Notch – a real-time visual effects software created by 10bit Technologies, is great video graphics tool for interactive content and live visual effects. This node-based, real-time compositing software package can be used as either a stand-alone media server or in conjunction with our existing systems like BlackTrax and d3. It can be used to create and play back generative effects in real-time enabling the editing and creation of HD content in a node-based environment. Because Notch content is rendered in real-time on the GPU, it can be used to add effects to a live video capture. It can also be configured to respond to live stage data, and thus, it can be triggered through audio, MIDI or automation.