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by skarabee
Fri Apr 12, 2024 5:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New to Magic. Can I contract someone for help?
Replies: 3
Views: 1062

Re: New to Magic. Can I contract someone for help?

Hello Weirdwolvesmusic! I use magic with my rock band, feeding it with audio (Mics and line input) and midi (from keyboards, drumpads, midiguitar), so I can maybe help you. What you are looking for is certainly doable, you just have to route some trigger (audio or midi) to the computer that run Magi...
by skarabee
Tue Feb 20, 2024 5:22 am
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Any chance of introducing a pngfolder
Replies: 5
Views: 1695

Re: Any chance of introducing a pngfolder

time to add my +1 ;)
by skarabee
Mon Sep 04, 2023 12:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Live Triggering With SPD-SX
Replies: 9
Views: 21041

Re: Live Triggering With SPD-SX

Hello, hope you have found a solution for your SPD. If not, here is a trick: use "loopMIDI" (Tobias Erichsen) to route your midi input to a VST host (Vst host by Hermann Seib is a light and robust one) and load midi vst such as found in "Pizmidi" plugin suite to filter Note off m...
by skarabee
Tue Aug 29, 2023 11:26 pm
Forum: Tutorials, etc.
Topic: Using MIDI to toggle a module parameter on/off
Replies: 8
Views: 37249

Re: Using MIDI to toggle a module parameter on/off

hello Davy, late to the party, hope you have solved the issue. SPD and almost all drum triggers send note on and note off messages, but the interval between the 2 midi messages is too short for magic (and other softs). You'll have to filter the note off message before it reach Magic. You can do it b...
by skarabee
Mon Feb 13, 2023 2:00 am
Forum: User-Submitted Videos
Topic: My attempt at using Magic.
Replies: 2
Views: 14667

Re: My attempt at using Magic.

Nice work!! Thank you for these cool flashbacks images (et merci pour Zébulon et le manège enchanté) ;)
by skarabee
Tue Aug 30, 2022 1:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Continuously scrolling an image - tutorial
Replies: 3
Views: 5065

Re: Continuously scrolling an image - tutorial

nice trick. Thank you for sharing!
by skarabee
Wed Aug 24, 2022 2:36 am
Forum: User-Submitted Videos
Topic: star sower
Replies: 3
Views: 13098

Re: star sower

Thank you guys
by skarabee
Sat Aug 20, 2022 5:55 am
Forum: User-Submitted Videos
Topic: star sower
Replies: 3
Views: 13098

star sower

Another Animusic using Cubase and some midi automations.
by skarabee
Thu May 26, 2022 2:22 am
Forum: User-Submitted Videos
Topic: Rest in Peace Vangelis
Replies: 3
Views: 6336

Re: Rest in Peace Vangelis

Like tears...in rain...
by skarabee
Tue Jan 04, 2022 5:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wireless MIDI to control MAGIC - two computers
Replies: 6
Views: 5472

Re: Wireless MIDI to control MAGIC - two computers

I have the same advice: wireless is a possible source of problem on stage, that can't be corrected by simply plug or unplug a cable. I went this route and I'm back to the wired solution. Things sometimes works flawlessly in rehersal room, but this is another story in real live situation. If you real...
by skarabee
Sun Dec 19, 2021 3:06 am
Forum: User-Submitted Videos
Topic: Newbie's attempt
Replies: 8
Views: 8421

Re: Newbie's attempt

Well done for a first attempt, and congrats for the music! Nice guitar part and vocal. happy to see Mostly Automn mentionned in a Magic Visual topic.
hope to see and hear more from you.
by skarabee
Mon Dec 06, 2021 2:08 am
Forum: User-Submitted Videos
Topic: Dragon daydream
Replies: 8
Views: 11407

Re: Dragon daydream

impressive! Kind of fractal Dragon.
If only last step done in Magic, what do you use before?
by skarabee
Sun Oct 17, 2021 12:55 pm
Forum: User-Submitted Videos
Topic: MIDI-Piano - advanced version
Replies: 2
Views: 7990

