If you have finished working on your Mac for the day or you are just taking a break, but still have your favorite music playing, why not add a little pizzazz to the screen? The Music app on Mac comes with an interesting feature known as Visualizer.
Visualizer is a light show that plays along with your music. You can adjust the Visualizer to your taste and just sit back and watch as the colours and lights bounce of your screen.
Never used the Music app Visualizer before? Not to worry, that’s why you’ve go use, to show you how to enjoy a light show with your songs!
How to Enable the Music Visualizer
- First off, go to the Music app on your Mac and tune into any radio station, playlist, or sing you want.
- Next, go to the menu bar and click Window > Visualizer. A colorful light show that moves with your song will take over your Mac’s screen.
How to Adjust the Music Visualizer
There are two options you can select from to customize the Music Visualizer. There are also some handy keyboard shortcuts to change the scene while you watch. Go to the menu bar and click Window > Visualizer Settings. You can choose either Visualizer or Classic Visualizer, depending on what you want.
After you have chosen your preferred Visualizer type, press the question mark (?) key during the light show and the shortcut keys will be displayed in the top left corner of the screen.
You can change the mode or palette, display the details of the song you’re playing, and toggle auto-cycle freeze mode, nebula mode, camera lock, and the frame rate display which you can see in the bottom right corner of the screen.
You can change the mode using the M key. Different effects will come up from ribbons to sparkles. So this is definitely a favorite shortcut to play with to get the effect you like best for the song.
Classic Visualizer Settings
The Classic Visualizer doesn’t have as many options as the Visualizer and it features quite a different type of light show. However, you can still toggle the frame rate display, view the song either briefly or permanently, and reset to the default settings. You can also press the question mark key to open additional settings such as changing the configuration (scene movement).
You can also exit the full-screen mode by pressing the Esc key. The Visualizer will the be displayed on your screen in a resizable window.
Wrapping it Up
The Music app Visualizer offers an even more interesting way to enjoy your favorite songs on your Mac. Are you going to give it a try? Let us know what you think about it via the comments below.