(Blog post 8) “Real-time”

The concept covered in this lecture was Vjing. Vjing is making the invisible become visible in real time. Vjing uses the concept of ‘cross signal processing’ which involves invisible sound waves playing in real-time and being synchronized with visual images. Vjing projects a sense of “aliveness’ coming from the music and engages with not only our sense of hearing, but our sight as well. Creating visualizations of music enhances our experience of listening to sounds.



The above image is a picture I print screened during a real-time visualization from the link http://www.soundtravelmachine.com/abstract-sound-visualisation/. This is an example of a Visualization. Vjing is also often incorporated in concerts as it can elevate the experience of the performance.


Another example where vjing is often used is on music talent shows. A few examples include ‘The Voice’ , ‘the X factor’ and ‘Australia’s got talent’.  On those shows vjing is presented on a backdrop behind a contestant singing. ITunes is another great example of vjing, as it is easily accessible to most persons who have chosen to download it. From Itunes, you are able to select which type of visualization you prefer. The following is a screen shot I have taken from my Itunes visualization.




Vjing is very influential as the visual landscapes allow the listeners to interact with the music. This has led to an increased popularity of vjing and as a result, many raves, music festivals, clubs and DJ’s now incorporate vjing.


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