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Winamp: Amptunes 6.1 by Ratchet-lombris Winamp: Amptunes 6.1 by Ratchet-lombris
Winamp: Amptunes 6.1

INSTALLATION: Extract the .wal file from the zipped archive.
Double-click the .wal file and Winamp will do the rest.

Wow, I haven't upgraded this in quite a while. Regardless, here is the new skin as promised. I will be posting update info on our old web servers for previous versions to see. Includes gateway to our new web server, along with many new features and changes, including the all-new Ampengine Toolbox.

17TH JULY, 2011 - EDIT
Okay, I just ran a quick google of this skin for lols and HOLY SHITAKE MUSHROOMS. Sad thing is most of the websites are using an older version. I am completely refreshing this skin now with the most up-to-date version. Bottom-right is now gone as the cell area proved too buggy.

Also new, you will find 5 loads a whole lot quicker to previous versions. 1/4th of a second on my machine, whereas other versions are ~1-2 seconds :eager:



Engineered for Maximum Awesomeness

Amptunes 6 has been rebuilt from the ground-up for better speeds, durability and response time. You will notice an instant improvement on library load times, media playback times and many more speed improvements. By slim-lining everything and keeping code simple, Winamp is given less orders by the skin, allowing it to be more responsive to user input. While the differences in speed may be unnoticeable in newer systems, older systems will benefit – as well as the user satisfaction that everything backstage is cleaner, the same way you would feel when you have a clear desk.

Cooked in Adobe Photoshop

A frequently asked question is how Amptunes is made. It’s simple – we design everything in Adobe Photoshop, and program with Visual Studio. Believe it or not, no single element in iTunes has been copied – every single element you see has been created to reflect the look, feel and simplicity of iTunes with the modifications and innovation of Hivemind Tech.

Take It Apart!

Tinker with it, edit parts, throw away what you don’t like and replace it with what you do – we encourage you to unleash your creativity here. Everything can be accessed by changing the file extension from .WAL to .ZIP and extracting it. Study the .xml files before you edit it, so you can get an understanding of where everything goes. If you end up wanting to publish your work, do it! Be sure to credit Hivemind Tech, and link back to either this website or my account (as well as link us to your work of art so we can play with it, too!)

And, if you ever mess up, you can always re-download Amptunes at any time and start from scratch. Easy!

The Ampengine Toolbox

One of the cool new features we know you’ll love in Amptunes 6 is the integration of the all-new Amptunes Toolbox. This supplies the user with the more advanced back-end features, such as the following;

  • Add media to the currently-playing playlist.
  • Add Files, Folders and even stream URLs to the currently-playing playlist.
  • Create, Save & Open Playlists with ease.
  • Turn Equaliser Processing on & off.
  • Turn Equaliser Auto-sync on & off.
  • Turn AOT (Always On Top) on & off.

One of the biggest features that we’re proud to introduce inside the Ampengine Toolbox is the Fine Audio Sampling Feature, in which an easily-configurable Equaliser (Complete with Pre-amp controls) is paired with an Audio Wavelength Visualiser – this allows you to configure and optimise your sound output with perfect precision via the EQ, and see (as well as hear) changes to your music immediately via the Wavelength Visualiser.


  • Amptunes uses many elements developed by the Winamp Skinning Community. Special thanks to the members of Skin Consortium, and other Winamp skinning channels who are the original authors for included .maki plugin files and .xml go out – so a round of applause for the original authors of anything in Amptunes we did not develop. Skin Consortium can be found here.
  • Amptunes is also free for everyone and anyone. Don’t ever be tricked into paying for access to it!
  • iTunes is developed by Apple, Inc. This project was not created in the intentions of pirating, reverse engineering or ripping off Apple Software, rather an Apple-inspired Winamp skin designed for a simple, familiar interface platform for Winamp that anyone can edit. Hivemind Tech does not hold responsibility for any copyrights breached, nor is any breach of copyright intended.
  • Hivemind Tech does not take any credit for any additional files and resources it did not create, the files belong to the original respective owners.
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PaulRokicki Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014
Looks good and could pass for iTunes to the untrained eye. This reminds me to try to reinstall my hackintosh after the windows 8.1 update killed it. Yes, I have multiple drives in one pc and each drive has a different OS on it. So I decided to update my Windows 8 to 8.1 sometime last year and then I discovered that my OSX 10.8.4 (I think) no longer loaded. So now anytime I do any kinds of updates to Windows 8 I unplug the other drives because sometime after the 8.1 update another update killed my Windows 7 install which I had to fix with the Windows 7 dvd. Windows 8 is murdering it's rivals during updates. Not cool at all.
Ratchet-lombris Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks - Few tweaks and mods of my own however ;)

Not cool at all D:
PaulRokicki Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014
xXiNightXx Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
A very nice skin! Only issue I have with it is the close button looks strange without an x on it. 
Ratchet-lombris Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thankyou and thanks for the suggestion :) Gone with a minimalist design but I will re-add it next version. :)
LinkinDnB Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013
Thanks for keeping this updated!
Ratchet-lombris Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
No worries man :) Still got a few things to update in the next version, but figured I'd upload the project as it goes, bit-by-bit. Even if Winamp gets stopped, I'll still release a few more updates ;)
LinkinDnB Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013
Ah that's awesome haha.
It's kinda sad right, nowadays with Spotify and iTunes.. really too bad.
But yeh, not that I experience bugs or anything, but it's cool to see you're still busy with it (:
Ratchet-lombris Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Yeah I reckon, it's either stick with no customisations or just GTFO :( But yes, I am a long-time user of Winamp, and will continue to be for a while :) Might even host a WA installer on my website for convenience!
opt1ckz Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
Awesome skin, is there any way to add the min;max;close buttons to the top though? I'm just so use to it...
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