i've trying to use PixelToy live and have impressed a lot of people. one issue i have is that - in auto pilot mode - it will go into long sections of blank screen. i'm performing, so i haven't been able to trouble shoot it.
What i would like to be able to do is set up a time map so that the set changes aren't just every 60 seconds. But, being able to make the first change 3:32 and then the second 5:06, etc. I'm doing some time based effects that i'd like to be able to start the show at 8pm and have the changes occur at specific times. maybe MIDI controllable? even a "program" list would be nice:
maybe this would be a sequencer of sorts. maybe too complicated.
its just that i am playing improv ambient music and the changes are too fast. -especially the audio color effect.
anyway, i should close by saying this is a really great program. i think it is beautiful and adds a bunch to my live music performance which isn't much to look at. i'm been showing it on the ceiling above the band and it creates a very nice effect.
i'm trying to incorporate the randomness aspect as our band is relying on it too. it is a John Cage influenced experiment. he use the I Ching to achieve randomness - or remove his intent from the work. i'm using Hoary Astrology and would like to map the main changes of PixelToy to the "rhythm" of Astrological aspects. even a total randomness of Set change and element change would be better than a linear 20 seconds.[/b]