Magic is a desktop application that gives you a modular interface for creating interactive animation and video effects – for VJing, music visualization, video mixing, music video creation and more.
Magic lets you design a variety of dynamic visuals from scratch, using many effects:
- Draw abstract geometric patterns that dance and spin according to audio volume and frequency
- Display images and 3D models that move, rotate, and pulse with beats
- Perform real-time video manipulation with multiple simultaneous movie files and live cameras
- Render GLSL shaders and GPU-accelerated graphics synchronized to music
- Magic compositions can be presented in full-screen mode for live performances, or exported to movie files for further editing or uploading to video sharing sites.
- Magic responds to live audio and MIDI input and/or audio file playback.
Here are a series of video demos that show Magic in action:
Magic works well with virtually all types of live audio and MIDI sources, including microphones, turntables, guitars, synthesizers, drum machines, multitrack audio editors, hardware controllers and lighting control systems.
Magic allows you to use multiple audio and MIDI inputs simultaneously, including support for multichannel audio devices — meaning that your visuals can react differently to individual instruments.
Magic also lets you import and play back audio files in a variety of formats so that you can design scenes for your pre-recorded material or your favorite artists’ tracks.
Magic is available to download and use for free for 30 days. Beyond that, a license key is available for an introductory price of US $39.99 (the standard price will be $69.95).
If you’ve used Magic, leave a comment and share your thoughts on it!