Running Live Visuals for The Glitch Mob: An All-Access Pass Behind the Scenes

The Glitch Mob is one of the hot summer tickets for electronic music, and they’re fortunate enough to stage a massive live visual spectacle alongside the show. This week’s a perfect time to consider all that visual goodness, with the release of their latest original music, “We Can Make the World Stop” on EP. So […]

Protect Your Hear-Holes: Etymotic ER-20 Earplugs on CreateDigitalMusic

I posted this last night on CDMu, but thought it would be worth mentioning here as well, for those hard-line visualists who don’t read both sites. VJing is an extremely varied art form, but long sets is one thing most visual performers have in common. Whether at a festival, or playing club nights, it’s not […]

Analog-to-Digital Love: Rutt-Etra Scan Processing, Reinterpreted

Scan Processor Studies (excerpts pt.1) from Brian O'Reilly on Vimeo. The ghost in the analog machine breathes again, digitally. Here’s a beautiful set of work posted by Brian O’Reilly, who working with original Rutt-Etra scan processing from decades ago has re-conceived the work in digital realms. The 21st-Century invention takes place in software, but with […]

Community-Driven DVI Mixing Hardware: Toby Answers Questions

Finally, “mixing” doesn’t have to be synonymous with “S-Video/composite”: DVI-grade mixing at affordable-by-human prices is coming. We were already thrilled by Toby *Spark’s effort to lead a community-driven DVI hardware mixer effort. But tantalizing as the teaser was, it led to still more questions. Toby has followed up with an extensive Q&A on his site. […]

Visualist Profiles, monome Visuals, and a Processing Workshop + Audiovisual Lounge in Boston

MonoMeet Fall 2009 – Tehn from Chili on Vimeo. I’m headed to Boston next week for a workshop and evening performance – and that’s the perfect time to share some of the good folks I get to work with. You can catch them in person if you’re in the greater Boston area, and expect more […]

Music Video Fun! Ingredients: Vixid, Rear Projection, Feedback, Effects, Pizza

It’s been a while since I’ve banged on about my experiments in cheap, fast music video production, but that doesn’t mean I’ve slowed down. Recently I got a group of my favorite things together: A projector, a $4 Ikea rear projection screen, my Vixid mixer, Korg Entrancer, video camera, some home made pizzas, and Canadian […]

ButtonGasm: Novation's New $199 Launchpad Midi Controller on CDMu

If you haven’t checked CreateDigitalMusic today, there’s been quite a flurry of excitement around Novation’s newly announced $200 Launchpad controller. Check out the full details on CDMu. I’m about to go out to a gig, so don’t have time to talk about backpack VJ controller setups, Monome comparisons, OHM64 alternatives, or how nice it is […]

ButtonGasm: Novation’s New $199 Launchpad Midi Controller on CDMu

If you haven’t checked CreateDigitalMusic today, there’s been quite a flurry of excitement around Novation’s newly announced $200 Launchpad controller. Check out the full details on CDMu. I’m about to go out to a gig, so don’t have time to talk about backpack VJ controller setups, Monome comparisons, OHM64 alternatives, or how nice it is […]