1. This is an exploration on how to use GIF animations in VJ sets.

    Music by my Instructions buddy Synthetics, synthetics-av.com / soundcloud.com/syntheticsmusic.

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  2. How to make images and video move to the beat in Modul8.

    These are the modules I'm using:
    - (at) BPM (Global) by Andy Teasdale (I use this one instead of the default BPM (Global) module from Garagecube).
    - BPM Router (layer)

    I think I made up the fact that Andy Teasdale lives in London, sorry about that.

    A repeated question is how long the video clip should be. I use clips between 2-8 seconds. You have to test how your clip will work with the kind of music you are performing to. You might want to have the option to make it both fast and slow. If the clip is too short it will get really choppy when you play it slow (4/1 beat). And if you make it too long you might have problem making it fast enough for your fastest speeds (1/4 & 1/8 beat). If you normally perform to a certain kind of music it could be an idea to cut your clip to that kind of music to get the feeling for the right length.

    I use the Photo JPG codec at 75% quality for my video clips.

    The music track is called "You-boat" and is made by my buddy Johan Afterglow. Get it here:

    Watch my tutorials channel on Vimeo: Tutorials by The Midi Thief

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  3. This tutorial shows how to use TouchOSC together with Modul8 over CoreMIDI.

    This is what you need:
    - Buy Modul8 or download the demo* garagecube.com/modul8/
    - Buy the TouchOSC app for your iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch or from the app store. You must run iOS 4.2 or later to be able to use Core MIDI.
    - Download the TouchOSC editor for OSX from hexler.net
    - From within Modul8, download the "Two way MIDI (Udart)" module form the module library*.

    * You can't download modules if you are running a demo version of Modul8. You can however skip the part with MIDI feedback.

    There will be more information in an upcoming blog post.

    This tutorial was made at 1 in the morning at a hotel room in Falun, Sweden.

    Watch my tutorials channel on Vimeo: Tutorials by The Midi Thief

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  4. iTunes2syphon is a iTunes visualizer that sends track information as an image to Syphon so that you can display the info in other Syphon enabled softwares.

    The tutorial shows how to install the visualizer and how to display song name, artist, genre and year and show it in Modul8 and VDMX via Syphon. It also shows you how to modify the Quartz Composer visualizer source file to make it look the way you want.

    Go to this page for more info and to download the iTunes2Syphon visualizer: themidithief.com/2011/06/tutorial-itunes2syphon/

    Watch my tutorials channel on Vimeo: Tutorials by The Midi Thief

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  5. NOTE: This method is no longer necessary if you have OX10.6 or higher and a recent version of Modul8 with built in Syphon support.

    This tutorial shows how to enable Syphon input in Modul8. The next version of Modul8 will have built in support for Syphon input which is faster. Meanwhile you can use this method.

    Watch my tutorials channel on Vimeo: Tutorials by The Midi Thief

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  • instructions

    I guess I possibly could but could you but could you tell me a bit more in detail what you would like to know. It's not that much happening in between. Like connecting the computer to the projector with a dvi, vga or possibly composite. And selecting the output in either program. And maybe you want extenders if you have a great distance between your computer and the projector. I don't even have my own extenders or any fancy projector (like Barco or Christie) if that's what you had in mind.

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  • David Portera

    It would be a great advantage to show the actual hardware union between a projector and the output of Modul8 or output of Madmapper.

    by David Portera

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