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Music Visualizer for Pro Tools

Connecting audio responsive music visuals to Pro Tools has never been easier!
Packed with over 50,000 music visuals, SYQEL instantly turns your music into a mesmerizing audio visual experience.

Audio Responsive Music Visuals

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Visualizing your music from Pro-Tools has never been easier using SYQEL. We’re going to show you step-by-step how to route your audio from Pro-Tools to SYQEL. 

Now more than ever, visualizing your music to build your audience has never been more important in the ever saturating independent music industry. With hundreds of thousands of producers and artists, differentiating yourself from others is vital. One of the best ways to do this creatively is with the use of audio responsive visuals. Whether you are sharing productions on social media or streaming your entire production on sites like twitch, kick, or youtube, pairing your audio with visuals is a great way to catch viewers attention, and keep them listening.

We made SYQEL so you can start visualizing your music with the press of one button. No longer do you need to pay for expensive software like After Effects or Blender to use awe-inspiring visuals. So, before we go into how to route Pro-Tools to SYQEL, lets do a quick overview of SYQEL’s homepage.


SYQEL Overview

First and foremost, create a SYQEL account and login to get to the main page. On the left-hand side is our visualization control menu. There are currently 2 visualizer engines: Three.js and milk drop. Three.js allows you to use visual playlists where you choose pre-made visuals from creators, we’ll go through those later. And milk drop will automatically cycle through tens of thousands of trippy visuals

At the top right, you can view your hotkeys, settings, and user settings. After we show you how to set up Pro-Tools audio preferences, we’ll go over all of these! As an overview, within the settings, you will be able to access the playlist creator, visual reactiveness, marquee text, and more.

Setting Up Pro-Tools to Route Audio to SYQEL

Alright, before we really dive into SYQEL, let’s set up Pro-Tools to send audio into SYQEL. So, here I have Pro-Tools open. Let’s go to “setup” at the top right (for both windows and mac).

Now, go to the playback devices menu. Here you will see options to change your audio driver. On windows, you might be used to producing using ASIO drivers, we need to change this to your default desktop audioany WASAPI drivers, or any virtual audio cables you may have installed.

For users on mac, you can just use your core audio.

Now, for users on mac, download and install  Loopback, which is a program that allows us to route audio from programs like Pro-Tools to SYQEL. As long as you chose your core audio in Pro-Tools, Loopback will be able to route that to SYQEL.

Awesome! Now we are ready to go back to SYQEL, and select our audio input. Click on the visual engine you want to use within the visualization menu on the left. Then, click on the audio input selection. For users on windows, we will select our Line 1 (virtual audio cable), or default desktop audio as our input. For users on macos, select Loopback Audio.

Creating Visual Playlists

Now that we know how to correctly route our audio from Pro-Tools to SYQEL, let’s start with going over how to pick out visuals for our visual playlists.

Click on the settings icon at the top right, you will then be greeted with SYQEL’s settings and options.

You will see all of the settings on the left, for now, lets go to playlists.

Here, we can create and edit playlists of visuals that you can choose from. Simply name your new playlist, and hit create new. You can always select previously made playlists and edit them here as well.

Now, hit next or go to available visuals at the top. Here we can preview all of the audio-responsive visuals available to you. You can hover over each one and speak into your microphone if you have one connected to preview how they respond to audio. Then, click on any that you would like to add to your playlist.

Now we can head to selected visuals. Here we can see each visual we’ve clicked on for the playlist. We can re-order them by clicking and dragging them, or we can remove any by selecting the small “x” at the top right of each one.

Now you’ve created your very first visual playlist! Now, let’s check out SYQEL’s other settings and options.


SYQEL Watermark Settings

If you are a paid user, you are able to replace the SYQEL logo with up to 9 of your own images. This is super useful if you are doing any shows with multiple artists.

Simply drag and drop any images you want from your files here to upload them. Then, under each one, you can adjust the size and positioningDon’t forget to save your settings at the bottom!

Now let’s move on to the Frequency Reactiveness Settings.


Frequency Reactiveness Settings

On the third menu, we can utilize the frequency reactiveness settings. Let’s go over what this exactly means!

Here, we can set an equalizer to affect the incoming audio in SYQEL. We can tell SYQEL what frequency ranges to respond to. For example, the low frequencies would be the kick and bass. The mid frequencies usually include synthesizers, instruments, and vocals. The high frequencies might include hi-hats and cymbals. So here, we can tell SYQEL which ranges to respond to. As a note, this does not affect the audio output directly from Pro-Tools, this only affects the audio coming into SYQEL.

