Audio reactive webcam free download

Just a quick blog post on a Max for Live patch I had been working on which I have provided a free download of, the video of the patch is below , music is by very talented Ilkae-(track titled “KK”)  be sure to check his music out.

https://ilkae.bandcamp.com/

This patch was inspired by Masato Tsutsui who would be one of my favourite programmers/digital artists. By following his two tutorials which are linked at the end of the post , I was able to use the feed from my webcam as a texture, which was then made audio reactive in Ableton Live 9.6.

I advise you to watch both of his tutorials because he explains on how to use a webcam feed as a texture better than I can even though his tutorials are in Japanese ! .

After completing his two tutorials , I decided to continue on and make the patch both audio reactive and to be able to work in Ableton live as a Max for Live patch.

I have covered how to create a basic audio reactive Max for Live patch here and here, this same method is used to make the relevant shape audio reactive.

I have included the Max for Live patch as a free download .

The patch will be in presentation mode , to view patching mode press the yellow button as displayed in the image below. By pressing cmd+E you will unlock the patch.

Screen Shot 2016-02-24 at 22.37.13

I have commented the patch to try help explain some parts of it , if you have any questions feel free to ask , thank you for reading this post.

To install the patch

  • Open up Ableton Live
  • Select the Master Channel
  • Drag and drop the .amxd file into the effects
  • Drag in a track into any audio channel
  • Press the toggle to start the patch and select open to start the webcam
  • Play an audio file and view the screen (esc will put the screen into fullscreen mode)

http://audiovisualacademy.com/avin/en/software/maxmspjitter-masato-tsutsui-camera-part-1/

http://audiovisualacademy.com/avin/en/software/maxmspjitter-masato-tsutsui-camera-part-2/

https://vimeo.com/masato221

9 thoughts on “Audio reactive webcam free download

  1. Thank you! It works! But on full screen mode with menu bar still visible, when I type in @border 0, The menu bar disappears but it goes mini mode again on my computer screen and I’m unable to drag the window into the 2nd screen?

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    1. I had the same issue when working with VDMX, you need to change a setting with your operating system , I’m not sure what it is with windows but with Mac , you go into system preferences — Mission Control and turn off “Displays have separate Spaces ” , you will need to log off and on again for it to take effect.

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  2. I got to remove the menu bar! You’re awesome! How do you create another jit window just mirroring the original? Can I just duplicate it? Which seciton of the patch? So that I don’t have to be looking at the projector behind me and I can just view another monitor on may laptop? Really learning jit from your patch!

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    1. It wouldn’t be as simple as duplicating the jit.window because of the way it’s named. Also a second screen could result in frame rate drops

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  3. You could try and connect an iPad or another tablet as a third monitor , so duplicate what is going to the projector , might be a better option if its able to be done

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