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).
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.
Niklas Roy’s Lumenoise is a DIY project that lets you turn an old TV into a super-cool light synthesizer.
Here’s what Roy has to say about the project:
Lumenoise is a light pen, which turns your old CRT-TV into an audiovisual synthesizer. You paint abstract geometric patterns and sounds directly onto the screen. It is a playful and performative device, as anything that you do will cause an instantaneous reflection in the gadget?s sonic and visual output. I have captured a few minutes on video while I played with it:
Unlike modern flat TV?s, old school CRT?s draw the image line by line onto their phosphorescent screen. A photo transistor, placed on a tube TV?s surface, can recognize when the part of the image is drawn underneath it. If this photo transistor is connected with a micro controller which generates the video signal, the controller can localize the exact position of the photo transistor on the screen.
The Synkie is a modular, open-source analog video processor, developed by Michael Egger, Flo Kaufmann and Max Egger.
Like a modular audio synthesizer, Synkie lets you work with the signal using patch cables, but producing images, not sound. It is described as “an instrument for video, a playground, a platform to explore new ways to transform a video signal.” Continue reading →