drew b harris
musician / software developer / electrical engineer
> ViLA

Visual music performance accompaniment with openFrameworks and iOS, built for the Germany Germany live performance.

ViLA, Virtual Light Array, is the mobile companion to lightarray. Written in C++ with the openFrameworks toolkit, ViLA is my first iOS application. Similar to light array, ViLA receives a light pattern in real-time through UDP network broadcast packets. The light patterns are created in Ableton Live in the same way as the patterns for the physical lightarray installation.

The application works well with minimal latency on an adhoc network, but UDP packets are dropped frequently when on a public wireless router.