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Stunning iTunes Visualizers for Mavericks, iTunes 11

9 March 2014 5,826 views No Comment

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iTunes visualizers were, once upon a time, a big deal, a real selling point for both iTunes and the Mac. While some vendors, notably the ever excellent Sound Spectrum, still deliver new and updated products, iTunes visualizers development has definitely seen better days.

Nevertheless, there are still plenty of excellent free iTunes visualizers available.

• LED Spectrum Analyzer (download)
— A spectrum analyser display in the style of a typical hi-fi system, using bargraph displays that emulate LEDs or similar electronic display technology
— Shown above

• GasLight (download)
— This classic iTunes visualizer is now fully compatible with iTunes 11

• Jacket (download)
— A very basic visualizer that display album cover art
— Back in 2011, when iTunes left 32-bit behind, Jacket was the first iTunes visualizer plugin to go 64-bit

• Cover Version (download)
— A very basic visualizer that display album cover art

• Cubism (download)
— Simple, colorful, fun and (slightly) useful for visualizing music in iTunes

• Fountain (download)
— This visualizer only works in iTunes 32-bit mode

Wow Labs Visualizers
— Wow Labs hasn’t actively developed their various iTunes visualizers for several years
— Some of the 11 available visualizers work well, like Dragon, while others either don’t work at all (aqua flow) or only partially (one day)

iTunes Visualizers: The Gold Standard Is Sound Spectrum

All hail Andy O’Meara, the guy who started Sound Spectrum back in 2000. Whether you just roll with the free (limited functionality) versions of these truly excellent iTunes visualizers or pay for an enhanced version, you can’t go wrong with Sound Spectrum iTunes visualizers.

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• Aeon (download)
— A new dimension in music visualization, rich with content variety, color and artistic depth
— Shown above
— A regularly updated visualizer from Sound Spectrum, enhanced versions available

• SoftSkies (download)
— A digital window on the world
— A regularly updated visualizer from Sound Spectrum, enhanced versions available

• WhiteCap (download)
— A sleek and sophisticated music visualizer and screensaver that features futuristic, wireframe mesh visuals with dynamic backgrounds and colors
— A regularly updated visualizer from Sound Spectrum, enhanced versions available

• G-Force (download)
— Dynamic and sophisticated, yet entirely artistic, music visualization available
— A regularly updated visualizer from Sound Spectrum, enhanced versions available

• Winter Wonders (download)
— Drifting snowflakes, fireworks, colorful lights, etc come alive to your favorite holiday music
— A regularly updated visualizer from Sound Spectrum, enhanced versions available

For what it’s worth, all of the above iTunes visualizers were tested on a 2011 iMac running OS X 10.9.x Mavericks. As your mileage could vary, please provide you feedback and tips in the comments below…

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