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Monstercat Visualizer for Rainmeter by MarcoPixel Monstercat Visualizer for Rainmeter by MarcoPixel
An realtime audio visualizer for Rainmeter similar to the ones used in the Monstercat videos.
Supports all major media players, including full Spotify (thanks to .raptor for the Spotify plugin) and Google Play Music Desktop Player (thanks to tjhrulz for his plugin) support.

Minimum Requirements:

Windows 7 or higher.
Rainmeter 4.2 Beta (r3074) or higher.


- Live visualization of the audio output
- Customizable colors and fonts
- Genre-based colors (AIMP, CAD, iTunes, WMP and Winamp)
- Cover-based colors (All supported players)
- Support for all major media players
- Full Spotify (Desktop & Web Player) support
- Full Google Play Music Desktop Player & Web Player support
- Full Youtube, Soundcloud, and other web music players support
- Media controls & progress bar
- Settings skin for easier customization/configuration
- Hide skin when media player is not running



You need the newest version of Rainmeter Beta installed (4.2 (r3074) or newer)!

This skin is not supported on Windows XP and Vista!

Due to limitations of Rainmeter/the plugin used for the visualization the complete audio output of your system will be shown on the visualizer. For the best experience only play music. This is something I can’t fix.

Please report bugs and feature requests on Github, not in the comment section!

Disclaimer: The resources used in this skin are in no way endorsed by the respective owners. This skin is not affiliated with Monstercat and the artists.
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slurpeeso Featured By Owner Edited Jun 16, 2018
I have the same problem of the most bar in the visualizer stuck about halfway up, there's no problem before I restart my computer, and it happens sometimes.
King-Meiriex Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have issues with mine, and that is that the bars has a short ceiling and when it gets loud it gets cut up and the bars are just aligned with each other, i tried tweaking the snsitivity but when i shorten it, i cant
see the quieter bars
Zombergers Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2018
set the visualizer height higher, then lower the visualizer multiplier
Mylthos Featured By Owner Edited Jun 5, 2018  New Deviant
This visualizer is incredible!
I have an alignment problem. how can I fix this?
And another doubt. Is there any way to make the visualizer display the video instead of the cover image of the song? I'm using youtube.
Black-White-10 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
TheKingAzaz Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2018
For anyone that is wanting to switch the Artist's name with the Song Title for the "Song Information" feature:

In the manager, go to : monstercat-visualizer>Song Information> Cover> left/right (either one)

and at the bottom two lines "paragraphs?" there should be :

...(other stuff)...

and a 

..(some more stuff)..

What you want to do is just switch the MeterTrack and MeterArtist on both lines, if you get what I mean? I just wanted to do this and wanted to save someone the small little hassle to figure out how ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

so you just want to switch the Artist and track around... lol, whatever :P
Vtl80 Featured By Owner Edited Apr 24, 2018  New Deviant
[Measure State]
PlayerName=Spotify to change it to PlayerName=SpotifyNowPlaying

Solves the problem with buttons
tajjny Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2018
Where exactly do I find that? :D
NewDawnCCG Featured By Owner May 7, 2018
Verified this works. You are a life saver. Thank you!
SutokaHato Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2018
I really like it, but sadly the CPU usage claws at my battery so much that it's only usable when plugged in. I am going to be trying to have a battery icon that when I click it it will change the layouts.
PyxxlArt Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a great skin! With some fiddling, I was able to match the positioning of the actual Monstercat visualizer perfectly. Along with some .ini editing, I was also able to make the visualization feel like a Monstercat video too. It's a fun skin to have on the desktop, and almost every part of it is highly customizable and fine-tunable. Some things I would consider to add even more accuracy/flexibility:

- Maybe an option to dynamically adjust the sensitivity of the visualizer to match the music output. I notice that quieter parts of a song show up much more loudly on the visualizer, while drops seem to be a little quieter. Perhaps adding an option to make parts of the song with more output show up more dramatically on the visualizer would help remedy this.
- Options in the settings skin to change the fonts used and the letter spacing/tracking. By configuring the variables.ini file I was able to set the fonts used to Gotham Bold and Gotham Book (these are what Monstercat uses) but I noticed that the tracking of the font is much larger than usual. Being able to adjust this would help to make the visualizer much more accurate, while also making it possible to fit more song info into the visualizer.
- An option to change how song metadata is fetched. When using WebNowPlaying, most song titles end up being repeated, because a lot of accounts on Youtube/Soundcloud include their names in the video/song title. A good way to fix this might be to add an option to use just the song title for song info, and use the first hyphen to separate the artist name and song name. I don't know if this is possible without an update to the WebNowPlaying extension, however.

Great work on this skin nonetheless, it is phenomenally accurate with the right adjustments!

