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Accessing last.fm API or any other API in MAX – How to start ?

February 5, 2013 | 11:49 am

Hi colleagues,

Recently I found out about Max and now in one of my project I’m trying to do something with tags from Last.fm. Something like grabbing certain tags and doing something with them –> get songs out of them and then perhaps playing the music etc.

Now I have some experience with web-based programming and a little bit of visual programming with Pure Data.
I’ve been reading about the last.fm api but I basically have no idea where to start to embed something like that into something like MAX.

I’m not asking for readymade solutions, but information about where I should be looking at would be considered amazing.

Thanks in advance and greetings

Leander Thomas
All-round Multimedia Designer
Student Communication- & mediadesign

http://www.leanderthomas.be


February 5, 2013 | 11:49 am

http://www.last.fm/api/desktopauth


February 5, 2013 | 12:47 pm

I did a project with the Twitter API – and my main piece of advice is to choose a library (in Javascript/Java/Ruby/Python) which you can call from MaxMSP – this saves you having to construct your OAuth queries using a bunch of [sprintf]s and whatever, and will probably also parse the output of Last.fm (probably in JSON or XML).


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