Critter & Guitari Rhythm Scope vs Gabriela Jimeno

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.

Here’s what C&G have to say about the set up: Continue reading

PixiVisor For iOS Now Available, Lets You Treat Video As Sound

PixiVisorDeveloper 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

PixiVisor Lets You Treat Video As Sound, So You Can Use Your Monotron To Mangle Kitty Videos

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

Modular Synthesizers At The 2013 NAMM Show

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At this year’s NAMM Show, there was a wealth of modular synthesizer gear on display, more than we’ve ever seen at previous NAMM Shows. It’s a reflection of the increasing interest in modular synthesis and the growing number of modular synth manufacturers.  Continue reading

Crypts – Fancy (Music Video With Modular Video Processing)

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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.

Video Synthesis From LZX Visionary Modules

Michael MatosCusp – A Remembrance of the Forgotten is a short film synthesized using LZX Visionary modules, ‘my dearest Eurorack pals’ and an oscilloscope.

Matos explains:

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.