May 2013

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Recap: Music Hack Day Philadelphia 2013

This weekend, we sponsored Music Hack Day's first foray into the city of brotherly love, Philadelphia. The event was hosted at Drexel University's ExCITe Center, which is home to one of the most epic music hacks, the Magnetic Resonator Piano.

The results from the weekend were impressive, as they usually are. Here are the hacks that involved Rdio:

  • All That Philly JazzWebsite
    An interactive soundmap of the historic Philly Jazz scene. The app is still in progress, but the team put together the core infrastructure this weekend, using Rdio for background music. As the app progresses, they'll be adding tracks from Rdio to each of the locations on the map.

  • Automatic Reception
    Automatically generates an Rdio playlist for your wedding reception using the Echonest.

  • PlaylisTable
    A bookmarklet to support collaboratively building playlists with your friends, even if you all use different music services.

There were also a handful of great hacks that didn't use Rdio, like Kinect control of the MRP and Mend-a-break hack that resynthesizes any sound you send at it using the Amen break.

The full list of projects is available on Hacker League.

∞  May 24, 2013 — 8:00AM


Mac App v2.19: AppleScript Improvements

The v2.19 release of the Rdio Mac application contains several AppleScript improvements:

  • Get the key for the currently playing track, previously you could only get the URL
    Tell application "Rdio" to get the key of the current track
  • Add or remove the currently playing track from your collection
    Tell application "Rdio" to add to collection
    Tell application "Rdio" to remove from collection
  • Sync the currently playing track to mobile
    Tell application "Rdio" to sync to mobile Tell application "Rdio" to remove from mobile

∞  May 10, 2013 — 12:08PM


Music Hack Day Barcelona 2013

What: Music Hack Day Barcelona 2013
When: June 13 – 14, 2013
Where: SónarAvinguda Rius i Taulet, 08004 Barcelona

Event location map

∞  May 01, 2013 — 9:00AM