Boutique electronics makers Critter & Guitari shared this video, a demo of their new Rhythm Scope video synthesizer.
The Rhythm Scope is a video synthesizer that generates visual patterns in response to sound. The Rhythm Scope can be triggered by transient sounds like drums, short synth arpeggios and funky bass lines, providing an easy way to get visuals synchronized to music and sound.
In the video, Colombian drummer Gabriela Jimeno controls the Rhythm Scope using a drum kit.
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.
This music video for John Foxx & The Maths‘ Interplay, by motion graphics designers Barnbrook, uses retro video synthesis to mirror the groups’ use of vintage synth gear:
This new video uses analogue equipment in its creation, similar to the way John Foxx And The Maths have used analogue synths to make their music.
The pure analogue mix uses only video feedback and film processed through a 1980s video synth called a Chromascope. It gives an effect different from anything that can be done with software and matches the warmth and purity of the sounds used.