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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 4.0 (r2746) 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 (4.0 (r2746) 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!


Rainmeter Skin - MarcoPixel 
AudioLevel Plugin (visualizer) - dgrace from the Rainmeter Forums
Spotify Plugin - .raptor from the Rainmeter Forums
Google Play Music Desktop Player Plugin - tjhrulz
Nexa Font - FontFabric (thanks to RekaVM for showing me the fonts)
Media controls icons - Material Design icons by Google (…)
Monstercat 5 Year Anniversary Artwork - Monstercat
Wallpaper - bo0xVn (…)
Thanks to undefinist for letting me use his factory code (made everything so much easier and cleaner)
For bringing awesome music and artists to the community - Monstercat <3

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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snakeisekans Featured By Owner 11 hours ago
Please add a gradient feature!
TheFrozenSlime Featured By Owner 11 hours ago
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?
KingSutter Featured By Owner 17 hours ago
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 17 hours ago
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.
TheDenmarkGuy Featured By Owner 3 days ago
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 1 day ago  New Deviant Hobbyist Photographer
Right click on the skin and select Settings>Position> select desktop or bottom
BrauliusPirus Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2018  New Deviant
Is there a way to make the it show the Album Title?

Fireou Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2018  New Deviant
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!
Ezgif-4-634c170dde by tiIted    
made it even match my wallpaper
Cerenibus Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2018  New Deviant
How many times are people trying to waste their lives by making something that was already there?! 
alexspeedy17 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2018  New Deviant
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.

ThatOneNiko Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Kick Ass Awesome
Axion23 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
JoeCoolTM Featured By Owner Edited Jan 26, 2018
still the best
RaeanneMoriarty Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I get either O with webplayer or NA with MusicBee when I'm trying to use this visualizer on Windows 10 with Rainmeter r3018 Beta. Is there something I'm missing?
tjhrulz Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2018
MusicBee you need to install the CAD addon before it works. (It has no connection thus N/A)

However if you are getting 0 with WNP then you must not have installed the plugin. Quickest way would be to grab the latest version from:… and install the .rmskin. Make sure you leave the box checked to install the plugin but feel free to not install the skin, and don't forget you will need to install the browser extension for any browser you want to connect to it
Jgautier123 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2018
Anyone else's right most bar in the visualizer stuck about half way up? Only happens sometimes but looks pretty odd.
Bigspoon83 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2018  New Deviant
Can someone ELI5 how the "background" widget works?

On my screen it's just a slightly darkened box, nothing shows in it, like album art or something.

What am I doing wrong?

Link to desktop image here the background is there but doing nata.
tjhrulz Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2018
That is all it is meant to be (Trust me you don't want it to be album art as blowing it up that large looks awful, especially when the source image is very busy or low res)
amfy2015 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2018  New Deviant
Hey man, it seems some of the comments have the same problem as well as mine.
When I close Windows Media Player and Open another song the Title and the Artists aren't showing just "N/A"
But the visualizer still working, refreshing doesn't fix only if you exit rainmeter and relaunch it.
tjhrulz Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2018
This may be a bug with Rainmeter, I will investigate.
linguaccia22 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2018
how come when I close Windows Media Player after I can no longer use both Monstercat Visualizer and Windows Media Player and a bug?
plep1 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2018  New Deviant
I found a typo.
In the general tab, under "Ignore sound when media player is not playing a song" 

"... when the media player is noy playing a ..."
franisz Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2018  New Deviant
How to change progress bar color without changing visualizer color?
darnold1981 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2018
Refuses to let you go further unless you allow software to be installed that gets access to your data. In other words, this appears to be a data miner scam.
MarcusMifsud Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2018  New Deviant Hobbyist Artist
is there anyway I can make the artist/song name and album art hide when a media player isn't open but keep the visualizer active?
SappharyArt Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2018  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice trojan tho
L0veMuff1n Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2017  Student General Artist
This works great, just follow the instructions given. It's easy to set up, took me no more than 5 minutes getting everything set up. F23f by L0veMuff1n  
DynamaitoGuy Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2017  New Deviant
Cover art stopped changing for songs by the same artist for iTunes. Works normally if next song is a different artist for some reason. Refreshing doesn't seem to change anything. Not a huge issue, but thought I should comment to let you know.
Keep up the great work btw! Love using this visualizer.
DynamaitoGuy Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2017  New Deviant
Beta version seems to have fixed it. Thanks!
any chance adding the little top that drops slowly while the graphs keep bumping them? dunno if you get me, but the same thing you can see in winamps viz.

nice fucking work on this monster. I find myself looking at the meter jumping along the music like a complete idiot for hours, before I notice lol
cosmicvader Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2017  New Deviant
How do I place the song information wherever I want? It's either stuck to the left or right of the screen, and I can't move it wherever I want.
JULEZ140 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2017  New Deviant
The song information used to say the whole title of the song, but now it only says a few letters, followed by three dots.
Is there a way to make it say the whole song title again?
TMPretox Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2017  New Deviant
How can i open it in Open Broadcaster ?
MinervaXcel Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Rainmeter isn't a part of OBS, what you've seen is probably a recording of a screen with rainmeter running.
KHgamer Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2017
./so /i love ty for making it but /i was wondering if there is away to resize it also away to turn  off so it does not pick up the pc sounds or like skpye calls?
JoeCoolTM Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2017
All of a sudden artist/track names dont update to current song. refreshing doesnt fix. Only fix is close down rainmeter and relaunch. Any ideas?
Devlin2011 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Seriously lame... : shorten urls and earn money. ffs
MixedRecords Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2017  New Deviant
Can you make a copy off Monstercat live visualizer? Thanks :)
Gofawu Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Can you add VLC compatibility please? ;.;
Nubbles1337 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2017
When I use it some of my songs information don't display and there is no time limit so I don't know if its still in beta but if there is a fix let me know.
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