tb SoundFlower

An audio-reactive circular oscilloscope-type thing, with feedback.
Requires Kineme Audio Tools plugin.

This is an old project resurrected. I’ve finally got around to adding the ability to choose the audio interface and channel for the effect via a little info box, overlaid on top of the output. It’s a not-particularly elegant hack, but I can’t see any other way of doing it, since you can’t populate an Index splitter with names items programmatically from inside QC (as far as I know).

tb_soundFlower.qtz in the widget.


15 Responses to “tb SoundFlower”

  1. October 28, 2008 at 10:09 am

    holy moly. I’ve been looking for something like this for ages. What I really want is an oscilloscope looking thing. I’m gonna start reverse engineering if you don’t mind πŸ˜‰

    Looks great !!

  2. 2 toneburst
    October 28, 2008 at 10:40 am

    It should be pretty easy to turn this into a more conventional linear oscilloscope with a little editing. You could try replacing the lines with points too, which might also speed things up a bit.


  3. October 28, 2008 at 11:37 am

    Another great work Alex, thanks for sharing. Can’t wait to play with this πŸ™‚

  4. November 12, 2008 at 3:15 pm

    This is very nice alx! I came across to it on Kineme website for AudioVideo patch. I did basic modifications to fit it to my visual set and tried performing it, I think it worked great:

    I hope you like it. Thank you for this example and keep up the good work!

  5. 5 toneburst
    November 12, 2008 at 4:57 pm

    Ali, there’s a newer version of this QTZ now, with a few improvements, including the ability to select different audio interfaces and channels. You should be able to download it from the Box.net widget on the right. It’s called
    ‘tb SoundFLower 1.01.qtz’

    Glad you found it useful, anyway πŸ˜€
    and thanks for the link to the clip- it’s great to see my work up there in front of so many people!

    Mind if I post your video on the blog here?


  6. November 12, 2008 at 5:29 pm

    Please do post it on the blog, would be nice πŸ˜‰

    I downloaded the new version but having a problem opening it!
    I’ll post the error, may be you can help me out…

    Thanks again,

  7. 7 toneburst
    November 12, 2008 at 8:46 pm

    Ah, you probably need to download the latest version of the Kineme plugin. The original SoundFlower was based on AudioVideo Tools, as I remember. This later one is based around the new Kineme Audio Tools plugin.

    Let me know if this doesn’t fix it.


  8. November 14, 2008 at 3:32 pm

    Looks like that was the problem! Working now πŸ™‚ Thanx!

  9. December 7, 2008 at 6:29 am

    some very nice effects. I’m going to have to give that plugin a try. i played with a little sound visualization with quartz composer a while ago and didn’t get far.

  10. 10 toneburst
    December 8, 2008 at 9:45 am

    Hi tony,

    You should check out the latest version of tb_soundFlower, which has some performance tweaks.



  11. November 3, 2010 at 11:19 am

    Hi there,
    I used your composition in this little video project. Enjoy πŸ™‚


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