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