NoteGraphica: Draw Your Own Waves (Win)

Boring bits: Windows VSTi, 8-voice polyphony, two oscillators plus one noise generator, eight envelopes, 1 filter, 2 LFOs, built-in delay/chorus FX — all important, but you've seen it before. Cool bits: You can drawn in your wave shapes, and it's free. Now has NoteGraphica got your attention?

CDM’s New Logo

No, you’re not just seeing things. We’re rotating banners around here at CDM; this contribution comes from Funnel of onetonmusic, a lovely music tech blog. (More of his design work at right.) It could be a glimpse of a future redesign of the CDM site. All things just keep getting better. Thanks, Funnel! (For previous […]

CDM's New Logo

No, you’re not just seeing things. We’re rotating banners around here at CDM; this contribution comes from Funnel of onetonmusic, a lovely music tech blog. (More of his design work at right.) It could be a glimpse of a future redesign of the CDM site. All things just keep getting better. Thanks, Funnel! (For previous […]

Recreate Apple’s Shuffle Ad – Moving Arrows

Stephen Schleicher has a great tutorial at Digital Media Net for recreating those slick moving arrows in Apple's iPod Shuffle Ad. Basically, you need Adobe After Effects and a working knowledge of paths. See Stephen's site for more AE tutorial goodness. Tutorial Part I Tutorial Part II Which brings up an interesting question — how […]

Recreate Apple's Shuffle Ad – Moving Arrows

Stephen Schleicher has a great tutorial at Digital Media Net for recreating those slick moving arrows in Apple's iPod Shuffle Ad. Basically, you need Adobe After Effects and a working knowledge of paths. See Stephen's site for more AE tutorial goodness. Tutorial Part I Tutorial Part II Which brings up an interesting question — how […]

Scratch with Video: Neuromixer Pro 0.5 (Win/Mac)

Neuromixer Pro 0.5 is here for Windows XP and Mac OS X: Load up video, and scratch it like vinyl. Neuromixer Pro features playback speed, range/cue points, forward/reverse, dual video "decks", and real-time MIDI-based manipulations. The new version features: Support for Ms. Pinky (so you can scratch with real vinyl!) Feedback video effect BPM counter […]

Profile: VJ Miixxy (Melissa Ulto)

New Yorker "imagineer and visualnaut" Melissa Ulto, aka VJ Miixxy, is interviewed by Vidvox, developers of GRID and VDMX VJ software. Melissa chats about her latest gigs (Museum of Modern Art, Madame Tassauds Wax Museum, Broadway, The Ramones, and a Pilates vid for MTV enough variety for you?), and her dreamy rig: Edirol V4s, Canon […]

VST for Video: FreeFrame SDK Released

FreeFrame is an open-source, free, standard plugin format for video and VJs, an open means of developing your own real-time video effects. It's supported in a wide range of VJ and interactive video applications, and even in big-league applications like Director and After Effects via a wrapper. Even if you're not a programmer, check the […]

Korg Kaptivator: All-in-one VJ Workstation

What if you took an iPod, a drum pad / controller, and a high-end VJ mixer, and put them together? You'd get something like the new Korg Kaptivator. Here's what it does: 40 GB hard drive for storing video clips Two LCDs for watching what you're doing Manipulate clips with an Akai sampler-style touchpad, cross-fader, […]

HyperEngine Audio/Video Editor Now Free (Mac)

Once commercial software, a powerful audio/video editor is now still supported, but at a new price of — nada. Our friends at Samplepoolz report that Arboretum has turned HyperEngine-AV into a free download. Better yet, the code is open source, so we could see some exciting developments with this program. (Programmers out there?) HyperEngine-AV is […]