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January 26, 2020
     New versions of WhiteCap, G-Force, and Winter Wonders 2020 are now live and Aeon will show up later this week. Apple has chosen to lock down Mojave and Catalina such that screen savers no longer have access to the microphone, and Microsoft has been pursuing a similar path. Also, until/unless Apple opens Apple Music up for 3rd party visualizers, then SoundSpectrum visuals will only be available through the screen saver or the Standalone application on macOS.

July 27, 2018
     WhiteCap and SoftSkies have been updated with enhancements and address compatibility issues. As always, a heartfelt thanks to paying SoundSpectrum users for making this possible and supporting this art!

June 21, 2018
     New versions of Aeon and G-Force are live that address compatibility issues that have arisen lately. WhiteCap, SoftSkies, and WW updates to follow once we confirm these releases are good-to-go.

Janurary 3, 2018
     Happy New Year! SoundSpectrum is proud to announce a full round of releases for all its visuals! Aeon 4.0 contains dozens of major visual edits and features 5 all-new scenes! Windows users should especially check out the newly added SoundSpectrum Audio Cable. On macOS, our screen savers now offer the ability control which screens are used to display the screen saver, which places a more reasonable load on multi-display systems. See the Aeon version history for the full list of enhancements! And last but not least, Expect a Tunr release in a couple weeks!

March 3, 2017
     SoundSpectrum has been hard at work and we couldn’t be more excited to announce Tunr, the Visual Music Player for iOS, to our supportive customers and fans across the world! Because of your continued support over the years, we are able to offer Tunr completely free and ad-free. Finally, a player that lets you explore and access many feeds & streams from a single platform! Visit the Tunr website for more information, or download Tunr now from the iOS App Store.
Tunr audio sources
January 13, 2017
     Tunr is finally 1.0 and available in the iOS App Store!!

January 12, 2017
     Over the holidays, SoundSpectrum released new versions of all our visualizers! There are lots of overall fixes, some new content additions in G-Force (thanks Jim Mohr), and updates to Winter Wonders 2017.

February 11, 2016
     New versions of G-Force, Aeon, SoftSkies, and WhiteCap are now live, containing enhancements for iTunes. SoundSpectrum's hard work continues on our forthcoming iOS app that will blow your mind! Keep up to date on SoundSpectrum's Facebook page.

December 12, 2014
     New versions of G-Force and Aeon are now live! Introduced in these versions is frame synchronization with the display device, in order to prevent frame tearing.

May 16, 2014
     New versions of G-Force, Aeon, SoftSkies, and WhiteCap are being released this week! Changes include all-new Python based scripting, enhanced track text animation support and aesthetics, enhanced support for iTunes and Windows Media Player track info while streaming, and config author attribution!

September 27, 2013
     WhiteCap 6.1 and new point versions of G-Force and Aeon have been released! WhiteCap 6.1 features all-new track info animation, overhauled Winamp support, and UI enhancements! See the WhiteCap version history for more details.

August 19, 2013
     Aeon 3.5 and G-Force 5.1 have been released, featuring the all-new track info animation, a major overhaul in Winamp support, UI enhancements, and performance enhancements! See the Aeon version history and G-Force version history for a more detailed list of changes.

May 29, 2013
     Continuing with new releases, WhiteCap 6 has been released, featuring enhanced mesh drawing visual quality and SoundSpectrum's unique Theme and Category system that allows you to control the overall aesthetics of your visual experience! This release also offers many fixes and improved support and stabilty for iTunes, Windows Media Player, Media Center, Winamp, J River Media Center, and RealPlayer. See the WhiteCap version history for a full list of changes!

