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Infographic of the Day: All Music Should Look Like This

A French animator's soundtrack visualization brings to mind the Kaossilator.

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So, this video by animator Renaud Hallée isn't quite a pure infographic—but as you'll see, it's pretty damn close. Titled Sonar, the short film basically visualizes the sound track. Now, we've previously covered such projects, but this one's interesting because of how much information about the song Hallée manages to squeeze into the image. It quickly gets crazy complicated:

The one element that's purely visual about it is the placement of the blips—they don't correspond with pitch or tone. If they did, you could imagine turning this sort of display into a straight-up touchscreen musical instrument—something like a next-gen version of the Kaossilator, a "cyberpunk lute of the future" that can be used—even by those with no musical training—to create astonishing electronica tracks in real-time (fast forward to 7:30 to see it in action):

[Via Fubiz]

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  • Riley

    Quite a concept. Especially interesting to me since that first video is uncannily close to how I visualize music in my head when I'm playing around with the Kaossilator.

  • David Medina

    That was a very cool conceptual video, if they made that a reality....I'd want one!