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31 Days of Making, Day 6: Turning Music into Art with Processing

This is day 6 of my 31 days of making.

While I was putting together the animation for my previous music video, I learned a whole lot about Processing in a very short amount of time. So I thought for this day, I’d make a short video talking through some of the things I learned about audio visualization, like evaluating FFT spectral analysis and translating those values into intensity scores for use with graphic elements and visual coordinates.

I’m still really new to the process of using Processing to turn music and code into art, so I might have a few misconceptions in this video.  I’m only just learning the basics now, but the building blocks alone are enough to get excited about. Even if I just pass a little of my enthusiasm for this stuff along, I’ll consider it mission accomplished.

If you’ve got any questions, feel free to leave them in the comments, and I’ll do my best to answer them.