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Psychedelic Screen Saver

Type of program: Screen saver
Supported platforms: Win95
Company Name: Synthesoft
Version: 3.6
Cost: $20
Installed size: 1.2MB


I don't often quote; but this one deserves it.
The Psychedelic Screen Saver generates an endless variety of mesmerizing patterns. As the patterns materialize on your screen, the colors will shift, undulate, and generally speaking, look cool. Whether you're into art, mathematics, or just have a history of mental illness, you'll love this screen saver."

I don't know about you but that's half the reason I went to check on this program; in carny talk, that was the hook, and now that I did, I'm glad I did. This screen saver shares a lot of qualities with Kinemorphic 3D. It is made to run with CD SpectrunPro3.2, which is a spectrum analyzer [it displays the frequency spectra without giving you any opportunity to adjust them.] It is a separate program from the screen saver, so the registration price is $20 each; but, if you register them together, then a bargain we got for you, $30 for both.

Like Kinemorphic, take a lunch, 3 or 4 sharpened pencils, and a new notebook along when you try to configure the screen saver. There are 24 folder tabs, many with 2 pages each; with choices like random, oscillate, volume, left, right, and several settings of hz.

I've got to tell you, I have no idea at all what I'm doing when I play in the configuration, and by the time I get to one spot, I'm so dazed by the graphics, I forgot what I did 2 minutes ago; BUT, I'm having a great time and these programs are fantastic.

I just have one problem now. With both Kinemorphic 3D, and this wonderfully wicked Psychedelic screen saver, I can't figure out which one to watch. Why do I think I'm not going to get much work done for a while.

Take the time to check it out anyway. If you don't like it, you can toss it, directions tell, ya how, but I think once you see it you'll be hooked, too.

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Reviewed by Stormy Strock

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