February 22, 2009

Today Sun 22/2 – Månsteri & Chocobeets @ Blizzarts

It’s a party. You should come. And dance.


DJ Månsteri
VJ Chocobeets (http://chocobetterave.com/)
+ Special Guest Star Timsu (http://naisetlevyissa.wordpress.com/)

Sunday, February 22, 2009
22-03 (?)


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Filed under: Music — Posted by: Månsteri @ 22:32

September 30, 2008

Superia United and Ruckazoid

Here is our VJ crew Superia United doing visuals for the one and only Ruckazoid.

Qstock festival in Oulu, Summer 2008.

Superia United meets Ruckazoid from Aku Meriläinen on Vimeo.

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Filed under: Video — Posted by: Månsteri @ 21:03

September 13, 2007

Last Weekend Recap

Last Fridays UP was the bomb. I’ve never had that much fun playing in Tivoli. Check out some pics by clicking the picture.


Thanks to Ville Kumpulainen for the pictures.

Time Tunnel in Oulu turned out to be pretty fun also. Our vj-gig didn’t go so well because the lightman had some sort of a power trip and couldn’t keep his hands off the smoke-machine button, so you half the time you couldn’t see anything of the visuals. Pepe Deluxé did a cool show and the visuals looked really good. Krafty Kuts ended the night with a nice set that got me dancing the entire time. Here’s a short clip from the set

Time Tunnel 2007 – Krafty Kuts from Matti Niinimäki on Vimeo.

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Filed under: Music,Video — Posted by: Månsteri @ 13:03

September 5, 2007

Next Weekend Paahty Paahty! (UP! – ROI, TT – Oulu)

UPUP! Tivoli – Rovaniemi (7.9.2007)

AKA Caputo
Dann Doyle
Alfons Å


Hosted by:
Rollo Killa, Bukka-Keke & Mega-Dogg

Expect to see mad 4 turntable action on both sides of Tivoli. I’ve got some special blends coming up for all the party peeps. Some old Finnish stuff with some new non-Finnish stuff. Check out UP @ MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/upklubi

Time Tunnel – Oulu (8.9.2007)

Our crew Superia United is doing visuals in the main room.

Hosted by DJ Kaasi with Krafty Kuts and Pepe Deluxé-live!

For local and national top disc jockeys. Meet Infekto, DJ Sam Lainio and DJ Sektori.

Caters for those who like their music soulful and black. The sets will cover all areas of black dance music from sweet soul harmonies to grittier funk toons.


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Filed under: Music,Video — Posted by: Månsteri @ 18:41

March 11, 2007

There’s Power Everywhere

I’ve been thinking of doing some more guerilla projections around the city, but the problem is how to power up my shit. I don’t have a car so I can’t use this method.

The answer hit me one day while I was walking around the town. In Finland it’s ballfreezing cold around 10 months of the year so all the parking lots are filled with these little mysterious boxes that make it possible to start up your Lada in the winter.

Of course, most of these suckas are locked, but every now and then you can find one that’s open. Or I could just use my mad ninja skills to pick the locks. So, problem solved. Once it gets a little bit warmer and all the polar bears have migrated to Sweden I’ll start my projection crusade.

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Filed under: Video — Posted by: Månsteri @ 16:58

January 29, 2007

Koala 0.5.1

OK. I’ll have to think of something else than this blog for Koala. I’m coming up with small improvements and new versions all the time.

Here’s Koala 0.5.1

- Keyboard shortcuts for video triggering
- Changed the buttons for the effects
- Fixed a bug with the audio sensitivity. It used to default to zero, now the default value is 1

Download Koala 0.5.1

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Filed under: Programming,Video — Posted by: Månsteri @ 16:53

January 25, 2007

Koala Update

A new version. Koala 0.5 (I’m not sure what the last version was. I’ll just start numbering from here)

Photo from Flickr

- Camera input (4:3 and 16:9 anamorphic)
- More video triggers
- More effects
- More blend and fade modes
- Improved interface

To-do list:
- Real fullscreen + preview window
- Better file handling and triggering for the videos.
- MIDI + keyboard shortcuts
- Lots of other things…

Download Koala 0.5.1
Mac OSX 10.4. –>

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Filed under: Programming,Video — Posted by: Månsteri @ 6:19

January 17, 2007

Koala Is Out

I’ve been working on a custom VJ-software for a couple of weeks and now I have something to show you guys. Meet Koala.

Picture from Flickr

Pretty simple app really. Made with Quartz Composer and Interface Builder. There’s no fullscreen option, yet. I’m working on it. The keyer is based on Sam Kass’s composition.

This a very early version. Things are not looking or working right, but you can test it if you want to. This should be pretty stable, but I take no responsibility in what might happen if you use this. So, if your computer explodes, turns into dust or starts wearing skirts, don’t blame me. I don’t have any time for manuals or such. It should be fairly straightforward, but if you have any questions, comments or bug reports you can contact me via email: matti.niinimaki “at” gmail dot com

Works only on Mac OSX 10.4 ->
Download Koala 0.5.1

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Filed under: Programming,Video — Posted by: Månsteri @ 19:24

January 8, 2007


I ended up taking a really long walk around the town today. I came home with from that walk with a Wiimote in my bag. Is there a better way to get your mind off of bad things than playing with a new toy? I’m sure there are, but this worked today.

I don’t have a Wii console, but the reason why I got a Wiimote was because I wanted to hook it up with my iBook and use it as a controller for some VJ stuff. Here’s the first experiment. Using the Wiimote as a videoscratching device. The Y-axis motion sensor controls the scrubbing of the video back and forth. Pressing the A or B button changes the videoclip.

The QC patch for Wii was developed by Hiroaki He hasn’t released the patch officially because it’s unstable (QC crashes everytime you close a composition with a DarwiinRemotePatch), but you can find it here. Hiroaki is too busy right now to improve this patch, but if there’s some Cocoa-guru out there reading this. Please, try to make a more stable patch using the newest WiiRemote framework. I’d appreciate it.

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Filed under: Programming,Video — Posted by: Månsteri @ 11:25

January 2, 2007

Guerilla Projection on New Year’s Eve

New Year’s Guerilla Projection – Rovaniemi, Finland from Matti Niinimäki on Vimeo.

Projection in the center of Rovaniemi on New Year’s eve. This was created on the spot in a couple of hours. I just tried to make the projections interact with the building.

Projection done with Quartz Composer. Some additional animation in After Effects.

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Filed under: Video — Posted by: Månsteri @ 16:52