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Recap: Music Hack Day Toronto 2013

Despite the beautiful summer weather, Toronto's best hackers decided to spend the weekend indoors building applications at Music Hack Day Toronto. This was the first time a Music Hack Day was held in Toronto and there was a great turnout. There were hacks involving step sequencers, haptic feedback, and even a zero player game. Here's the rundown of hacks using the Rdio API:

  • Cyborg Karaoke PartySite
    Let the robots do the singing! Combines karaoke tracks on Rdio with lyrics from LyricFind spoken by a text-to-speech robot. Winner, best use of the Rdio API.

  • Music RadiatorSite
    One of The Echo Nest's scientists has generated hundreds of playlists that serve as introductions to various genres. This application makes it easy to listen those playlists. Click the thumbs up and it will be added to your collection and playlist for easy reference later.

  • Song vs SongSite
    Two songs enter, one song leaves. Grabs two tracks from two random genres, let's you pick the winner. Play multiple rounds and see how long the song can last!

  • SoundCloud Remix SearchSite, Source
    Search SoundCloud for remixes of the currently playing Rdio track.

  • Rdio to This Is My Jam — Site, Source
    Post the currently playing track to This Is My Jam.

  • Trebble
    Music discovery application that recommends music based on your friends and people you follow.

Thanks to everyone who came out, and special thanks to our co-organizers from Soundcloud, Unspace, and The Echo Nest. Checkout the full list of projects on HackerLeague.