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Video Tutorial: Make Your Own Video Mixer, with Free, Open Source Pure Data

After twenty years or so of music software, you’ll often find that what you need to do is creatively satisfied by what’s available in pre-built tools. But video is often another matter: even if a VJ tool does what you need some of the time, there are times when you need something that doesn’t exist […]

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Wormhole2: Tool Routes Audio Over Networks, Now Open Source

Wormhole2 is a powerful, cross-platform (Windows + Mac) VST plug-in capable of transmitting audio between computers over networks. It allows effects chain routing between networked computers, boasts low-latency performance on LANs, and even works over WiFi or Firewire. But Wormhole2’s niche audience kept it from catching on more widely, and we hadn’t heard much from […]

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Open Source Visuals – Pure Data Videopedia & Processing OpenGL Workshops

Function Field Sytem by Voltage Controlled – made with Pure Data/GEM/PDP/PiDiP Open Source software can be hard to approach sometimes, especially DIY programming environments, so there is some good news for those wanting to get started with two leading open source packages for performance. Pure Data – the open source dataflow/patching environment now has a […]

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Open Source Visuals – Pure Data Videopedia & Processing OpenGL Workshops

Function Field Sytem by Voltage Controlled – made with Pure Data/GEM/PDP/PiDiP Open Source software can be hard to approach sometimes, especially DIY programming environments, so there is some good news for those wanting to get started with two leading open source packages for performance. Pure Data – the open source dataflow/patching environment now has a […]

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Pd, Open Source Patching for All Platforms, Now Easier and More Visual

Pd as eye candy? Believe it. vade sends this shot of his work with Pd on Leopard. Pd, aka Pure Data, is the free and open-source cousin of Max/MSP/Jitter. It’s powerful — even sometimes having technical advantages over Max — but has suffered from complex installation and dependencies, poor documentation, and an unpolished interface. Enter […]

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Video Critter and Other Critters Open Sourced

Critter and Guitari, creators of the aforementioned DIY hardware Critter boards have released their PCB design files. Is it everything you need to make your own Video Critter? I don’t know enough about circuits to be sure, but it’s exciting that the information is now freely available. [via Make]

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VISP 1.0 Released: Open Source, Flex-based VJ App

We’ve mentioned VISP earlier in the year, an open source VJ app based on Adobe’s Flex and AIR (formerly Apollo) Rich Internet Application platform. Despite some delays, VISP has been released. Check out VISP-VJ.com for downloads and source code. VISP’s home page contains tutorials, introduction videos and guidelines to download the latest frameworks required by […]

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Ardour 2, Open Source DAW for Mac and Linux: But Can You Make Music With It?

Ardour, the free, open-source audio workstation for Mac and Linux, received a major 2.0 release on April 30. Now, this is the point where you’d normally expect to see the same, boring list of feature improvements that commercial manufacturers release as bullets in each release. But when I asked the Ardour project lead Paul Davis […]

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Make Your Own Mac Plug-ins with SonicBirth: Now Open Source; CDM SB Community?

Want to roll your own effects and synths? SonicBirth is a tool for constructing VST and AU plug-in instruments and sound processors, via a graphical patching interface. It’s a bit like a friendlier, Mac-compatible SoundEdit. And now, it’s completely free and open-source. Even ignoring its open-source nature, there are a few elements of SonicBirth that […]

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