i hereby resolve to make something seriously cool.
enough talking about the minority report interface, time to actually sketch things out and learn some serious stuff to make it happen. i reckon that given spk.av’s level of preproduction and the way some vj functions have been offloaded to ableton’s control, its at least possible - if not sane - to be able to create a custom interface to partner ableton and extend ableton’s audio to a full audiovisual show.
i have this particular vision of what i’d like to perform live cinema with, but in there are some basic design ideas that in themselves would be cool and could be used to make a three channel mixer controlled by a tablet… providing i can get a vj app to do the heavy lifting. the spk.mxr interface will effectively be the ultimate midi controller that is then patched onto a vj app.
its definitely time to keep the aspirations limited for the time being tho’ - six hours in quartz composer has told me i’m going to have to code this as a proper app using cocoa+quartz. its going to be a long journey…