All right, following up on this post. Playing around some more with my new KORG nanoKEY, which is a tiny USB-connected keyboard. I wrote a sketch that interprets the midi signal from the keyboard. When a tone is played, an object is created (in this case either a black or a white circle). While a tone is played, all objects originating from that tone grow in size. All objects also shrink at all times. The strength I use to tap the keys (velocity) affects the object’s initial location on the screen. So depending on how I play the keyboard, different visuals appear on the screen, which is what you can see in the video.
The midi signal is sent to Ableton Live simultaneously. I wasn’t feeling the audio though, so I decided to use another track instead. In the end it works out pretty well. Starting out purely as a proof-of-concept experiment, I didn’t really go overboard with the complexity of the visuals. I’m a sucker for circles anyway, but with the black-and-white the result is pretty stylish in my opinion. As usual the HD version can be found on Vimeo and I would recommend watching it full-screen. Enjoy 🙂
*UPDATE* Big thanks to creativeapplications.net for featuring my little experiment. Appreciate it!:D