Re: MIDI-Piano - advanced version

Nice one. I suspect some DAZ here :)
Did you use an animated model or a previously rendered video file for the vocal?
by skarabee
Sun Oct 10, 2021 8:22 am
Forum: User-Submitted Videos
Topic: New YouTube Channel Trailer
Replies: 4
Views: 9189

Re: New YouTube Channel Trailer

I already have Daz 3D, but encountered some strange behaviour with textures export in Magic. For my latest videos, I tried to build some basic models with Blender. Had to follow some tutorials for the basics, and still at the beginning of the learning curve..
by skarabee
Sun Oct 03, 2021 6:30 am
Forum: User-Submitted Videos
Topic: New YouTube Channel Trailer
Replies: 4
Views: 9189

Re: New YouTube Channel Trailer

Awesome! I tried someting with buildings and thru windows visuals, but I didn't find a proper image or video to use (too realistic or too toyish). The one you use here is really good. Maybe some pseudo reflections to add here and there for better integration. (but don't know how to, sorry :) )
by skarabee
Sun Oct 03, 2021 6:20 am
Forum: User-Submitted Videos
Topic: Magic Visuals projected on to "The Rock"
Replies: 4
Views: 6827

Re: Magic Visuals projected on to "The Rock"

I like it. Nice work!
by skarabee
Sun Oct 03, 2021 6:11 am
Forum: User-Submitted Videos
Topic: Midnight Road
Replies: 2
Views: 6103

Midnight Road

Another Animusic. I used a piece of instrumental I made 2 years ago and build a pseudo anime using fake subjective camera movements. I squeezed Bitwig from my previous video workflow, (this one not being able to export midi tracks with CCs, showstopper for me) , and went back with Cubase and Magic r...
by skarabee
Tue Sep 14, 2021 8:57 am
Forum: User-Submitted Videos
Topic: Strange Flower
Replies: 4
Views: 9243

Re: Strange Flower

:D
I promised to myself to use it one day.
by skarabee
Sun Sep 12, 2021 8:08 am
Forum: User-Submitted Videos
Topic: Strange Flower
Replies: 4
Views: 9243

Strange Flower

Hello A strange flower grown in my Magic garden. The music was played live with external hardware (4 sources: craftsynth2, korg triton taktile, korg R3, korg Gadget) controlled with an Ipad, while Magic running on the laptop, linked via midi & audio. Then I recorded the midi flow in Magic and ad...
by skarabee
Sun Sep 12, 2021 7:59 am
Forum: User-Submitted Videos
Topic: CyberDisco (laser experiments)
Replies: 2
Views: 7475

Re: CyberDisco (laser experiments)

Nice one! I really like your work. The other video was stunning, hope to see more in this style...
by skarabee
Fri Aug 27, 2021 2:29 am
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Option to set color of connecting cables
Replies: 9
Views: 21410

Re: Option to set color of connecting cables

I also support this kind of FR.
maybe tracing (highlight) the connections from a selected module could be a good start.
by skarabee
Fri Aug 27, 2021 2:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Easing
Replies: 1
Views: 4009

Re: Easing

Thank you for sharing this, will try...
by skarabee
Fri Aug 27, 2021 2:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: HELP ... Controlling Magic by a second computer ...
Replies: 7
Views: 6194

Re: HELP ... Controlling Magic by a second computer ...

I just made a video projection on LED screen using Magic controlled by audio and midi on stage (12 musicians, but only guitar bass and drums had specific audio inputs for magic trough a Focusrite multichannel audio interface, and also a mic for the acoustic section (brass and strings). I used a long...
by skarabee
Sat Aug 14, 2021 2:04 am
Forum: User-Submitted Videos
Topic: Some of my video animations using Magic Visuals
Replies: 5
Views: 7404

Re: Water Lilies - video animation

really like this one. Both music and visual.
by skarabee
Sat Aug 14, 2021 1:33 am
Forum: User-Submitted Videos
Topic: Psytrance Visualization
Replies: 2
Views: 6482

Re: Psytrance Visualization

eno ecin !
:)
by skarabee
Mon Dec 14, 2020 5:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: y variable?
Replies: 6
Views: 5748

Re: y variable?

That was the case. I did quit 2.31 and relaunched 2.30 using the wrong shortcut. Now the expression work as expected. Anyway, some examples with the use of the new internal variable y could be fine. my skill with "expression" modifier is near from 0 :) Edit: I already managed to split the ...
by skarabee
Sun Dec 13, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: y variable?
Replies: 6
Views: 5748

Re: y variable?

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Just typed the example expression, but maybe there is something i didn't catch..
by skarabee
Sun Dec 13, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: y variable?
Replies: 6
Views: 5748

y variable?

is there some example with the "y" variable ? When I use it, I get an error message 'undefined symbol"...
by skarabee
Sun Dec 13, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tutorial - Audio Reactive DNA
Replies: 1
Views: 3014

Re: Tutorial - Audio Reactive DNA

Vey nice effect and good start point. Thank you for your YT channel.
by skarabee
Fri Nov 13, 2020 1:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: French speaking users ?
Replies: 2
Views: 2893

Re: French speaking users ?

Hello Stephane.
Je suis en nouvelle Calédonie, utilisateur de Magic depuis 3 ans au moins, avec pas mal d'utilisation en midi.
Si tu as besoin d'un coup de main, avec plaisir.

Hi Steph, I'm from New Caledonia, Magic user since at least 3 years, mainly focused on midi use. If you need some help...
by skarabee
Thu Jun 25, 2020 8:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Any news on any updates?
Replies: 2
Views: 7631

Re: Any news on any updates?

Hello!
Just to know, I have heard about some additions in the 3D aspect of MMV. How is the progress in this area?
Hope you're lla fine.
by skarabee
Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: midi configuration for playlist
Replies: 4
Views: 6989

Re: midi configuration for playlist

Korg utilities are very usefull : you can change buttons behavior, min and max values, channels...
I
by skarabee
Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Favorite MIDI mappings
Replies: 1
Views: 3921

Re: Favorite MIDI mappings

I have an intense use of midi in MMV. In Nanokontrol, as in many controllers, you can edit and save templates (scenes). I made some presets in my controllers, wich are dedicated to MMV. I own Nano kontrol mK1 (with 9 sliders), Korg triton Taktile, Behringer Ucontrol61, Zoom Arq96. Roland TD6 (drum k...
by skarabee
Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Midi Piano Concerns
Replies: 14
Views: 9527

Re: Midi Piano Concerns

You may try to load your midifile in another DAW or midi player to see if it's valid.
by skarabee
Sun Dec 15, 2019 5:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Manipulating the MIDI piano keyboard visual
Replies: 5
Views: 9278

Re: Manipulating the MIDI piano keyboard visual

@jamtpg19 I'm also a musician who discovered MMV and video stuff, mainly for midi driven visuals for my band. I work with audio, midi, 2D and 3Dvisuals and have several midi instruments projects to use as templates (keyboards, but not only). I'll be happy to share them with you once you get the Perf...
by skarabee
Thu Nov 28, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MIDI file scene playback
Replies: 3
Views: 5102

Re: MIDI file scene playback

+1 (I suspect it will be for the next update ;)
by skarabee
Tue Oct 29, 2019 3:30 am
Forum: User-Submitted Videos
Topic: Día de los Muertos
Replies: 3
Views: 8402

Re: Día de los Muertos

Wonderful!
Is this a 3D model for the skull?
by skarabee
Tue Oct 29, 2019 3:25 am
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Improved 3D Model Texture Support
Replies: 1
Views: 5963

Re: Improved 3D Model Texture Support

+1
by skarabee
Sat Sep 28, 2019 7:09 am
Forum: User-Submitted Videos
Topic: synth powered space ship! :)
Replies: 3
Views: 8454

Re: synth powered space ship! :)

RIP Rutger Hauer

Huge Blade Runner and Philip K.Dick here too...

