i was also wondering, just an idea, what if u could make synesthesia that it would monitor all the output audio in windows, so when i listen for example to a song on youtube without a video i still have ambx from the music
or so that when i play a song in wmp i dont have to go to now playing all the time and i can stay in the music library
this would be so awesome
As DeltaBlast and npcartwright have rightly said, Synesthesia already does this, and was its whole purpose for being created, to allow any music played through your computer to produce lighting effects. I suggest you have a play around with your favourite music videos.
Razunter wrote:Best app ever... But need more features. Hotkeys for switching modes for example.
I am glad that so many people are enjoying it
. Consider hotkeys on the list of improvements to do.
S@uDepp wrote:2. Icon sharing with "illuminate" (one icon - one menue)
I know I've already replied to this, but this comment got me thinking about amBX Illuminate, and how it won't work while Aurora Synesthesia is operational (one has to take priority over the other). As some people may prefer to have statically changing lights, but be able to use AS all the time as a single amBX controlling tool, i've spent this evening adding my very own version of Illuminate into the program
This gives the same effect as amBX Illuminate, but as a mode under the Aurora menu. There are three presets available under the new "Illumination Preset" menu that i've based off popular amBX Illuminate profiles, these being Original (What amBX Illuminate's default is), Rainbow (pretty self explanitory), and Candle (which is using the Candle02 profile created by escase).
Due the the way AS operates, some transitions between colours aren't as smooth as Illuminate, but with AS I have the ability to mix in sound-to-light effects. This can only be done though when you select two specific modes. See, during my testing of Aurora and Synesthesia I've found certain combinations of settings to produce visual results that I am personally not happy with. This is why the Immersive Synesthesia mode deactivates Aurora, yet the other combinations are rather pleasent. This is true with Illuminate Aurora, but rather than the effect not being good, virtually no sound-to-light visuals come through at all, so I have Aurora switch Synesthesia off when that happens.
Don't fear, this doesn't mean that you can't get sound-to-light effects on top of illuminate. To achieve this you need both Aurora and Synesthesia to be in what I call their "exclusive" modes (i've changed the menu slightly to make this more obvious). So Immersive Synesthesia can't work with Average or Vibrant Aurora, and Illuminate Aurora can't work with Ambient and Reactive Synesthesia, but Illuminate Aurora + Immersive Synesthesia does work.
I know i've probably not explained it all too well, but without resorting to a diagram
its the best I can do.
My intent with this feature isn't to replace amBX illuminate as I think thats a great little tool that gives good effects, but at the same time I'm the developer of Aurora Synesthesia, and want it to be as full featured and useful as possible. In its current state Illuminate Aurora is no substitue for the real illuminate as there are no custom preset options for either this or the sound-to-light visualisations, but when that day comes I hope it will satisfy a lot of people.
Please continue to provide your comments and suggestions, and I hope you all like the idea of adding this feature. I know its not the fix for Aero, but it has only took one evening to get working so its staying