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Device Overview

Name/Version: moovmi by K-Devices 1.2
Author: kdevices  
Description: moovmi is a free Max For Live MIDI effect that produces midinote sequences from video data analysis. It works with both video files and webcam as sources.

moovmi reduces the video source to a low-res grid, where each cell generates midinotes in a predefined interval and pitch, and velocity is determined by the luminance of the cell.

moovmi can be used for :

- semi-random drum pattern generation
- experimental melodies and chords
- sonification of video installations (using the fullscreen feature)

moovmi is very easy to use: just select a video source and midinote sequences will start immediately!

The user can influence the midi sequences by processing the source with video parameters such as brightness, contrast, saturation, threshold, colors feedback, etc…

No external objects are used in moovmi.

PLEASE NOTE: 1.2 update introduces new Live 9 compatibility pack.
The downloaded file includes now Live 8 and Live 9 exclusive packs. This version of moovmi works with Live8/Max5 and Live9/Max6.

Device Details

Tags video, sequencer, glitch, other
Live Version Used: 8.4
Max Version Used: 6.1
Date Added: May 13 2011 16:05:20
Date Last Updated: Mar 10 2013 10:32:51
Device Type: midi_device
Download URL (report link)
License (more info): None


great patch! i love it

I really enjoy playing with it, it's an excellent idea and I would love to see an ugrade with a bigger matrix. The only issue that I find it's that notes are triggered also when the pixels in the matrix "turn off" or move resulting in double notes. What do you reckon?

Hello obliquo,
sorry for the late reply, please get in touch here for any issue . Thanks!

I am using this on a video project I am doing for a friend. It really helps me do what I need, totally otherworldly, abstract and sudden changes, would be nice to have better sync functions here. I enjoy working with it, easy to use, it's running smooth so far on my MBP early 2013. Nice work!

Damn. Looks like the link here is a 404. Anyone willing to email me the amxd for this? Would really love to try it out. Please ping me if you see this post and have this device. Thanks!

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