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.
Two notes: Some of the short video clips in the beginning used an LZX TVFKG and video mixer as well as the modules in this demo.
The output of the Wiard Oscillator always appears as a pulse wave because the input to the VBM was clipping. It is actually possible to get the full variety of waveforms when using the Voltage Interface I, or by more carefully setting the VBM controls.
Tutorial created by Johnny Woods, May 2011.
2 thoughts on “Mixing Modular Audio Synthesis With Modular Video Synthesis (LZX Industries Visionary)”
That video synthesis stuff is great. I love watching it, but i can't really figure out why i like it so much.
It makes a lot of sense, especially coming from a audio synthesis background.
I'd really like to see something like this where it the video was getting step sequenced, or something where you could really seen the connection between the sound & video.