Sunvox developer Alexander Zolotov has a new app that converts audio to video, or vice versa for video out of your headphone jack.
PixiVisor is available now for PC/Mac/Linux and Android, with an iOS app coming soon.
This multi-platform audio-visual experiment allows you to run video from one device into another through the audio jacks, and mess with it along the way. The results are a 64x64 pixel video at 10 frames per second, which can then be saved to an animated GIF file and shared.
At this point some of you may be thinking, "So fucking what?"
Here is fucking what! Check out this demo of video being routed out of an Android phone's headphone jack, into a Korg Monotron's analog filter, and then out to an iPad! Just as a filter can be used to shape audio, in this case it is shaping the video.
langsound has been doing a lot of interesting musical experiments on his YouTube channel, but this one is quite clever! He's got his iPhone strapped up to an upended chair with rubber bands, and TouchOSC sending accelerometer data as MIDI to Ableton Live.
Now when his iPhone wobbles, his FM Bass synth wobbles with it! The actual bass patch isn't very good, but the principle is great!
I wanted to turn the iPhone into more than a little square that you hold in your hand. by adding the rubber bands, I could make different gestures (two handed gestures). ...steering wheel looking things. I then thought it would be cool to to be able to do some of the usual one handed gestures like changing things on the touch screen.
So flipped a chair over and suspended the iPhone from its legs. This took seemingly no time at all to go from usual tilting gesture, to making wobble bass, with something that wobbled...
Ashley Elsdon from Palm Sounds was at the Music Hack Space event last night, and ran into Jordan Rudess! They sat down together to have a short interview about the future of music apps and how amazing Rob Fielding is!
Reader hymnotix has put together a very interesting Animoog video, using an iPod and a second iPad running MIDI Designer. He uses the iPod accelerometer for controlling Animoog's X/Y and the second iPad is controlling Loopy via MIDI over WiFi.
This is part of a 15 minute jam that he's edited down to 5 minutes, which is a great idea to just give us the best parts of the jam!