Like Music Visualizers? Then Try This.

Back in the day, Radio Shack used to sell something call a colour organ.  It looked like this.

Radio Shack Color Organ


I’m only mildly embarrassed to say that I had one (the three-channel model!) in my room. I’d turn up the music, turn off the lights and watch the thing throb.

I soon became besotted with any sort of light display that followed along with the music.  You can imagine how excited I was when LED VU meters came into vogue.  And when music software began offering visualizers, I went along with that for a while.

Now I’m done.  The novelty is finally over.  Or at least it was.

FastCoDesign directs our attention to George & Jonathan, an electronic band who have incorporated a full-spectrum music visualizer into their site–and in 3D, no less.  Click your mouse and drag things around for a bit. It’s kinda Tron-ish–and I mean that in a good way.

George and Jonathan visualizer

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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