SYQEL vs. Magic Music Visuals: Simple and Easy vs. Complex and Time-Consuming
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 learn how to use a complex, 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)|
|Software Setup Time||5 minutes||2 hours to download and learn how to use interface|
|Visual Set Design Time||0 minutes. SYQEL generates visuals in the moment.||Several hours, depending 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. Magic Music Visuals has video input and output capabilities, as the software is made for creating music videos.
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 just 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 hours to build with Magic Music Visuals, with a lot of time dedicated just 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 a lot of 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 is not repetitive, one 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: It's worth it to pay extra for the app you will actually use.
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 just too time-consuming to consistently use. And if you're not going to use something, it is a total waste of money, right?
No time to set up a show
4K visuals (max)
No premade visuals
3 manual transition types
Easy to make mistakes
Must spend hours building set
In the end, it really comes down to what's worth paying for.
Can you really stand to pay for tedious, web-like software that creates generic visuals, software you may never consistently use? Can you really pass up the opportunity to completely automate your visual production, with no learning curve and no need to code at all? If you're looking to add high-value visuals to your show, with a low level of effort, SYQEL is the music visualizer for you.
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