What you see below is a quick composition Marek made on his macbook with the internal camera and microphone to demo his new little program. He originally created this sampler as a way to sample sounds very quickly (it’s here: wikid.co.uk/capture/). It was a simple version where you press the key you want to sample onto and then it starts recording until you let go of the key. What you see below is the new version built in openFrameworks to create a video version, from where the video below came.
The fun bit is how you deal with video polyphony. Do you blend the videos, put them 4 up 3 up 9 up etc. So I made a bunch of options which you can switch between with MIDI. You can program and sequence it with MIDI, export video as a bmp image sequence, the audio files it saves can be loaded as a sampler instrument in Logic (gigasampler files). If anyone’s interested in using it let me know I’ll send you a copy. More (better) stuff soon!
When Marek demoed it at one of our openFrameworks meet-ups it seemed to work pretty well. We look forward to see how it develops. For the time being if anyone’s interested in using it let Marek know and he’ll send you a copy see link below.
UPDATE: Marek just sent me this link to the site where the app is hosted including the download link and instructions: mrkbrz.com/captureav/
Posted on: 29/12/2009
Posted in: openFrameworks