Nice idea for this video, Almilius
by skarabee
Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: MIDI Command for Auto-Advance
Replies: 5
Views: 8921

Re: MIDI Command for Auto-Advance

+1 ;)
by skarabee
Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: User-Submitted Videos
Topic: Magic – Swarm – 1st Encounter
Replies: 10
Views: 16253

Re: Magic – Swarm – 1st Encounter

nice effects and cool music, really like it. How will you manage to use Magic on stage?
by skarabee
Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Media Files will not play after loading
Replies: 10
Views: 6468

Re: Media Files will not play after loading

I may be wrong, but I'm actually ready to buy a X18, (not the XR rack, but the flat Ipad dock version), and from whant I've read, outputs must be set using the grid of the X AIR EDIT software.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EbrxvIzi9Fs
Hope this can help.
by skarabee
Sun May 19, 2019 12:40 am
Forum: User-Submitted Videos
Topic: Iterator Experiment Demo Thread
Replies: 27
Views: 64256

Re: Iterator Experiment Demo Thread

That's a really cool eye-catching effect, Sadler.
by skarabee
Sat May 18, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: User-Submitted Videos
Topic: The Midiator and "la boite à coucou"
Replies: 7
Views: 12111

Re: The Midiator and "la boite à coucou"

updated version of "la boite à coucou"
by skarabee
Tue May 14, 2019 12:42 am
Forum: Tutorials, etc.
Topic: New fun Iterator sample project
Replies: 10
Views: 56244

Re: New fun Iterator sample project

very nice! >download and study.
thanks for sharing
by skarabee
Sat May 11, 2019 2:45 am
Forum: User-Submitted Videos
Topic: Summertime I Jam uJam We Jam.
Replies: 3
Views: 7786

Re: Summertime I Jam uJam We Jam.

Very nice work! I like how the drummer plays the kick :D I'll try IRL.
by skarabee
Sat May 11, 2019 2:40 am
Forum: User-Submitted Videos
Topic: The Midiator and "la boite à coucou"
Replies: 7
Views: 12111

Re: The Midiator and "la boite à coucou"

@Terry Payman Yes, I looked at Animusic years ago :D . Very good wotk at this time, but the DVD was only movie stuff, you listen to the music with some cool animations. What I'm trying to do is to build visual instruments that can be reused for other songs and for live play too. "la boite à cou...
by skarabee
Thu May 09, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: User-Submitted Videos
Topic: The Midiator and "la boite à coucou"
Replies: 7
Views: 12111

The Midiator and "la boite à coucou"

what I'm currently working on, thanks to the Iterator and the examples coming with the beta. :) The midiator: steampunk meta-instrument (the end title is also made with some iterations) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2FCm2Yz0CPE&feature=youtu.be "la boite à coucou" Fun toy with 16 pad...
by skarabee
Mon May 06, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: User-Submitted Videos
Topic: Tchaikovsky to Magic
Replies: 2
Views: 6206

Re: Tchaikovsky to Magic

Nice and sweet
by skarabee
Sun Apr 21, 2019 6:43 am
Forum: User-Submitted Videos
Topic: Iterator Experiment Demo Thread
Replies: 27
Views: 64256

Re: Iterator Experiment Demo Thread

Nice one!
by skarabee
Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: User-Submitted Videos
Topic: Iterator Experiment Demo Thread
Replies: 27
Views: 64256

Re: Iterator Experiment Demo Thread

I found a way to make a waving effect, but using a global and expression. I was able to use it with text splitted in lines and lines set to iteration#.
magic wave.jpg
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by skarabee
Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:09 am
Forum: User-Submitted Videos
Topic: Iterator Experiment Demo Thread
Replies: 27
Views: 64256

Re: Iterator Experiment Demo Thread

A question for Sadler: how did you do the wavey effect in your text example, please?
by skarabee
Wed Apr 17, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: User-Submitted Videos
Topic: Iterator Experiment Demo Thread
Replies: 27
Views: 64256

Re: Iterator Experiment Demo Thread

Sorry, I've tried, but I don't get it to work. Could you please give a simple example?

