IzzyKorg is a small wrapper around the most used MIDI Controller out there, the KORG nanoKONTROL 2. In my day to day practice, I use this little user actor for my students so they can quickly add a MIDI controller to there patch.
All wrapped with a simple JSON interface that allows you to target the elements by doing [category]:[field]
For example, the Knob on the first fader is “fader1:knob”.
Please be aware that I didn’t add any feedback from the patch back to the controller in this version.
- Install the required plugins from Mark called JSON Parser / Bundler
- Put the User Actor in your Global User Actor Toolbox, that way you will always have it ready to go!
- For detailed instructions on how it works, please look inside the user actor by clicking on it 🙂
Contact & License
Feel free to use it for any work / commercial or non-commercial without the need for credit.
If you have questions feel free to send me an e-mail at hello[@]juriaan.me
In this mini-tutorial by L Wilson-Spiro you’ll learn how to do basic motion tracking with the Eyes actor
Use motion tracking data from the Eyes actor to affect other actors in your Isadora Patch, and combine the Freeze and Effect Mixer actors to make motion tracking easier.
In this mini-tutorial by L Wilson-Spiro you’ll learn how to use the Alpha Mask actor.
It starts with simple steps using just the Shapes and Alpha Mask actors, and proceeds to gets more complex, showing how to make alpha masks explode into pieces, video static effects, a moving video spotlight controlled by your mouse that inverts colors, and how to use background subtraction to create a ghost effect.
This example patch has twelve example scenes that show how to:
- Randomly select a video, picture, or sound file to be played (without repeating any files until each has been played once, after which a new random order is generated)
- Play the randomly selected file for a set duration then start the next random file immediately
- Play the randomly selected file for a random duration then start the next random file immediately
- Play the randomly selected file for a set duration then start then crossfade to the next random file
- Play the randomly selected file for a random duration then crossfade to the next random file
A simple User Actor that allows a sound file to be selected and then triggered with Keyboard Watcher, MIDI Note, MIDI Control Change, or OSC.
- For MIDI Notes it triggers when sent the specified note at any velocity, so make sure not to send a note off or you’ll double-trigger it.
- For MIDI Control Changes it triggers when sent the specified controller at the specified value.
- For OSC it triggers when a value is sent on the specified channel that is greater than or equal to the specified value (default is 1 so it can be used with buttons that send 1/0).
- If you want it to trigger on value 0 for OSC, you’ll need to open up the User Actor and make sure to change the ‘value1’ input of the Comparator actor to initialize at a value other than zero.
- If you want it to change the mode of the Comparator actor for OSC, you’ll need to open up the User Actor and change it inside the User Actor.
The download also includes a template Isadora Patch with a Scene that contains 18 of the User Actors, with ten of them already set to use keys 1 – 9 and 0.
An Isadora User Actor, Isadora Patch, and OSCulator file that allows control of Isadora via OSC using a Wii Remote. OSCulator is a Mac-only software that costs $20 USD and, among other things, allows you to use a Wii Remote as a wireless controller by taking the data collected from the Wii Remote and transmitting it via OSC or MIDI to other software on your computer. When paired with Isadora, it allows you to use the Wii Remote as an interactive controller/data source for anything inside your Isadora Patch. v2 Change Log: OSC File Update: I have changed the OSCulator file so that it uses port 8001 instead of port 8000 so that it does not conflict with ZoomOSC. Isadora File Updates: I added three examples of how I use the Wiimote.
- One set of examples that trigger if the chosen button is pressed and released 3x within the span of 1 second.
- One set of examples that prevents you from triggering things with the “GO” button unless the “primer” button held down.
- One set of examples where accelerometer data is only allowed to pass through when a specific button is held down.
A simple example of how to use the Live Drawing actor.
A short example file showing some simple ways to use MIDI notes to change values in your patch. It includes two screenshots showing basic Live Capture and MIDI Setup for sending MIDI notes from Isadora to Isadora. The patch covers:
– Starting Live Capture
– Sending MIDI from Isadora to Isadora
– Using a Text Draw actor to display the incoming MIDI Note and a Speak Text actor to say it.
– Colorizing live video dynamically based on the pitch of the MIDI note.
– Colorizing Shape with one of three pre-selected colors based on which of three ranges the incoming MIDI note falls into.
– Colorizing a pulsing/exploding shape with Explode and a Decay Generator
– Using the MIDI note to change the color of the Live Drawing actor while using the mouse to draw.
– Using the MIDI note to change the color of the Live Drawing actor while using the pitch and velocity of the note as x/y coordinates, letting you draw automatically with the random MIDI notes.