New software a.k.a “Spaces” + Roots Video/Montage…

Firstly, I would like to give a big thanks to everyone who came out to the RedCat lounge for an evening of some of the finest electronic music happening right now. It was great to meet a lot of new faces, and I had a really good time.

Since the gig was a performance gig, we worked with our good friends Dimitri and Jim on a new performance application for Brick. Essentially the screen is split up into 16 blue columns. We have four instruments, each with four parameters (IE pitch/notes, filters…etc) that get assigned to the individual columns. By gliding up and down on the columns, you can change and control the instruments and music. As you move from the top to the bottom of a column, the color gradually changes from blue to pink, and provides the performers with visual feedback.

*tech note* All the visuals were done in processing again, and the audio is all synthesized using Reaktor.

Check out the video above to see Spaces in action!

In other news, as part of a submission to the MAST 2009 (Workshop on Media Arts, Science, & Technology) at UC Santa Barbara, we have compiled a new montage video of Brick Table II, some new Roots footage (!!!), as well as some older footage you may have seen in our other videos. The video is called “Musical Applications for Multi-Touch Interfaces” and it shows some of the ways we have been exploring using Brick Table as a musical instrument. Check it out below, thanks!

~ by Jordan Hochenbaum on November 19, 2008.

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