Getting(hacking) Wavetick on Windows environment

In this post I will cover what you will need to do to utilize <a href jne> Wavetick on Windows.

The configuration is a bit tricky since currently Wavetick is Mac-only.

This is what you will need:


1) a mac running wavetick, to analyze music and transmit it over networking.

2) a Windows machine where you will install Bonjour drivers and rtpMIDI to connect to the MIDI network.

For best performance, use a wired network connection. Wifi is okayish too if the reception is fine.


We cover the Windows setup first:

1) Install bonjour

2) Install rtpMIDI and run it.

3) Create a session (pic)

You’re set!


On the MAC, I assume you have Wavetick installed and sending data to the internal IAC bus. If you need help with this, look <linkki WAVETICK101> here.

What’s left for us to do is to forward Wavetick data over the Network.

1) Pop open the <pic hoverilla?> Audio Midi Settings.

2) Window -> Show MIDI window.

3) Under directory, you should see the Windows machine’s name select it and click connect.

4) From Live routings, select IAC bus to be routed to the network.  <pic>


If everything went fine, you should be receiving Wavetick within Windows.

You can join as many Windows and Mac machines to the network as you want! This is quite powerful for collaborations. The machine closest to the stage can do the music analysis and everyone gets the <link> BBT.



Further look into PIB

What PIB allows you to do is making media/lighting presentations that leverage our music analysis. The system adapts to whatever music is playing at the time and keep everything in sync.


PIB in a party

Here is a quick clip that shows Party In A Box – a media server/lighting control system that understands music in action.


Wavesum guitar evaluation technology licensed by Ovelin

I’d like to tell a little about something that we’ve been working on for a while now. The WildChords by Ovelin is a guitar learning game that understands what you play. It turns your dusty old landola sitting in the attic in to the game controller from the future. You progress in the game by playing the right chords in time with the game music, learning to be a real (not plastic) guitar hero before you know it!
This is enabled by one of our technologies, running under the hood of the game.


The-objekt 1.0

…small scale model of the 2-sided Penetramid(tm) design.
On the software we use a highly customized version of Modul8.



PIB is a collection of technologies, aimed to rock a dance party with immersive music-aware light and video show. Here is a video of it on tour at SF. Hyaagh! PIB @ SF


The two flavours of TIK

Behold! What was known as Wavetick has now become two.
TIK is the undisputed champion for your audio-to-midi clock conversion needs (in phase critical/visual applications), whereas Triple TIK tracks BAR, BEAT and ATOM on top of that.

Expect a release before the summer.


Wavetick blueprint

Music goes in. MIDI comes out. MIDI clock ticks to the tempo as it should but in addition, three-level rhythmic structure of the song is signaled by a MIDI note sent on each bar, beat, and temporal atom event.

How you use the MIDI is up to you. The robot doesn’t care.


“Modulated” color theme for Wavetick 3D

Had to do this :>


Live visuals and lighting with Wavetick

The Valopinta guys posted a video using Wavetick to control lights and live visuals. Check it out!