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Music visualization or music visualisationa feature found in electronic music visualizers and media player softwaregenerates animated imagery based on a piece of music. The imagery is usually generated and rendered in real time and in a way synchronized with the music as it is played. Visualization techniques range from simple ones e. The changes in the music's loudness and frequency spectrum are among the properties used as input to the visualization.
Effective music visualization aims to attain a high degree of visual correlation between a musical track's spectral characteristics such as frequency and amplitude and the objects or components of the visual image being rendered and displayed. Another possible distinction is seen by some in the ability of some music visualization systems such as Geiss' MilkDrop to create different visualizations for each song or audio every time the program is run, in contrast to other forms of music visualization such as music videos or a laser lighting display which always show the same visualization.
Music visualization may be achieved in a 2D or a 3D Open Beat - Various - Electronic Music system where up to 6 dimensions can be modified, the 4th, 5th and 6th dimensions being color, intensity and transparency.
The idea was to create a visual exploration that could be implemented into a Hi-Fi stereo system. It is described in US In the United Kingdom music visualization was first pioneered by Fred Judd. Music and audio players were available on early home computers, Sound to Light GeneratorInfinite Software used the ZX Spectrum's cassette player for example. In the s the emerging demo and tracker music scene pioneered the real-time technics for music visualization on the PC platform; resulting examples are Cubic playerInertia Player or in general their real-time generated Demos.
Subsequently, PC computer music visualization became widespread in Speed Demon - Michael Jackson - Tour 1988 (Box Set, LP, Album, Album) mid to late s as applications such as WinampAudionand SoundJam Bythere were several dozen freeware non-trivial music visualizers in distribution. AVS is part of Winamp and has been recently open-sourced and G-Force was licensed for use in iTunes  and Windows Media Center [ citation needed ] and is presently the flagship product for Andy O'Meara's software startup company, SoundSpectrum.
Some of the more recent applications such as Luminant Musicproduce visualization in real time and render to a full-3D environment. There have been Open Beat - Various - Electronic Music of electronic music visualization in order to enhance the music listening experience for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Richard Burn, a Open Beat - Various - Electronic Music candidate at Birmingham City University, is currently researching a device that displays detailed visual feedback from electronic instruments. These visuals will provide information on the specifics of what is being played, such as the pitch and the harmonics of the sound.
This allows deaf musicians to better understand what notes they are playing, which enables them to create music in a new Open Beat - Various - Electronic Music. Researchers from the National University of Singapore have also created a device that will enhance musical experiences for the deaf. This technology combines a music display and haptic chair that integrates sound qualities from music into vibrations and visual images that correlate to the specific qualities found within the music.
The visual display shows various shapes that change size, color, and brightness in correlation with the music. Combining this visual display with a haptic chair that vibrates along with the music gives a more all-around experience of music to those hard of hearing. Hard Through The Night - Peer Günt - Live At Rockperry visualization can also be used in education.
This consists of an interactive wall display that shows digital output created Open Beat - Various - Electronic Music sound and music. Children can trigger the playing Oxygen Thief - Adrian Shaw And Rod Goodway - Oxygen Thieves instruments with their movement, and they can watch the visual feedback from this music.
They are also able to view a "talking flower" wall, in which each flower can transform sound into light based on the specific frequencies of the sounds. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. World of Spectrum. Retrieved The Verge. Live Science. Retrieved 9 April Computing in musicology, Volume 8.
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