audiospectrum 1.2 reviewDownload
audiospectrum is a very simple quartz screensaver that reacts to ambient audio.
audiospectrum is a very simple quartz screensaver that reacts to ambient audio. It's simple as possible to keep processor load and heat minimal. This is the good one, in my opinion, the screenshot really doesn't do it justice.
Click the 'More Information' link on this page for all the other audio-based quartz screensavers I've made. I may try to combine some of these, but keeping CPU use low is the priority.
To use these create (if it doesn't already exist) a folder called "Screen Savers" in your ~/Library folder and place the file there. It will then be available in ScreenSavers preference pane.
Note: If you are using a PowerMac or other computer without a built in microphone, you need to either adjust your default input in Sound Preference Pane so the screensaver can "hear" it, or email me or leave a comment if that doesn't work, so I can provide a version that monitors the line in. (I don't have a computer like this to test it on.)
I figured out how to separate the audio spectrum, so there is a low, mid, and high band! The color of each band depends on the relative strengths of each band so it's kinda interesting actually, and it's quite responsive.
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