Developer Robert Jordan let us know about a new video synth that he’s developer that uses math to make evolving, ‘tripped out’ patterns.
“The Video Equations system uses the power of mathematics to yield rippling lo-fi seas of colour, acid trip roguelikes, glitching fractals, visions of an 80’s techno dream and worlds of crashing computer programs,” says Jordan.
Here’s a video demo:
- 16 colours, hundreds of characters and symbols
- 20+ different equation archetypes each with two modifier sliders and a colour depth control for literally millions of unique stable or evolving visuals
- colour and character offset knobs for even more control and variation of output
- 4+ variable size masks, each with an invert function and mask fill options
- 9v battery or wall wart operation (wall wart not included)
- 7 X 0-5v CV inputs for modular control of all sliders and knobs
- picture mute and equation hold functions for expanded live use
- composite NTSC output (PAL users can buy a NTSC to PAL converter to integrate it into their PAL system. There is a cheap one for sale here.) The jack on the synth is BNC but comes with an RCA adapter.
The Video Equations is being produced via a Kickstarter project, and is available to backers as a DIY kit for AU $190. See the project site for details.