Beyond RMS: Better Audio-Reactive Visuals

Date TBA


Charlie Williams


Digital performance-reactive visuals are becoming a mainstay at live shows, and for good reason: they are captivating for the audience and provide a new source of content for social media engagement. But these visuals often react to the music only on the most basic level, using raw audio spectrum analysis. This limits the possibilites for artistic visual expression. Let's look beyond that into what algorithmic score-following and other tools can do to let you create mind-blowing visuals that follow individual parts in your music.

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Primary Entry: Music Badge, Platinum Badge, Artist Wristband
Secondary Entry: Film Badge, Interactive Badge
Format: Workshop
Event Type: Session
Level: Beginner