Dancing Waves

For this weeks project I decided to work with sound and try to connect it to a sketch that we developed in the math for p5 session with Jiwon. My start point was the following sketch:

 Sin, Cos waves generation in ICM Math help session with Jiwon.

Sin, Cos waves generation in ICM Math help session with Jiwon.

As part of my exploration I decided to create a toggle button so that I could control de audio and pause it whenever I want to. I started playing with different waves distributed in the vertical space and applying different colors and opacity in order to generate an interesting visualization.

 Using the sound amplitude as an input in the waves amplitude

Using the sound amplitude as an input in the waves amplitude

Once I was able to connect the audio with the amplitude of the waves I tried to incorporate more opacity in order for the ellipses to leave a trace and play with the interactivity of the sketch. The final result is a series of waves generated with the “sin” function which also change the colors according to the same function and are mapped in the y axis (the higher in y the bigger the ellipse size). The amplitude of the waves changes according to the amplitude of the sound waves which make it look like they are dancing with the music.

 Final Design and distribution of waves in the space

Final Design and distribution of waves in the space