SoftSkies
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iTunes visualizer with animated cloudscapes.   Demo ($20.00)
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SoftSkies is a real-time music visualizer for media players and can also visualize auxiliary or "line-in" audio. SoftSkies features hundreds of effects, savable and scriptable effects, and interactive on-screen customization. SoftSkies is designed to be visually engaging and extremely reactive while allowing you to customize and control it.
What's New
Version 1.7:
  • FFT audio data is now auto-normalized, offering automated visual response sensitivity adjustment based on incoming audio. This ensures that you get a visually responsive experience no matter what you're listening to.
  • Added audio auto-detect, which auto-scans all audio input sources for an active audio source. This new feature is enabled by default for the screen saver and can be enabled for the V-Bar and Standalone.
  • Added UI elements in the screen saver control panel/settings to set the audio auto-detect, the preferred audio source, the frame rate, and the current visual preset.
  • Improved screen saver and V-Bar support, including the internal sharing of audio devices so that multiple engine instances can now visualize the same audio source.
  • The V-Bar for Windows now supports multiple display devices.
  • Fixes to tile modes in the V-Bar.
  • Added 64-bit support for iTunes and Standalone on Mac OS X.
  • Added 64-bit support for Windows Media Player and Windows Media Center.
  • Addressed an issue where SoftSkies would hang on exit due to a deadlock.
  • Now mangling ObjC classnames to prevent Mac OS X namespace collisions within iTunes and the Mac OS X screen saver subsystem.
  • Fixed issue where clicks were not hitting UI elements.
  • Improved Mac OS X and Windows audio input source detection and handling.
  • Fixed issue under Windows where the full screen resolution selection list was empty.
  • Various install/uninstall fixes for J. River Media Center.
  • Addressed issue where license code validation would mistakenly fail or the engine would mistakenly report that it needs to be reinstalled.
  • Mac OS X and Windows installer improvements for better compatibility.
  • Removed Google Desktop support (it has been discontinued by Google).
  • Now using the new iTunes visual API in iTunes 10.5 and later.
  • Enhanced error handling support for the Mac OS X installer under PowerPC.
  • Fixed 'Reset All Settings' in the Settings menu.
Version 1.7:
  • FFT audio data is now auto-normalized, offering automated visual response sensitivity adjustment based on incoming audio. This ensures that you get a visually responsive experience no matter what you're listening to.
  • Added audio auto-detect, which auto-scans all audio input sources for an active audio source. This new feature is enabled by default for the screen saver and can more...
Requirements
  • Intel/PPC
  • Mac OS X 10.4 or later
  • iTunes



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SoftSkies User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 1.x:
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Lvdoc commented on 26 Mar 2010
The photo on this page looks like it's from either Arches Natl. park or
Canyonlands, Utah. I used to live in Moab. It looks better in real life. For about the same price as this screensaver, you could probably travel there.
[Version 1.5.2]


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tankknight commented on 27 Jun 2008
I loved it ... Put some mellow music on, this visualizer and I was out! Got an upgrade notice for a week time limit of $15. Whoa! Half of the original cost and no changes except a fix when an iTunes update breaks it. Shame these people are so greedy. Well I have dropped this visualizer. WhiteCap expires soon and I am sure that they will want at least $15 to upgrade, so I will be dropping WhiteCap next. However, when G-Force comes up for renewal I will have to hem and haw (really cool visualizer) until the grace period expires ... then I will drop it. A lot of good stuff coming out of developers these days and most are not greedy. Bye!
[Version 1.4.2]


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alas! reviewed on 14 May 2008
Yawn...a rather uninspiring dud, imo, and dreadfully overpriced. Just not very interesting. Esthetically, two thumbs down.
[Version 1.4.1]


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8oo8 reviewed on 21 Dec 2006
While the cloud theme is pleasant, it's just not all that interesting. Most of the features in the trial version are blocked, making a full evaluation impossible.
But, I can say without any hesitation, even with crippled trial version, SoftSkies just isn't in the same league with the brilliantly designed G-Force, which is always fascinating.
As a previous reviewer stated, SoftSkies isn't worth the $20 or $30 cost, while G-Force is.
[Version 1.1]

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Orion-Mk.-V replied on 11 Oct 2007
Agreed. There are more interesting FREE screensavers out there and GForce is worth the cash.
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Orion-Mk.-V replied on 11 Oct 2007
Doh! I meant to say "visualizer" and not screensaver.
burypromote

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Mathias commented on 21 Dec 2006
I tried it but it's more interesting to see an ant get burnt with a magnifying glass. sorry =(
[Version 1.1]


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rossonero commented on 14 Nov 2006
I think you're missing the point, bro. SoftSkies is the opposite of G-Force: mellow, subtle, chill vs. psychedelic, wild, etc. If I was running a viz shop, I'd do exactly that: create vastly different products that appeal to totally diff peeps. My 2 cents.
[Version 1.0]


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Juki reviewed on 12 Nov 2006
Sorry, but I'm afraid that SoftSkies just isn't all that interesting as a visualizer.
While G-Force, from the same developer, is incredibly unique and wonderful, SoftSkies is, merely, pretty pedestrian. While there are numerous settings to change the forground, background or colors, its still just clouds passing across the sky....I lost interest in it pretty quickly.
And at $20 for the Gold, and $30 for the Platinum edition.....the same as for G-Force, there's just no way I'd pay those prices for SoftSkies....it's definitely overpriced. And I think that the $20 or $30 for G-Force is well worth the money.
While I was, and still am, overwhelmed and awed by G-Force, SoftSkies is totally underwhelming.....it just leaves me feeling cold and disappointed.
I guess I'd have to say that it's somewhat of a turkey.
[Version 1.0]


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Date:07 Dec 2011
Platform:PPC 64 / PPC 32 / Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
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SoftSkies is a real-time music visualizer for media players and can also visualize auxiliary or "line-in" audio. SoftSkies features hundreds of effects, savable and scriptable effects, and interactive on-screen customization. SoftSkies is designed to be visually engaging and extremely reactive while allowing you to customize and control it.


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