PixiVisor – an iOS app that lets you treat video as audio – is now available as a free download.
PixiVisor is a tool for audio-visual experiments. It consists of two parts:
- Transmitter converts the video (static 64×64 image or 10FPS animation) to sound, pixel by pixel (progressive scan). This lets you listen to the sound of your image. But the main function of the Transmitter is to transmit the signal to the receiving devices.
- Receiver converts the sound (from microphone or Line-in input) back to video. You can set the color palette for this video, and record it to animated GIF file.
Developers have announced the release of Processing 2.0, the latest incarnation of the free and open source programming language designed for electronic arts and new media art.
Processing is free and open source, and runs on the Mac, Windows, and GNU/Linux platforms.
Here’s what the developers have to say about the new release: Continue reading
Special Stage Systems has introduced Ming Mecca, a new Eurorack modular system described as a ‘voltage-controlled videogame console’.
Here’s what they have to say about the new Euro video synthesizer:
With the heart of a video synthesizer and the brain of a videogame console, Ming Mecca is the first of its kind: an ontological toy, a videogame easel, and a love letter to all things retrofuture. Designed for use in Eurorack format synthesizers but built to meet the demands of even the most seasoned micro-galactic interlopers, Ming Mecca modules will take your rig where no rig has gone before.
Here’s the official video intro: Continue reading
Developer Alexander Zolotov has released PixiVisor for iOS, a new app that lets you treat video as sound.
Why would you want to treat video as sound?
Transmitting video as sound lets you use your complete toolkit of audio-mangling tools on video. And, at $1.99, PixiVisor is a cheap option for experimenting with video synthesis. Continue reading
Developer Alexander Zolotov has released PixiVisor, a tool that lets you send and receive video as audio.
And because it lets you handle video as audio, it lets you use your complete toolkit of audio-mangling tools for mangling video.
PixiVisor is multi-platform, with versions planned or available for Android, Windows, LInux, Mac and iOS. Continue reading
Bleep Labs has introduced the new Hard Soft Synth 3jb, a audio + video synthesizer.
The HSS3jb features 15 modes of audio/video excellence, each with 4-5 variables of control. There are also 8 video only modes designed for use with the trigger and audio inputs. An adjustable analog filter keeps everything smooth (or as gnarly as you’d like).
Here’s a video demo of the Hard Soft Synth 3jb:
This video documents DJ Food’s The Search Engine, premiered in North America at Montreal’s SATosphere on July 19th-21st 2012.
SATosphere is described as ‘the world first immersive performance space’.
The Search Engine is an immersive 360° show with iPad-controlled surround sound mixed for over 150 speakers. The audience lies down during the 50 minute multimedia remix.
The V Motion Project is a striking multimedia project that combines the talents of musicians, dancers, programmers, designers and animators to create a ‘visual instrument’ that uses the Microsoft Kinect to capture movement and translate it into music and visuals.
Here’s what the developers have to say about the V Motion Project and the video above:
We created and designed the live visual spectacle with a music video being produced from the results. We wanted it to be clear that the technology was real and actually being played live. The interface plays a key role in illustrating the idea of the instrument and we designed it to highlight the audio being controlled by the dancer. Design elements like real time tracking and samples being drawn on as they are played all add to authenticity of the performance.
The visuals are all created live and the music video is essentially a real document of the night.