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Equalizer Spectrum- Samurize v4 -ANY MEDIA PLAYER- by kARTechnology Equalizer Spectrum- Samurize v4 -ANY MEDIA PLAYER- by kARTechnology
:community::community: :stereo: 35,000 DOWNLOADS SO FAR!!! :stereo: :community::community:
:star: Huge Thanks to :star:
Developer of SpecGP Plugin for Samurize ~permetix Website:… DeviantART:
and the excellent BASS sound library (free for non-commercial purposes) provided by
:spotlight-left: Presenting you for the first time :spotlight-right:
> The most awaited Samurize Plugin which works for ANY MEDIA PLAYER, (WMP, VLC, iTunes, WinAMP, foobar2000, Firefox, IE, Media Monkey...) is here

> This is a highly configurable spectrum analyzer / VU meter. It's NOT tied to any specific player, NOR does it require any plugins to be used by your music player. It analyzes the audio output of the sound card in REALTIME: it works with music, games, TV, DVD, etc.

:? Installation :?
> Watch this video for installation…
> See included instructions in the download for setting up.
> Samurize works on Windows 8 / 7 / Vista (64 bit and 32 bit). Use Compatibility mode (Windows XP SP3) in properties dialog of Samurize Setup.
> This plugin Works by analyzing your sound output via the "Stereo Mix" Device. It WON'T WORK if you don't have it. You may try updating your audio card drivers.
:helpdesk: :faq: FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions :faq: :helpdesk:
-> I don't have stereo mix. Now what?
1) try downloading your PC's or Laptop's audio driver from the manufacturer and install, it solves most of the problems as you can see in the comments.

-> How do I Lock the position of the Equalizer?
watch video:…

-> Can I set this as a screen saver?
1) Yes you can. it is included with samurize itself
2) but you need to have music running for it to work :music:

-> how can I change the colors and transparency?

1) Samurize notification area icon > right click > edit config file
2) (see left side) Select "meter zero" (in left side)
3) (see right side) Display tab > configure >

a) alpha: is for transparency
b) solid color(1 color)/gradient(2 colors)/zones(3 colors)
and you can change color in that color box

a) alpha: is for transparency
b) and you can change color in that color box

4)> ok > save (ctrl + s)
5) Samurize notification area icon > right click > Reload config

->Also, how did you add the reflection? asked by
there's a "mirror" in the plugin configuration...
see above question's steps for getting to the plugin configuraion

-> how to play it through an optical / coaxial out. This will work for any digital device.
1) Open Sound panel
2) Select Speakers as the default playback device
3) Go to the "Recording" tab
4) Right click and enable "Show Disabled Devices"
5) Click on Stereo Mix
6) Right click on the new device and click "Enable"
7) Right click on the new device and click "Set as Default Device"
8) Double click on the new device to open the Properties window
9) Go to the "Listen" tab
10) Click on the "Listen to this device" checkbox
11) Select your HDMI or Digital device from the "Playback through this device" list
:lightbulb: Change log :lightbulb:
V4: added more colors, updated instructions and preview and SpecGP plugin to 1.3 in the zip file
v3: added more colors
v2: initial release of new EQ Spectrum - FOR ANY MEDIA PLAYER
v1: initial release of EQ Spectrum with winAMP plugin

> Bugs: If the volume is low the bars will have low height, if volume high the bars move perfectly, and if it is in mute they wont move.

:) Gallery of desktop's of people using this :)

:clone: If you are uploading a modded version of my config, please link to this page, give credit to original creators :) and message me.
:helpdesk: :email: Feel free to leave any comment, if you have any problems. :email: :helpdesk:
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SquigglyPiano Featured By Owner 2 days ago
is there any way to make the equalizer work through a playback device rather than a recording device?
Chiller252 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm looking for a way to change the refresh rate to 144hz, much like my monitor.
lonely-shadow-mutt Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014
can anyone offer any help?
i did everything exactly as i was told on the video, and yet, the bars dont move when i play music through itunes 
madnikki Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Is there anyway to get the bars to jump higher? I usually run my volume at 10% because I have sensitive headphones but that means that the bars barely jump up
gunfreak57 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I get an error that says "The procedure entry point BASS_RecordGetDeviceInfo could not be located in the dynamic link library BASS.dll." I put bass.dll in my sysWOW64 folder and put everything else where it's suppose to go so do you know what could be the problem?
djspeaky Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  New member
I have problem... when i click on samurize > select config file > EQ SPECTRUM v4 > and i choose skin.. give me this error "program can not start because your computer is missing Bass.dll. Try to solve this problem by reinstalling the program." please, tell me.. what is wrong?
dirty1391 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014
Did you copy the Bass.dll into your operating systems folder? Copy it into Computer>Local Disk (C:)>Windows> *and then it's either* System32 *or* SysWOW64, depending on your bit.
ChargersDen Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014
Fantastic work mate, one question. 

Is there anyway to flip it?

As in to have it on the top of the screen going down/

kARTechnology Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Student
yes you can
kader91 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014
Did the same things shown in the video, the bars are not moving and I set default device as stereo mix.
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