DescriptionMusic VU gives you beautiful and dynamic level, wave, and spectrum displays for your music, right on your home screen. Works with any music player on your phone or tablet. You can place a variety of meters and music visualizers anywhere on your home screen. Change colors, mix them up, resize/enlarge (Android 3.1 & later), or use more than one side-by-side for greater impact.
All segmented meters feature classic digital styling and a high-resolution first meter segment. In addition, specialty spectrum analyzer and waveform displays give you unique new ways to visualize your music. Premium spectrum and waveform displays are free for a 7 day trial period (VU level meters are always free).
To find the spectrum, waveform, and VU level meters go into your apps list “Widgets” section and look for widgets named “Music VU”. On older Android versions long-press an empty part of your home screen. To make meters big, resize in both directions -- widgets maintain their shape (aspect ratio).
Note: This is an advanced widget app which uses special techniques to update quickly. Due to limitations in the way Android widgets work you should have a fairly fast phone or tablet to get the full benefit of Music VU’s dynamic updating visualizers. You may still notice occasional irregular or slow updates. To minimize CPU and battery usage Music VU is not active unless your screen is on and music is playing.
In rare cases if you can't find the visualizer widgets right after installing then restart your launcher (home) app, or restart your phone. If you have trouble please send email to the support address at the end of this description, we'll help you resolve your problem. For more information including MusicVU preference settings see the Music VU help page: http://georgielabs.net/MusicVUHelp.html
Note: Looks like there is a bug in Galaxy S4 which breaks visualizers, including Music VU. For now the app is not supported on Galaxy S4. See http://developer.samsung.com/forum/board/thread/view.do?boardName=GeneralB&messageId=238723
Available Visualizers (avoid using more than 5 or 6 at the same time)
Circular Sweep 1 x 1: A beautiful and unique circular concentric level meter with 51 segments that sweep continuously between colors.
Circular Wave 1 x 1 (premium): Shows your music as pulsating circular audio waveforms with dynamically changing colors representing VU levels.
Spectrum Bars 2 x 1 (premium): A segmented spectrum analyzer ("equalizer") with 7, 10, or 20 channels (bars), configurable in settings. Shows the realtime frequency content of your music.
Spectrum Graph 2 x 1 (premium): A colored spectrogram display similar to those in professional audio applications. Shows the detailed frequency content of your music over time.
Spiral Wave 1 x 1 (premium): Shows your music as colorful rotating spiral waveforms. Over time “old” waves spin into the center and disappear. The rotation speed is configurable in settings.
Circular 1 x 1: A circular concentric level meter with 12 segments and three discrete colors.
Vertical 1 x 2: A classic vertical double-height level meter with 18 segments and three discrete colors.
Vertical Sweep 1 x 1: A compact vertical level meter with 30 segments and colors that sweep continuously between colors. Looks great resized (enlarged).
Music VU Integration Info for Developers
Music VU shows accurate stereo levels when used with supported music players like the SoundWire audio streaming app. If you’re an Android music app developer and would like to have your app send stereo meter data to Music VU only a few lines of code are needed. Please email GeorgieLabs at the address below to receive implementation details.
Please rate the app and submit comments on Google Play to let us know what you think of Music VU. If you have a question or bug report send email to firstname.lastname@example.org (include your phone model and Android version).