We can upload an mp3 or enable our microphone to preview how the equalizer is changing the incoming audio.

So, we have access to 8 sliders. The first two applies a bandpass filter to the audio. A bandpass filter is an effect that only allows certain frequencies to be heard. The first slider changes the frequency of the bandpass filter, while the second slider adjusts how much the filter is being applied. This is great for isolating certain parts of your audio like the kick and bass.

The next three sliders affect the overall equalizer. The first of these three affects the gain (or volume) of the low frequencies. The second of the three affect the gain of the mid frequencies, and the third affects the gain of the high frequencies.

The last three sliders affect the resonance or intensity of the three previous sliders. The first one affects the low frequencies, the second one affects the mid frequencies, and the last one affects the high frequencies.

Finally, at the bottom we can save our settings as an audio preset. We can also load and edit any previous presets we have created. We will be able to apply these in the visualization control menu that we mentioned at the beginning.

Now let’s go over the Visualizer Behavior Options, the fourth settings menu on the left.


Visualizer Behavior Options

In the visualizer behavior settings, we can set the frame rate of the visuals, the time a visual lasts on screen before cycling to the next one, and how long it takes to transition to the next visualWe can save these settings at the bottom. As a note, the frame rate will be dependent on the hardware you are using.

Now let’s head to the Marquee Text Options, the fifth option on the left hand menu.


Marquee Text

Here we can write text that can be displayed while the visualizer is going. First, we can choose the size of the text with a number.

We can then choose a color for the text.

Then we can choose what position the text will be shown. As well as the font and what direction (right to left or left to right) the text will be displayed. Don’t forget to save your settings!

Now let’s go over the multicast settings, the last settings option on the left hand side.



If you are an Elite user of SYQEL, you have access to multicasting. Here you will see a URL shown that will stream the visualizer as it’s going to any other device with access to a browser. This is really useful if you want to display the visualizer on separate displays like TV’s or 2nd monitors.

Those are all of SYQEL’s settings and options. Now let’s go through the Hotkeys available to you!



To see all of the hotkeys, click on the keyboard icon at the top right of the homepage.

There are a bunch of hotkeys available to you that affect the visualizer experience. Let’s go through them all now:


1: Space – Cycle to the next visual in the playlist.

2: Backspace – Cycle to the previous visual in the playlist.

3: Enter – Lock/Unlock the current visual in place.

4: H – Hide the top toolbar.

5:  – Toggle your uploaded watermarks on/off.

6: 0-9 – Cycle between your uploaded watermarks.

7:  – Toggle your Marquee text on/off.

Starting the Visualizer

Now we’ve gone through all of SYQEL’s settings and options. So now, let’s get things started! First, let’s choose our visualizer engine. On the left-hand side we can choose Three.js or Milkdrop. Three.js allows us to select the visual playlist we created earlier, and milkdrop will cycle through tens of thousands of visuals.

Under each engine we can select our audio input that we figured out earlier. Then (in the three.js engine) we can select the playlist we created earlier. Finally we can also select any audio presets we’ve created.

We can simply hit the green Start Visualizer button to immediately see results! As long as we have audio coming in from Pro-Tools, we will immediately see the visualizer responding to the audio.

Now you know how to easily visualize your audio from Pro-Tools. You now know how to navigate SYQEL and utilize amazing audio-responsive visuals. We still have a few more tips and tricks!


Recording and Streaming SYQEL

Recording and streaming SYQEL + Pro-Tools only takes a few more steps. To be able to do this, we recommend downloading and installing OBS, a screen recording software available on windows and mac.

Within OBS, we need to make sure our audio source is the same input as the one we used in SYQEL. So, within OBS’s audio sources, select the 3 dots next to your “desktop audio” and click on properties.

Then, select the same audio source we used when routing Pro-Tool’s audio to SYQEL. This should be your virtual audio cable or default desktop audio. For users on mac, this should also be your “core audio”. Loopback is already recording the audio coming from Pro-Tools.

Great, now we need to create a new window source. You can do this in the sources window by clicking on the “+” button.

Select “window capture” and when prompted, choose the window that SYQEL is displayed on.

Now you are able to screen record SYQEL! Simply hit “start recording” or “Start Streaming” to begin!


Now you can utilize audio-responsive visuals with audio coming straight from Pro-Tools!