Artificial Life is a chaotic generative video oscillator unit.  A set of 4 greyscale video oscillators linked in various signal based feedback loops are at your control for real time control over evolving lifelike complex structures.  Video inputs via usb or analog signals can be used as phase offsets for extra levels of entropy in ones video compositions.

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Bare Bones
comes with the video processing unit in a lightweight enclosure, power supply, and analog video breakout cables.  USB video source and control sources will need to be sourced elsewhere.  This is a great option for someone who already has their own usb midi and usb camera sources on hand


Basic Plus comes with the video processing unit in a lightweight enclosure, power supply, analog video breakout cables a premapped usb midi controller (korg nanokontrol2), and a usb camera.  This is a perfect option for someone who wants to have a fully functioning wp right out the box and also does not prioritize running analog sd video signals into Artificial Life

Capture comes with the video processing unit in a more heavy duty custom made plexiglass enclosure, power supply, analog video breakout cables, premapped usb midi controller, and a preinstalled and configured ADC board for capturing analog sd video into the wp via rca, svideo, or component cables.  this is the best option if you have a lot of analog video equipment  you want to run through Artificial Life!





FEATURES





FOUR INDEPENDENT VIDEO OSCILLATORS LINKED IN FEEDBACK LOOPS

Artifical Life introduces the concept of ‘signal feedback’ to the VSERPI system.  In contrast to video feedback, signal feedback is a more flexible and abstract approach to signal processing as it allows for a very small set of parameters to have an unpredictably large number of possible behaviors.  What this means for users is that this means a changing a small number of parameters just a tiny amount can result in drastically different oscillating systems.  Or in other words


AMPLITUDE MODULATION AND PHASE MODULATION




OSCILLATORS LINKED IN RADIAL MODULATION

Not only does this feature various radial oscillator options, there is also the option to dynamically cross mod radial displacement between oscillators for complex and organic emergent behaviors


THREE WAVE SHAPES FOR EACH OSCILLATOR

Choose from sine, saw, or square wave 



CAMERA INPUT AS PHASE OFFSET

With potential input through usb (Basic Plus) or analog video (Capture), the set of potential generative patterns becomes virtually limitless



GREYSCALE OR FULL COLOR OUTPUT PERFECT FOR LUMAKEYING AND COLORIZERS

This oscillator system is excellent for minimal composition as well as flexible for outputting and processing in larger signal chains



PLAYS WELL WITH ALL OF ITS VSERPI COMPANIONS

Artificial Life plus Waaave Pool and/or Spectral Mesh in chains using the Capture Editions adds a unique touch of organic motion to these and any other analog video synthesis or processing chain! 

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