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mda Plug-in Collection for Mac, Windows Now Open Source

Yeah, I know, not the same VST. But I know a lot of you feel the VST spirit, so it works. (Just look at your rants on the Propellerhead Record post.) Photo (CC) Phil Baum. The mda-vst collection of effects has been a long-time favorite for me. It’s a set of no-nonsense, unique, simple effects, […]

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PhiLia 01: Beautiful Audiovisual Art App for iPhone, Made with Open Source OpenFrameworks

Philia 01 Support Video from Lia on Vimeo. Artist Lia has created her first piece of art for the iPhone and iPod touch, something called PhiLia 01. It’s a quirky, gorgeous generative sound and visual app activated by movement, one that encourages users to save their own artwork. http://www.iphoneart.org/philia01 On the iTunes Store Composer Morton […]

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Field: Digital Movement and Visual Expression, a Rich Open Source, Code + Visual Framework

What if one environment blended the code goodness of Processing with visual programming metaphors and patches, creating a single world for high definition video and OpenGL-powered 3D, with friendly-looking HyperCard-style inspectors, live coding, extensible graphical elements everywhere, an open-ended canvas, drawing with splines and images… In other words, what if you could make anything, more […]

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ofxMSAPhysics: Open Source C++ 3D Physics Library for OpenFrameWorks, Java Choices?

ofxMSAPhysics v2 from Memo Akten on Vimeo. In a word: yummy. Or maybe that’s “bouncy.” Memo Akten’s brilliant ofxMSAPhysics brings open-source physics programming to the C++-based OpenFrameWorks environment, an artist-friendly combination with an elegant API. Coding physics doesn’t require an advanced degree. See today’s post on the beautiful My Secret Heart to watch this library […]

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Wireless MIDI on iPhone: Open Source Motion Control Talks to Nintendo DS, Computer

The Cupertino-Mushroom Kingdom gap has been closed: you can now mix and match DS and iPhone/iPod touch for wireless control of music and visuals. DSMI, the homebrew library that has enabled wireless and serial MIDI connections from the Nintendo DS, has come to iPod touch and iPhone. That means anyone building instruments and controllers on […]

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Max For Live is Max In Live: MSP, Jitter, OSC, and All; The Open Source Side?

Standing on Max patches. Photo (CC) Sklathill. Many people are asking about what Max for Live can do. That’s a short answer: everything Max/MSP/Jitter can, plus some new stuff to make it work with Ableton Live. It might be better called “Max in Live.” Max for Live has all the objects that Max/MSP and Jitter […]

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Bug Labs Open Source Linux Hardware Gets a Pico-Projector Module, More

Previous modules include GPS, screen, camera, proximity/accelerometer, and some powerful features on the core hardware unit. But a projector? Now we’re really interested. I just recently got my BUG developer hardware from Bug Labs and have begun to work with it. The idea: a Linux-powered, open source mini computer with little modules you snap on […]

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Demos and Tutorials: Live Control of Open Source Animation in Animata, even with a ViewMaster

Mickey Mann from Matti Niinimäki on Vimeo. MATTI NIINIMÄKI, aka Original Hamsters, has been hacking away with the fantastic new, open-source animation package Animata. Using OpenSoundControl (OSC), he can control live animation with two other open source tools: “Pure Data” Pd (which opens up all sorts of other sonic and control capabilities) and the Arduino […]

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CONTAKT, Live with Hawtin and Open Source Kineme Quartz Composer Plugins

CONTAKT @ Amsterdam from Ali M. Demirel on Vimeo. David Lublin at Vidvox points us to this fantastic video from CONTAKT, playing live in Amsterdam with Richie Hawtin: I’ve started to use Kineme plugins for Quartz Composer in my live set. Here is a good example based on ‘tb soundflower’ composition by alx toneburst. I’ve […]

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CoGe: Open Source, Semi-Modular Mac VJ Software, Powered by Quartz Composer

CoGe 0.85b – Quick Start Guide from luma beamerz on Vimeo. Apple’s visual goodies and modular patching tool Quartz Composer provide some building blocks for live visuals. But to actually connect these into something you can use live requires some work. Quartonian by Roger Bolton was an early effort to do just that, but while […]

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