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Fountain of Colors, desktop music visualizer


 Realtime FFT music visualizer with scalable bars and colors

Examples  —  Settings overview  —  How-to: Rainmeter (1)  (2)

     Download Rainmeter  (2 MB)  •  :windows: Windows 7, 8, 10
     Download skin (1.4 MB)  •  Right-side of this page

    v4.0a10 (01 Jun 2021)  - (Alpha 10) - Decreased FFT buffer size. (4096bins)
                            Increased smoothness. (2 avg. values)
                            Decreased fading peak decay duration. (700ms)
                            Increased fading peak update interval. (3500ms) (Requires reset)
    v4.0a9 (01 Nov 2020)  - (Alpha 9) 11px Thickness; 8px Gap; 370px Height;
    v4.0a6 (17 Jun 2020)  - (Alpha 6) Imported new menu from Monstercat Visualizer.
    v4.0a3 (13 Mar 2020)  - (Alpha 3) Added "Fading Peaks" effect.
                            - Improved audio plugin.
    v3.8.4 (15 Jan 2019)  - Skin revealed by default w/o playing audio (1px Min Bar Height)
    v3.8.2 (02 Nov 2018)  - Fix freezing: Use efficient event-driven update loop in separate thread
                            - Fix visual data loss: Store buffer data properly before buffer release
                            - Crash prevention: Stop device re-initialization on error in update loop
                            - Use "Pro Audio" task for high priority access to the low-latency stream
                            - Recommended default settings: 8192 Interpolated samples
      v3.8 (14 Aug 2018)    - Improvements in the modified AudioLevel plugin:
                            - Zero-padding for smoother bass section
                            - Hann periodic window for better spectral analysis
                            - Stereo-to-mono corrected using time-domain average
                            - Resume capture more quickly by releasing buffer earlier
                            - Use engine's minimum supported buffer size for faster release
                            - Support more devices, try IsFormatSupported() for requested formats
                            - Stop doing unnecessary FFTs for non-selected channels (see notes)
                            - Move FFT outside capture loop; skip RMS/Peak calculation in Bands (v3.7.1)
                            - Recommended default setting: Smoothness (0 past values)
   v3.6.21 (02 Nov 2018)  - Restore intended timing behavior (Rollback vanilla plugin to RM 4.1)
                            (Default settings used in latest version):
    v3.6.7 (08 Feb 2017)  Filters (0ms Attack) (0ms Decay);
      v3.2 (15 May 2015)  Bands generated (80)

 Optionally, you may reset your skin settings to the latest defaults by using the "Clean Install" skin version inside the top-most dated link

  •  Close the options window during installation
  •  Close Notepad or any text editor with skin files open during installation
  •  Run "GenerateBands.ini" or "Initialize.ini" skins after installation
  •  Open Volume Mixer, set player and Rainmeter volume level equal to system volume
  •  Use PCM format, disable sound enhancements in your audio device's settings
  •  Requires Windows 7 Service Pack 1 with Platform Update or later
  •  More troubleshooting:…

    dgrace — AudioLevel plugin
    SnGmng — Improved AudioLevel plugin
    smurfier — Original ColorChanger.lua script
    Kittoes — Skin generation concept
    Free Nature StockWallpaper
    Functionality included in old versions -
    HiTBiT-PA — Color picker from Desktop VU-Meter 3
    Socks the Fox — Wallpaper colors from Chameleon plugin
    Brian — System colors from SysColor plugin
    jsmorley — InputText demo for editing settings
    MarcoPixel — Display audio device name from Monstercat Visualizer
    Blantas — Context menu concept from Animated Vinyl Player
    poiru — Custom song colors via NowPlaying plugin

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Rainmeter has stopped working the past 2 days an I believe this is the culprit. I completely deleted and reinstalled all files, and this is the only file for me that has reinstalled with problems. After downloading and installing, I can't generate any bands. When the options load, I will reroot the audio signature to my default device, but there are no bars anywhere. All the settings within the visualizer and styling is unchangeable, none of the sliders will budge, no sign of the visualizer anywhere on my screen. And yes, I am playing audio during the entire install :(

Is there a way to change to styling to have random colours for each bar like the older versions of Fountain of Colors again?

WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE is the best what e seen :oooooooooooOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO0000000000000000000000000000000000

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I've done all the troubleshooting, it just doesn't work for me, no clue what to do to get it working :/

WARN (14:17:22.419) Fountain of Colors\Fountain of Colors.ini - [Audio]: Audio output device '{}.{f0eab2dd-a16e-4edc-92ee-33f83d5f13a7}' not found (error 0x80070490).

please fix this bug

It happened unexpectedly

I love ur work

Hello creator , i loved your worked so much , it is easy to customize . but can you make clone to change colour ? cause i want to make my setup 2 tone colour

i cant do it too 180 Angel it works only 179 and 181 pls fix this

try right click then edit skin. from there you can change angle to 180

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