Artists: Lasse Nielsen, Stefan Mylleager ja Michael Rasmussen
Effekt is a tool from Denmark for delivering synchronized
real-time rendered visuals for music, operated by one or more persons. Effekt
makes it possible to design and mix the visuals live, much in the same way as
musicians play. That is, start with a rough idea about what to do when, but
improvise during the set, and make the visuals fit the direction of the music.
This is achieved by very open-ended software based on a lightweight framework
with a plug-in architecture. The interface resembles the likes of buzz, reaktor
and maxMSP, where different plug-ins are placed on a canvas and connected by
threads of data. This very open structure makes room for experimenting and improvising,
often achieving unpredicted results.
Unfortunately Effekt could not participate in pikseliÄHKY 2003. Hopefully we'll meet them in better time!