Beaufort Scale - Artist Series - Holkham & Chris Sayer - OP-Z App Videopak - Synthpaks | OP-Z | Teenage Engineering
Beaufort Scale - Artist Series - Holkham & Chris Sayer - OP-Z App Videopak - Synthpaks | OP-Z | Teenage Engineering
Beaufort Scale - Artist Series - Holkham & Chris Sayer - OP-Z App Videopak - Synthpaks | OP-Z | Teenage Engineering
Beaufort Scale - Artist Series - Holkham & Chris Sayer - OP-Z App Videopak - Synthpaks | OP-Z | Teenage Engineering
Beaufort Scale - Artist Series - Holkham & Chris Sayer - OP-Z App Videopak - Synthpaks | OP-Z | Teenage Engineering
Beaufort Scale - Artist Series - Holkham & Chris Sayer - OP-Z App Videopak - Synthpaks | OP-Z | Teenage Engineering
Beaufort Scale - Artist Series - Holkham & Chris Sayer - OP-Z App Videopak - Synthpaks | OP-Z | Teenage Engineering
Beaufort Scale - Artist Series - Holkham & Chris Sayer - OP-Z App Videopak - Synthpaks | OP-Z | Teenage Engineering
Beaufort Scale - Artist Series - Holkham & Chris Sayer - OP-Z App Videopak - Synthpaks | OP-Z | Teenage Engineering
Beaufort Scale - Artist Series - Holkham & Chris Sayer - OP-Z App Videopak - Synthpaks | OP-Z | Teenage Engineering
Beaufort Scale - Artist Series - Holkham & Chris Sayer - OP-Z App Videopak - Synthpaks | OP-Z | Teenage Engineering
Beaufort Scale - Artist Series - Holkham & Chris Sayer - OP-Z App Videopak - Synthpaks | OP-Z | Teenage Engineering
Beaufort Scale - Artist Series - Holkham & Chris Sayer - OP-Z App Videopak - Synthpaks | OP-Z | Teenage Engineering
Beaufort Scale - Artist Series - Holkham & Chris Sayer - OP-Z App Videopak - Synthpaks | OP-Z | Teenage Engineering
Beaufort Scale - Artist Series - Holkham & Chris Sayer - OP-Z App Videopak - Synthpaks | OP-Z | Teenage Engineering
Beaufort Scale - Artist Series - Holkham & Chris Sayer - OP-Z App Videopak - Synthpaks | OP-Z | Teenage Engineering

Beaufort Scale - Artist Series - Holkham & Chris Sayer - OP-Z App Videopak

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(Videopaks are live interactive visuals you can control with your Teenage Engineering OP-Z or other synthesizers. They install in the free OP-Z app on your mobile device or computer.) 

Artist Series videopaks are based on the GIF Looper template. The GIF Looper videopak is loaded with 14 GIF or video loops that repeat endlessly. 

 

About the videopak:

Magical things start to happen on this epic journey to the top of a mountain. All images are public domain. Reference here.

1940s Archive footage of Mountaineers 

https://archive.org/details/TheMountain_201608

Space Background Elements

https://www.rocketstock.com/free-after-effects-templates/19-free-4k-space-backgrounds/

Crab Nebula 

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Crab_Nebula.jpg

 

About the artist:

 

This Videopak is a Collaboration between Sound Artist Holkham and Motion Designer Chris Sayer. It was originally created as a short film for the UK prog-folk band Fishclaw to screen at their gigs.  https://www.instagram.com/fishclawband/

Chris is an award-winning freelance Motion Designer, passionate about making things move for Film, TV and all things Digital. Chrisalso has been presented with two Emmys for outstanding motion design and art direction. 

https://www.chrissayer.net

Simon is an accordionist playing sound artist. He uses field recordings, synthesis, and ambisonics to create sound for film and immersive sound environments. He has released music on Expanding, Sub Rosa and Moderna.  He has also been known to hire a hot air balloon to record sounds from the sky, perform in the North Sea, resonate empty rooms to the point of collapse and record the infra-sonic communication of elephants. 

https://www.instagram.com/holkham/

https://www.holkhamsound.com

 

See a demo video of the videopak in use here. 

     

    More about the GIF Looper:

     

    All time is mapped to the average BPM that is sent from the OP-Z app. There is not a hard start / stop for the loops, for several reasons. The loops start when the app is enabled but the screen is black until you trigger a loop. You can trigger the 14 loops from the bottom 14 gray keys. You can trigger them at 1/2 time by pressing shift, then the loop key. 

     

    There are effects you can enable from the numbered black keys. Some are multi effects and some effects use knobs to adjust parameters. The last two effects buttons “9” and “0” are multi-effects. “9” will randomly turn on/off and stack effects. This happens based upon the midi notes that your OP-Z is sending. Each note triggers a random number that might fall into the threshold for a given effect. So the more notes that are played the more likely effects will be turned on or changed. “0” functions the same way but for triggering the loops. If you want to just play music and let the visuals surprise you, record the Loop randomizer “0” for the full length of the motion track.

    Effect button “7” turns on analog glitch controls. The button must be held down or recorded to keep the glitch controls working. Control the amount of glitch by the WHITE LED knobs. Effect button “8” turns on color controls. When first enabled, the screen will be black or all gray. You need to adjust the GREEN LED knobs to control all aspects of color. There is lots of power in this one setting.

     

    List of Button Actions

    • GIF 01

    • Digital Glitch Effect
    • GIF 02
    • Mirror Effect 1
    • GIF 03
    • Mirror Effect 2
    • GIF 04
    • GIF 05
    • 8-Bit Effect
    • GIF 06
    • Halftone Effect
    • GIF 07
    • GIF 08
    • Binary Effect
    • GIF 09
    • Analog Glitch Effect
    • GIF 10
    • Color Controls Effect
    • GIF 11
    • GIF 12
    • Effect Randomizer
    • GIF 13
    • Loop Randomizer
    • GIF 014

      View Info & Instructions PDF

      This is a custom videopak for the groundbreaking OP-Z audio / visual synthesizer by Teenage Engineering. 

      Large Download (149 MB)

      *Does not install on OP-Z synth. This only enables functionality when OP-Z is connected to the OP-Z app on a mobile device or mac and selected as the current videopak.

       

      beaufort scale 1.0 – Works on iPhones, iPads, Mac & Some Android devices. On Mac and iPad the aspect ratio forces slight image crop on right and left of screens.

      (iOS OP-Z App 1.2.8)

      (MacOS OP-Z App 1.2.5)

      (Android Confirmed Running: Pixel 2)

       

      Installing:

      On iOS Devices:

      1. Connect device to computer

      2. Copy videopaks folder from OP-Z app (using finder or iTunes) to desktop

      3. Copy "beaufort scale 1.0" folder into desktop videopaks folder

      4. Copy videopaks folder from desktop to iOS device. Replace current OP-Z app videopaks folder

      On Mac:

      Copy "beaufort scale 1.0" to ~/Library/Application\ Support/com.teenageengineering.te012.osx/videopaks

      On Android Devices:

      1. Connect device to computer

      2. Copy videopaks folder from OP-Z app to desktop

      3. Copy "beaufort scale 1.0" folder into desktop videopaks folder

      4. Copy videopaks folder from desktop to /storage/emulated/0/Android/data/com.teenageengineering.te012/files

      As with all of our videopaks, feel free to let us know how you like it or reach out if something isn't working properly. Also, let us know if you have ideas to improve something or if you want to collaborate with your own art, email us at synth@synthpaks.com