.Do not know what the S stands for but I want it to be Señor...
So Señor Fleks have already released a new music video. There is flashing of weed and money of course but there is also flashing of his weapon of choice when it comes to music making!
Good looking Señor!
One of the more prolific Caustic users doing a lot of tutorials is S. Fleks.
The tutorials are okay and well worth a look for anyone wanting to learn. Also the only music tutorials that I‘ve seen presented with a joint in hand which makes me smile each time.
Maybe because seeing “professional” Youtube videos far too much it is nice to see something more to the left hand of things!
In either case the music he makes have high caliber written over it and now he gone done a music video to one of his pieces.
Like that Caustic have taken on a life of its own and this is the first music video that is on this level made that is based on an app for Android. (That I am aware of…).
Have to write it again as he is kind of M.I.A, that I really hope that the developer of Caustic is aware that there is a lot of new young users that have taken his creation to their hearts and are digging deep into it. Hope that he sees that there is a lot of love for what he has done and that he has set a lot of people’s creativity in motion that in many cases will influence them for life! As an artist there is not much else too hope for.
Fame and fortune is passing, the only worthwhile endeavor is to make sure that something got made that impressed and influenced people to take your inspiration onto higher levels and many may think an app made for mobile phones is not, but in this case it is influencing people and it is making waves that will reverberate for a long time to come.
By Moon Dub Media
Have tried a lot of the glitch apps with the thought of using it as material for videos.
The one that so far have been the best is Glitch! by Luca Grillo.
Most Glitch apps do not allow for direct video conversion and had to take a lot of photographs and later import into a video editor. There is a fair amount of glitch effects in the free version, but there is a video function in the paid version where it is possible to choose after recording which one you want to use.
It is a little bit of a lie to say that the end product is a video. What really happens it is that the app transforms the video into images and then recompiles them, effectively making more of an animation.
In either case it is excellent for anyone that wants to add a little bit extra to a music video for example. So for me the 3€ spent was a good investment and am having a lot of fun with it!
Yes must mention to that it is actively developed. In the two months it has been installed there has been two/three nice updates.
Photo editing app that allow you to quickly generate random and real glitch in your picture without using photoshop or computer!
Upload photos from camera or gallery, edit with multiple effect and filters.
Save your artwork or share it with everyone.
Become a digital artist, create real and completely random glitch, to add that "nerd" touch to your pictures!
★★★★★ Amazing app
★★★★★ Awesome updates
★★★★★ Sweet app. Keep up the great work
Imperfection creates uniqueness out of diversity.
By changing the paradigm, that which standardisation views as an error, to the free thinker becomes the unexpected source of a new beauty.
- Gaetano Pesce, Italian sculptor, designer and architect
----- HOW TO USE -----
You can simply swipe several times the image with your finger in X and Y coordinates for generate errors in your picture.
• Touching the screen on the BOTTOM-LEFT you'll have your original picture
• Swiping on the TOP-RIGHT you'll increase number of errors
• Change resolution and image quality for generate stunning combination of glitch!
• Try different effects ( VHS scanlines, 3D, Window Lag, Pixel, Wave, Hacker, Triangol)
• Make Mp4 or GIF animations and share it via Whatsapp, Facebook or Instagram
• Hashtag #Glitch4ndroid
----- LEARN MORE -----
In several usages in information technology, the therm "glitch" is a systematic error, typically found in an electronic or computing device.
This bugs, usually keep devices from completing their main function properly
----- WHAT IS THE INSPIRATION -----
Just like doors of perception, glitches are everywhere and all around us, even if you can't perceive them:
lagged digital decoder signal, TV screens in metro, broken DVD players, bad mp3s or old and damaged SD cards.
Thanks to cyberpunk and sci-fi movies, this concept created and evolved in subcultures and music influences.
WHAT'S NEW💎 Increased video output resolution
💎 New WARP effect! ⚡ Totally revisited ⚡
🔧 Fix: mirror 3d in video
Fix: animation speed in output video
Fix: Image loading error
Fix: 3D wrong initial color
So this became possible with the last SunVox update. It is not part of SunVox and you have to go through some steps. I finally asked the other day on the forum and here is the answer:
Download PixiScope http://warmplace.ru/soft/pixiscope/pixiscope1.0.zip
Download Pixilang http://warmplace.ru/soft/pixilang/pixilang3.6.zip
Launch Pixilang -> go to the PixiScope directory -> open some example (image_to_wav may be).
image_to_wav tool will convert the file images/cat.jpg (picture) to the pixel_gfx.wav (audio).
If you want to change the parameters - open image_to_wav in any text editor and just change it.
Now you will find the WAV file (converted from the image) in the same folder with PixiScope.
Load pixel_gfx.wav as the module (Sampler module will be created).
Go to the module properties -> Visualizer -> set Oscilloscope to the XY.
That's it. Now just play this module and you will see the original image.
Will take some time this week to try it out as it does not seem to be too hard even for me!
These videos where something that I did a long time ago and always thought that with a little bit of work the same idea can be polished a little bit and so have a simple music video made.
The sound is directly from speakers into microphone on the telephone so it sounds like
caca-culo but the idea is the important thing in either case.
As SunVox is scalable both the screen and the modules in it, it is possible to get a close up of the animations in them. (Plus that one may choose different types of animation in the modules.)
Then filmed using the application Paper Camera and different filters.
So it is filmed directly from the screen which adds its own distortions and interest. Which for me is more interesting as it adds more grit and imperfection instead of making something in a computer.
