Author Archives: The Midi Thief

About The Midi Thief

I am an audio-visual artist.

Glitch & the jellyfish

Last weekend I got to play around with this clip I shot at Berlin Zoo a year and a half ago.

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The (tmt) Slide Frames module

This is a Modul8 module that plays videos and folders with images frame by frame. When you use a folder of images you are not bound by the limits of the media set – you can use as many images as you like. For timing you have two options: “Time” which is 1-30 seconds. Use the … Continue reading

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The Watch Folder Loader Module

I have made a Modul8 module that will automatically load newly added files from a specified folder into the media set.

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Animated GIFs in VJ sets

Animated GIFs has been the preferred formats by hipsters the last year or so. I thought it would be fun to use these GIFs in VJ sets but unfortunately the format is not supported by the major VJ apps on OSX. So I thought it was about time to investigate how to make it work.

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The Midi Thief on the Audiovisual Academy

A couple of my tutorials are now featured on the Audiovisual Academy site. You can even get them with english and russian subtitles. You have to join the academy (for free) to watch them. There’s a bunch of other stuff to watch and learn on that site so be sure to check it out.

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My new family of video synth, mixer and sampler

Every once in a while I like to take a step back, drop my fancy modern equipment and complicate things again. About two months ago I ordered Gies Gieskes’ Hard Soft Synth from Bleeplabs and it was instant love. This machine makes noise audio and glitchy video patterns. Then I got two more babies for Christmas. Read about my first experiences with these video synths.

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Tutorial: Beat loops in Modul8

One thing people ask about very often is how to make things move to the beat in Modul8. So I thought it would be a nice Christmas gift to make a tutorial that gives the answer to that question.

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TouchOSC and Modul8 tutorial

I’ve been a bit busy lately and forgot to post the tutorial I did on how to set up TouchOSC to work with Modul8 over Core MIDI. All the info you’ll need is in the video and on the Vimeo page.

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BookClub – Where two worlds meet

BookClub is a Quartz Composer file for VDMX that pulls book covers from Readmill. This is a lite project I made when I visited the Shiffihack session at the Readmill office in Berlin a week ago.

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Two time-lapse movies

I made my first two time-lapse videos during my summer vacation. Maybe I should have looked up some how-to pages before I got started to avoid some basic errors. But the turnout was at least interesting.

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