May 6, 2013
     After a culmination of months of hard work, G-Force 5 has been released! G-Force 5 features an all-new on-screen user interface, dozens of new and enhanced WaveShapes and Sprites, major edits to the G-Force Toolbar, and SoundSpectrum's unique Theme and Category system that allows you to control the overall aesthetics of your visual experience! Special thanks to BT and JRM for submitting ColorMaps and WaveShapes that make G-Force into an even richer and more dynamic visual experience!
    Aeon 3.4 is being co-released with this major release of G-Force and also includes improved support and stabilty for Windows Media Player and Media Center, iTunes, RealPlayer, Winamp, and J River Media Center. See the G-Force version history and Aeon version history for more.

March 15, 2013
     Aeon 3.3 has been released, featuring much more seamless and stutter-free transitions between Scenes! This version also introduces important internal changes that pave the way for SoundSpectrum to continue creating leading-edge music visualization software! See the Aeon version history for more.

September 18, 2012
     G-Force 4.4 has been released and features new ColorMaps, critical installer fixes, RealPlayer 15 support, enhanced Winamp support, and 64-bit support for Windows Media Player, Windows Media Center, the Screen Saver, and Standalone for Windows! See the G-Force version history for more details.

July 25, 2012
     Aeon 3.0 has been released! This major version release features 16 all-new Scenes and enhancements to many others, the introduction of Themes and Categories that allow powerful customization of visual preferences, critical installer fixes, RealPlayer 15 support, enhanced Winamp support, many GUI enhancements, and 64-bit support for Windows Media Player, Windows Media Center, and the Screen Saver for Windows.

December 4, 2011
     Aeon 2.0.1 has been released, featuring aesthetic scene improvements, OS X installer fixes, and improved iTunes stabilty and support. Also released is G-Force 4.3.2, containing the same OS X installer and iTunes support enhancements.

November 19, 2011
     SoundSpectrum visuals are currently being showcased on George Michael's newest tour, Symphonica: The Orchestral Tour With 63 concert tour dates scheduled throughout the UK and Europe, SoundSpectrum teammates Paul Brower and Mike Figarelli were on hand to create and customize graphics from our new music visualizer Aeon, for display on a huge LED video screen behind George and the orchestra.

     You can learn about how SoundSpectrum powered the tour's visuals in our Symphonica tour writeup.
  SoundSpectrum on tour with George Michael

November 16, 2011
     WhiteCap 5.7 has been released, featuring audio auto-normalization, several new Backgrounds, audio source auto-detect for the screen saver and V-Bar, improved audio hardware support, major screen saver settings support enhancements, iTunes 10.5 support, and 64-bit Windows Media Player and Windows Media Center support! See the WhiteCap documentationfor the complete list of changes. Also released is G-Force 4.3.1, containing several ColorMap edits.

November 14, 2011
     After much hard work, SoundSpectrum is proud to relase G-Force 4.3, featuring audio auto-normalization, over thirty new ColorMaps from contributor BTT, audio source auto-detect for the screen saver and V-Bar, improved audio hardware support, major screen saver settings support enhancements, iTunes 10.5 support, and 64-bit Windows Media Player and Windows Media Center support! Also, look for upcoming new releases of SoftSkies, WhiteCap, and Aeon and see the G-Force documentation for the complete list of changes.

April 11, 2011
     G-Force 4.2 has been released, featuring performance enhancements, new configs, and major bug fixes! SoftSkies 1.6.1 has also been released to address an issue on OS X. See the G-Force and SoftSkies documentation for more.

March 25, 2011
     New versions of WhiteCap and SoftSkies have been released, featuring 10 new Backgrounds in WhiteCap and major fixes and updates in SoftSkies!

March 18, 2011
     Aeon 1.1.1 has been released, featuring five new scenes and enhancements to existing scenes! See the Aeon documentation for more, and look for WhiteCap and SoftSkies updates very soon!

December 3, 2010
     SoundSpectrum is proud to annouce the release of Aeon, an all-new music visualizer! Aeon represents a new chapter in music visualization, rich with content variety, color, and artistic depth. As well as providing a wide range of visual aesthetics, Aeon uses SoundSpectrum's high-performance drawing engine, offering rapid, professional-caliber content development. Try the free trial of Aeon today!   Aeon logo

November 22, 2010
     G-Force 4.1.1 and WhiteCap 5.4.1 have been released, featuring various fixes, workarounds for iTunes 10 issues, enhanced fullscreen support, and more! See the WhiteCap documentation for more. Also stay tuned for an all-new SoundSpectrum product in time for the holiday season!

