Sound Vision (2014)

Sound Vision was created to assist in the analysis of and to visualize stereo acousmatic music, a music whose vocabulary, sound manipulation techniques, and density can often thwart more traditional musical analysis and visualization.

At the heart of Sound Vision is a colored stereo spectrogram, a visualizer that displays frequency on the Y-axis, stereo-panning on the X-axis, and spectral dynamics (speed of crossing intensity thresholds) through color. This base spectrogram is then manipulated through video processing including gain, feedforward, feedback, and bleed.

After loading in a stereo audio file a user can then see highly-specific spatial trajectories through different frequency bands, the spatial distribution and intensity of different frequency bands, and other characteristics of acousmatic music that may be more difficult to see with more traditional means (e.g. sonograms or spectrograms).