More and more artists are blurring the boundaries between being a DJ and VJ with audiovisual performances. Although such audio and visual elements can be achieved in separate software and inner communication, this requires jumping between different software and different screens.
This workshops considers the use of Ableton Live, the leading DAW for audio performance, and Cycling 74's Max for Live, an embedded version of Max/MSP within live. By using the open source package VIZZable, now it is possible to trigger video clips inside Live. This will be demonstrated by using music videos to construct a simple system for live DVJing.
Other than DVJs looking for a single solution for live performance, this workshop would also be of interest to VJs, video artists involved with Live Cinema, and musicians. Note, no technical knowledge of Max/MSP is needed as VIZZable is plug and play.
Although both Ableton Live and Max/MSP are both commercial software, this workshop focuses on the open source project VIZZable and James' own open-source LiVID package.
An overview of the workshop is as follows:
* Start with a sort 2-5 minute demonstration of DVJing using music videos.
* Session view in Live for triggering audio clips.
* Very basic overview of Max/MSP and M4L (no technical discussion, only artistic).
* Discuss how video can be edited and sequenced in Live.
* Introduce VIZZable.
* Build a simple system for live performance.
* (Optional) Talk about using Ableton and M4L for Live Cinema using James' custom and open source patches.
A proof of concept can be found on James' blog:http://apps.defuncart.com/post/68559431551/yesterday-i-talked-about-vjing-using-vizzable-and