Luz is a new project to Launchpad. It creates impressive visual effects that can react to music or be driven by a person using a MIDI controller or a gamepad.
It has been created by Ian McIntosh, part of a Portland, Oregon, artists collective who produce light and projection shows.
Here’s what the Luz page on the Light Troupe site has to say:
With one click, any movement or effect can dance to the beat, react to audio, or be driven directly by human input from any number of any device: Gamepads & Joysticks, MIDI knobs & sliders, MIDI Pianos & Drums, WiiMotes, Wacom Tablets, and any app that can send OpenSoundControl.
Ian has provided a handy series of YouTube tutorials, to get you started. If you want to try it out, here’s the first of those tutorials: