Weiv 1.0 is over.
That’s right, if you head over to the Weiv store, the only thing available now is the Weiv demo. All the scenes and engine software are gone.
Weiv 1.0 really should have been entitled Weiv 0.7, because even though it was a really cool advanced prototype, we didn’t nail all of the features the way we wanted to, and our first batch of scenes weren’t entirely baked.
What Weiv 1.0 did allow us to do was to go to conferences, engage VJs and production people, and get really good feedback. We have taken the past year to better understand our target market and what they really want. Also, we have taken time to reflect on our own passions and goals pertaining to Weiv. Long story short: this has resulted in some reorganization of our roles, as well as our overall focus. The good news is that this has allowed us to update our Weiv software engine as well as begin producing new scenes at a quicker rate!
Right now we’re tweaking the Weiv 1.5 software, a pretty big update to the previous version. Features like preset buttons and a “mute” button for the output screen will allow for more professional presentations. Playlist reordering will help organizes visual setlists. New Wiimote software will reduce drops and make scene controls more responsive.
As for scenes, we are focusing our efforts on 1-controller scenes and 7-controller scenes. This will be far less confusing than the previous set of scenes. Also, we are trying to standardize control movements as much as possible.
All in all, it’s a total refresh. It’s a reload. It’s a relaunch. The previous Weiv scenes and engine will not be available, nor will they be compatible with the new system. This is ALL NEW.
Watch for Weiv 1.5 and a sizable library of new scenes to be released to the public late Summer 2014.
Of course, if you want to be a beta tester, you might get your hands on something sooner….
Email us or DM @Weivco to beta test Weiv 1.5!