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audio streaming alerts

August 29, 2010 | 3:01 pm


I was woundering if it is possible to use maxMsp to listen to audio from a source (this I know is possile : ) . )
Then when ever there is silenece for more then a specified time, then send an elert out via an email or sms alert ???

Any help on this would be great

I have used MaxMsp during my univesity studies but need to know if this is possible before purchasing the license.


August 29, 2010 | 8:11 pm

it’s possible for sure, you can use [snapshot~] to see the audio level. If it falls below a threshold like 0.01, start a timer, if it doesn’t get back up to audible levels by the end of your set time, send your message.

Not sure about auto-emailing, though I think there’s a mailto function in [mxj] somewhere. SMS? again, not sure… though with the right address you can send emails as SMS messages, so maybe there’s something there. Though you need to know the person’s number and phone carrier, as the formatting of the address is different for each (where the heck are standards when you need them??)

August 29, 2010 | 8:24 pm

here’s an mxj class that sends emails. worked for my gmail account anyway.

just give it all the information and hit bang, bang clears everything so you’ll have to enter it again the next time around.


September 18, 2010 | 4:15 pm

Thanks for your help guys just managed to finish the first part and its looking good so far however im having a little trouble with changing the information for the email application from AUDIOMATT. it sends a bang and everything just not sure how to add an email address so it sends a message to that.

also i dont have much knowledge of scripts

could you please help??

thank you once again.

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