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Sound Spectrum rolls Winter Wonderland, Aeon iTunes visualizers

12 December 2010 5,087 views 4 Comments

The humble iTunes visualizer doesn’t get a lot of attention, which belies the mathematical and computational complexity required to create it, and the often mesmerizing displays they produce. One of the higher practitioners of this under appreciated art form is Andy O’Meara whose public face, Sound Spectrum, has just released two new visualizers.

O’Meara and Sound Spectrum deliver a seasonal bloom with Winter Wonders (shareware, $20), offering all-new, never before seen visuals. This continuously morphing stream of effects with adjustable zoom, speed, and music response is the perfect complement to favorite carols and holiday hits playing on your Mac in iTunes.

“We’ve created Winter Wonders to add magic and merriment to your holidays. Watch drifting snowflakes, fireworks, colorful lights, and more, as they come alive to your favorite holiday music!”

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Aeon (shareware, $20 with more features/controls) is a real-time visualizer for iTunes that can also visualize auxiliary or “line-in” audio. Featuring hundreds of effects, savable and scriptable effects, and interactive on-screen customization, Aeon is designed to be visually engaging and extremely reactive.

The two versions come with a bunch of extras, such as the ability to set Aeon as your screen saver, allow Aeon to run in different media players (i.e. WinAmp, RealPlayer and Windows Media Player) and add visualizations to live audio such as a guitar or your microphone.

O’Meara has authored some of the best-loved iTunes visualizers, including G-Force and Whitecap, both of which are also available as shareware with full versions starting at $20.

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