Nevermind: I found it. I was trying to apply it to midi source/iterator# notes :oops: . Instead, I've put it in the modules parameters that used internal/iteration# as source.
by skarabee
Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: User-Submitted Videos
Topic: Iterator Experiment Demo Thread
Replies: 27
Views: 64256

Re: Iterator Experiment Demo Thread

Thanks for the tip! I'll use it, because I have 4 keyboards (25k, 37k, 49k and 61k), and not only theydon't have a similar middle C note, but some are used for lower or upper octaves.
by skarabee
Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: User-Submitted Videos
Topic: Iterator Experiment Demo Thread
Replies: 27
Views: 64256

Re: Iterator Experiment Demo Thread

I noticed that. The thing is that it can change drastically your graphics when starting to use a greater iteration number as starting point for calculations. In addition to offset, a midi note number starting point could be used when you want to change octaves without making changes to other previou...
by skarabee
Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: User-Submitted Videos
Topic: Iterator Experiment Demo Thread
Replies: 27
Views: 64256

Re: Iterator Experiment Demo Thread

Still experimenting with this new toy. One thing I noticed: the offset setting , depending on the tranform/scale/rotate modules you use before, can sometimes be touchy to use. Maybe a setting in the module allowing to choose wich midi note to start with (0-127) could be another way.
by skarabee
Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: User-Submitted Videos
Topic: Iterator Experiment Demo Thread
Replies: 27
Views: 64256

Re: Iterator Experiment Demo Thread

short demo with the same music and 2 new instruments
by skarabee
Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: User-Submitted Videos
Topic: Iterator Experiment Demo Thread
Replies: 27
Views: 64256

Re: Iterator Experiment Demo Thread

I just discovered yesterday that a beat was available with the brand new iterators. And I saw the thread were you started the idea, and was thinking "wow, Eric did it!" so many thanks to both of you , Sadler and Eric! This is the perfect tool for midi/audio visual instruments. The implemen...
by skarabee
Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: User-Submitted Videos
Topic: Iterator Experiment Demo Thread
Replies: 27
Views: 64256

Re: Iterator Experiment Demo Thread

Thank you for this new tool !
Now making midi visuals is more simple for me ;)

2 iterators here (one is derived from the piano demo, for the color )

by skarabee
Fri Feb 22, 2019 5:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Recommended pedal/footswitch
Replies: 3
Views: 5956

Re: Recommended pedal/footswitch

Hi I own a Blueboard, connected to an Ipad for my midi guitar. It works very well and has 2 pedal inputs and 4 switches. If you have a Mac, you can use it on your laptop, in BLE mode. You can send CC or notes, not both, and values are fixed by default, you can't change them :( BUT: if you are runnin...
by skarabee
Thu Dec 27, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: User-Submitted Videos
Topic: Geometric audio playfulness
Replies: 1
Views: 5323

Re: Geometric audio playfulness

very responsive and immersive. Like it!
by skarabee
Thu Dec 27, 2018 2:54 am
Forum: User-Submitted Videos
Topic: Pink Floyd Tribute in South Pacific
Replies: 0
Views: 5103

Pink Floyd Tribute in South Pacific

a little trailer for the next show in Noumea, New Caledonia, taken from the previous one in Tahiti last week. Just an amateur shooting from a friend. Magic with some animated shaders, 3D models.... I used 2 mics from a Scarlett Focusrite, one in the bass drum, the other in front of my guitar amp. Mi...
by skarabee
Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: User-Submitted Videos
Topic: Live visuals over hardware synths
Replies: 2
Views: 5408

Re: Live visuals over hardware synths

Nice! (and cool hardware set;)
Are you controlling Magic with midi, audio, both?
by skarabee
Thu Nov 01, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: One laptop to run Magic and Ableton? Please adivise
Replies: 4
Views: 9948

Re: One laptop to run Magic and Ableton? Please adivise

I am running Magic with Cubase on a Asus with almost the same specs ( but only 8gb ram)
Both programs are running from the SSD, and the datas (audio, video, 3d models, midi) are on 1T HDD.
Runs fine enough to render complex 3D anims with both midi and audio used as live stream or preloaded files.
by skarabee
Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:13 am
Forum: User-Submitted Videos
Topic: Koro, visuals from a Digital art installation
Replies: 19
Views: 56140