November 12, 2010
     G-Force 4.1 has been released, featuring various fixes, new ColorMaps, improved Direct3D support, and more! See the G-Force documentation for more. Also, look for an update to WhiteCap next week.

July 14, 2010
     At long last, G-Force 4 has been released! G-Force 4.0 features comprehensive multi-threaded support yielding 2x-4x performance gains on multi-core systems, many new FlowFields and WaveShapes, 64-bit support for OS X, major internal FlowField enhancements that increase detail and shed frame size limits, support for J. River Media center 15, new VectorC functions and enhanced performance, and more! See the G-Force documentation for more. With G-Force 4 finally out, look for maintenance updates to WhiteCap and SoftSkies very soon!

March 26, 2010
     SoftSkies 1.5.2 and WhiteCap 5.3 have been released! WhiteCap 5.3 features new content, fixes, enhanced Windows Media Player 12 and Windows Media Center support, Windows 7 compatibilty enhancements, and more. See the WhiteCap documentation for more.

December 29, 2009
     SoftSkies 1.5 and G-Force 3.9.4 have been released. SoftSkies 1.5 features performance enhancements, bug fixes, Windows Media Player 12 support, Windows Vista compatibilty enhancements, installer improvements, and more. See the SoftSkies documentation for more.

November 2, 2009
     G-Force 3.9.3 has been released, featuring new WaveShapes (thanks Jim!), a screenshot fix, and minor performance enhancements. See the G-Force documentation for more.

August 27, 2009
     WhiteCap 5.2.2 has been released, featuring new WaveShapes, a new Background, enhanced WMP 12 support, and other fixes. For more information, see the WhiteCap documentation.

Ausust 5, 2009
     G-Force 3.9.2 has been released, featuring new FlowFields, enhanced movie sprite support, and minor fixes. For more information, please see the G-Force documentation.

May 25, 2009

G-Force visuals on ABC's The View with Soulja Boy
     ABC's "The View" aired a special Memorial Day show with an interview and live performance by young hip-hop sensation Soulja Boy Tell 'Em, featuring a backdrop with G-Force visuals. The urban rooftop decor and large flanking screens projected G-Force visuals in a well-choreographed accompaniment to Soulja Boy's hit single Kiss Me Thru the Phone. Watch a video of this performance on YouTube.

March 19, 2009
     G-Force 3.9.1 and WhiteCap 5.2.1 have been released, featuring new configs, minor fixes, and improved support for Windows Vista and Windows Media Center. For more information, please see the G-Force documentation and WhiteCap documentation.

January 23, 2009
     G-Force 3.9 has been released, featuring PNG support for ColorMaps, improved support for Windows Vista and Windows Media Center, and improved G-Force Toolbar support. For more information, check out the G-Force documentation.

January 16, 2009
     WhiteCap 5.2 has been released, featuring performance improvements, visual quality enhacenments, improved support for Windows Vista and Windows Media Center, and various bug fixes. For details, please see the WhiteCap documentation.

December 20, 2008
     SoundSpectrum is proud to announce the release of Winter Wonders 2009! Enjoy your holiday season even more with seasonal visuals that react to your favorite songs!

July 16, 2008
     SoundSpectrum is pleased to announce the release of Fotomatic for iPhone and iPod touch! Fotomatic offers you access to your Flickr, Facebook, and Picasa photo albums on the go. Quickly download and browse your photo albums, or watch them played back within artistic, creative slideshows with many unique themes. View them as a stack of Polaroids, orbiting in space, zooming past you, and many more!

