Glory be! The wait is over! Paracosm’s Lumen now has MIDI functionality! Oh brave new world. That’s gotta feel pretty sweet for Jason. Should cut down on his e-mails. I have to have been driving him nuts…..
“Ay Jason, you got MIDI yet?”
“No Drew, not yet.”
(2 minutes pass)
“Ay Jason, how about now, got that MIDI yet?”
(2 minutes pass)
Times a thousand, nyuk nyuk. Well it was worth the wait. With MIDI ironed out and a whole slew of published tutorials now is a great time to dive in on Lumen, which is easily the single greatest software based video synthesis platform in the world. The only thing to figure out is what to nab for it in MIDI controller-land. There are a lot of options but it’s tough to find a solution best suited to Lumen’s key features. I personally just want a heap of knobs and a couple of assignable buttons for the mod destination toggles. Given my prerequisites the most well suited controller seems to be the Behringer bcr2000. They are a little heavy and it’d be nice to have something with an X/Y pad but that’s enough knobs to route the patch section out to controls too. Could always use that in conjunction with something tiny like a Korg NanoPad for the X/Y and saving snapshots. Let me know if you’ve got a better option.
Took this joyous occasion to produce a new Lumen video featuring BPMC processing video. Cut this down from a little 2 hour session the other night using a mix of modified presets and from scratch noodlings. The primary BPMC elements include the Premium Cable, the SFX-M Glitchmix and the new Codename: Video-3. The results where filmed on a CRT via a DSLR. Enjoy the quiet storm.