[LAU] audio/visual synthesis

Justin Smith noisesmith at gmail.com
Wed Jun 25 14:52:49 EDT 2008

The latest csound comes with opcodes for image manipulation and
display (including pixel by pixel access, but iirc not opengl?).
Anyway I think that may qualify it as an audio/video synthesis
environment (it is at least possible now, though I don't know how well
it works).

I have this back burner vaporware idea of a scripting library that
would provide unified ways to synthesize ardour and cinelerra save
files (both of which are xml), in order to do experimental
audio/visual collage, manipulation, and limited synthesis (using
plugins, of course).

On Wed, Jun 25, 2008 at 4:42 PM, Renato Fabbri <renato.fabbri at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi David,
> i think that there is a lot of potetial being explored in audio/visual
> synthesis through OSC communication. i mean, by linking audio dedicated
> software with visual dedicated software. don't know if that helps anyhow,
> but i would point that out too.
> have fun,
> renato
> 2008/6/25 Dave Phillips <dlphillips at woh.rr.com>:
>> Salvete,
>> I'm writing a rather lengthy article for LJ on the general topic of
>> audio/visual synthesis software. I've written some historical and
>> technical background and have selected some programs to profile,
>> including:
>> AVSynthesis
>> Fluxus
>> Pd/GEM
>> Processing
>> I'd also like to review VeeJay and FreeJ, but neither would compile
>> cleanly on JAD 1.0, Fortunately I can install VeeJay from the Packman
>> repo, but I'll keep working on the compile problems with the most recent
>> versions of that software.
>> So my quesion is: What have I missed, what other software can Linux
>> users recommend for audio/visual synthesis ? It doesn't have to be
>> realtime, btw, but it does have to combine audio and graphics for
>> potentially simultaneous synthesis of sound and image.
>> I have also tried some well-known Windows A/V synths, e.g. Resolume and
>> vvvv. Alas, they didn't fare too well with Wine 1.0, but I'm open to
>> suggestions for that environment too (i.e. Linux with Wine, *not* native
>> Windows).
>> Gratias ago vobis,
>> dp
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