Fragment : Flow A/V software creates unique and striking synthetic visuals blurring the lines between synthesis and video creation. Fragment : Flow could be just ticket for creating unique and organic visuals for live performances.
Fragment : Flow – Audio/Visual Synthesis?
Let’s put our cards on the table from the offset: we’re far more comfortable at Gearnews writing about microphones, mixers and modulars than we are about video software! Nonetheless, occasionally things outside our normal orbit catch our interest which we feel our readers may be fascinated by.
Fragment : Flow is just such an example. It blends concepts familiar to those into audio synthesis along with advanced image and video manipulation. With many artists turning to live streaming, compelling visuals can really help engage your audience. The software’s designers claim that Fragment : Flow is “capable of transforming images and video into unique and arresting works of art in real-time”. Sounds cool.
Fragment : Flow offers two “input slots” which can be still images, video files, a live video feed or spout texture. Furthermore, you can then blend these two sources in many creative ways to create a unique output video texture. What we find especially interesting is that you can modulate every parameter in realtime via an audio source, assignable LFOs or MIDI.
Without a doubt, this is a hugely powerful tool for creating visuals, which (thanks to the audio and MIDI parameter control) can be programmed to respond to your live performance. Importantly, you can also configure it to manipulate imagery in real-time to your playing which we think is pretty damn cool.
Downsides? Well, it’s currently Windows only, and furthermore if you want to capture the output you’ll need an additional video capture solution. With that said, it’s reasonably affordable and should result in some really unique visual possibilities.
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Price – £99.98