A year ago I explored visual control by plugging a generic Behringer BCF2000 MIDI controller in Apple’s Quartz Composer. My initial intention was to drive some animations and visuals during Cool Cavemen‘s live concerts. Now that’s I’ve abandonned the idea of using Quartz Composer, it’s time to share these stuff with you.
So here is my MIDI playground:
Nothing exceptionnal to see here. It’s just a bunch of dumb patches to control the color of the background screen and its intensity. The latter can be modulated by pulses with different profiles, and also by the sound captured by the MacBook‘s microphone. The source composition is downloadable.
Here is the video, which I edited with Kdenlive:
The audio is sourced from Jamendo. It’s the track One Year written by Paolo Lunardi for his album Essential, and released under a Creative Common BY-SA v3.0 license (thus making my video subject to the same license).