13 December 2009

† Animusic: Computer Animated Music †

Animusic is an American company specializing in the 3D visualization of MIDI-based music. The initial name of the company was Visual Music, and it was changed to Animusic in 1995.


The company is known for its Animusic compilations of computer-generated animations, based on MIDI events processed to simultaneously drive the music and on-screen action, leading to and corresponding to every sound.


Unlike many other music visualizations, the music drives the animation. While other productions might animate figures or characters to the music, the animated models in Animusic are created first, and are then programmed to follow what the music "tells them" to. 'Solo cams' in the

Many of the instruments appear to be robotic or play themselves using curious methods to produce and visualize the original compositions. The animations typically feature dramatically-lit rooms or landscapes.

There are many good music produced by Animusic and one of the best that I liked the most is 'Pipe Dream' and 'Pipe Dream 2'. Other good music are 'Future Retro' and 'Drum Machine'.

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