July 15, 2008
     This summer, check out the customized commercial version of SoundSpectrum's WhiteCap visuals onstage with legendary pop musician George Michael in his 25 LIVE North American tour. SoundSpectrum engineers worked with the tour design team to help create a stunning visual show that makes the music come alive.   WhiteCap visuals onstage for George Michael 25 LIVE tour

June 27, 2008
     SoundSpectrum is happy to announce a new round of releases for G-Force, SoftSkies, and WhiteCap! SoftSkies features over 75 new Living Images, WhiteCap contains new Background content, and G-Force contains continued optimizations. All three releases feature enhanced iTunes performance, a new Windows screen saver "Display on all monitors" option, enhanced OS X display device support, and Intel-based performance enhancements. For more details, please see our product documentation.

April 30, 2008
     After months of product development and enhancements, SoundSpectrum is pleased to announce new updates to G-Force, SoftSkies, and WhiteCap. G-Force 3.8 features new WaveShapes, Windows Direct3D support, resulting in enhanced performance under most Windows systems, and G-Force Toolbar bug fixes. WhiteCap 5.1 features new Backgrounds, new WaveShapes, OpenGL and Direct3D performance enhancements, and all-new WaveShape drawing to improve WhiteCap's look on high resolution display devices. All three product updates feature significant Windows Vista compatibility enhancements, screen saver fixes, and improved full screen support. For more details, please see our product documentation.

January 4, 2008
     G-Force 3.7.5 has been released, fixing a color display bug for certain setups. See the G-Force version history for more.

December 20, 2007
     WhiteCap 5.0.5 and SoftSkies 1.3.1 have been released, featuring improved fullscreen support, new configs, many fixes, and more! See the SoftSkies version history and WhiteCap version history for more.

December 18, 2007
     G-Force 3.7.4 has been released, featuring legacy support, improved fullscreen support, stability enhancements, and more!

December 14, 2007
     SoundSpectrum is happy to announce the release of our new Winter Wonders 2008 Holiday Visualizer! Winter Wonders offers a variety of holiday-themed graphics that are reactive to music and features on-screen menus and all new configs. We invite you to check out the video demo or download the free trial version. Happy Holidays to everyone from SoundSpectrum!

November 28, 2007
     WhiteCap 5.0.4 has been released featuring iTunes fixes, WMP fixes, V-Bar fixes, performance enhancements, much improved fullscreen support under Windows, improved Windows Vista support, and a new preset "set" button. See the version history for more.

October 4, 2007
     G-Force 3.7.3 has been released, featuring improved OpenGL detection under Windows Vista, improved Mac OS 10.3 support, stability enhancements, QMP support, and more.

September 25, 2007
     SoundSpectrum is pleased to announce the release of WhiteCap 5, which offers stunning wireframe mesh effects with dynamic backgrounds and colors, to form thousands of highly reactive visual combinations. WhiteCap 5 represents a thorough redesign of the classic WhiteCap, and now WhiteCap Gold and Platinum versions are also available! Check out WhiteCap's new on-screen menus, customizable settings, and new config types!

September 12, 2007
     G-Force 3.7.2 has been released, featuring new FlowFields, pixel doubling, enhanced audio response under iTunes, and more.

July 2, 2007
     G-Force 3.7.1 has been released and includes an all new multi-threaded file and image loading subsystem, as well as various enchancements and fixes.

April 5, 2007
     G-Force 3.6.2 and SoftSkies 1.2 have been released, containing various enchancements and fixes. See the G-Force version history and SoftSkies version history for more.

March 16, 2007
     G-Force 3.6.1 has been released, containing minor enchancements and fixes for a couple G-Force toolbar bugs as well as other minor issues.

December 21, 2006
     SoftSkies 1.1 has been released, fixing some compatibility issues, adding various enhancements, and including support for user-created Living Images.

November 11, 2006
     G-Force 3.5.7 has been released, fixing various minor issues in the G-Force engine and toolbar as well as adding some new configs and minor enhancements.

