Showing posts with label Video Synths. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Video Synths. Show all posts

Wednesday, June 09, 2021

Make Noise Through Light and Color

video by MAKEN0ISE

"Join guest host Leo Mendez (Sintes con Leo) as he discusses and demonstrates the use of light, color, and sound in Make Noise instruments, as well as the history of the philosophical relations between these phenomena. Stay to the end for a special synaesthetic performance where Leo rhythmically controls LED lights with a custom Black & Gold Shared System, using his new 'Hikari Machina!'"

Thursday, February 04, 2021

CRISS - Chat-Reactive Interdimensional Space Synthesizer

video by Perfect Circuit

"CRISS - Chat-Reactive Interdimensional Space Synthesizer is an interactive sound and visual environment that reacts to chat messages in the live stream.

The controls are generated with Cycling 74's Max and all of the sounds and visuals are generated in real time by eurorack modular synthesizers.

Check out our selection of music gear here:"

Thursday, December 03, 2020

Gleix Video Synth // The I.F.D., A semi-modular audiovisual synthesizer // Promo, full overview

George Gleixner

"The I.F.D., or Industrial Feedback Device, is an audiovisual synthesizer based around a no-input video feedback loop, video RAM and buffer manipulations, simple oscillator functionality, audio reactivity, CV implementation to allow easy integration into an existing modular ecosystem (esp. eurorack), and a visual method for building unique waveforms and sounds.

The I/O includes two composite video outputs, a VGA output, an external audio input (1/8” and 1/4”), and a standard 2.1mm barrel jack for a 5v power supply.

0:00 // Promo
01:00 // Introduction
02:22 // Rear i/o, powering up
03:16 // Basic controls (color mixing, image shifting)
04:35 // LFO, oscillator usage
06:48 // CV implementation
10:32 // Patchbay (basic usage)
13:02 // Patchbay quick notes and other footage
13:29 // Audio output, generating unique sounds
18:08 // Additional basic controls
18:30 // Audio input, amplifier
20:35 // Audio input explained further, tips n' tricks
22:16 // Simple one-patch audio reactive glitches
23:29 // Wrap-up, additional tips
26:17 // hoarse

Device page:"

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Radiator Laser Synthesizer Live Play

Neon Captain

"I took our Neon_Captain Radiator out for a long drive to some music by my friend Canton Becker. Here's some highlights."

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Primary Optics: How Robert Henke used five 1980s computers to create his CBM 8032 AV show

Published on Apr 29, 2020 FACTmagazine

"Primary Optics is a series that dives into the ideas and technology behind some of the world’s most innovative audiovisual shows and artists.

In this episode, filmed at Berlin’s Radialsystem during CTM Festival 2020, FACT goes behind the scenes of CBM 8032 AV, the latest show from the mind of musician and visual artist Robert Henke, aka Monolake. The show revolves around a simple but technically challenging idea: what if you could create an audiovisual show using computers and technology from 40 years ago?

'This work is about the ambivalence between a contemporary aesthetic and the usage of obsolete and limited technology from 40 years ago,' Henke says. 'Everything presented within the project could have been done already in the 1980s, but it needed the cultural backdrop of today to come up with the artistic ideas driving it.'

The computer used by Henke for the show, the Commodore CBM 8032, was originally released in 1980. For comparison, the microchip you'd find in today's average domestic washing machine would be around 100,000 times more powerful that those inside each of the five computers Henke uses live on stage.

One is used for sequencing, one for creating visuals and three for creating sounds. Although he uses hardware effects from the era for filtering, pitch-shifting, looping and reverb, and expanded the computers' capabilities with a self-produced digital to analog converter, the sonics generated are a sparse, simple combination of sine waves, clicks, bleeps and cuts.

'The sound quality on one side is very limited, it's very rough,' Henke says. 'But exactly this kind of rough, edgy sound is something that suddenly becomes interesting because we are used to perfect sound.'

