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Soundstream for Mac

Screensaver reacts to sound.

Free
In English
Version 1.5
4.6
Based on 9 user rates

Soundstream overview

Soundstream is a Mac OS X screensaver created with Quartz Composer. It consists of a randomly moving particle generator (reminiscent of Flurry) that reacts to the sound level and pitch picked up by your computer's microphone.

Soundstream looks great as a replacement to the iTunes visualizer, pulsing appropriately to the music.

Also works without a microphone or using the Line In version available on the FAQ page.

What’s new in version 1.5

Version 1.5:
  • "Alternate stream blooming"
  • Improved random particle positions
  • Improved 3D visuals
  • Improved version checking
  • Graphical splash screen

Soundstream for Mac

Free
In English
Version 1.5

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4.6

(9 Reviews of Soundstream)

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  • User Ratings

dzih526
dzih526
Oct 23 2019
1.5
0.0
Oct 23 2019
0.0
Version: 1.5
It doesn't work on Mac OS Catalina
misjase
misjase
Jun 20 2016
1.5
4.5
Jun 20 2016
4.5
Version: 1.5
This is my favorite screen saver, by far. It is configurable enough, beautiful AND interactive (“aware”, with some imagination...); and it kicks in as an iTunes visualiser as a bonus. I could not ask for more in terms of features and function. Unfortunately I have noticed that in my OS 10.11.5 the settings for the screen saver open as a blank window, so I am left to either contend with the default settings or open the Quartz file in TextWrangler or some HEX editor and set the plist values there, based on recollection or experimentation. I have tried to simply copy a preference file for Soundstream, created in a previous OS, but this time it did not accept the custom settings. Fortunately, TextWrangler formats the plist section within the Quartz file nicely so settings are pretty much recognisable. Whether or not the developer may address this issue in a later release I am still silly happy with its beauty and responsiveness to surrounding sound sources.
Whit-g
Whit-g
May 15 2015
1.5
5.0
May 15 2015
5.0
Version: 1.5
Still working as of OS X 10.10.3. Still awesome.
Kwojniak
Kwojniak
Aug 12 2006
1.5
5.0
Aug 12 2006
5.0
Version: 1.5
Really awesome screensaver! I love it!
Tjreck
Tjreck
Aug 7 2006
1.5
5.0
Aug 7 2006
5.0
Version: 1.5
One of my top 5 favorite screensavers. Excellent work.
marrygarry001
marrygarry001
May 12 2021
1.5
4.0
May 12 2021
4.0
Version: 1.5
misjase
misjase
Jun 20 2016
4.5
Jun 20 2016
4.5
Version: null
Whit-g
Whit-g
May 15 2015
5.0
May 15 2015
5.0
Version: null
Wentworth3
Wentworth3
Feb 28 2014
4.5
Feb 28 2014
4.5
Version: null
aetheron
aetheron
Feb 26 2014
5.0
Feb 26 2014
5.0
Version: null
Kwojniak
Kwojniak
Aug 12 2006
5.0
Aug 12 2006
5.0
Version: null
Tjreck
Tjreck
Aug 7 2006
5.0
Aug 7 2006
5.0
Version: null
The-Rotten-Apple
The-Rotten-Apple
Dec 9 2005
5.0
Dec 9 2005
5.0
Version: null
M2atmac
M2atmac
Dec 6 2005
3.8
Dec 6 2005
3.8
Version: null