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Introducing Modulaser: the semi-modular laser synth

RogerVolst

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Hi there, I hope it's ok to post this here on your most excellent forums.

Some background: We've been discovering laser abstracts for quite some time. Always liked the idea of visual laser synthesis, but the way software did this felt too limiting. At the time we were also discovering sound with modular synthesizers in eurorack. We found out it was possible to use this modular synth for ILDA projectors as well (using LZX Cyclops). We got really excited by the endless possibilities of modular laser synthesis using hardware. HOWEVER. This was unusable for performances. We couldn’t save patches, let alone transitioning between them. Also, it was crazy expensive hahaha...

Modulaser
That’s when the idea of Modulaser was born: a modular approach to digital laser synthesis. We used inspiration from various great apps to shape our own ideas into something useful. Some of the features we love are:

  • Modularity: modulators like LFO's and audio can modulate pretty much anything
  • Ableton Link (syncs bpm with other audio/visual software in the same network)
  • Layering (and easily transitioning between them)
  • MIDI support (for knobs, triggering clips or just syncing BPM)
  • Audio input
  • 6 Waveforms (sine, square, sawtooth, triangle, line and noise) with slope control
  • ILDA file record
  • DAC output (currently EtherDream, LaserDock and Helios, Pangolin Beyond coming soon)
  • Perspective mapping
  • Mac and Windows

Download
There's a free trial that you can download right away:
https://modulaser.app

P.S. because it's still a somewhat early stage, feedback is super important to us! If you have any requests or questions, don't hesitate to let me know

 

lasersbee

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Would be nice if you introduced yourself to the
Forum members and told us a little about your
self and interests in the Welcome section...:)

Jerry
 

CDBEAM777

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Yes....do give us some background !!

Now...THIS is interesting !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Programe Demo now loads....with Chrome as Browser. FB3

OK...My DAC is Pangolin Quick Show....Will it work with this ??? If Not....I will purchase a DAC from you !!!

This is exactly what I have been working on with Audo linked to Lumia ( Solar Prominence Project )....But..I Like this MUCH better.

Such a product as this will allow anyone with a laptop and a Laser Projector....to really jump into Laser Abstract projection...
well...at least I think so !!!!!!!!!

Perfect timing….as I have been tinkering with Eurorack modules for some time....But then...NO waste there....as I can feed the VCO into this programe !!!...or Audio.....What an inexpensive way to get your feet wet !!!!…..$ 68.00 USD......That is what it costs for a movie and popcorn for the family !!!

PM me....I have many other questions....and cannot wait to get started !!! Guys....This is really a Game Changer......

You may ask....Which Laser Projector......OK...I really recommend X-Laser....and go with a 3 Watt output....Good for indoor venue...NOT outdoor !!

Disclaimer....I have no ties to these guys....I just think....they got a winner here !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

CDBEAM
 
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RogerVolst

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Thanks for your review CDBEAM :)

Jerry, will post an introduction, thanks for your suggestion!

Roger
 

CDBEAM777

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I'm tell'in ya....THIS software ..." Is Da Schizzz ".....OK.....Laser beams are beautiful....YES.....Laser Beam shown are amazing....but....well....for me....er....ah....limited !! Producing Laser Graphic Vector shows....Looks good....BUT...at least for me....I am WAY to Lazy to do this !! So...WHAT is left ?????

1) Laser Lumia projection
2) Laser Abstract....Ocillator generations or linked to Audio ( Music) imput

SOOOooooo...I am a fan of Laser Lumia....but....while Laser Lumia is Organic and Non-Linear in nature.....well....it is also limited.

Now...Laser Abstract Generation....AS A FUNCTION of MUSIC.....Now....HMMMMM....THAT synergy offers....thousands and thousands of combinations of Sight/Sound Linked presentations !!!!! A real avenue for expanding the application of our most beloved coherent light !!!!

Try it out...... I still have a great luv for Handhelds......and will continue to push that envelop......But....If yer look'in for a new, Undiscovered Country......THIS is it !! Thanx Modulaser !!

CDBEAM
 

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Well.....If you EVER want more than beams....try this program !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I just received my " Helios DAC " on Tuesday. DAC = Digitial Analogue Converter ( A small box about the size of a pac of smokes ). SO...Digital Output from your laptop....while running the Modulaser software....is converted into an Analogue signal.....which is then supplied to Laser Projector. The DAC does the conversion !!!
A Laser projector can be just one color, Red, Green or Blue.....but is typically a RGB mix !! IIRC 16 million colours are available !!
When the Modulaser software is routed through a DAC.....then on to the projector....BOY....CAN THIS THING COOK !!!! Just Beautiful Abstract patterns are displayed !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The patterns one can generate....are....almost endless !!! You can download a trial program for FREE !!!! The Free software has the record function disabled !!! ALL other features work !!! Try it out !!! CDBEAM
 




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