The graphics evoke a nostalgia for a more primitive age of computing, yet push the visual capabilities of the machines into a more psychedelic realm. This part of the show was developed by software engineer Anna Tskhovrebov, and required some clever hardware modification to interpret the computer’s visual data for projection.

'These machines can only display green and they can only display a limited number of graphic symbols, so in 1980 this was not seen as sufficient to do a one-hour performance' Henke says. 'Nowadays we are surrounded by virtual reality, millions of colours with unlimited channels of sound and suddenly the experience of going somewhere and watching for one hour a green screen is something special.'

Directed, filmed and edited by Pedro K├╝ster
Produced by Scott Wilson

Special thanks to:
Robert Henke and Studio Robert Henke for their contribution and archive material
CTM Festival
All at Radialsystem, Berlin
Nai Fowler
Celia Solf and Soho House Berlin"

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Neon Captain Radiator Beams!

Published on Apr 14, 2020 Neon Captain

"Making beautiful light with the Radiator Laser Synthesizer."

Sunday, April 12, 2020

Radiator Drone

Published on Apr 12, 2020 Neon Captain

"Experimenting with some non-traditional laser abstract with the Radiator Laser Synthesizer."

Wednesday, April 01, 2020

Radiator Laser Synthesizer Abstracts

Published on Apr 1, 2020 Neon Captain

"While programming presets for the Radiator I stumbled across this beautiful abstract and had to spend some time exploring it."

Checking in with the OP-Z (Videopaks + New Synths and FX)

Published on Apr 1, 2020 Red Means Recording

"Let's experience the ecstasy and agony of custom videopaks on the OP-Z, as well as check in on the new synth and fx engines available in the OP-Z app. This video was recorded in late February 2020."

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Neon Captain Radiator New Math

Published on Mar 18, 2020 Neon Captain

"We taught our Radiator Laser Synthesizer some new and dangerous math last night.

The HSV color frequency is being driven by the same LFO that is creating the shape. We can manipulate the shape / speed / effects and even hue and hue width, and the color stays 100% locked with the shape instead of losing the harmonic.

Being able to drive 'one to many' controls from a single LFO and even stack LFO's onto the same control or use one LFO to influence another LFO makes for some really cool effects."

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

The Sound of Abstracts

Published on Mar 17, 2020 Neon Captain

"We call the Radiator a Laser Synthesizer because it embodies traditional synthesizer philosophies. Of course we've optimized it to make beautiful images and animations, but its heart beats at audio frequencies and we've included an audio out jack so you can listen to the signals that generate the magic."

Wednesday, March 04, 2020

Radiator Video Projection (abstract visualizer)

Published on Mar 4, 2020 Neon Captain

"I want to showcase a Radiator feature that we haven't talked about much.

The Radiator supports laser projection directly from the built in db25 and the Ether Dream DAC (via the rj45).

The Radiator simultaneously supports video output from the built in HDMI interface and a custom render engine we've created called "Laser Raster".

This video is entirely video projection through a Casio DLP projector (yes, *that* Casio projector) and then filmed with an iPhone 8. No lasers were used in this video.

The Radiator with video projector can be used for safe and legal audience scanning."

Monday, January 20, 2020

Laser Light Show + Radiator Laser Synth

Published on Jan 20, 2020 Shiftedphase

"Here's a quick overview of a project I've been working on: the Radiator Laser Synthesizer. If you want to know about the actual project check out:

If you think this is interesting let me know and I'll make some more videos covering the various aspects of laser light show technology."

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Radiator Laser Synthesizer Beam Tunnel

Published on Dec 24, 2019 Neon Captain

"Laser Beam tunnel effects generated by the Radiator Laser Synthesizer. For more information visit"

Sunday, December 22, 2019

Radiator Laser Synthesizer live performance with diffraction grating

Published on Dec 22, 2019 Neon Captain

"Live performance with the Radiator Laser Synthesizer through diffraction grating. For more information visit:"

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Radiator Laser Synthesizer New Effects

Published on Dec 18, 2019 Neon Captain

"A quick sample of some of the new effects being generated by the updated Radiator Laser Synthesizer. More information here:"

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