Need to find software to make amazing art
January 19, 2012 4:17 PM   Subscribe

I need to find some "visual DJ software" - complicated, tho, see below

This is a bit hard to describe, but I'll give it a go. Did anyone go to a Coldcut (Ninja Tune) concert in the early 2000s (they were on tour) where they used "Visual DJ" software?
If unclear, let me try to explain.
They'd rigged a laptop up to a bog-standard projector and the computer was running something very standard (Windows or Linx). As the audio portion of the set unspooled on the decks, the DJs would punch a key on the laptop that would pretty-near instantaneously display, on the projector, either a static image or a short animation. Net effect: a drumbeat became a droplet of water landing on a petal --a short movie launched from the laptop.
Apparently there was an online community that perpetuated this software, but I can't find them

Any ideas?
posted by smad to Computers & Internet (5 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
you want to look for "VJ" software. Check out Arkaos, for one.
posted by subtle-t at 4:30 PM on January 19, 2012

I guess I have to buy it. But thanks for the tip!
posted by smad at 4:45 PM on January 19, 2012

Take a look at vvvv.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 6:57 AM on January 20, 2012

you could VJ with ableton plug ins as well
posted by thatgirld at 12:27 PM on January 20, 2012

Also have a look at Jitter, the graphical portion of the Max/MSP suite.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 3:52 PM on January 20, 2012

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