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I’m hoping to get some advice on a Processing graphics/music project that I’d like to build. What I’d like to do is sequence Processing function calls to music. And to clarify, I want to sequence the calls manually, not use any kind of beat detection or spectrum analysis. The problem is that I need to make several hundred calls or more during a song and coding this manually will be tedious. I need something that will help automate (as much as possible) the process of sequencing the calls.
Ideally, I’d like to have some kind of software that shows the whole timeline of a song (possibly with a waveform or other analysis superimposed) and let’s me graphically choose (pre-written) Processing functions to call at any point in the timeline. The functions are then somehow associated with the chosen timestamps and then recorded for use with a sketch. What I don’t want is to hand write timestamps for every call (or the calls themselves for that matter).
I’ve researched various VJ software packages, but I haven’t found anything yet that can do this. Also, most VJ software includes functionality I don’t need.
Does anyone know of software that can do what I want? Perhaps there is something similar out there. Or are there any other suggestions or methods I might think about? I know that even with some automation, the job is still going to be quite tedious. I’m with okay with that. This is part of a larger art project I’m working on.
Any help is most appreciated! Thanks!