The BPMC Blood Sugar Sex Video Pro Magik (from hence forth referred to as the BSSVPM) is based on the uber-rare Video Pro Magic from Sima. They were in production for only about a year and generally panned by it’s consumer base as well as the internet (don’t read the comments Sima lovers, youtubers can be so cruel). I had been hoarding these little boxes from 2011 to 2017 and only came up with ten. What makes the Video Pro Magic so special? Well essentially it’s like a little frame buffer in a box. It converts your analog video signal in to digital (thus offering you a slew of basic effects like STROBE, PAINT, MOSAIC, NEGATIVE & 2×2/3×3 SPLIT SCREEN) and then back in to analog video. Due to the technological limitations of the day the effects are exquisitely grainy and suffer from a lovable amount of latency (making it great for dream pop and ambient videos).
In it’s modified form the true beauty of the Video Pro Magic shine-ith forth and the BSSVPM exits the Pauper Womb.™ Activate one of the onboard effects (such as STROBE, PAINT or SPLIT SCREEN) and you’ve got a lovely assortment of digital corruption & color overlays at your fingertips. The corruption effects are truly one-of-a-kind and strongly resemble scratched VCD bootlegs. I’ve never seen anything else like it in glitch hardware or software. A number of the color overlay effects are artfully destabilized and reveal your real-time underlay. I went the magnetic patchbay approach on this guy and you’ve got 4 patchable knobs as well as 4 hard-wired fx knobs at your disposal. Video wall users take note as the split screen options output evenly to 2×2 and 3×3 controllers. Super fruggin dope! Easily my favorite consumer video circuit of all time.