Institute of Art Design + Technology
Dún Laoghaire
On Show 2020
Robert Broaders

The Visual Generator is a software project that combines human interaction with live music. The project is aimed at musicians and live performers who would like to enhance their live shows by implementing interactive and impulsive visuals. The visuals are created through use of MIDI mapping and Live Audio inputs. Any sound source that can be amplified can output an array of colourful and evolving visuals. The use of a Microsoft Kinect allows for a colourful user interaction experience and it can track multiple objects in real time. Certain parameters inside the software can be altered to suit the uses needs and it can be connected via MIDI to any Digital Audio Workstation. The Visual Generator offers an insight into the world of VJ-ing and live visuals all inside of Processing.