Ability to add Spectrum "bars" without creating new patches

Sat May 02, 2020 11:12 pm

First, I would like to say that the software is phenomenal, very intuitive, capable, and has a clean aesthetic. That being said my suggestions are things that I would love to see implemented, that I believe the program could genuinely benefit from. I chose this program to create visuals which are very common on YouTube, included links below, and having spent some time with the program, it seems that it is not optimized to create some of the visuals that I would like to make. My biggest issue, currently, is the how limited the spectrum geometry patch is. Having looked around, it seems that this is a hot topic on the forum, so I am not here to start an idea, but rather to offer some things that I would like to see. First, and most obviously, the number of spectrum bars, as is, the number is way too few to be of any use to me. Secondly, a 'webbing' effect, that would, essentially, fill in the space between each spectrum bar (either linearly or quadratically) to accomplish the "trap nation" visual style, link below. Looking around these seem like popular requests, and I would like to hop on the update train for them. A couple other parameters that would be helpful are: the width of bars; the width between bars.

These are a few things that I would find incredibly helpful. I realize that for most of this, it is a matter of convenience, but if I want a resolution of 1000 bars... well the word tedious doesn't quite seem extreme enough. If I am missing anything obvious let me know, I am new to the software, so I may be missing something right in front of me. Again, overall the software is amazing, and I thoroughly enjoy messing around with it.

Common Visualizer Style: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cARCHL23jBA
Trap Nation Visualizer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8XIgR5OGJc

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Re: Ability to add Spectrum "bars" without creating new patc

Sun May 03, 2020 2:15 am

Hi Richard, thanks for your interest. Everything you suggested is already available in one form or another. I recommend you try all the options in the Spectrum module, and then investigate the Iterator module for even more options. Then, look at all the sample projects included with the application, particularly the Spectrum and Iterator ones (IteratorSpectrumExamples.magic might be the most relevant) and then browse the forums here to see all the additional sample projects you can download that demonstrate various things with spectra. Here are some example videos from our Example Videos page (https://magicmusicvisuals.com/video):


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