How to start a YouTube show

Instead of building up a vast library of random uploads, it would be a good idea to compartmentalize the content and steer the ideas into defined sections. Starting a series on your channel creates a frame for other, occasional videos and make them stand out more on their own. Creating a separate show on YouTube … Read more

Make-up and clothing for Unzyme’s Extinction music video

Hellou there! I’m Anniina Saari, a make-up artist and a professional in fashion and clothing. I’m the one responsible for the looks in Unzyme’s brand new music video Extinction. The project started when Unzyme’s manager and music video’s executive producer Suvi Liukkonen contacted me and asked about my interest in co-operating on a cool music video … Read more

Scouting the Tytyri Mine Museum

Unzyme’s music video production team got a chance to check out the premises of our next music video, the Tytyri Mine Museum in Lohja. The crew consisted of Suvi Liukkonen, Artur Kazmertsuk, Sebastian Trzaska and me, Joona Nuutinen. We were greeted by the wonderful people of the museum – Minna Ermala, Jarmo Kuningas and Tuomo … Read more

Tech Sessions at the Unzyme Proving Ground

Ville injects some beat repeat effects to his biomechanical drum kit. Fabio appears in a cameo role. The system fails us once again. Daniel gets accustomed to the strange ways of the mixer and the anomalies of the MOTU sound card.

A new worm is born (via meiosis). The worm gets a new, lovely violet dress. A balance is found. Lighting system gets a new standard positioning, DMX fixtures are color tagged and their positions mapped. Songs get played.

Setting up an Unzyme live show using Ableton Live

We are a three-person band playing biomechanical pop. We have live vocals, live keyboards, live drums and a backing track. In addition, we have pre-programmed lighting systems for each song. How is all this put together? Our live system has migrated from a very simple collection of separate sound modules to a more integrated mesh of … Read more

Live video recording on GoPro Hero cameras

We record every experiment on at least two GoPro cameras. The main purpose of this is to see how the performance actually looked like, and what could be done better. This is especially great in post mortem situations, when something has gone terribly wrong. It’s the black box of failed experiments. But it’s not just for … Read more

Ableton Live as an automatic DMX controller

Oftentimes the built-in sound recognition systems in lighting fixtures are rudimentary and boring. Here I describe a method for utilizing Ableton Live and some third-party plugins to create an automatic DMX light controller system. The system also implements the iPad for controlling the lights when automatic sequences become boring. Recently, I had the opportunity of building a discotheque at … Read more

Renovating the Unzyme Proving Ground Gamma

Unzyme Proving Ground is the place where we test new technology and songs before they go live. We’ve had two different Proving Grounds before this one. Proving Grounds Alpha and Beta were located in the another building. The latest version, Gamma is located in an industrial area. We will be sending some broadcasts from the … Read more