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Advanced Audio Visualization Using ThMAD

Creating Amazing Graphics with Open Source Software


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Peter Späth
    Pages 1-11
  3. Peter Späth
    Pages 13-38
  4. Peter Späth
    Pages 39-44
  5. Peter Späth
    Pages 45-73
  6. Peter Späth
    Pages 75-169
  7. Peter Späth
    Pages 171-194
  8. Peter Späth
    Pages 195-204
  9. Peter Späth
    Pages 205-210
  10. Peter Späth
    Pages 211-218
  11. Peter Späth
    Pages 219-222
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 223-229

About this book


Learn advanced techniques and improve your audio visualization skills with Thinking Machine Audio Dreams (ThMAD). With this book, you can concentrate on advanced examples and usage patterns, including using shaders in a more profound way, and how to incorporate ThMAD into a tool chain using the professional sound server JACK.

Advanced Audio Visualization Using ThMAD provides advanced techniques for generating graphics, improving performance, and providing readers with the skills needed to create more interesting visualizations. You will also learn professional setups with highly developed visual and aural art tool chains.


Audio visualization OpenGL Ubuntu Realtime Open source Linux Graphics Video Sound processing Shaders Jack

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.LeipzigGermany

About the authors

Peter Späth graduated in 2002 as a physicist and soon afterwards became an IT consultant. In 2016 he decided to concentrate on writing books on various topics, but with the main focus on software development. Throughout his career he always preferred to work with open source tools and also favored operating system independent platforms like Java. After using various audio visualization programs, he designed his own visualization suite, ThMAD, to overcome deficiencies for important functionalities, quality documentation, and bug fixes of existing visualization suites.

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