Audio Analyzer in HYPE

Well, back to playing around with the Sound analyzer in HYPE. This time i wanted to use something that was loud and with a lot of bass. I decided to use a song from Daft Punk since they have been all the rage lately because of their upcoming album.

The Approach 

I decided to use a collage effect and break up a image, and all the parts will be scaled according to the music. I used this image: 200620

It is basically taking the color scheme from the image and then for every pixel, it draws a circle with that color of the pixel. The scale and opacity changes according the octave of the music.

Low sound volume 
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Higher sound volume

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Max sound volume

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The Challenge

Coming up with a composition that looks nice using the sound analyzer in HYPE. I had to figure out how to implement the sound analyzer with the collage generator. I also had performance issues. Since i was working with a large image it required a lot of performance to generate a graphic for every pixel and the less i used, the less it looked nice.

The Goal 

Generate a composition that changes according to the sound of music

Solution 

I made the image smaller and also found a balance between number of graphics being generated versus the performance. I also made another one, that uses half the image but double the amount of graphics being generated.

 

You can test it out your self here:

http://perpetualdays.com/DMA455/daftb.html

http://perpetualdays.com/DMA455/dafta.html  – Half but higher density 

Might take long to load due to the size of sound file 

Also uploaded a video of it: