Linux Candy

Linux Candy: projectM – music visualizer originally based on Milkdrop

In Operation

Here’s a short video showcasing projectM in action.

We’re using just 3 presets in our video: Rovarar – Future Speakers, Rovastar & Geiss – Dynamic Swirls 3 (Twisted Truth Mix) and fIShbRaiN – crazy diamond. There are, in fact, tens of thousands of preset files available. Each preset file defines the visualizations via pixel shaders and Milkdrop-style equations and parameters.

The music featured in the video is a track called Beat Thee by Alexander Nakarada released under a No Attribution CC license.

Summary

projectM is a wonderfully sublime music visualizer. It fully warrants our strongest recommendation and inclusion in the Linux Candy series.

Besides a huge arsenal of presets available from the project’s GitHub repositories, the software offers endless customization possibilities. Configure everything from the preset duration, beat sensitivity, texture site, Easter Egg parameter, and much more.

This is cross-platform software running on Linux, macOS, and Windows.

Website: github.com/projectM-visualizer/projectm
Support: Milkdrop “Cream of the Crop” Presets, Classic Preset Pack
Developer: projectM Team
License: GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL) v2.1

projectM is written in C++ and C. Learn C++ with our recommended free books and free tutorials. Learn C with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

Pages in this article:
Page 1 – Introduction / Installation
Page 2 – In Operation / Summary


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3 comments

  1. I definitly want a vizualizer that work on my pc led. Change colors, rythms, intensities. Just wants to see my pc enjoying musics 😀

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