Visual Synthesizer

Produces moving 3D images from still images - all controllable in real-time.

  • V-LINK

Produces moving 3D images from still images - all controllable in real-time.

The CG-8 was awarded the Best New Video Product Award 2006 by Club Sytems International, a trade magazine in North America for the Night Club Industry, at the Club System Awards.

Just as synthesis in music prompted new waves of musical creativity so the CG-8 is set to do the same for the visual artist. A sampling synthesizer takes audio in or regenerates it from a wave generator and then modulates it with filters and amplifiers before outputting the sound. In a similar fashion the CG-8 can take in still images, create motion pictures from these and then modulate them with Modifiers and Fade Controller. It’s easiness to grasp, and user-friendliness allows artists to concentrate on making stunning visual displays without getting caught up in complicated operations. Starting with picture files (JPEG’s) as the prime source, overlay files (PNG) used for overlays and built in Computer Graphics, all stored on the internal hard drive, the CG-8 can add any of more than 200 Photo effects and then from more than 60 Overlay effects before finally passing the output to the image modifiers which let you add further motion along X/Y/Z axes and control background colour/hue shifting. This final modulation can be set for rate, depth and waveform just like the LFO in an audio synth.

  • - More than 200 Photo effects and more than 60 Overlay effects .
  • - 16 trigger pads, a twin D-Beam controller, an assignable X-Y pad, control knobs or an optional foot switch.
  • - Adjustable frequency and peak detection provides graphic modulation based on the incoming audio.
  • - VGA, S-video or composite video (NTSC or PAL) output.
  • - MIDI compatibility with support for V-LINK enabled instruments.

Variety of effects and parameters

Features more than 260 dramatic effects. In combination with these effects and a variety of parameters, like X/Y/Z axis control, Color, or Speed, create amazing moving images from stills easily and quickly.

Up to 128 patches in a project

Save all the picture elements and effects associated with a single image in a patch for instant recall during the performance.

Overlay of moving and title images

Enables 2 layers of moving images with 3D motion images and title images.

Tactile control surface for real-time performance

Equipped with 16 pads to trigger visuals instantly plus twin infra-red D-Beams, XY pad and foot switch (optional) to give you real hands-on control.

Synchronization with audio input

Enables the visuals to be controlled and synchronized with an audio source. Frequency and peak detection allow the graphic to animate itself to the incoming beat.

MIDI and V-LINK connection

With MIDI and V-LINK capability, the CG-8 can be externally controlled by any musician-friendly device such as keyboard controllers, V-Synth or V-Drums.

Video Format
VGA 640 x 480
Supported TV System
Number of colors
16.7 million colors (24bit full color)
(value is approximate)
RGB output
HD DB-15 type
Video output
S-Video output 4-pin mini DIN type (Y: 1.0Vp-p, C:0.286Vp-p, 75ohm), Composite RCA phono type (1.0Vp-p, 75ohm)
Number of Effects
Photo: over 200 types, Overlay: over 60 types
Number of Patches
up to 128 patches per project
Number of Photos
up to 48 JPEG files (512 x 384)
Number of Stamps
Stamp: up tp 16 PNG files (512 x 256)
Storage Device
Internal Hard Disk Drive (for system program and data storage)
5-pin DIN type (In, Out/Thru)
Foot switch
1/4 inch phone type
Line input
1/4 inch phono type (L,R)
Power Supply
AC 117V, AC 230V, AC 240V (50/60Hz), AC 220V (60Hz)
Power Consumption
Card reader, AC cable, Owner's manual
Edirol PCR series, Roland V-Synth, Roland V-Drums series, Roland PM-128-CF (CompactFlash)

Size and Weight

Width (W)
453 mm17-7/8 inches
Depth (D)
323 mm12-3/4 inches
Height (H)
108 mm4-1/4 inches
5.8 kg12 lbs. 13 oz.

All specifications and appearances are subject to change.



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