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Souncloud Audio into Jitter

March 13, 2012 | 11:55 am


sorry for the relative noob question, but am hoping that someone could point me in the right direction.

Is it possible for Max/MSP/Jitter to go to a url (soundcloud page) and stream the audio content found at the url, then creating a visualization with regards to that information? I know the visualization part can be done, but the sourcing content from the url that i need guidance on.

any help/guidance much appreciated?

March 13, 2012 | 5:05 pm

I think so. Soundcloud has good documentation on their APIs. For example:
can get you both download URL and a streaming URL. With them, you can get original or mp3 bitstreams respectively. You’ll need to get a client_id to authenticate against those APIs. Their docs tell you how.

With an MP3 stream, you could probably use to "read" the URL you got from the SoundCloud APIs. Use a spigot~ object (and attach it to the object to get access to the audio stream in Max.

I have no idea if this will work in a stream-as-it-downloads method or if it needs to get the whole MP3 downloaded.

March 28, 2012 | 4:24 pm

hi, thanks for the info, and very sorry for the late reply. I will test this out soon…

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