PRE-ORDER IS ACTIVE: SHIPPING BEGINS SEPTEMBER 2021! Ensure availability by pre-ordering. These are upcycled electronics and I’ve only sourced so many. PHOTOS & VIDEO UP 5/25!!!
PLEASE NOTE: Final design WILL vary. While the prototype pictured is the gist of things I am going to integrate additional push buttons into the design once i find a suitable button that fits the tight enclosure. Photo Updates to come.
To avoid moral panic, keep repeating, they were only movies, they were only movies. As the world’s supply of Premium & Basic Cable circuits goes belly up we enter the new age of the mutherfrugging Video Nasty. What better to process your Japanese uncut boot of Driller Killer through? Or are you more of a Cannibal Ferox laserdisc kind of videofreak? Suor Omicidi anyone? *crickets*
The Video Nasty is a hand-hacked dual source (switchable) dual-format (NTSC & PAL) entry level analog glitch video effects processor with an emphasis on CV and audio visualization features. This is an old standard and I did my best to flip it for the twenty twenty one. First and foremost, it’s an absolute beast at creating ringing effects. It’s a common request, “how do I get those lines that hug my image?” Video Nasty, dear friend, will do the trick. On top of that it’s got one of my favorite sync corruption effects present in any analog circuit. There was not a lot of space to work with here, and I’m not a fan of controls permeating out the sides, so I disabled a number of the onboard audio mixing features and utilized their controls (the sliders) for video processing goodness. It helps keep things tidy. The final design of Video Nasty utilizes magnet based switches to toggle between potentiometer glitch effect control and pushbutton glitch control. The bulk of the effects stem from utilizing the enhance feature in conjunction with the glitch effects.
The buffered vactrol CV input means we are cleanly able to hijack the enhance knob and control it with any 0-5v CV source. Oh and of course there is a separate audio visualization input. Woo! Seize the Video Nasty!
Ships with power supply (110v-240 auto switchable power supplies for international use), magnets, risographed manual a la PAUPER PRESS & RCA cables (on domestic orders)