spectralizer v1.3.4

Supported Bit Versions
  1. 32-bit
  2. 64-bit
Source Code URL
Minimum OBS Studio Version
Supported Platforms
  1. Windows
  2. Linux
I've decided to deprecate Spectralizer in favor of Waveform which offers more options.
Spectralizer running alongside tuna.
This plugin allows you to create audio visualizations of obs audio sources.

Also checkout Waveform, which offers some additional features.

There's now also an installer, which does this automatically and provides an uninstaller if you want to remove the plugin again.
  1. Open your obs-studio installation folder (eg. Right click on the shortcut and click "Open file location")
  2. Navigate two directories up
  3. Drop the contents of the folder "plugin" from the zip archive in the directory you just opened
  4. Merge the files
  5. Spectralizer should now show up as a source option in obs-studio
There's a .deb installer for debian based distros, as well as an AUR package for Arch based distros. If neither of those apply to you, you can install the prebuilt binaries:
  1. Install fftw over your package manager
  2. Unzip the archive
    $ unzip ~/Downloads/spectralizer.* -d ~/Downloads/spectralizer
  3. Navigate to your obs config
    $ cd ~/.config/obs-studio/
  4. Create a folder for the plugin
    $ mkdir -p plugins/spectralizer
  5. Copy the folders contents of the folder plugin into the new folder
    $ mv ~/Downloads/spectralizer/plugin/* ./
  6. Spectralizer should now show up as a source option in obs-studio
First release
Last update
4.16 star(s) 51 ratings

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Latest updates

  1. Rounded corners

    Added rounded corners. That's it. Nothing else.
  2. Fixed filters

    Readded OBS_SOURCE_CUSTOM_DRAW, which is needed for filters to work. Fixed some installation...
  3. Added padding and offset

    Added padding and offset to circular visualizer.

Latest reviews

Still works as of OBS 30.0.2! :D
Fantastic upgrade to spectralizer, which was great...
The plugin the design is good, I loved the functions.
I really like this plugin. I have it paired with StreamElements Media Request overlay and it looks awesome! The Media Request is on top of the screen, it features the song name and artist, with the Spectralizer placed immediately below it - upside down! It looks awesome with the orange Spectralizer bars and the pink Media Request progress bar!
Windows 11. Just installed. OBS refused to launch properly after installing it. Was so bad, I had to do a complete removal from AppData and the Program Files of my entire OBS system.

Using Scale to Sound instead for my purposes. Very disappointed considering the numerous YouTube videos raving about it. Needs to be updated in a big way before it's usable.
A little more information would definitely go a long way.
Since installing I get constant crashing, not sure if it is this as it is the only thing I have changed or a recent Nvidia driver causing issues.

Made a post about it for anyone wanting to discuss it there

Adding a crash log if it helps:
Yeah that seems like it might be the plugin. Unless you're using some specific configuration for the spectralizer source (which might cause this) I'd recommend that you uninstall it for now.
great work on this! would love to see other types of responses e.g. colour change or shape/size, maybe constant rotation of circle waveform? keep it up! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Simple, but works great.. Can use multiple audio sources so long as you have those sources separated outside of OBS Studio.. Combine the visualizers with Stream FX and other plugins to make it what you want.. :D

Here, this is me.. This is what I do with it, but usually on Twitch instead of YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qNUm0zLz53w
I would give it 5 stars, but every time I dl Spectralizer My obs crashes on start, Once I remove the plugin it my obs works fine. Idk why its crashing my obs. Once that problem gets resolved Rating would be higher for me.
Open an issue on github
I'm having trouble using the spectralizer as a dock item, since I don't want the spectrum view to appear in the video. I'm in the middle of archiving VHS tapes, so would it be possible to use spectralizer as a dock item next to the preview video?