Imaginando has announced a significant revision to its software that allows you to easily create visuals that react to music.

Based on Imaginando’s most recent underlying framework, version 1.6.0 of VS Visual Synthesizer comes with a much requested feature; the ability to load images and videos to any layer. The refactor made at this level will allow Imaginando to soon present even more options such as camera input, Syphon / Spout layer input, among others.

The update includes various other changes.

The audio modulator has been revamped, allowing a more precise band filtering, along with frequency grid divisions, making it easier to isolate certain frequencies of the sound. A listen mode was also added to this module so you can easily hear exactly what is being used to trigger the audio modulator. This has led to inevitable misbehavior of pre-existent presets that make use of the audio modulators, so make sure to readjust the frequency band, as well as the threshold and gain parameters in your presets.

At the internal graphics engine level, some important modifications have been performed. While this is transparent to the user, if you own preset packs you will need to restore the purchase in order to redownload the packs as some of the shaders might not load due to these modifications.

Another important modification and aspect to take into account is the fact that we are moving to an individual preset management rather than a single file containing all the presets. This behavior shift has been introduced in BAM and we are now applying it to all products which will provide easier preset management. This leads to another inevitable step, preset migration. Once you start VS 1.6.0 it will look for any existing bank file and migrate each preset to an individual file, contained in a folder with the name of the bank.

We have also expanded the offer of plugin formats in both Windows and Mac. You can now find the VSfx version of VS in both Mac and Windows for both VST and VST3. Yes, VS is now available as a VST3 plugin for both VS and VSfx versions.

In celebration of the release of the update, VS for Windows and Mac (VST/VST3, AU) is offered at a 50% discount for a limited time (regular 99 EUR).

More information: Imaginando / VS