networking stereo audio

    May 05 2006 | 1:54 pm
    Hi everybody
    I am aware this question has come up once in a while, but I can't find an easy answer (if there is one ... ).
    I am trying to network stereo audiofiles so I searched the forum and found the netsend~ and netreceive~ objects (but no helpfile, so couldn't figure out how to set the port and IP address as arguments) and looked at the objects, but sorry ... I find Jitter not easy for sound only (unless I'm missing something ??).
    Has anybody any ideas about the best way to network stereo audio from the groove~ object (or whichever) or is it still as 'hard' as some time ago ? a Any help is much appreciated !!!
    Cheers, Stan

    • May 05 2006 | 2:41 pm
      Stan Wijnans wrote:
      > netsend~ and netreceive~ objects (but no helpfile, so couldn't figure out how to set the port and IP address as arguments)
      Where did you download them from? The ones that I uploaded to have a file called which is the helpfile. However, I wouldn't recommend the objects for serious work under real-world conditions, they just work in lab situations where everything is perfect.
    • May 05 2006 | 3:06 pm
      Thanks ! Sorry, I did find the helpfile, blinded by desperation haha ...
      I'm afraid I do need to network for a delicate project ... Any other suggestions ?
    • May 05 2006 | 6:24 pm
    • May 05 2006 | 6:38 pm
      Thanks, but OSC is 'only' for transmitting data messages TCP/IP, not for audio files ... Am I correct in thinking that it is still difficult to do realtime and reliable :(?
      I heard it is possible with or maybe jit.broadcast ? But how do I load audiofiles from groove~ in there, does anybody have an example patch? So no images only sound :)!
      Thanks a lot !! Bye, S
    • May 06 2006 | 6:48 am
      If you are going to distribute prerendered audio files, I would use the tap applescript or a shell to copy files using ftp or something similar from one computer to the other(s).
      If you are going to transmit audio in real time, you can use jit.catch~ to break it into matrixes, and then you can pass them around. Check out the audio related jitter externals in Jitter 1.5.
      Another option would be to check out Jack. AFAIR that is able to transfer audio in real time over the network.
      Best, Trond
    • May 06 2006 | 10:39 am
      Thanks Trond Very useful information, I think this will help ! Best, S
    • May 06 2006 | 11:09 am
      FYI, the recent versions of Jack OS X have broken the NetJack component, which is what you're referring to Trond. We're working to fix it, though not date has been set yet. Also for future versions, we're trying to make the OS X version of NetJack compatible with parallel efforts on the Jack Linux side.
      For those wanting the network functionality now on OS X, use one of the older versions, still available on the Jack OS X site.
      Best, Dan
    • May 06 2006 | 4:44 pm