In this technique tutorial we’ll be looking at minimalism, one of the most popular styles used by live visual performers and VJs. Like the minimalist movement in painting and photography that was developed in the 1960s, this form is marked by its usage of geometric abstractions, negative space and mostly monochromatic color spaces. For live visuals, particularly when accompanying music, these ideas are often further extended into the dimension of time.Read More
In this tutorial we'll be looking a closer look at using automatic BPM detection for syncing up the timing of visual events with music by recreating the core parts of the Waveclock Demo template that is included with VDMX.
The approach we'll take is to create a virtual video instrument in the form of a Quartz Composer composition and animate its interface controls with Step Sequencer and LFO plugins. Presets for patterns in each plugin can then be saved and switched to match the energy level of the music while VJing during a live set.Read More
By enabling the “Waveclock” beat tracking feature in the VDMX Clock plugin, the music from a microphone or line input can be analyzed to automatically handle the adjustment of the BPM and measure position to ensure that the timing of changes in your video are perfectly in sync with the bands and DJs that you are working with.Read More