November 7, 2006
     SoundSpectrum is proud to announce the release of SoftSkies, a new way to experience music and relaxation! You're invited to check out the richness of what SoftSkies offers, and we'd love to hear your feedback!

August 24, 2006
     G-Force 3.5.6 has been released, offering automatic use of Windows Media Player cover art, stability enhancements, a new track text style, and various fixes.

July 7, 2006

G-Force visuals on Journey and Def Leppard concert tour
     The band Journey is using G-Force on the current 2006 concert tour (with Def Leppard). SoundSpectrum worked closely with the band's lighting and video directors, providing them with precise (both automated and manual) visual controls. The resulting customized version of G-Force with a fully remapped keyboard is running on a MacBook Pro, with the output fed into the main stage video screen. Find out more in this article.

May 23, 2006
     Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra uses G-Force at a classical music performance to allow deaf audience members to experience music for the first time in their lives. "The orchestra used the innovative G-Force computer program to translate every sound into an image that perfectly matched the energy and temper of what was being played." To learn more, read the full Arizona Daily Star article.   G-Force visuals at Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra concert performance

April 3, 2006
     G-Force 3.5 has been released, featuring OpenGL accelleration, the G-Force Toolbar and V-Bar for Mac OS X, frame rate regulation improvements, and many tweaks!

February 1, 2006
     G-Force 3.1.3 has been released, featuring new configs, various fixes, tweaks, V-Bar additions, and Windows Media Player changes. Separately, beta testing continues for WhiteCap 5, the G-Force Toolbar, and the G-Force V-Bar for Mac OS X. Nitrogen development continues.

December 16, 2005
     After much anticipation, G-Force 3.1 has been released. Highlights: many new configs, an entirely new computation engine, and a landslide of improvements and fixes—see the G-Force version history for details.
     Meanwhile, development continues on many other fronts. WhiteCap 5 has entered beta testing, the G-Force toolbar for Mac OS X will soon enter beta testing, and project "Nitrogen" is in development.

October 30, 2005

G-Force visuals on Aerosmith concert world tour
     This fall, rock legends Aerosmith are using a highly-customized commercial version of G-Force as background stage visuals on their Rockin' The Joint world tour. SoundSpectrum engineers worked hard alongside the band and the tour producers to achieve the desired look and provide a complete software/hardware solution (utilizing an Apple Xserve rackmount server).

July 14, 2005
    G-Force 3.0.1 is in limited release. Highlights: many new configs, optimizations, various player-specific improvements, and smooth manual FlowField switching.
     Development continues on WhiteCap 5 and the G-Force toolbar for Mac OS X. Also, the G-Force Contributors page has been updated.

June 10, 2005
     Drayton Manor Theme Park is using G-Force visuals to entertain park visitors at their brand new attraction – the G-Force rollercoaster (the naming similarity is purely coincidental). "A white-knuckle journey through 385 metres of rolls, tight camelbacks, high backed curves and loops at over 70 kph!" SoundSpectrum G-Force visuals are played on video display screens at the ride entrance/queueing area.   G-Force visuals at Drayton Manor Theme Park rollercoaster

June 8, 2005
    G-Force 3.0 is in limited release and features a new, customizable user interface (the "G-Force Toolbar") with an endless number of configurable settings. Although the G-Force Toolbar and its patent-pending V-Bar are currently available only for Windows, this limited release offers a lot of aesthetic improvements.
    SoundSpectrum will be working hard to bring the G-Force Toolbar to Mac OS X as soon as possible and is also very busy working on the next generation music visuals. There are great things to come!

April 13, 2005
    G-Force 2.8.1 has been released. Highlights: new splash sequence, new Gold configs, faster FlowField transitions, synthetic "sound" generation in the stand-alone version, and the Mac OS X stand-alone is now smoother—see the version history for details. Separately, G-Force 3.0 for Windows entered private beta testing last week, so its release isn′t far away.

