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Friday, January 04, 2013

Milkymist One MIDI/DMX visualization generator

via this auction

Note this does not produce audio.

"Milkymist One MIDI/DMX visualization generator - takes audio & video input and manipulates it into all manner of pattens & designs
The Milkymist One is an experimental hardware appliance for live video effects.

The small 172x145x45mm device creates visualizations similar to those generated by the MilkDrop software, and enables you to mix them with live footage from a camera and interact using MIDI and DMX controllers.

The Milkymist One is programmable and customizable at many different levels.

The simplest way one can use a Milkymist One is by affecting MIDI controls to the existing snippets of code (called "patches") that create the effects. The Milkymist One ships with dozens of pre-existing patches.

Creating new patches can be done with a simple programming language based on the MilkDrop preset format. The Milkymist One device comes with a built-in editor.

Under the hood, the Milkymist One is like a mini-computer running our Flickernoise video synthesis software. It is open source and you are encouraged to improve it and submit your modifications.

Detailed specifications

Multi-standard video input (PAL/SECAM/NTSC)
Two DMX512 (RS485) ports
MIDI IN and MIDI OUT ports
VGA output, 24bpp
AC97 audio
XC6SLX45 Spartan-6 FPGA supporting the open source Milkymist SoC
128MB 32-bit DDR333 SDRAM
32MB parallel flash
10/100 Ethernet
Memory card
Two 12Mbps USB host connectors
RC-5 compatible infrared receiver
RS232 debug port
On 04-Jan-13 at 11:00:42 GMT, seller added the following information:

See these videos for what this great unit can do!"

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