I started working on Bazik in 2014 because I couldn’t find software that was simple and accessible to bring my video mappings to life with a nice audio reactive.
For 2 years, driven by enthusiastic users feedbacks, I improved the software to the point where I “got the job done”. You should know that developing PC & MAC software alone is a hell of a job, and I was satisfied with the result. A simple and powerful tool, with its own style.
Seeing over the years new talented developers and new teams coming up with software, I told myself that Bazik had inspired people, and that others would do better soon.
The only thing I regretted about the technology I was using was the difficulty in integrating user-created content and update the software. Indeed, C ++ is very powerful, but it is a compiled language, so it is complicated to load external files. I had found a solution with GLSL Shaders but it must be admitted that it is not at all intuitive to use, even with a good technical skill.
Now in 2021, I realize that Bazik is still in use, and that there is no convincing alternative. So to take up the project as a challenge, I’m going to try a new approach, with a new language. I hope that it will give a new relevant tool, in the same philosophy, but in a renewed style and with the possibility of easily adding content.
After one year far of the project, it’s time to work again on this fantastic software.
After one year far from the project, it is with pleasure that I am going to rededicate time to this great software. Thanks to all those who help me, thanks to them returns and thanks to every happy users of Bazik.
I try hard to answer all the questions and to propose the best possible experience.
It is time to work on improvements to Bazik, and work will start soon.
Get in touch !
Points cloud, 3D architectures and particles system ! 8 new files prepared by Taktik. Just drag them into Bazik and enjoy.
Download link : glsl-pack-02
Require version 1.02.
Enjoy the power of shaders in Bazik !
Comments welcome !
Project showcase & demo performance @ LPM Live Performers Meeting – Rome
Thanks to the LPM team for this event and all people in the place And thanks to my friend Vincent for the pictures and the walk.
Users can not imagine how Bazik has evolved with this new version. A totally new architecture to be fully cross-compatible.
Yes, now it’s done, Bazik is running on Windows. And the new version 1.10 is available for Mac & Pc, direct to the homepage. No demo version, with this version you can activate directly after buy by enter the license key. Copy & Paste key has been added to be more friendly.
Windows addict can enjoy Spout integration, as Syphon for OSX. You can hide the render window if you share it with an other app (hit “h” key). And everyone can now use the Warp output option, an integrate 4 points warp engine for help you quickly set-up in any case.
Bazik Live 1.10 is available now and includes a number of bug fixes. It is recommended that all Bazik users upgrade to this version. Use the direct link on the homepage to download the last current version.
Bazik Live can be purchased online for 99€.
Theorie is a techno party mixed by Steeven B at Studio Saglio / Strasbourg / France.
Bazik is running all night long stand alone and generate visual in real time, projected on a semi transparent screen for a really fun hologram effect.
We also need some VJ Software to have some visuals at our performances so here goes the Bazik software for PC. I have nothing against Windows, but I assure you adapt a Windows application is not the easiest thing in the world. There is more work to do, but the essential is there : an app for easily visualize his music during a show, a concert or dj set, Windows compatible.
Spout and GLSL preset are coming soon.
Download and feedback, please use the forum board.
Jl Vision present his AV show during Uto Karem dj set using Bazik among others softwares for text animation and movie loop playback.
Just some words to say thanks to Resolume team that support and promote Bazik
Bazik was create as a visual plugin for this type of vj software, and it’s really cool to have some feedback and support.
“We just had an excellent time playing around with Bazik. All of the fun of generative visuals, with a simple interface that was designed with performance in mind. Well worth your time !” Resolume team
TouchOSC is a mobile app for iOS and Android. You can use it to control compatible softwares via your iPad or your iPhone. Your device become a cool remote for your desktop app.
As Bazik supports OSC, it allows you to control Bazik without being in front of your computer. In this tutorial, I’m using an iPhone, but it’s working with an iPad.
Select a color bank, modify parameters, shift, switch, break and play with preset pads. Get a complete control of effects part and active or unactive automation.
It seems tedious, but it’s worth it !
1. First, be sure your computer and your iPhone are on the same Wifi network. If you don’t have one around you, create it from your computer.
2. Please install the TouchOSC app on your device.
3 .Download the special layout below.
4. Copy this layout on your iPhone with iTunes. Get help on TouchOSC website.
5. Launch TouchOSC, then choose this layout.
6. Go to Connections / OSC and edit the Host adress.
Your Host adress must be your computer adress on the network. To find it, go to your Network preferences and check your IP address. Be sure it’s your IP address in the same network than your device (wireless).
7. Now launch Bazik, and open the Options panel.
8. Copy the TouchOSC’s “Local IP address”…
… and write it into Bazik’s OSC first big field.
Now insert Ports Outgoing and Incoming (generally 5000 & 5001) in the small fields.
9. Click “setup OSC” and go to the Controls panel. Try to change a parameter in Bazik or in TouchOSC : Now you can control Bazik with your Iphone !
Maybe Bazik is going to prevent you about incoming connexions. Please Allow that, so TouchOSC can send data to Bazik.
You don’t have to be a expert, but run TouchOSC requires time and patience. Follow the steps quietly and you will succeed.
OSC remote work in both directions. If you change a Fx value directly in Bazik, the remote must be update in realtime. If not, it’s probably a error with the remote adress in Bazik (check step 8).
Yes, you simply have to create a local network from your Mac and connect your device directly on it.
First, be sure your computer and your device are on the same network. And be sure you use the good IP address from your computer in this network.
With TouchOSC, sometimes, the Local IP address need time to be update if you just change your network preferences. Try to relaunch the app and check if the address has changed.
If you have a doubt with your Bazik configuration, try to use TouchOSC with another software and come back when it’s work, so you can understand what is the problem and solve it.
You can find more help on the TouchOSC website.
Last Saturday at La Laiterie was a techno party with spanish star dj’s Gabriel d’Or & Bordoy. Bazik all night long and people really love that !
6 hours vj set with this set-up : Bazik, Resolume & Millumin for the video mapping. A Novation Launchkey Mini midi as controller.
More details on the forum board : https://bazik-vj.com/support/forum/#/discussion/48/clubbing-gabriel-d-or-bordoy-la-laiterie-france