March 25, 2005

Fischerspooner music visualizer on Odyssey Enhanced CD
     SoundSpectrum has created a limited edition version of G-Force for Fischerspooner's latest album, Odyssey, to be released on April 5th. The band personally selected their favorite patterns to give the listener a unique visual experience of the album. The Limited Edition Enhanced CD version of Odyssey includes download links for this Fischerspooner music visualizer, among other multimedia features.

March 22, 2005
    SoundSpectrum Darkroom 1.3.7 has been released, fixing some bugs and improving compatibility with Final Cut and other video editing applications.

Feburary 10, 2005
    G-Force 2.8 has been released. Highlights: new configs, improved pixel flow, less color granularity, smoother ColorMap transitions, and various fixes.

January 3, 2005
    WhiteCap 4.7.3 has been released. Highlights: performance increases, additional player support, numerous fixes, new docs, major stand-alone improvements, config tweaks, and improved audio responsiveness.

December 16, 2004
    G-Force 2.7.2 has been released. Highlights: new configs, significant fixes, improvements in the stand-alone version, doc revisions, smoother sprites, and support for RealPlayer, Quintessential Player, and foobar2000—the version history has more. Ahead: WhiteCap 4.7.3 and G-Force 3 beta testing.

December 9, 2004
    You can now purchase G-Force as a gift for someone you know, and we will send it on the date of your choice, along with your own personal message. G-Force is a perfect gift for anyone who loves music.

November 24, 2004
    The first round of G-Force "Contributor" archives has been compiled. Because this task required several hours of organizing, there may be some mistakes so please e-mail us any corrections, edits, or updates.

October 25, 2004
    G-Force 2.7.1 has been released. Highlights: new configs (thanks Ted, Roger B, and Rovastar!), improved responsiveness, album cover art fixes, new docs, WMP skin mode compatibility fix, various cosmetic fixes, and more—see the version history for more. Stay tuned for a G-Force "extras" archive as well as a new version of WhiteCap that incorporates the above fixes.

September 7, 2004

Sarah Lane of The Screen Savers reviews SoundSpectrum G-Force
     G-Force featured on G4Tech TV's September 7th season premiere of "The Screen Savers"
On Sarah's Download of the Day, Sarah says “G-Force from SoundSpectrum is a great choice. I stared at it for hours…The Gold version has so many more features that I recommend the upgrade.”
The Screen Savers on G4TV

September 6, 2004
    WhiteCap 4.7 has been released. Highlights: installer additions, check for updates feature, improved stand-alone audio support, and more—the version history has more. Additionally, WhiteCap Special Edition and G-Force Gold now contain album cover art support for Windows Media Player.

September 2, 2004
    G-Force 2.7 has been released. Highlights: asynchronous file access, great new configs (thanks Ted, Roger B, TP, and Rovastar!), installer improvements and added support, smarter load balancing, long file names support for Mac OS X, check for updates feature, and various fixes—see the version history for more. Special thanks to the beta testers who played an active role in fixes and improvements.

June 15, 2004

G-Force visuals used as backdrop in concert
G-Force visualizer used on concert stage
     Michael W. Smith is using a pre-configured commercial version of G-Force on a 33' video wall during a national concert tour this summer. The concert tour visuals featuring G-Force are controlled from a single Macintosh PowerBook G4.

July 12, 2004
    The road to a finalized version of G-Force 2.6 continues as various small issues and tweaks are addressed — G-Force 2.6.7 and SoundSpectrum Darkroom 1.3.4 are now posted. Highlights: fixed ColorMap hue wrapping issue (thanks JayPro), about ten new configs, smarter ColorMap transitions, fixed Win98/WinME freeze, added Mac OS audio input device support (ex, iSight), removed a couple unpopular "busy" FlowFields, and added a track text duration pref — see the version history for details. The new version of SoundSpectrum Darkroom adds support for VBR audio files (such as m4a/AAC).

