Rock your Razer Chroma devices with the Audio Visualizer

Discussion in 'Razer Chroma SDK' started by Razer|Rfx, Sep 28, 2015.

  1. Razer|Rfx

    Razer|Rfx Team Chroma Staff Member

    Let your Razer Chroma-enabled devices rock to your beats with the beta Audio Visualizer, developed on the latest Razer Chroma SDK 4.8.

    Fire off the colors not just on your Razer BlackWidow Chroma, but also on the newly supported Razer Mamba TE & Razer Firefly!

    *EDIT* 19th January 2016
    Hey everyone! I can't believe it has already almost been 4 months since this post came up and Chroma has come a long way since then! The Audio Visualizer is no longer an early build and the setup process is very simple, I've updated the steps below accordingly.


    We’ll let the video du-du-du-du-do the showing:



    We really appreciate all the work our community developers have put in to push the potential of the Razer Chroma technology and our friend @CalcProgrammer1 has really done a solid job on the Audio Visualizer. This new Audio Visualizer gives you the freedom to customize the color scheme and tweak its amplitude so you are only limited by your own creativity. Did we mention it’ll not just react to your music, but also to game audio?

    Here’s how to get the fun started:
    1. Ensure that you have connected you Chroma device and updated Synapse to the latest version
    2. Once updated, make sure that under your Chroma device > Chroma Apps tab, you have "Chroma Apps" turned on
    3. Head over to the Chroma Workshop and download the Audio Visualizer
    4. Install the vc_redist.x86.exe file that comes together in the zip
    5. Launch the Audio Visualizer and get rockin'


    Have a go at it and show us what you are doing with your Chroma hardware.

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    Useful links:

    FAQs:

    To those facing the "mfc140.dll is missing" issue
    Download the Visual Studio Redistributable version "vc_redist.x86.exe"

    As this is a very early build, it clashes with Advanced Configurator occasionally.

    Change your effects to the default ones e.g. Wave, Spectrum Cycling. You can then launch the application and your keyboard/mousemat/mice will show a blank slate until a sound is played.

    What products does it work with? *EDIT*
    It works with...
    • BlackWidow Chroma / TE
    • DeathStalker Chroma
    • Firefly
    • Diamondback
    • Naga Chroma/Naga Epic
    • Mamba TE/Mamba wireless
    • Orochi
    • DeathAdder Chroma
    • Tartarus Chroma
    • Orbweaver Chroma
    • Kraken 7.1 Chroma

    The visualizer bars are really low, anyway to fix that?
    You can bump the bar's height up by increasing the amplitude or your volume (not too much please).

    How do I get the colours like the ones in the video?
    Adjust "Foreground Mode" to the colour scheme that you like. In the video, I used "Rainbow Inverse". You can also add a "Background Mode" should you like.

    Does it react to any sounds besides music?
    It takes your Windows sound input, hence any sound - including your games or movies!

    Do I have to turn off Synapse?
    Closing Synapse before launching the app will be the safest.

    Keyboard goes black but it does not react to any audio
    As the program is reliant on some limited functions by Windows, be sure that your volume is cranked up or adjust the "Amplitude" to a higher value (Try in the 500s or 1000s)

    I can't get it to work due to misc reasons that we have yet to identify
    I apologize for this, this was meant to be a beta build and I shared it earlier as I knew the video will get you guys psyched for the app! We are using your feedbacks to build a better experience.

    While it may be tedious right now, we WILL be reducing the steps and processes in due time with Synapse and etc. That is on top of more product support. Hang in there!
     
    Last edited: Jan 19, 2016
  2. kruser96

    kruser96 New Member

    Just curious but will this also work on the normal blackwidow?
     
  3. njbmartin

    njbmartin Well-Known Member

    OH MY GAWD! It's so damn beautiful!

    If you mean the non-chroma version, then sadly no.
     
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  4. fred_mackay

    fred_mackay New Member

    When will the Naga Epic Chrome be getting access to the full chroma configurator?
     
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  5. BrandonJCScott

    BrandonJCScott Active Member

    Unfortunately not at this time.
     
  6. PrimitiveStalker

    PrimitiveStalker New Member

    Isn't working for me. I did all the steps but when i start the Visualizer it says "MSVCP140.ddll,mfc140.dll and VCRUNTIME140.dll" are missing. Can you help me?
     
  7. GarryButtman

    GarryButtman New Member

    The same thing happened to me
     
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  8. BrandonJCScott

    BrandonJCScott Active Member

    When you guys downloaded the ‘Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2015’ did you install the x86 or x64 version?
     
  9. RestZ

    RestZ New Member

    I tried this but it doens't work like the video shows :slightly_sad: please help me
     
  10. Riordan89

    Riordan89 New Member

    Hey i hope you can help me.

    my Visualizer shows some lights but my Keybord doesn't want to show them do someone know why?
     
  11. PrimitiveStalker

    PrimitiveStalker New Member

    I have installed x64
     
  12. GarryButtman

    GarryButtman New Member

    I installed the x64 im going to try the x86
     
  13. xjryian

    xjryian New Member

    mfc140.dll is missing, uhh any way to fix this?
     
  14. Cubize

    Cubize New Member

    Got the same problem like BrandonJCScott and PrimitiveStalker.
    Installed core, enable sdk and c++ thing two times(x64 and 86)
    restarted my computer also and it wont work :/
     
  15. InfinityEu

    InfinityEu New Member

    download the x86 version i had the same error while i was using then x64 just a heads up to anyone
     
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  16. PrimitiveStalker

    PrimitiveStalker New Member

    With x86 its working^^
     
  17. InfinityEu

    InfinityEu New Member

    only thing i cant get working is when i play music it doesn't do the same as in the video
     
  18. Cubize

    Cubize New Member

    Still isn't working for me :/
     
  19. PrimitiveStalker

    PrimitiveStalker New Member

    But i'm not sure how to use it. Inside the .exe the visualizer starts to visualize but my keyboard seems to ignore it. :/
     
  20. Cubize

    Cubize New Member

    oooooh... vc_redist x86 ah i get it thanks guys