illucia is a OSC based codebending instrument by Chris Novello aka paperkettle. It is a USB device with physical jacks that correspond to software patch points, which can be connected and disconnected using patch cables. It is also a console for routing information between computer programs, and strives to create relationships across systems that don’t usually interact. Chris has already designed a number of applications that interact with the console, some using Processing, others using MaxMSP. Whilst the applications themselves are quite simple they are nevertheless means to raise questions how controlling a particular application via a specific interface can change the experience of it.
For now, there are four applications Chris intends to release as downloadables. Even though they still require the Illucia console to experience fully, they are OSC based to they can be controlled via any OSC interface including a number of iPhone/iPad/Android applications already available.
The four existing applications for illucia are (see video):
·PCO (Paddle Controlled Oscillator): a classic ball and paddle game. When pushed, it morphs into a function generator and spills abstract art.
·Soviet Life Sequencer: falling Tetromino pieces generate step sequencer patterns, all remixable by Conway’s Game of Life.
·War Machine: a crosshair blasts colorful explosions into a dense nest of shoots that approach from above
·Pile of Secrets: a codebendable text editor
- synthPond [iPhone, MaxMSP] Originally developed for Mac synthPond is a spatial sequencer and generative audio toy for the iPhone inspired by the work of Toshio Iwai. Unlike a normal sequencer where you place notes on a grid and a moving playhead plays them, in synthPond you place nodes in a field ie the pond. As the system is spatial, it's easily graspable and very intuitive, but also very deep. While it's easy for someone with no music knowledge to create a complex melody, synthpond is also suited for advanced musicians who are interested in generative musical composition. Created by Zach Gage, a digital mixed media and installation artist currently residing in New York City, synthPond is gorgeous. Whether you are on a bus, waiting for the train or just at home, plugging in your headphones and having a play is pure joy. Your creations can be saved and later edited. There are two major types of nodes; circular nodes release waves at certain intervals and hard-edged nodes that release waves when waves hit them. Moving these nodes about allows you to create complex and relaxing melodies. Additionally, because all the nodes are spatially organized, the audio generated can also be placed in a 3D space, occurring around the listener coming from the relative positions of each node. From wonderful menus to the actual ripple animations of sound hitting the nodes, synthPond provides a truly enjoyable environment to create melodies and perfect for the multitouch platform such as the iPhone. You can see more of Zach's wonderful work at his website here. The latest version 2.5 brings OSC Support, allowing you to connect the app to a number of different application that support OCS such as MaxMSP, Processing, Reaktor and many more. To get you going, you can download the example MAX/MSP patch here. In addition, a 'lite' version of the app is available if you would like to have a play (OSC Support not included). You can download it here. We've added a few movies below showing a demo of synthPond's capability as well as the most recent OSC integration with MAX/MSP. Make sure you also check out a number of composition examples from the synthPond's community. Enjoy. Platform: iPhone Version: 2.5 Cost: $1.99 Developer: Zach […]
- PhotoBiennale – Sites [Processing, MaxMSP] Created by created by Beetroot, PhotoBiennale- Sites is a retrospective presentation of the Photobiennale Topos festival displaying 2330 works-sites by 266 photographers from 36 countries. Toogether with developing the visual identity for the festival, the team also installed an interactive table, inviting visitors to browse the works by using a physical bright green wooden frame element and positioning it over one of the 63 photographer names. When the visitor points at a specific presentation with the frame, a webcam installed at the top of the table, is watching the position of the frame and a Processing-Max/MSP/Jitter based software begins the slideshow of the presentation selected, projected in front of the table. This gesture responsive system is an interpretation of that massive amount of works, that groups them on an intelligent grid system, makes the visual contact with each work more feasible and attractive to any visitor. Installation was installed at the Photography Museum of Thessaloniki. For more work, see beetroot.gr + their […]
- c74 [MaxMSP, iPhone] c74 is an iPhone app that let's you connect your device with Cycling '74's Max/MSP 5 and create custom layouts which can be operated directly from your iPhone. In order to connect to Max you will need to download the free external app at nr74.org/c74/ Especially interesting is that custom interfaces are built straight from within Max, with presets stored etc and sent directly to the iPhone. You can also receive accelerometer data, GPS, compass, shake gesture and proximity data. Communication between the app does not rely on OpenSoundControl but instead uses a straight forward communication socket, which offers a reliable connection. See video for more info. First app of this kind - portable interface! (note, the app does not seem to be available in the AppStore right now so the link below may not yet work) Platform: iPhone Version: 1.0 Cost: $3.99 Developer: 2010, nr74 UPDATE 12.02.2010: We got 5 promocodes to giveaway...to win one, leave a comment below and we'll pick 5 lucky winners by random later […]
