The Atari Video Music is an analog audio visualizer produced by Atari in 1976. Originally marketed to accompany your home stereo system, it quickly caught on as tool used in music videos or video art. Simply plug in any audio source or (control voltage source!) and begin tweaking the reactive shapes and colors to a wide array of variability.
We have added unique modifications to further its uses which include:
- 1/8 in. stereo input (for easy use with Ipods, Smartphones, etc.)
- 1/4 in. inputs for left and right channel (affecting vertical and horizontal effects)
- A grounded IEC power supply
- A sterdy composite (RCA) video output
- A unique distortion output (We discovered a unique circuit that behaves somewhat like a wave rectifier. Its character of distortion is totally unique)
NOTE: Actual appearance may vary slightly from the photo.
Factory Functions include:
Power: Turns unit on and off.
Shape (solid): Any imaged that is displayed will be solid
Shape (hole): One stereo channel controls the outside with a hole in the center controlled by the other stereo channel.
Shape (ring): Both stereo channels will represent 2 outline shapes that retain their thickness with the pulse of the music
Shape (auto): The system automatically cycles at random between the different Shape settings as well as the next 8 buttons:
Horizontal 1: Displays 1 generated image.
Horizontal 2: Displays 2 horizontal generated images
Horizontal 4: Displays 4 horizontal generated images
Horizontal 8: Displays 8 horizontal generated images
Vertical 1: Displays 1 generated image
Vertical 2: Displays 2 vertical generated images
Vertical 4: Displays 4 vertical generated images
Vertical 8: Displays 8 vertical generated images