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Quick start

Experience _noisecrypt to get an idea of what this is all about (requires headphones/speakers):

  • Click the Start stream button.

  • Copy and paste this URL into the input area above the Add hub button:

    https:/low.show/noisecrypt/sortition/dd9c6718-7df6-4512-9cc9-a052422ad6b6
    
  • Click the Add hub button.

  • Click on the buttons that say Send to output channel.

That's it! To learn how to make your own sounds and collaborate with others using _noisecrypt, read the information below.

Adding audio to _noisecrypt

If you want to record your audio and stream it to other people, follow these steps:

  • Open the _sludge app.
  • Click the + button in the bottom right corner to view the stream creation page.
  • Click the Create new stream button, you will then see information regarding your new stream.
  • Click the box labeled Admin. Another box will appear underneath it.
  • Take note of the URL displayed in this box, for now we will refer to this as STREAM URL.
  • Click the Hubs tab.
  • If you don't have a hub URL, follow these steps to create a hub URL before continuing.
  • Paste your hub URL into the text input and click the Submit button.
  • Click the icon in the top right corner, it will open the _splutter app.
  • Click Activate inputs.
  • Give permission to your browser to access one of your audio input devices.
  • Test the audio output from your audio channel(s) by clicking one of the Send to output channel buttons.
  • When you have chosen a channel with audio, select the corresponding Upload input channel button.
  • Select STREAM URL displayed directly above this button.

You are now streaming live audio! You might want to try listening to audio in _noisecrypt too.

Listening to audio in _noisecrypt

If you want to experience the cut-up soundscapes of _noisecrypt, follow these steps:

  • Open the _syllid app.
  • Click the Start stream button.
  • If you don't have a hub URL, follow these steps to create a hub URL before continuing.
  • Paste your hub URL into the text input above the Add hub button.
  • Click the Add hub button.
  • Click one or more of the Send to output channel buttons.

You are now listening to _noisecrypt! If you can't hear anything, it might be because you need at least one stream connected to your hub URL. Learn how to add audio to _noisecrypt.

Creating a hub to find streams

Hubs connect the recordings to the listeners. You'll need at least one hub to share and connect everything together. To get your own hub, follow these steps:

Components

_noisecrypt comprises 4 distinct apps. These components work together to create a sonic space. To learn more about the concept and background, visit the about page.

The diagram is a good reference to see how all the parts connect.

_sortition

A hub server for responding to requests with random redirects.

_sludge

An audio stream server based on modern live streaming systems.

_splutter

In-browser audio live stream recording, encoding and uploading, the input interface to a sludge stream.

_syllid

In-browser audio live stream playback, the output interface to a sludge stream.

Future

Currently, the primary goal is to get more people involved in each of the three aspects:

  • using _noisecrypt as an instrument
  • experiencing _noisecrypt by participating as a listener
  • contributing to the codebase and setting up their own servers

If you have any thoughts on how to involve more people, or have any questions, get in touch.

Archive

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