Videosync enables you to treat video as audio inside Ableton Live. Bring your visuals to life with Warp Markers, Racks, Macros, Simpler, Automation, Modulation, and much more.
Use Live’s musical timeline to craft audiovisual compositions. Blend audiovisual tracks, program visual instruments on the note grid and script video effects with automation.
All the tricks in Live’s Session View now apply to video as well, enabling flexibility while performing live, including Follow Actions, Group Tracks, Audio Routings, and more.
Videosync’s instruments generate content intended as a source for mixing, blending, keying or displacement. Simpler rhythmically triggers your video content, and the External In instrument fetches input from Syphon or any external video source.
With an ever-growing selection of visual effects, Videosync enables full control over your performance. Mapping and automating combinations of effects leads to surprisingly complex patterns and shapes, providing the visual freedom of expression you need to match all creative facets of your audio.
"12 high resolution screens controlled by one Live set, running for a month without a problem. I would call that robust."
"The Feed Me With Teeth show is built entirely on Videosync and Beam. We use no other lighting desks or media servers. This has served us very well for multiple USA tours and various festival shows all over the world."
"Videosync is the one software I’ve wanted and dreamt of having since starting to play live 15 odd years ago. It's constructed in such a brilliant way to match the general workflow in Live that it was literally no learning curve for me to get started with integrating visuals into my Live set. It's also a great tool for generating video content that's a natural extension of my music making."
"I have been using Videosync in all my liveshows since the very first beta version. It's the perfect way to integrate video or animation content, and sync it perfectly with my music. It has added a completely new dimension to performing, and has never failed me. I have recommended it to all my colleagues, and cannot speak highly enough of it."
"Videosync allowed us to build this complex interactive show fully on Ableton Live. It has been touring for four years across five continents and has never let us down in presenting a premium experience for the most demanding crowds."
"I've always wanted to see an intuitive tool that enables artists to relate to electronic visuals the same way that they can relate to electronic music. This means full live control with super precise musical timing that exists on the same timeline as the music does: terms like bpm, counterpoint and syncopation should apply to visuals just as much as they apply to sound.
Visuals themselves can be a type of music if approached like this, and Videosync is finally enabling people to make this wonderful ideal a reality."
"With Videosync and Beam, building visuals and lighting together with my audio feels most like sculpting. I mix, blend and layer until what I see matches exactly with what I feel."
"For VISA at the Toronto International Film Festival, our outdoor interactive audiovisual architectural installation with chrome arches, infrared sensors, LED lighting and spatial sound was driven by Live and Videosync.
This was an ambitious, technically challenging project for a high-profile client, so robustness was paramount, but it ran non-stop for a week without any hiccups at all."
"Ableton Live provides a very intuitive timeline interface. When building this installation, Videosync was invaluable to experiment with morphing visual parameters. Its Plugin SDK allowed me to program shaders on the fly without losing my compositions."
"Beam is a game changer when it comes to musical lighting control. Designing a unique lighting counterpart for every note in every clip of the Feed Me show might sound daunting, but with Beam it was truly fun and the synergy with Videosync is unparalleled."
Use Live’s Return & Master channels as Syphon outputs, allowing up to 13 channels of video output into other applications.
Increase redundancy and spread workload in your live shows by running Videosync on a separate computer.
Support for Interactive Shader Format, and ships with a plugin SDK to easily develop your own video plugins.
Native video playback
Uses macOS high-performance video playback frameworks, to render video at the highest resolutions and frame rates that your system supports.
Support for all standard video formats, as well as HAP.
Native Apple Silicon support
Videosync ships as a universal binary for Intel and Apple Silicon.
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