June 29, 2004
    Detail work continues. G-Force 2.6.6 has been released and is posted. Highlights: new prefs, addressed issue where the full screen mode was not remembered under iTunes, improved frame rate regulation under iTunes, fixed issue where WMP and J River users were not seeing sound response, proper handling of non-ANSI and network pathnames under Windows, 4 new ColorMaps (thanks Ted!), and other small fixes — see the version history for details. Expect WhiteCap 4.6.2 in 2-3 weeks.

June 21, 2004
    G-Force 2.6.5 has been posted. Highlights: better-looking splash sequence, a dozen great new configs (thanks Ted and Erlend Robaye!!), fixed an issue causing very poor fft response in WMP and in the Windows stand-alone, particles and sprites are now split into separate slideshows, better WaveShape morphs, smoother ColorMap morphs, new pref scheme (allowing easy customization), and documentation additions. This version finally has all the minor cosmetic tweaks and fixes I′ve been wanting to insert for while now — enjoy!

June 14, 2004
    WhiteCap 4.6.1 has been posted as well as the "special edition" (see the version history for more). WhiteCap Special Edition has the added ability to display album cover art and is available to users who upgrade to G-Force Gold. Separately, as part of a multiple stage commitment to bolster the documentation for G-Force and WhiteCap, I′ve integrated their HTML-based documentation with This way, it′s easy for you to access the documentation anytime, and you can always stay up-to-date as changes and additions are made.

June 2, 2004
    SoundSpectrum Darkroom 1.3.2 has been released and is posted. It adds a new feature called "storyboard mode" and fixes an issue resulting in a crash when G-Force 2.6.4 is used as the rendering engine.

May 16, 2004
    G-Force 2.6.4 has been released. Highlights: fixed bugs causing crashes for the stand-alone version, fixed issue causing stand-alone version to hang under WinXP, fixed cursor problem in WMP, stand-alone FFT is now fully configurable (ex, you can set the frequency range), installer support for MediaMonkey.

May 7, 2004
    We′ve procured an iSight and are provisionally investigating live video support for both Windows and Mac OS — if you have an opinion regarding this, post it in the forum for everyone′s consideration.

April 29, 2004
    G-Force 2.6.2 has been released. Highlights: fixed Mac OS alias support, fixed bug causing cover art to appear garbled in J. River MEDIA CENTER, fixed cursor appearing during fullscreen mode, added installer support for XMPlay and JetAudio, new event binding scheme, two small speedups, and a couple new configs. Separately, thanks for being patient with the anticipated release of WhiteCap 4.6 while we′ve been busy with G-Force 2.6.2 — you′ll see it soon.

April 15, 2004
    A special version of WhiteCap will be available to G-Force Gold users for download in a few days. It has all the cosmetic and internal enhancements of G-Force 2.6 (album cover art, overlays, etc.) and will be available as a bonus to G-Force Gold users to thank them for their support. Meanwhile, we′ve gotten very positive and useful feedback reports the last few days regarding G-Force 2.6 — if you have a problem report, suggestion, or feature request, it′s your opportunity to help make G-Force more enjoyable. If you do enjoy G-Force, please show your support by rating it at websites that offer user reviews, such the Windows Media Player Plugins Home, Verstiontracker, and MacUpdate. Thanks in advance.

April 11, 2004
    From user feedback, there are a couple changes and fixes in G-Force 2.6.1. Highlights: resolved a crash on AMD Athlon systems and a Mac OS X installer issue that indirectly caused G-Force to crash on startup. Please keep that feedback coming so we can continue to fix and improve G-Force. A new version of SoundSpectrum Darkroom has also been posted. Changes include: small GUI alterations, a preview image in the compression settings window, a better-looking and faster FFT, and compatibility for G-Force 2.6 and WhiteCap 4.6 (to be released soon).