Paper camera only renders its videos into Webm format so if a need arise to edit something together it is necessary to find a video converter as there seems to be hardly no video editors that allows for that format. But there is some converters to be found for free on the interwebs.
So the developer tried to get this application finished using Kickstarter but without success now he got ten thousand euros as first price instead! He won in the category Artistic innovation the one for Sound was son by the iOS application Borderlands.
Last year there was a list of the runner ups maybe it will come later as it is interesting to see what other apps got into the final cut. Phonopaper was one of them last year and as I mentioned in a earlier post I do think is much more interesting than the winner which was all flash and no content.
In either case EDMT seems to have a lot going for it and also is bridging the gap to video as the idea is to use for projection as well. Better see the video below and then go to the website and sign up to try the Delta version as it is not on the PlayStore yet.
To sign up:
By Cosmo Koroly
So the music is made by Frank Malm under the guise of Subliminal Moon and I wanted to do a test to see the quality using a mobile phone for filming. The video has some things to be desired but there is some parts that I think came out pretty successful. Also learned a lot specially what kind of lights would be more effective. There was two mobile used one Samsung Galaxy S3 and one Samsung S6. The S6 comes into play in the end of the video and feels that it is more digital but I think it has to do with that on the other mobile the ASA is set to 800 and gives a grainier look and to me looks more organic. There was no special lights used and it does look good under low lightning and feels better than the parts with more full on lights.
All the filming was done in just a little bit more than one hour as it was late wanting to film when it was dark outside. The children wanted to eat...
But that was great as it was another thing to see what can be accomplished under such conditions. Because if this is the result being rushed it can get very good if there is some time to plan the shots and rig the lightning better and in general plan everything more.
Need to point out though that it is edited in a desktop as do not want to torture myself editing on a small screen with too many limitations.
Maybe worth mentioning to that everything was filmed with hand held camera and with still shots as one thing that mobiles are not so good at is to have faster movements.
The movement can in part be added in the editing afterwards. It is just something to have in mind.
Frank is working on a new track and we will do another short film with mobiles but this time put in some more effort!
P.S- The music is composed in Caustic without effects and mixed in Reaper.
Have used and played with Pixivisor and think that it is genius to use in different ways to create interesting videoclips. One thing that did not get tried though is to use as in this video just simpler shapes and colour combinations. As you can see it can be pretty effective.
For the ones thta have not heard about this application it is for making videos and is not a soudn application. Why there is the white(?) noise is because you transmit images through sound from one device to another. There is also a free desktop version.
Have mentioned this app before but here is another video and having not used it do not know how useful it would be but it looks like for some people it could be interesting...
Play Store description:
Click on any video to play it.
Combine the sounds of all the videos to create amazing music videos.
Loop the video clips in a number of different ways.
Replace any videos with your recordings.
Choose the maximum length of your recordings.
Choose the amount of videos to show at once - between 1 and 25 videos can be played together.
Edit the playing time and volume of video clips.
Import existing videos from the library.
Add special effects to your recordings.
Check out CamJam Video's - Behance Project: http://on.be.net/14ldJHw
det onate just posted a short beat made on Supreme MPA and used this video editor to automatically edit the video and it is looks and seems to be a very easy way to get a decent looking video for your music. The negative is that it does it's calculations over the net so it is necessary with a internet connection.
Maybe take a look at the videos and see what it can do...
( In the last video, a review he wish that it can use photos as well and this is possible by now ).
Play Store link:
Magisto Video Editor & Maker
This is a recommended download for anyone that want to work with some video on their device. There used to be a free and a paid version with the big difference being to be able to export in higher quality but now the paid version is for free and it is one of the best video editors you can get for Android. It has a little bit different way of thinking as you get six channels that can load video clips or slide shows and can mix it all in real time if you want. It also comes with effects and a dedicated audio editor amongst other things.
To get a full overview go here:
As it is laid out a little bit different than other video editors and having a big feature set it may seem harder than it is but if you have any doubts on anything there is a whole bunch of video tutorials available that is possible to see here:
Think that this may be not only one of the better video editors but also one of the best apps you can get for free for Android and this without publicity!
The only negative is that you will need a somewhat powerful device to export in higher quality but this is true of any Android video editor that can render high quality video.
Play Store link:
Did not have the energy to try this out as it is not something I would use but it is something different and could be interesting?
You choose to record or import a video into a slot that can be 1 to 25 slots.
Then you can trigger the videos jam style and it all can be looped choosing the time being looped.
It seems that it is fairly short times which would make sense.
The video demo is without sound but probably there will be another video made?
Play Store link:
This has been out for a while now and I did take a look at it before but kind of dismissed it
as being too limited when it came to its sound creation capabilities, but after getting a bump over email from the developer was taking a second look and think that it can be interesting to take a look at if you like 8-Bit Buckaroo, the 8-bit synth in Caustic or Droidbeat.
What really makes it shine though is for using it connected to a bigger screen and get some bit sized video madness going for events etc or if you have the possibility to screen record it for parts in a video etc.
There is a free version that you can try and even record for samples from even if you will get a small time out periodically and it will give enough time to test it out for you noise freaks out there!
Would guess that most of the time TouchOSC gets used to control music software but here it is for controlling some of the films environments and just posting it as it is nice to see such big studio using TouchOSC. Hard to get better recommendations than that!
It gets used at the 1.20 minute mark...
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