Lumen is a new analog-style semi-modular video synthesizer for the Mac. According to the developer, Lumen is ‘made for synthesists’. It’s designed to build on techniques familiar to modular synthesists. You can use the same process with Lumen as you would with a hardware video synth, but Lumen also offers features only software can provide.
Developer Jonathan Papert of Refined Stochastic Technology shared this video demo that shows how he uses Takete for iPad for combined audio + visual performances as Mannheim Rocket.
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,”… Read More New DIY Video Synthesizer, Video Equations
Sunday Synth Jam: This video, via J74 (Fabrizio Poce), captures a trippy live synth jam & multimedia performance.
Special Stage Systems has introduced the Ming Micro – a portable 8-bit video synthesizer, with NTSC composite output, integrated chiptune synthesis, SD card slot, USB and MIDI control. They call it “The ultimate pixel art instrument.” Here’s the official video intro:
This video captures an informal demo of using the CV outputs on a Eurorack modular synthesizer to control 3D visuals.
2016 NAMM Show: This video, via MusicRadar, captures a hands-on demo of the upcoming Teenage Engineering OP-Z synthesizer:
This video captures a live multimedia performance, by Par and VJ Cobra, at the SOCO Festival Uruguay), an international festival dedicated to new media, contemporary electronic, digital and experimental music.