Design Strategies for a Hybrid Video Synthesizer




video synthesizer, eurorack, modular, audiovisual performance


INTRODUCTION: Technological advances have led to newer instruments and forms of audiovisual performance. Simultaneously, there has been a resurgence of analogue equipment in sound synthesis. However, such instruments for video synthesis are yet to be well established.

OBJECTIVES: The primary objective of this research is to propose design guidelines for designing hybrid video synthesizers and develop a working prototype.

METHODS: Through a study of historical and contemporary practises, design guidelines for a hybrid video synthesizer are proposed. A prototype instrument is then developed and used in live performances to justify the guidelines.

RESULTS: The hybrid approach towards audiovisual performance has some merit, however, it may only be relevant to a certain group of people already familiar with modular workflows.

CONCLUSION: The merits and demerits of our design proposal using the prototype instrument has been noted in this research. Future plans have also been discussed.




How to Cite

Sen S, Correia NN, Tahiroğlu K. Design Strategies for a Hybrid Video Synthesizer. EAI Endorsed Trans Creat Tech [Internet]. 2021 Mar. 19 [cited 2024 Apr. 18];8(27):e3. Available from: