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Who says a projector has to be the output?

For decades now, average musicians have easily controlled instruments via MIDI, from drum machines to pianos. Now, software makes it easier than ever for users to do the same with color and lights. The latest entry is the excellent visual timeline app Vezér. As of 1.3, it adds some very powerful new tricks:

  • Control lights over Ethernet. Via Art-Net, you can connect to DMX-compatible lights. What you need to know: that includes robot lamps, moving heads, and LED strips. See below.
  • Light control. To make that support work, Vezér now includes a DMX Monitor, Master Fader, and other dedicated Art-Net facilities.
  • Send colors over OSC. A new color track sends colors in various formats to other apps – see the image, top. Plus, you can —
  • Import color swatches from Adobe.
  • Import MIDI files.

What about color? As it happens, color is part of the OSC spec, and has been since 1.0. Read about it in the spec. VDMX supports it, and … well, nothing that we could find, but you can easily support it yourself! (Devs, anyone else out there want to chime in? Or get on this?)

Working with LEDs is a new skill, so Friends of Vezér are playing with the possibilities in a new workshop series. Behold the results – and this makes a good indication of what you can do.

The V from Reka Harsanyi on Vimeo.

More details and demo videos, plus a full changelog, on the official site:

VEZÉR 1.3 RELEASED – LIGHTS ON!

  • Jim Warrier

    Great. Have been loving how Vezer has developed over these last few months. And still only €60 for such a powerful app.

  • Nathanaël

    It’s a great app and the developer is very responsive to user suggestions !

  • Thomas Eckert

    Can somebody please tell me how these LED strips are connected? ny recommendations on what strips to buy or what to look for?

    • thelov

      For the LED strips you need a power supply, a dimmer (or an SPI/controller if you are using addressable LEDS), and of course an ArtNet interface.

  • Elliot Woods

    can confirm that this app is under really healthy development right now, and is a great general purpose timelining tool (ala duration.cc)

  • Steo

    I bought the App because it was made from COGE’s developer ! Although I didn’t had a clue with what kind of project I could use it for. That changed today !!