Presentations

Sound and Vision: Creating Audio-Reactive Visuals with Jitter

The relationship between electronic music performance and live visuals is closer than ever. Far from a side-attraction or afterthought, these days as much emphasis can be placed on the visual aspect of a show as the music.

Jitter is a tool developed by Cycling ‘74 that places visual capabilities in the hands of audio producers via Max For Live, enabling them to create responsive moving images that work in symbiosis with the music being performed in a project. For this presentation, leading Cycling ’74 contributors and established touring artists Tom Hall and Rob Ramirez will be showing music makers how they can implement Jitter into their performances. Starting with the origins and core concepts of Jitter, Hall and Ramirez will move on to the latest advancements in the software, including the higher resolution capabilities of Jitter’s GL3 package extension. With practical applications and case studies, as well as some tips to help people get started quickly, this is the perfect primer on adding a new sensory dimension to your music.

Participants

Rob Ramirez

Rob Ramirez

Rob Ramirez is a performance artist, DJ, programmer and the lead Jitter engineer at Cycling '74 based in Brooklyn, New York.

Tom Hall

Tom Hall

Tom Hall is an LA-based audio/visual artist and Cycling '74 content developer.