ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL

MIAMI 2018

ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL

MIAMI 2018

A CLOSER LOOK BEHIND THE SCENES

Ultra Music Festival is regarded by many as the top electronic music festival worldwide. Ultra’s 20 year resident VJ Vello Virkhaus invited Imaginex to help him VJ assist and program on the main stage over the three-day-long annual event in Miami. Virkhaus VJ’d live and directed software requirements and requests from our team in order to control this monumental stage, which featured 53 unique LED wall surfaces. Ultra Miami 2018 was an exciting event for Imaginex, as we celebrated the unveiling of Crescent Sun Beta on one of the world’s largest and most complex stages, as well as the launch of an exciting partnership with Vello and his rockstar team of creative visualists.

CRESCENT SUN IN ACTION

Ultra Miami 2018 featured numerous technical achievements by both the Imaginex and V Squared Labs team. As previously mentioned, the event coincided with the unveiling of Crescent Sun Beta and included a first look at many of its new features, the most noticeable being the new and improved procedural graphic engines. The long awaited CUES system in Crescent Sun was used for spatial and beat-sequenced panel control, while the Chaser system from Vello’s EPIC software had about a dozen fx integrated and recreated. A massive optimization boost was added behind the scenes that powered over 16 million pixels in high heat without the computers breaking a sweat.

Produced by Ultra Music Festival


Vello Virkhaus – Creative Director of Xite Labs, visual direction for Ultra Music Festival Worldwide.
Eric Mintzer – Crescent Sun technical direction, media server tech, pixel mapping.
Lucas Morgan – EPIC integrations, QA