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Using cues, timelines and VJ software for performances

These days as a part of the Obscura crew I am ofting doing visual shows that have more in common with theatre productions than traditional VJing. Often there is some sort of script for a show or a piece of music that is rehearsed. For these types of jobs I have found good use for the application called QLab which is great for triggering a pre planned sequence of events. Actually the whole point of QLab is to line up a sequence of audio, video files or other types of events and being able to trigger them with a simple ‘Go’ button at the exact right time during the show. QLab was originally developed with audio in mind and has later been extended with video features so it does not have many features as VJ applications when it comes to live manipulations of images and video. But for those of […]

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Developing visuals synced to a music composition

Recently I have had the pleasure of working with Linda Edsjö a classically trained percussionist and composer Simon Christensen in developing visuals for a piece of modern compositional music. The project was unusual for me as we decided to try to connect the visuals computer with the computer that was running the musical backing track. That way it was possible to obtain a perfect sync  between music and image. The music was composed as a piece in the Max/MSP software and this was linked to Modul8 (the visuals) through midi. The music software was sending midi on every beat and another midi signal whenever the music entered a new section of the piece. To achieve the result I wanted I had to program two small modules for Modul8. These modules were in charge of turning layers on and off, applying effects and switching between images. Excerpt from percussion concert 7 […]

Controlling Modul8 with your Iphone or Ipod Touch

I have found out how to use my iPod Touch as a controller for the Modul8 VJ app. You need the OSCemote app for the iPod and the OSCulator app on your mac. Here’s the recipe: 1. On the iPod Touch / iPhone go to app store and download OSCemote. You can try the free version first just to try it out 2. On the mac download OSCulator from here: 3. Install Osculator and look in the folders for the OSCemote file. Launch the Osculator by opening this file 4. Open OSCemote on the iphone and fill out the IP address and port of your Mac. Make sure the port is the same as configured in OSCulator. You should see a ‘connected’ message. 5. Try some of the buttons and see how the lamps in OSCulator light up yellow to indicate there is a signal Now you can try some […]