Tag Archives: Stimuli

MusicMetric

Absolutely love this MusicMetric API

Finally i can seriously look into realizing some of my old ideas against the new API, exciting stuff for sure!


D&BTV Player Updated

This weekend i added several updates to the D&BTV Player which included a new archive player and a new admin feature ‘Now Playing’.

The live application is now loaded into a swf container which also loads the archive. The container is fully resizeable which matches the behaviour of the child applications which means normal, fullscreen and Facebook embedding works perfectly at any dimension (except really really small).

I was a bit worried at first considering both the child swfs were fully blown applications in their own right but with a few tweaks everything worked like a charm with only a couple of strange issues which were later found and resolved.

At present the container loads both applications and provides a button to toggle between views. This needs refining as does some of the UI but the reality is that both sub applications work with no conflicts.

My favorite feature of this combination is i can now click one button and go from full screen live to full screen archive!

As for the admin application there is now a new page which enables an admin to dispatch a Now Playing notification to all chat room connected users which specifies track, artist and a clickable link back to the Breakbeat store so during a live show there is an ability to use the current audio to have an in context reference back out from the application to drive download sales.

The Now Playing feature also helps an admin by allowing full track and artist search against the download store database, so the correct audio files can be verified and urls checked easily before any notification is sent to the viewers – This will be a great help when the admin is stuck in a club trying to manage the stream etc.

Check out the D&BTV Player and let me know your feedback and suggestions!

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Samurai.FM Audio Player

Today i’m working on my Samurai.fm player – more info soon…

Here’s some recommended listening:

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Stimuli related ideas i’m working on… some big some not so!

In order of importance 🙂

#1 Stimuli.TV LIVE (Live musical performance streamed live every Sunday).
Stimuli.TV LIVE every Sunday from June 20th 12pm-2pm GMT

#2 Stimuli.TV Website. Keep an eye on…
Stimuli.TV Website

#3 Stimuli.TV ARCHIVE.
Stimuli.TV ARCHIVE

#4 SoundCloud embeddable player.
SoundCloud Player

#5 Samurai.fm embeddable player.
Samurai Player

#6 D&BTV LIVE embeddable player.
D&BTV LIVE every Wednesday from 7pm GMT

…and there’s more, plus some real ‘paid’ work lol Massive IPTV … all in all exciting times!

All prototypes shown here are works in progress; I hope you like the examples, to see how they evolve please check back soon!


Stimuli (SoundCloud Player) Now Supports Multiple Users And Tracks In Any Order

A load of people who use SoundCloud wanted a way to embed a player that could handle multiple users and tracks in any order. So today i updated my player so it does just that:

http://soundcloud.stimuli.tv/?scus=$merkabarecords$mightymouse-1$mr-angular&seq=$0-9$1-0$0-8$2-1$2-0&wav=0&viz=2

scus – are the user permalinks you want to use.
seq – is the order of tracks specifying $(userIndex) – $(trackindex)

I know its not easy… but it works wicked!

In the example above i’m telling the player to create an array of users e.g.:

usersArray[0] = merkabarecords
usersArray[1] = mightymouse-1
usersArray[2] = mr-angular

The order of the playlist is specified in the order of the seq query string as written. So in this example the playlist will be:

Track 1 – $0-9 will be merkabarecords public track 10
Track 2 – $1-0 will be mightymouse-1 public track 1
Track 3 – $0-8 will be merkabarecords public track 9
Track 4 – $2-1 will be mr-angular public track 2
Track 5 – $2-0 will be mr-angular public track 1

Remember you will probably think of your public tracks as starting from 1 but because my app uses zero based indexes you have to minus 1 to get the right track…

You can also do a lot else already:

like specifying a specific user – &scu=deceptiveresolution
http://soundcloud.stimuli.tv/?scu=deceptiveresolution

or playing from a specific track index in a playlist – &wav=3
http://soundcloud.stimuli.tv/?scu=mightymouse-1&wav=3

or starting with a specific visual – &viz=4
http://soundcloud.stimuli.tv/?scu=mightymouse-1&viz=2

or playing a set – &ple=1&pli=2
http://soundcloud.stimuli.tv/?scu=merkabarecords&ple=1&pli=1

Or any combination you see fit… you must however always define either ‘scu’ or ‘scus’.

‘scu’ will always default to track 1 if ‘wav’ is not specified but ‘scus’ needs the ‘seq’ parameter to have at least 1 track specified else it will not load anything.

single user playlists (aka SoundCloud sets) only work when ‘scu’ is specified, these sets do not work in the context of multiple users.

‘wav’ and ‘viz’ can be applied to both single and multi user modes.

You can also paste the link as is into Facebook Share and you’re done!

Try it and give me feedback.


SoundCloud Stimuli – Facebook Embeddable Audio Player

This weekend i launched a new beta application SoundCloud Stimuli

At the moment nothing more than an AS3 mp3 browser and visualizer.

If you’re stuck for a SoundCloud username you can try any of these:

  • mr-angular (minimal/tech)
  • r_co (house/progressive/garage)
  • therisky (drum and bass/podcast)

Please check it out, embed it in your Facebook profile and if possible let me know what you think of the features so far.