Lissajous is a real-time audio reactive graphics application (available as Standalone or MaxForLive) built in Max/MSP and inspired by the work of Jules Antoine Lissajous.
The media project is born with the purpose of investigating the relationship between sound and vision, chaos and order, closely related to astronomy, mathematics & physics. It explores the field of harmony and disorder and let the user dip into an elegant, dreamlike, minimalistic yet chaotic space which reflects the complex rules of the universe in all its abstract beauty.
The software shows sound oscillations as XY matrix functions and creates complex graphics curves. Lissajous graphically describes sound and allow observation of constantly varying signal voltage of two audio signals as function of time. Video generated by sound can be controlled in endless ways by giving to the user the possibility of a whole-new range of interactions.
Operating System: PC Windows or Mac computer (not ipad or iphone).
Lissajous Standalone Module
There are two versions of Lissajous. A standlone software module which comes with a black keyboard.
Lissajous Ableton Live Version (M4L Version)
There is also a M4L version which works directly with Ableton Live. Users will be able to use Lissajous within their projects, and to midi map all of its parameters.
L-Scope is our audio to image generator which is available as part of the 'Bundle: Lissajous + M4L Version + L-Scope'.