Compare SYQEL and Magic Music Visuals: Simple vs. Detailed
While both of these apps are designed to add visuals to your music, SYQEL visualizes music automatically, so that you don't have to. Magic Music Visuals, on the other hand, requires you to use a web-like interface to build several scenes and connect them to create a visual set.
SYQEL vs. Magic Music Visuals: A Fast and Simple Feature Comparison
|Feature||Magic Music Visuals (Performer License)|
|Visual Set Design Time||0 minutes. SYQEL generates visuals in the moment.||Depends on complexity of scenes.|
|Livestreaming Connectivity||Twitch, YouTube, Facebook, OBS, Twitter||OBS|
|Visual Quality||8K ready||4K (dependent on hardware being used to visualize)|
|Number of Included Visuals||50,000+||Visuals created/sourced by you|
|Transition Capabilities||SYQEL transitions just as much as your music does||Cut, fade, dissolve between prebuilt scenes|
|Audio Input Source||Any||Any|
|Visual automation||Always||Can sync scenes to music, but you must build scene|
|Price||$299 Lifetime Software License||$79.95 Magic Performer License|
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SYQEL can be downloaded as a desktop app on Windows/Mac. There are very few system requirements to use the app. It can also act as a web-based app. SYQEL can be set up so that it receives any audio source: a desktop, a microphone, you name it. The app can be connected to your Twitch, YouTube, and Facebook accounts for livestreams using your own personal DJ URL.
Magic Music Visuals software can be downloaded on Windows/Mac. There are more system requirements, including pro graphics cards, processor types, and hard drive capabilities. This is because the software is made for creating music videos, not just visualizing music.
Time Spent Setting Up and Using Software
With SYQEL, you just download the software on your PC. Choose your audio input (laptop, microphone, whatever you choose) from your online account and open the desktop app. The app immediately starts visualizing. Modify the framerate, visual duration, and transition times. Modify your set and SYQEL will adjust automatically. It takes 5 minutes to set up and start using SYQEL.
The Magic Music Visuals interface acts as a web connecting several audio and visuals source inputs, content modification for each source, transitions between content, and are all supposed to connect to the end output (interface pictured to the right). As a user starts to add in and modify images, video clips, audio sources, etc., the web gets exponentially complex. It's useful for visual artists and moviemakers to have so many options for creating detailed visuals, but VJs shouldn't have to dedicate so much time to make an interesting visual set.
Ease of Software Usage
SYQEL uses the power of AI to automatically react to any designated audio input and generate visuals for you in real time (like the visual pictured on the left.) The SYQEL app does all the work of creation, so it's very easy to use.
If you want to make an original, fast-paced, highly reactive show with Magic Music Visuals, it has to be a complex process – the interface was just built that way. If you want to use many visuals and transition between them, you have to connect them all within a web structure prior to showtime and modulate them during your set. A visual set can take a while to build with Magic Music Visuals, as you must put in the time to organize each component of it.
Visual Media Generation
SYQEL is preloaded with over 50,000 8K ready visuals and 120+ moods to choose from. Set your framerate, visual duration, and transition duration on your online account. A higher framerate creates sharper quality visuals, while a lower framerate promotes better performance on the part of your desktop. Since SYQEL's visuals are preloaded and audio-reactive, you do not need to source visuals or so any visual set up before a show. You also have complete freedom to vary your set in the moment, as SYQEL is not tied to any specific audio ordering.
Magic Music Visuals requires you to upload your own content to the interface or build scenes from scratch. With Magic Music Visuals, there are several ways to modify images, videos, and graphics, but changing scene elements takes time and energy. Some modifications require you to use GLSL, a programming language built for gaming graphics.
Learning Curve and Fine-Tuning Visuals
If you want to use Magic Music Visuals to create a visual experience that captures the vibe of your set, you will have to create and modify several scenes. You would have to learn how to generate your own visuals, and how to access and change the layers of a scene, for a unique show.
SYQEL requires no training, as machine learning has, in a sense, learned how to perfectly compose visuals for you. The only "fine-tuning" you have to do is choosing how long a visual stays on-screen, and how long it takes to change to the next. You can also choose your mood, but otherwise, you're good to go.
Pricing: Time costs money, too.
A SYQEL Lifetime Software License is a one-time, guaranteed worthy purchase, as you'll want to use this simple app all the time. A Magic Performer License is cheaper, but it is also more time-consuming.
No time to set up a show
4K visuals (max)
No premade visuals
3 manual transition types
Must spend time building set
In the end, it really comes down to time.
How much time are you willing to spend learning to use a piece of software? How much time do you need to spend on a visual set? Is time a barrier to consistently using a product? If it is, consider SYQEL: The music visualization app, for your visualization needs.
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