- Dazzled [Cinder, MaxMSP] Created by David Dalmazzo, Dazzled Project is an attempt to compose a generative particle environment that could at the same time create structures and sounds. The application uses both MaxMSP and Cinder via OSC bridge allowing sounds generated from max be fed directly into Cinder app which generates the visuals. I would like to program patterns and physics simulations with the aim to compose music structures that has a direct representation on a formal shape. One of the influences for this project was some examples that Robert Hodgin like Solar Rework. But in this case the idea is not to have a sound reactive visuals, but visuals that create a generative sound and music compositions. David writes that the videos below are just the first part of the project. He is also planning to add rhythmic patterns based on constant rebounds or elastic connections between particles. Dazzled Project was supported by Generalitat de Catalunya. Project Page David Dalmazzo is a musician and digital visual artist oriented to interactive audiovisual composition. Focus on live performance and dedicated to the investigation on informatics tools that contribute narrative and composite elements to the scenic arts. See also INSCT [vvvv] by @timpernagel and audionerve.de […]
- Firewall – Stretched sheet of spandex as a visual instrument Firewall is an interactive installation created by Aaron Sherwood and Mike Allison. A stretched sheet of spandex acts as a membrane interface sensitive to depth that people can push into and manipulate expressive visuals. The piece was made using Processing, Max/MSP, Arduino and a Kinect. Like the Cloud Pink by Everyware, the Kinect measures the average depth of the spandex from the frame it is mounted on. If the spandex is not being pressed into nothing happens. When someone presses into it the visuals react around where the person presses, and the music is triggered. An algorithm created with Max allows the music to speed up and slow down and get louder and softer, based on the depth. This provides a very expressive musical playing experience, even for people who have never played music before. A switch is built into the frame which toggles between two modes. The second mode is a little more aggressive than the first. See project page for more | Aaron Sherwood | Mike Allison See also […]
- iOSC [iPhone] iOSC is a remote control application that uses the OSC (Open Sound Control) protocol. Using the OSC protocol over your deviceâ€™s built-in Wi-Fi connection, iOSC communicates with other compatible hardware and software nodes on your network. You can also remote control the middleware such as Max MSP, Processing, ActionScript (FLOSC) and many other devices that support the OSC protocol from your iPhone. Similar to TouchOSC and few other applications available in the AppStore,Â iOSC allows you to create a custom interface/controller for your desktop applications or custom build devices using boards like Arduino. What is unique toÂ iOSC is that you can control multiple computers via a single interface. See movies below for demo. You can also find great video demos and instructions on the app's site. Platform: iPhone Version: 1.01 Cost: […]
- MSA Remote [iPhone] After a number of rejections, MSA Remote by Mehmet Akten is now finally available in the AppStore! MSA RemoteÂ is a remote control application for iPhone & iPod Touch that sends OSC messages over the wifi network. This allows you to control any OSC supporting applications such as Max/MSP/Jitter, PureData, Reaktor, VDMX, vvvv, Resolume, Quartz Composer etc. By mapping the OSC to midi on desktop (e.g. using OSCulator) allows further control of any application which supports midi such as Ableton Live, Cubase, Logic Pro, 3DSMax etc. In addition, developers can easily integrate OSC into their applications knowing it can be controlled remotely. Features: - Multitouch information sent using standard TUIO protocol for instant integration with existing TUIO clients - Accelerometer data for each axis (x, y, z) is sent - 64 faders (8 pages of 8 faders) - 64 triggers (8 pages of 8 triggers) - 108 key (9 octaves) VELOCITY SENSITIVE polyphonic keyboard. Yes, the harder you hit the keys, the greater the velocity. - Settings are automatically saved and restored - Multitouch area orientation can be set as desired - All information on protocols are documented in the app See alsoÂ iOSC [iPhone],Â synthPond [iPhone, MaxMSP] Platform: iPhone Version: 1.0 Cost: $1.99 Developer: Memo (Mehmet) Akten MSAFluid for processing (Controlled by iPhone) from Memo Akten on Vimeo. Graffiti Wall meets MSA Remote from Alex Beim on […]
- TouchOSC Editor [iPhone, Mac, Windows] Similar to MSA Remote, we mentioned few days ago, TouchOSC is one of the first iPhone / iPod Touch application that let you send and receiveÂ Open Sound Control messages over a Wi-Fi network. The application allows to remote control and receive feedback from software and hardware that implements the OSC protocol such as Pure Data,Â Max/MSP/Jitter, Processing,Â OSCulator,Â VDMX,Â Resolume Avenue 3,Â Plogue Bidule,Â Reaktor,Â Quartz Composer,Â vvvv and others. I have been following the development over the last few months and excited to see that the just released 1.3 version now includes editable layouts. What this means is that you can create your own layouts depending on the perfomance/desktop application you are interfacing with. This is made possible thanks to Touch OSC editor, available for Mac and Windows and downloadable standard layouts that come with the iPhone application. You can use those as templates or you can create your own from scratch. The editor includes all the elements you see on the iPhone app and you can rearrange and scale them as you like. Once they are done, all you need to do is sync the layouts with the iPhone and you are ready to go. Different to MSA Remote, TouchOSC is slightly more targeted towards music creation, not providing as much multitouch information as MSA Remote. Nevertheless, if you are looking for a simple, customizable interface to send and receive OSC messages, TouchOSC should be a great start. The editor application is a free download whilst TouchOSC for the iPhone costs $4.99 and you can purchase it from the AppStore here. You can find more information about TouchOSC as well as many examples on hexler.net. See also iOSC for the iPhone + synthPond DerivativeTouch & TouchOSC from TED_KANAKUBO on Vimeo. Bathyscaphe Touch from Luke Iannini on Vimeo. Music Generative particle system (4v2) + OSC from Thomas Telandro on […]
Posted on: 25/04/2011
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