Date

6-2012

Degree Name

BS in Electrical Engineering

Department

Electrical Engineering Department

Advisor

Bryan J. Mealy

Abstract

In today’s society, we are able to enjoy listening to music on an assortment of high-tech devices such as home computers, or multimedia players, or personal audio players. A common characteristic of typical audio media players is that they lack the ability to provide visual stimulation in addition to the provided audio stimulus. Large public events, such as concerts, could be enhanced if they included visual effects in addition to audio stimulation. The goal of this project is to provide a graphical visualization that is automatically synchronized to an audio signal with a goal of enhancing the overall musical experience.

This system features a self-contained hardware and software solution that facilitates a quick setup time and is easy to transport. This system accepts stereo audio signals using a simple cable connection to a music player or audio processing equipment. The visualizer portion of this system uses existing technology to provide a low-cost solution to satisfy the need and features predefined visual settings, or banks, along with an edit mode to allow customization of any of the pre-defined visualizations. The music visualizer employs an intuitive to use controller to allow easy operation and switching between animations during a musical event.

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