Music video for Crypts’ Fancy, featuring modular video processing with an LZX video synthesizer.
Via reader Nick Bartoletti, who included these technical details:
Footage was shot on location with DSLR’s, a VHS camcorder, and a vintage tube camera. Once i cut the pieces together i then ran the footage through an LZX video synthesizer. I did a few different takes with various patches. I also did some takes using an old video mixer and camera for feedback and also used an oscilloscope with the LZX for some vector rescanning. I then mixed the effected clips in with the original footage.
Michael Matos‘ Cusp – A Remembrance of the Forgotten is a short film synthesized using LZX Visionary modules, ‘my dearest Eurorack pals’ and an oscilloscope.
A small basic lzx system using the vsg, into the tvp, into the video ramps to boost the signal straight to the oscilloscope.
I used a variety of euro, especially the WMD gamma wave, Maths, anti-oscillator, and the piston honda. I’m trying to explore a more primitive palette, than the one you usually see from the lzx. It’s a highly flexible system, and one that easily adapts to your vision.
For more info on these modules, see our LZX Industries posts and the LZX site.
The idea of mixing audio and video synthesis in one modular system is an exciting one, but one that most synthesists haven’t had the chance to experiment with.
LZX Industries’ Visionary is a line of EuroRack format synthesizer modules designed for creating and manipulating video and images. They’ve released several videos demonstrating their modules on YouTube – but this (long) tutorial shows how you can use some audio Eurorack oscillators to create and modify video signals for use with an LZX Visionary system.
Modules used include the WMD Gamma Wave Source, Wiard Oscillator, MakeNoise QMMG, and the Toppobrillo TWF.
This video is primarily a technical demonstration, with the focus on video synthesis. I’m looking forward to seeing examples that give equal weight to audio and video synthesis.
See the LZX Industries site for details on their modules. Continue reading