. It’s also nice to filter things down to the lows.