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Immersion

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Musical visualization
« on: November 23, 2008, 11:14:03 AM »
I think most of us listen to music must of the time in front of the computer, personally I find it very hard to enjoy the music when reading or chatting with people simultaneously , and stare into the wall is not so interesting either, is there some kind visualization that will visualize the music in an meaningful way, and I am not talking about windows media player, there must be something better.

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Re: Musical visualization
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2008, 11:19:31 AM »

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Re: Musical visualization
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2008, 11:23:44 AM »
I refuse to use iTunes, but this itunes visualizer looks surprisingly good..


It is however questionable of how much if these visualize are in phase with the music, looks kind of random.

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Re: Musical visualization
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2008, 11:37:48 AM »
If you've never seen g-force you should try it. Stunningly beautiful at times, very responsive, great with ambient...
Many believe it's the best viz, hands down. Works with a number of "players".

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Re: Musical visualization
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2008, 11:40:29 AM »
Alright, I will try the demo version....is the demo complete ?


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« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2008, 11:47:07 AM »
Fairly I think... I've had the full version for a few years.
Incredible variety of elements, morphing into each other...

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Re: Musical visualization
« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2008, 09:21:29 PM »
Have tried G-force 3.7 now, I must say wow!
This looks very good, very hypnotic, and adds visual dimension to the music...
Looks like I need to buy an second monitor for this, so I can have it running on an separate monitor...

I also have noticed that it consume about 50% of my cpu, might be cause I have a quite old GFX (ATI Radeon 9200SE).
Is it a native software only, or does it use the GPU as well ?

Also is their any advantage to use G-force in your media player, for instance will it analyze the audio better ?
I have not got it to work in Xmplay yet, so I have only got the stand-alone version to work...
Maybe it will respond better to the music if I use it in the media player.

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Re: Musical visualization
« Reply #7 on: November 27, 2008, 03:52:10 PM »
Type h to get a list of keyboard shortcuts. I think "pixel-doubling" and "line-boost" help with slowness.
There are other things you can do, like limit the frame-rate or frame-size to help with speed.
(I have a fairly fast machine, so I forget the details of all that.)

I don't think the standalone responds differently, but I could be wrong. (I use MediaMonkey, a great player/organiser for your music.) Type + or - to adjust the sensitivity to the music.

It's quite configurable if you read the documentation, and they have a user forum at their site. You can even design/share your own "elements" if you're technically inclined.

And yes... wow  :o
« Last Edit: November 27, 2008, 03:55:39 PM by GerryR »

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Re: Musical visualization
« Reply #8 on: November 27, 2008, 07:25:02 PM »
Alright, thanks for the tips, I am sure that help, it is very important that it flows 100% smooth, otherwise you do not get that hypnotic effect which draws you in...

I still got an old single core processor (northwood 2.2 GHZ), with extremely bad multitasking... so I doubt I can get it to flow unless I turn of all other programs. I might buy the Core i7 next month, even though the prices are sky high right now on the market...

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Re: Musical visualization
« Reply #9 on: December 02, 2008, 06:26:53 PM »
Going out for a drive turns music into a soundtrack or parking somewhere with a view is also good and now that gas prices have dropped to below the $2 mark its practical again.

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