PixiVisor - an iOS app that lets you treat video as audio – is now available as a free download.
PixiVisor is a tool for audio-visual experiments. It consists of two parts:
- Transmitter converts the video (static 64×64 image or 10FPS animation) to sound, pixel by pixel (progressive scan). This lets you listen to the sound of your image. But the main function of the Transmitter is to transmit the signal to the receiving devices.
- Receiver converts the sound (from microphone or Line-in input) back to video. You can set the color palette for this video, and record it to animated GIF file.
Brian Eno is best known for his work as a producer and pioneer of ambient music genre – but this profile, Light and Time, takes a look at his ‘ambient art’: Continue reading
Developer 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
Yamaha has released a free app for iPhone & iPad that lets you graphically visualize your musical performances by connecting MIDI keyboards, electric drums or other MIDI instruments to your iOS device.
The selected graphic animation plays and changes in time with the pitch and intensity of the performance.
Yamaha Visual Performer is a free download from the App Store.
This video documents DJ Food’s The Search Engine, premiered in North America at Montreal’s SATosphere on July 19th-21st 2012.
SATosphere is described as ‘the world first immersive performance space’.
The Search Engine is an immersive 360° show with iPad-controlled surround sound mixed for over 150 speakers. The audience lies down during the 50 minute multimedia remix.
Just in time for the London Olympics, Chris Evans-Roberts (Ithaca Audio) sent word of this impressive live projection mapping multimedia mashup.
“Today we released our new London themed projection mapping mashup,” says Evans-Roberts. “We used Ableton Live with Max for Live, and Akai APC40, Resolume Arena, MadMapper, two projectors and three laptops for the performance.”
You can download the mashup via Ithaca Audio on Facebook.
Check it out and let us know what you think of it!