Exploratory music label Audiobulb has released Lissajous – a complex audio/video signal generator for OS X, built in Max/MSP and inspired by the work of Jules Antoine Lissajous.
Audiobulb says that the software is created with the purpose of ‘investigating the relationship between sound and vision, chaos and order.”
Here’s a video demo:
The software shows sound oscillations as X/Y matrix functions and creates complex graphics curves.
Lissajous graphically describes sound and allows observation of constantly varying signal voltage of two audio signals as function of time. Video generated by sound can be controlled in a wide variety of ways, giving to the user the possibility of a whole new range of interactions.
Lissajous is available for OS X for £15 at the Audiobulb site.
If you’ve used Lissajous, leave a comment and share your thoughts on it.