Re: Koro, visuals from a Digital art installation

Wonderful project!
I agree with you about the "intrument feeling" when using Magic. It helps us painting sound!
by skarabee
Wed Jan 03, 2018 3:13 am
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: DMX output
Replies: 5
Views: 7107

Re: DMX output

I also use Magic with my band. The first question my bandmates and tech asked is: Does it allow to control lights too? ;) This will bring Magic in another area, but could affect the workflow and efficiency of MMV. Maybe a separate software working in tandem, or a add-on, sharing the same midi clock....
by skarabee
Fri Oct 27, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: User-Submitted Videos
Topic: A trip around an abandoned insane asylum in Wales
Replies: 2
Views: 5826

Re: A trip around an abandoned insane asylum in Wales

intriguing.
"dark side..." quote in there. Like a bad trip in the ruins of Syd Barett's mind.
by skarabee
Fri Oct 20, 2017 8:25 am
Forum: User-Submitted Videos
Topic: Revolution of Love
Replies: 4
Views: 6349

Re: Revolution of Love

Brillant work!
Also curious to know about the masking.
by skarabee
Thu Oct 19, 2017 12:14 am
Forum: Tutorials, etc.
Topic: New Spectrum demo project for download (with audio)
Replies: 6
Views: 141847

Re: New Spectrum demo project for download (with audio)

Yep, an example with "global as variables"! Thanks Eric.
Downloading...
by skarabee
Wed Oct 18, 2017 3:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2.11 beta
Replies: 4
Views: 5103

2.11 beta

Lots of workflow improvements in this beta. The isf editor is the icing on the cake. I'm far from being able to write a complete shader, but I slowly start to understand some basics. I have learned how to assign some variables to the mouse, experimenting is now easier with edit and reload. Still hav...
by skarabee
Thu Sep 21, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: User-Submitted Videos
Topic: Billie on the storm
Replies: 1
Views: 4752

Billie on the storm

Made this one with Mux. Mux is a modular VST plugin. I've built a little 6 track live sequencer, running in standalone mode with Savihost (tiny VST host) it works like the old Yamaha PSR series, left hand to play the sequenced chords/bass/drums, right hand for the melody. The whole track was made in...
by skarabee
Sun Aug 13, 2017 9:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: remapping midi OR ignore incoming midi notes
Replies: 5
Views: 6993

Re: remapping midi OR ignore incoming midi notes

No luck with this one... BTW, I tested Tobias's loopmidi and it works fine: You can create/delete/mute midi ports on the fly. What you need for your purpose with this one is a piece of midi software that can split incoming notes, change midi channels. I think you could try Mutools's MUX, a modular V...
by skarabee
Sat Aug 12, 2017 7:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fake metal for Magic
Replies: 1
Views: 3942

Re: Fake metal for Magic

Useful work! Thanks for sharing.
by skarabee
Thu Aug 10, 2017 3:34 am
Forum: User-Submitted Videos
Topic: Another magic midi
Replies: 3
Views: 6737

Re: Another magic midi

All the sync events is this final scene are made via midi. With my new laptop, I'm able to play a Korg keyboard, a Roland electronic drum set, a midified guitar, and a tiny midi controler all together, each instrument emitting on his own midi channel and having his dedicated visual. Great fun with m...
by skarabee
Mon Aug 07, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: User-Submitted Videos
Topic: Another magic midi
Replies: 3
Views: 6737

Another magic midi

This one did put my old laptop on his knees. I had to use 2 instances for some models (the "bass couple"), one in 3DS format for texturing, covered by another one in LWO format for specular/shininess. I had to remove a scene with 3D models textured with a video file (using "refractor&...
by skarabee
Mon Aug 07, 2017 9:32 am
Forum: User-Submitted Videos
Topic: Some music, some magic
Replies: 7
Views: 7740

Re: Some music, some magic

Nice cartoon effect!
Don't really understand: did you write a glsl shader or did you use Magic modules?
by skarabee
Mon Jul 31, 2017 7:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looking for a virtual MIDI control surface (on Windows)
Replies: 11
Views: 13373

