I too have been looking into this kind of stuff for years!
I spent a good long time working with VJ software, and mades some pretty cool things using Quartz composer (if you have a mac and have ever installed developer tools, you have it) in combination with Resolume Avenue. Avenue gives access to midi thru midi clock and and notes and these can be passed thru the system to quartz. But its a lot to learn and hardly out of the box. IN the end I spent more time fiddling with this than making music!
With resolume there are some things you can do like triggering effects (applied to videos) in time with BPM. But its hardly "visulising the music" as you described. I think the problem is that you are likely to end up with stuff that just looks like screen savers, and thats not fun.Might be worth a look though.
OR, maybe you can hook up with a VJ, who can "visualise" you music "on the fly"?Mark--On Sun, Sep 8, 2013 at 9:50 PM, Ricky Graham <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
Hi Michael,I programmed a system to visualize amplitude, spatial location and pitch-height not so long ago. if you want, you can download the patch from this link:
You could program something like that in GEM: http://gem.iem.at/
http://rickygraham.com/2012/06/01/blocks-visualising-data-in-gem-pd/On Sun, Sep 8, 2013 at 2:56 PM, Amy X Neuburg <email@example.com> wrote:Check out the work of Tim Thompson: http://nosuch.com/tjt/. He developed a system for beautiful MIDI-triggered visuals for several projects I was in... You may need to explore his site as I can't recall what he named it -- he's very accessible and knowledgeable if you have questions.
On 09/08/2013 9:36 am, Dennis Moser wrote:
Michael,Digital Motion?" (http://createdigitalmotion.com/ ). He's also on
Are you familiar with Peter Kirn's most excellent blog, "Create
FaceBook (https://www.facebook.com/peterkirn?fref=ts ) and ishttp://soundcloud.com/usrsbin 
currently living in Berlin.
He's easy to contact and may be able to help point you in the right direction.
Best to all on this gray, rainy, Fall morning up here on the taiga,
On Sun, Sep 8, 2013 at 7:09 AM, Michael Peters <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
I posted this several years ago and there is still nothing that I find convincing. Or is there? a midi visualizer vst plugin? computers should be fast enough to do something nice.
today I thought it would be very cool if I could dynamically visualize my own live music, but not with one of the many available audio based visualizers (like in Winamp) but midi controlled - e.g. by playing my midified guitar. I thought with midi I could have a much more precise and definable control over all parameters. I guess this can all be easily done with Max and Jitter but maybe there is a simple readymade tool for this? that I could plug into my Bidule? in Windows? I couldn't find anything strangely enough. Am I the first to imagine such a tool?
Amy X Neuburg