[OT] wireless audio network

Jan 30, 2009 at 8:16pm

[OT] wireless audio network

I want to place a microphone outside, and transmit audio to my max/msp patch via the WI-FI network. I have no clue how to make this happen? Maybe someone has done something like this before? Somehow it will involve a microphone and an AD-converter, but that’s all I know right now.

Thanks in advance, – for any kind of help or pointers.

#42017
Jan 30, 2009 at 8:48pm

wireless audio has been always my problem/wish… Best way is to use
wireless mics (system) using quality Fm transmitter and receivers.

Signal routing:
mic –> small fm transmitter –> reciver –>soundcard –>MSP

Audio-Technica makes a bunch of them and for the price does the job.. goes
for about max 100 meters i think. for under $200.If you use audio technica’s
mic-system and plan to attach other mic to it’s transmitter make sure to buy
the correct cables and jacks. There also is some cheap fm-mic-systems on
e-bay for about $20-$50 but they are too noisy and don’t really work.

http://www.audio-technica.com/cms/site/f7047a54be93f088/index.html

-Nav

On Fri, Jan 30, 2009 at 3:16 PM, Lut Lei wrote:

>
> I want to place a microphone outside, and transmit audio to my max/msp
> patch via the WI-FI network. I have no clue how to make this happen? Maybe
> someone has done something like this before? Somehow it will involve a
> microphone and an AD-converter, but that’s all I know right now.
>
> Thanks in advance, – for any kind of help or pointers.
>

#150080
Feb 1, 2009 at 4:06am

#150081
Feb 1, 2009 at 4:18am

#150082
Feb 3, 2009 at 8:26pm

Quote: Navid wrote on Fri, 30 January 2009 21:48
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> wireless audio has been always my problem/wish… Best way is to use
> wireless mics (system) using quality Fm transmitter and receivers.
>
> Signal routing:
> mic –> small fm transmitter –> reciver –>soundcard –>MSP
>

Thanks. You’re right, this seems like the easiest solution, at least for prototyping. But I am wondering if it’s possible to make something custom built. Maybe a DSP-card, runnning Linux and a wifi-antenna, or something. I have no idea, but I want to know what can be done.

Quote: stefantiedje wrote on Sun, 01 February 2009 05:06
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> I bought this http://tinyurl.com/ct2olc before christmas for 25 > Euros ,
> and it actually works. (higher price now as it seems…). The > Mics are
> not highest quality of course, but for an installation it might > be
> sufficient…

A good tip, thank you, and very cheap microphones (!) Could you please elaborate a bit on the quality you experienced, Stefan? I’m planning on using them for environmental sound. No instruments or vocal, just wind, cars and bird twitter.

#150083
Feb 3, 2009 at 9:51pm

> Thanks. You’re right, this seems like the easiest solution, at least for
> prototyping. But I am wondering if it’s possible to make something custom
> built. Maybe a DSP-card, runnning Linux and a wifi-antenna, or something. I
> have no idea, but I want to know what can be done.

what are the benefits of using wifi instead of quality FM?

#150084
Feb 4, 2009 at 9:36am

Quote: Navid wrote on Tue, 03 February 2009 22:51
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> > Thanks. You’re right, this seems like the easiest solution, at least for
> > prototyping. But I am wondering if it’s possible to make something custom
> > built. Maybe a DSP-card, runnning Linux and a wifi-antenna, or something. I
> > have no idea, but I want to know what can be done.
>
>
> what are the benefits of using wifi instead of quality FM?
>
>
>
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I was hoping it could be connectable to any computer that’s runing the patch, and is connected to the network.

#150085
Feb 4, 2009 at 11:02am

> I was hoping it could be connectable to any computer that’s runing the
> patch, and is connected to the network.

sounds good. let me know if you find a neat solution to this .

#150086

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