Re: Looking for a virtual MIDI control surface (on Windows)

By the way, here is the link to the KVR forum page for Mutools products: http://www.kvraudio.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=79
by skarabee
Mon Jul 31, 2017 7:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looking for a virtual MIDI control surface (on Windows)
Replies: 11
Views: 13373

Re: Looking for a virtual MIDI control surface (on Windows)

A little preset for you and a very basic "how to" in text file. Hope this will help you to start. If you have any question, I'll try to answer...
https://sites.google.com/site/thecausti ... -visuals-1
by skarabee
Mon Jul 31, 2017 12:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looking for a virtual MIDI control surface (on Windows)
Replies: 11
Views: 13373

Re: Looking for a virtual MIDI control surface (on Windows)

I'll have a look today and will make a basic patch for you. Stay tuned.
by skarabee
Sat Jul 29, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looking for a virtual MIDI control surface (on Windows)
Replies: 11
Views: 13373

Re: Looking for a virtual MIDI control surface (on Windows)

Yes you can do many things in both audio and midi domain. For example have a single knob or fader liked to many parameters, and you can alter those parameters with many things, including maths, modulators or audio. The perfect companion for Magic. I almost forget it, it was buried somewhere in my la...
by skarabee
Sat Jul 29, 2017 11:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looking for a virtual MIDI control surface (on Windows)
Replies: 11
Views: 13373

Re: Looking for a virtual MIDI control surface (on Windows)

Another solution: DIY. You can buit a controller plugin with MUX http://www.mutools.com/mux-product.html It's a modular thing, you can built synths, audio and midi processors. It works with virtual cables and modules, like our beloved Magic, and you can design your front user panel , map harware ins...
by skarabee
Sat Jul 29, 2017 8:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looking for a virtual MIDI control surface (on Windows)
Replies: 11
Views: 13373

Re: Looking for a virtual MIDI control surface (on Windows)

I've found these: https://www.bluecataudio.com/Products/Product_RemoteControl/ Can save/load presets. Blue Cats plugins are well done. This is a VST plugin, but you can convert it to a standalone version with Savihost http://www.hermannseib.com/english/savihost.htm . Savihost bank and presets can be...
by skarabee
Mon Jul 24, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: InputSelector: passing existing input # into an expression
Replies: 7
Views: 7449

Re: InputSelector: passing existing input # into an expressi

Hi Directordash. I'm working a lot with midi, live inputs from keyboards and controllers and prepared midifiles. Unfortunately, I'm not sure if this can help you, but I used another way to map notes to input channels. Assuming you have 9 images to show, you could use it: note selector.jpg I n your c...
by skarabee
Tue Jul 18, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: User-Submitted Videos
Topic: Cold Capture
Replies: 1
Views: 4575

Re: Cold Capture

Very poetic and nice music. Like it.
by skarabee
Fri Jul 14, 2017 7:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 3D textures issues
Replies: 4
Views: 7380

Re: 3D textures issues

Cool! Files sent, thank you.
by skarabee
Thu Jul 13, 2017 12:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 3D textures issues
Replies: 4
Views: 7380

Re: 3D textures issues

I just reduced the 3DS model in the 3 axes with scale. This works for some simple models, but in this exemple, a simple torus, the internal diameter is reduced too, so it's not very accurate. This is just a workaround, not suitable for project with several 3 D models. I would like to have the 3DS or...
by skarabee
Wed Jul 12, 2017 7:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 3D textures issues
Replies: 4
Views: 7380

3D textures issues

It may be an issue on my side, but I encoutered some strange things with textures on 3D models. For any 3DS model, the textures are here (*speccol, *difcol and *ambicol), but no specular. From LWS format, I get the right specular, but no textures are loaded. So I had a little workaround to have both...
by skarabee
Fri Jul 07, 2017 11:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 3D model -ve scaling
Replies: 5
Views: 6564

