SoundSpectrum G-Force & Softskies Product Review
Music visualizers have long been
with us in familiar products such as Windows Media Player or
Winamp, more recently these have also found there way onto
phone, mp3 players and other such devices. G-Force provides
the basic elements for visuals in products such as Apple's iTunes,
Windows Media Center,
Windows Vista OS, and more…….
G-Force is a stand alone product which
plugs into your favourite music player or can also work with
line in audio sources. This gives the user the flexibility to
choose a variety of music sources for their visualization.
Sister product SoftSkies also is
a music visualizer/screen saver that
produces photo-realistic scenes based on cloud patterns with
With uplifting cloud designs and amazing imagery SoftSkies is the ideal companion to relax with whilst playing
your favourite music.
Together with the cloud scenes SoftSkies
also displays real life scenic photos with animated cloud scenes
for the ultimate ambience.
Installation of both products is simple and straightforward
with the usual windows wizards
The Gold version also includes a toolbar where visual elements
can be chosen and customized. Features can also be controlled
and instant screenshots snapshots.
Also included is V-Bar, this allows G-Force visuals to be displayed
on your desktop while you use your computer. The V-Bar is set
to always be seen and can be located anywhere you wish on your
A great product, with true potential
for a diversity of applications.
Ernest H Slade
Thanks to Rick Erble at www.soundspectrum.com personal use demos
can be downloaded from their web site.
Demo videos available at
(Click to Enlarge)
and Softskies Commercial Use Information
(from the Soundspectrum Website.)
for Commercial Use and Public Display:
G-Force and SoftSkies are also used
in performances, nightclubs, theme parks, music festivals and
retail environments throughout the world. Artists such as David
Gilmour of Pink Floyd, Journey, Aerosmith,
Seal, Herbie Hancock, Raq,
Fischerspooner and Michael W. Smith
have used G-Force in their concerts and as part of their album
releases. G-Force has also appeared in places as diverse as
The Arizona Symphony, Germany’s
Hamburg Planetarium, New
York, New York Hotel in Las Vegas,
at the G-Force Rollercoaster at Drayton
in Staffordshire and on video walls at TopShop
stores in downtown London,
How does G-Force/SoftSkies
work as an enhancement to a band/DJ's live performance?
As the band/DJ
plays, mesmerizing visuals that dance and react with the music
are projected / displayed behind and around them. You can add
your own pictures, logos, text or even video of the band/DJ
to play along in the background meshed with the visuals too.
The venue would need a video screen (LCD, LED, plasma, CRT,
etc.) or a video projector with silk/ projector screen (or white
wall) that is positioned behind the performer. This would be
connected to a mini mac, or pc laptop to run the software. We are happy to furnish
commercial licensing terms for performers or venues, upon request.
How does G-Force/SoftSkies work
as an enhancement to a band/DJ's album releases?
We are currently creating videos, videotones,
wallpapers, online video singles and other dual disc & enhanced
CD content meshing our G-Force and SoftSkies
visuals with pictures, existing live and stock video and music
from DJ’s, musicians and artists in many genres and on many
These videos can be made as full screen HD, video iPod and/or cell phone compatible and can be sold and distributed
separately online. Or they can be bundled and packaged to offer
extra incentive for consumers to buy the actual CD package from
retail instead of downloading specific songs from the web.