I know why you’ve landed up on this article. Yes, coz we all are in love with the Electronic Dance Music, what they call EDM or Trance music. When you get high, with or without Weed, there’s something that you can do to intensify the feel with music.Visualizations is what I’m talking of. It’s an old-high-school thing, but it gives a boost to the feel.
This plays an important role in EDM music festivals. Dave Wexler, also known as Strangeloop, the creative mastermind whose visuals ignite the live shows of Skrillex, Flying Lotus, and Erykah Badu say , “You might be the most visible part of the show because you control these 100-foot LED walls that blast people with all this imagery, but you’re not the center of focus – sometimes I feel like I’m some kind of ghost in the machine.”
Check out these cool video effects on YouTube.
You just need a laptop with VLC Media player or any other player installed! That’s all.
Here’s how to do it.
- Open the VLC folder, e.g. C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN\VLC, and create a new folder, name it as visualizations.
- Download the latest preset_samples of ProjectM, e.g. presets-2.0.0-Source.tar.gz and extract all the .milk files to the visualizations folder created.
- Open VLC Player. Press CTRL + P to open Preferences toolbar, then click the “All” radio-button at the bottom left corner.
- Below Advanced preferences, select Audio > Visualizations > projectM and set the “projectM preset path” to C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN\VLC\visualizations
- Save your preferences.
Now every time you listen to music, activate the visualizations by going to the Audio menu > Visualizations > and select projectM. VLC player will now start using random visualizations from the preset folder you specified. With some more tweaking, you can probably change the scripts to adjust how long each visualization plays for, etc.
Enjoy the party!
Have you used it earlier? Have you played visualisations on Windows Media Player? Do you have some more creative ideas? Why not share with everyone? Comment below!