You know what bothers me? iTunes Visualiser, It has been out for about 4 years now and if any improvements have been made to it, they have certainly not been aesthetic. To be honest I don’t even turn visualiser on anymore, for two reasons, firstly that fucking apple logo pops up in the middle every 15 minutes, and secondly it is the same patterns over and over again. I would like a bit more coding going into the visualiser I would like it to read the ID3 tags and interpret the song names genres etc.
Its simple, certain patterns will get created from certain genres:

Metal/Hard Rock – Mainly black with fire motifs spikes and chains.
Pop – Light breezy pinks, purples, blues, brighter.
Electro – Pulses of neon colours.
Classical – Hard to classify (sick) due to the range of classical music, suggest refined, bold colours like black and white, perhaps a sheet music motif.
Spoken Word – Simple oscilloscope
Podcasts – Given there appears to be a library of different patterns I believe that Podcast preparers should be able to choose when certain motifs come into play.
Hip Hop/Rap – A large pattern devoted to the bass in the background in front the usual visualiser.

Is only a few of the genres that could be added. Now to expand upon this there should be certain themes to match the mood of the song. Simply if the Song name has a colour in it such as “Green is the Colour” by Pink Floyd or “Purple Rain” by Prince the main colour in the visualiser should match those colours. Certain other key words should be added such as Summer, Sky, Love, Heart Death, Space, Psychedelic with appropriate patterns to match them, even to the point that the ID3 Tag could define these visualiser patterns for certain points in the song.

But it also doesn’t end there…

As generic as the visualiser is, it should really have an option to be bold, certain artists such as the Beatles, Pink Floyd, Beethoven should be recognised in the ID3 identification and more appropriate patterns, colours should be shown.

Well that’s my idea Mr Jobs, iTunes is already like 30Mb to download, a few other Mb to add this stuff in would not go amiss.

Richie signing out.


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