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    Smile Animate your music...

    At www.musanim.com you can download a freeware program called the Music Animation Machine. If you have a MIDI of your music, you can load it in and you'll have a nice visual experience awaiting you. I had heard about it months ago... it looks like it's associated with the "Tapper" program that was mentioned before. Anyway, I somehow came across it again and have been animating some of my works with it, which you can see here:

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=2v5tmcCXyaI
    http://youtube.com/watch?v=mO03EfC4u44

    I used a free screen capture program called CamStudio ( http://sourceforge.net/projects/camstudio/ ) to record the program as it played through a MIDI. I imported the resulting AVI into Windows Movie Maker, which should preinstalled on Windows XP. I added some titles and credits, then I imported my original MP3 rendered with GPO. It takes a bit of trial and error to get them aligned and synced appropriately, but afterwards, viola (er... voila), a wonderful visual experience. I exported a wmv file, uploaded it to YouTube, and became rich and famous...

    Seriously, though, the program is a lot of fun to play around with!

    It seems to work best with pieces requiring a small amount of instruments, like a trio or a quintet, otherwise it can get bogged down... like my "Dragon of the Mist" did...

    What fun.
    Sean Patrick Hannifin
    My MP3s | My Melody Generator | my album
    "serious music" ... as if the rest of us are just kidding

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    Re: Animate your music...

    Sean,

    This is pretty neat. I'm going to give it a shot on some of my tunes. I'll post what I come up with.

    Cool, I love gadgets!!

    Jonny
    For more information, check out www.jonathoncox.com/intro.html

    "The trouble with music appreciation in general is that people are taught to have too much respect for music they should be taught to love it instead." - Igor Stravinsky

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    Re: Animate your music...

    What Ever

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uIwkxl798Ag


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    Re: Animate your music...

    Quote Originally Posted by Ed Sharpe
    Cool! I love the percussion solo! Great fugue as well, those were really fun to watch, thanks for sharing.

    By the way, if anybody doesn't have the time or whatever and wants to send me a MIDI and MP3 of their music, I'd be happy to create one of these for you.
    Sean Patrick Hannifin
    My MP3s | My Melody Generator | my album
    "serious music" ... as if the rest of us are just kidding

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    Smile Re: Animate your music...

    Sean,
    This is really neat, thanks for sharing!

    -Kevin
    We are the music makers, we are the dreamers of dreams …
    24" 2.4 Ghz iMac, OSX 10.4.10, MOTU 828 MKII, 2 Glyph 250 Gig external drives, Logic 9, Finale 2008 GPO, JABB, Strad, Gro, Reason 4, EWQL Storm Drum, Adrenaline, Symphonic Choirs, SO Gold,All Arturia Synths, Many NI Synths, Spectrasonics Synths, KH Strings, VEPro on a Windows 7 4x 2.8 Ghz 12 gig of RAM

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    Re: Animate your music...

    I tried out a little something different for my "Octet in A minor"

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8DYZqMOKvsc

    Now I just need to find a way to somehow combine the two forms of visualizations... oooh, the possibilities....
    Sean Patrick Hannifin
    My MP3s | My Melody Generator | my album
    "serious music" ... as if the rest of us are just kidding

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    Re: Animate your music...

    "Music is the shorthand of emotion." Leo Tolstoy

    Listen to me, tuning my triangle http://www.box.net/shared/ae822u6r3i

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    Re: Animate your music...

    Quote Originally Posted by germancomponist
    Holy cow, that is awesome!! I need one of those!
    Sean Patrick Hannifin
    My MP3s | My Melody Generator | my album
    "serious music" ... as if the rest of us are just kidding

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    Re: Animate your music...

    Quote Originally Posted by SeanHannifin
    Holy cow, that is awesome!! I need one of those!
    Already in the Bible is written located: Acoustic waves are powerful!
    "Music is the shorthand of emotion." Leo Tolstoy

    Listen to me, tuning my triangle http://www.box.net/shared/ae822u6r3i

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    Re: Animate your music...

    In a related vein, as has been posted here before, Animusic really took midi animation to a whole new level.
    Animusic website with video clips
    "Animusic uses proprietary motion generation software called MIDImotion, to drive animation parameters within commercial packages. This software is not currently available commercially, although it is likely that we will release a software product at some point in the future"

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