(And, if anyone's wondering, Monstercat's visualizer uses 63 bars. Each bar is 18 pixels wide, with a 7-pixel gap between them. The maximum visualizer height is 378 pixels. I'd recommend setting a screenshot of a Monstercat video as your wallpaper to help with positioning.)
KhanKhaar Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2018  Student General Artist
Heeeeelp, I think this is THE BEST plugin, however the controls don't work, its fetching the album art and everything, but the controls does nothing :( Thanks in advance!
Kneev Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2018  New Deviant
Cant get the Spotify Controls work for me, any tips?
Newest Spotify Plugin is installed.
JamieGardevoir Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My only point of criticism is I wish the genre colors were more customizable (Adding and removing genres would be nice). Other than that, fantastic tool.
PONG1010 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Actually, you are able to add more colors to the visualizer
JamieGardevoir Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, really? Cool. How do you do that?
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Paynexkiller Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2018  Student Photographer
No movement at all with my visualizer :( 
Katze-Wolf Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Ignore sound when media player isn't playing a song, randomly stopped working for Spotify.
Is there anything I can do to fix it?
ICEShredder Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2018  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
I like how it is working on my laptop very well.
danmur15 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2018
i wish this was for MusicBee
unlikeable Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2018
It does work with music bee.
danmur15 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2018
I meant in the actual app, not for the desktop. MusicBee has a few visualizers, but I don't like them that much.
sonisimon Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2018  Student General Artist
does anyone have something similar for say UberSicht or GeekTool
zumikar Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2018
The-Chosen-Juan Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2018
I keep running into this guy on the internet today and I'm glad I did.
Sjohnie Featured By Owner Edited Mar 14, 2018
I have the same issue it doesn't work in rainmeter 4.1 final release and 4.2 beta. I think it is because the windows update,  because I had the same visualizer on my older laptop perfectly working  until I switched from laptop a few days ago.
WattsTheAlan Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i try to adjust the visualizer's bar width, and whenever i go to click the slider, it jumps to 0. any reason this could be happening?
tjhrulz Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2018
If anyone is having Spotify issues see here:…

Also avoid updating Spotify to to prevent the issue.
irockdude554 Featured By Owner Edited Mar 7, 2018
what version of spotify is recommended to use then? because im using this version of spotify and the only issue i notice is when it display the artist name and song it gets cutoff
snakeisekans Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2018
Please add a gradient feature!
TheFrozenSlime Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2018
I'm using the latest full release on Windows 10 with iTunes, and for a number of songs, it will show the name of the song, but no artist, album cover, or correct visualizer color (I'm using dynamic genre colors). All of these songs are fully id3 tagged, though all of the ones I have issue with are the ones that had no tags when I downloaded them. These are mp3 files which I copied directly from my Windows 7 laptop, and the visualizer had no problem picking up on the tags there. Is there a fix for this?
TheFrozenSlime Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2018
Additionally, there's also a number of songs that will cause Rainmeter to crash when I play them, though again, I had no issues on the other computer.
tjhrulz Featured By Owner Edited Mar 6, 2018
Use Rainmeter 4.2, your other laptop must have been using an older version of iTunes
KingSutter Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2018
Setting my own color seems to make the visualizer more transparent for some reason, is there a way to fix this? Thanks! Awesome set-up otherwise! :)
paltalkjr123 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2018
Worked brilliantly until I reinstalled Windows. Now anytime the WebNowPlaying DLL is loaded, rainmeter crashes entirely until the DLL is removed/unloaded again. Any idea what might be causing it? I've tried importing the exact file that used to work and that hasn't fixed it either, so I can only assume the plugin depends on something else not listed that I have yet to install.
paltalkjr123 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2018
In case anyone else is having this problem; make sure DirectX and .NET framework are installed. Not sure which one it was that fixed it since I installed them both at the same time, but it's back to working as smoothly as ever.
TheDenmarkGuy Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2018
My antivirys detected something called pua installer or something through adfly. is this a common problem?
xXbghytXx Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2018
how do i get it behind my desktop icons?
Satish-Pasupuleti Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Right click on the skin and select Settings>Position> select desktop or bottom
BrauliusPirus Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2018
Is there a way to make the it show the Album Title?

Fireou Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2018
It doesn't detect any sound :(    Can somebody help?   I'm using 'Groove Music' from Win 10...

Apart from that, it is a GREAT piece of addon.
tiIted Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2018
ooof i like this a heck ton!
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made it even match my wallpaper
Cerenibus Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2018
How many times are people trying to waste their lives by making something that was already there?! 
alexspeedy17 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2018
Can someone help, every rainmeter visualizer skin I try to use does not detect bass but it detects sound. Idk if it is rainmeter or the visualizer.

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October 5, 2014
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