Re: 3D model -ve scaling

Noticed that too.
by skarabee
Fri Jun 16, 2017 3:02 am
Forum: User-Submitted Videos
Topic: DRUMS OF WAR! - Interactive Demo
Replies: 8
Views: 9151

Re: DRUMS OF WAR! - Interactive Demo

Great work! and emotionnal challenge too. Really like the idea of interraction with the audience.
by skarabee
Tue Jun 06, 2017 10:51 pm
Forum: User-Submitted Videos
Topic: Magic Music Box
Replies: 3
Views: 7252

Re: Magic Music Box

Thank you. It's only a brief demo. I plan to make a more serious piece of music, with several intruments including the magic box and previous models. Recently I was able to map videos (or any scene) on 3D models. So a new instrument is coming...;-) MMV itself is a magic box: Everytime I experiment w...
by skarabee
Tue Jun 06, 2017 8:39 am
Forum: User-Submitted Videos
Topic: Magic Music Box
Replies: 3
Views: 7252

Magic Music Box

After some hours of work with different kind of animated 3D models, I made this little demo to showcase 6 instruments in one Magic box. (The real magician here being Eric of course!) Some explanations: . My workflow is based on 2 computers one for the music (my main studio machine) and a laptop for ...
by skarabee
Tue Jun 06, 2017 8:19 am
Forum: User-Submitted Videos
Topic: Its been a while ;) - RndVoxel (With Source)
Replies: 3
Views: 5826

Re: Its been a while ;) - RndVoxel (With Source)

Nice effect. I will study the source.
thanks for sharing!
by skarabee
Tue May 16, 2017 2:57 am
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: A repeater module would be awesome !!!!!
Replies: 14
Views: 14827

Re: A repeater module would be awesome !!!!!

For midi controls it could be useful to have a note repeater too in the module. Say you start from not 36 and increment the note number by 1 (or more)
This way building an animated keyboard woud be a piece of cake.
by skarabee
Sat Apr 22, 2017 6:54 am
Forum: User-Submitted Videos
Topic: Organic Touch (With Source)
Replies: 3
Views: 5508

Re: Organic Touch (With Source)

nice effect. Thanks too for sharing
by skarabee
Wed Apr 19, 2017 1:43 am
Forum: User-Submitted Videos
Topic: Her OS - Midi Controlled Video
Replies: 3
Views: 6073

Re: Her OS - Midi Controlled Video

I would say, if you are sure about your text motion, and fast enough with After Effects, the rendered video is the more simple approach and less time consuming. However, if you want to test some effects in place, doing it in Magic can be also effective, once your setup is fine. The almost endless po...
by skarabee
Tue Apr 18, 2017 12:16 am
Forum: User-Submitted Videos
Topic: Her OS - Midi Controlled Video
Replies: 3
Views: 6073

Re: Her OS - Midi Controlled Video

Nice vid and good work with midi and audio. I also work with cubase and midi and used the same method, but I gave up with LoopBe. Instead I use 2 computers.
Can't wait to see the final video.
by skarabee
Thu Apr 13, 2017 2:06 am
Forum: User-Submitted Videos
Topic: Through Sophie's Lens
Replies: 11
Views: 10449

Re: Through Sophie's Lens

I don't know wich RME model you have but you should try with the RME Totalmix routing, wich is not really user-friendly... Another option is to export the audio as Wav file to Magic and work only with midi trough LoopBe. I also have a software midi router, but I still use 2 computers: A laptop for M...
by skarabee
Mon Apr 10, 2017 11:10 pm
Forum: User-Submitted Videos
Topic: Through Sophie's Lens
Replies: 11
Views: 10449

Re: Through Sophie's Lens

Midi can improve transitions especially if you can edit your midi CCs in a DAW and then export it as midifile playing together with the audio track.
Nice piece of music, BTW thank you for sharing, hope to see and ear more.
by skarabee
Fri Mar 10, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: User-Submitted Videos
Topic: Magic Keyboard source
Replies: 6
Views: 8089

Re: Magic Keyboard source

Yes, Sadler, I saw this topic and was also thinking how easy it could be to do with a repeater, as long as one can specify incremental midi notes.