Audiovisual artist Gardner Post, whose pioneering work with Emergency Broadcast Network (EBN) inspired many of today’s top VJs, is back with an epic new video performance tool called the Baby Grand Master, “The King of Video Instruments.”
Billed as the Rolls-Royce of video performance instruments, the BGM features an impressive array of top-of-the-line audio and video technologies housed inside a baby grand piano cabinet, set atop a spinning turntable 8 feet in diameter.
Baby Grand Master is essentially a piece of sculpture that fits right in as a museum piece, yet is equally at home onstage as the ultimate live performance tool. The elegant white cabinet houses a pair of Pioneer DVJ-X1s, an Edirol V4 video mixer, and three Marshall LCD monitors.
An Allen & Heath Xone 92 audio mixer is accompanied by a rocking sound system, including dual 15″ subwoofers, 18″ and 12″ subwoofers, and 3 bullet tweeters all powered by an AB 1,100-watt power amplifier. The piano’s ultra-shiny white projection surface is perfect for blasting with video.
Post is offering a limited number of customizable units, with options that fit right in on Pimp My Ride. Perhaps you’d prefer your BGM with hydraulic legs and lid, or maybe neon under-lighting and running lights would do the trick. You can choose from any color of high-gloss lacquer finish, and there’s also optional fog or laser assembly.
With their background and training as conceptual artists, EBN pioneered a new approach to working with video that now pervades mainstream culture. Their video remix of George H.W. Bush singing “We Will Rock You” to Saddam Hussein during the first Gulf War became a huge underground hit, and they left people speechless touring with the Lollapalooza music festival. Bono took notice, leading to their participation on U2’s Zoo TV tour.
With this already enormous impact on today’s audiovisual remix community, EBN founding member Post continues to inspire with his thought-provoking creations.
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