April 10, 2004
    It′s a been a long road of hard work and attention to detail, but G-Force 2.6 is finally ready. Highlights: 77 new configs (wow!), support for J. River MEDIA CENTER, support for Sonique 2, support for unicode track text, a much better-looking and more responsive FFT in the G-Force stand-alone application, Mac OS X native support for iTunes and the G-Force stand-alone (in the form of Mach-O, CoreAudio, and CoreGraphics/Quartz), support for 8 bit full screen mode in iTunes for Mac OS X (major speed improvement oveer 32 bit mode), many cosmetic improvements, powerful new interpreter functionality, hand-tweaked touch-ups to many .MAP ColorMaps, RGB expression support in ColorMaps, no longer limited to a 1 megapixel frame size, documentation updates, and many bug fixes. See the documentation for the complete version history. G-Force Gold users also get: 9 additional new configs and support for album cover artwork (note that only iTunes and J. River MEDIA CENTER currently support album cover art). The album cover art support is very sharp-looking and gets addicting once you see it in action inside G-Force. Advanced users: because the G-Force folder structure has changed, the installer deletes the old folder′s contents during installation (so any custom files you wish to keep should be removed from your G-Force folder before you run the installer). Please submit in detailed problem reports and any and all feedback — your suggestions and comments count and without them, G-Force can′t get better! And last but not least, big thanks to all the the config contributors (Ted, Andy Cabrera, John Protopapas, Ryan Edwards, and others), forum users that have vocalized a supportive attitude, users who have submitted feedback, and everyone else who′s been supportive. It all adds up, and that support makes things better for everyone in the long run.

January 16, 2004
    SoundSpectrum Darkroom (formerly known as G-Force Video Exporter) is now posted. Special thanks goes out to users who′ve been waiting patiently for the last month — you should find it was worth the wait. If you use it, please submit feedback and problem reports so that we can quickly stabilze it. Currently, SoundSpectrum Darkroom is only available for Mac OS. WhiteCap 4.5.7 fixes a couple minor cosmetic issues and fixes a WMP install issue. G-Force 2.5.2 has 16 new DeltaFields (thanks Ryan Edwards!) and brings Windows users all the 2.5.1 additions. Mac OS X iTunes users can now either download an installer or non-installer archive.

December 18, 2003
    G-Force 2.5 has been released, and is now available for Windows Media Player 9, Winamp 5, Musicmatch Jukebox, and iTunes for Windows. Highlights are: WMP and iTunes for Windows support, cosmetic and stability improvements, better image/movie/sprite support, faster boot time, many new configs (thanks contributors!), pixel doubling, new config type called DeltaField Unions, and better fullscreen support. The remaining G-Force archive to post is G-Force 2.5 Video Exporter — Mac OS users will see this in 1-2 weeks.

September 15, 2003

G-Force music visuals playing on London retailer's screens
SoundSpectrum visuals displayed in London's TopShop stores
     This fall, London retailer TopShop is using G-Force visuals to enhance their retail shopping environment. G-Force is used in combination with a custom-built music video network to display on more than five video walls and 25+ plasma screens throughout TopShop's flagship store in London.

June 15, 2002
     Jazz musician Herbie Hancock uses G-Force as the background visuals for his concert stage on the Future2Future world-wide tour. The sold-out performance at The Knitting Factory in Los Angeles is later released as a live DVD.   Herbie Hancock Future2Future Live DVD
January 11, 2001

G-Force in iTunes in new iMac flower power TV ad
     SoundSpectrum creates and licenses a special version of G-Force to Apple Computer for inclusion in its new iTunes music player as the "iTunes Visualizer" (unveiled at MacWorld 2001). Apple uses the resulting visuals in its TV ads for the new "flower power" iMac. See one of the ads from the campaign.

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I was surprised when our daughter bought G-Force as a gift for me. Since using the program, I have been blown away by the most amazing visual effects that have ever appeared on my Media Player screen. There is nothing that I have seen before that even comes close to G-Force. I play my music more now than I did before G-Force, and I will have no hesitation in recommending it to others. Thank you for making my music experience truly amazing, and fun.
- Ric T.
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