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  SoftSkies as an Application  
  Although most users use SoftSkies as a visual plugin inside an audio player, SoftSkies also exists as a standalone application that visualizes any sound source (e.g., line-in, CD audio, microphone). This is useful when you want to visualize audio that doesn’t exist in the form of an audio file (e.g. mp3, WAV) and is typically useful for live performances events or social gatherings. See the license agreement for the terms of use and visit the SoundSpectrum website for the latest versions and announcements. If you upgrade to SoftSkies Platinum, the standalone version is included with SoftSkies Platinum.

Instructions

  1. Run SoftSkies Standalone. If you have trouble locating it, search your system for "SoftSkies Standalone". On Windows, use can select Start | All Programs | SoftSkies in order to easily access the standalone version (on Mac OS X, SoftSkies Standalone is on the SoftSkies Platinum install volume).
  2. With SoftSkies Standalone running, press SHIFT A to switch audio input sources.
    • You can also switch audio input sources by right-clicking (or control-clicking) on the SoftSkies window.
    • You can also switch audio input sources by using the SoftSkies menu.
  3. Use the + - keys to adjust SoftSkies’ visual responsiveness to suit your personal taste (this adjusts how reactive the visuals are to the audio input source). You can also adjust the visual responsiveness using the SoftSkies menu.
  4. Use the [ ] keys to adjust the preamp scale. See the customizing section for a description of the response vs. preamp scale.
    • In most cases, adjusting the visual responsiveness (described above) should give you the desired result and you will not need to change the preamp scale. You’ll only want to adjust the preamp scale if line-in level is abnormally high or low (e.g., you have a poor microphone that only gives you a 10% of the signal level).

 
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