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 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


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.


Live visuals and lighting with Wavetick

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


Wavetick is a real-time meter and tempo estimator.

EDIT: The product has been renamed TIK and undergone some changes since this post.

Wavetick provides realtime audio to MIDI Clock conversion for Mac and PC.

The algorithm is tuned to provide a swift response, most suitable for VJ applications.

Wavetick GUI

Wavetick with MODUL8

Wavetick3D is a novel “brain” for a music reactive lighting show or a VJ set. On top of Wavetick’s functionality it adds tracking for musical meter in three rhytmical levels: Bar, Beat and Temporal Atom