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Radio Unit by BeepStreet

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  • edited December 2020

    @bleep: all the books - and more importantly, the performances of the readings too - are public domain on the brilliant LibriVox app: https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/librivox-audio-books/id596159212

    I’ve already bigged up one of my own tracks on this thread so I won’t do it again, but I was pleased the way a Lovecraft reading turned out on my recent track Strange Eons. It was when I checked the license rules for the clip I used that I discovered the excellent LibriVox public domain rules. I bought the commercial version of the app to show some support and wrote a letter of thanks via the app contact to my ‘guest vocalist’ and received word back from the LibriVox people that my appreciation had been passed.

    If you are into Lovecraft at all I can recommend the readings of him you’ll find via the app.

    The books are read by volunteers so the quality can vary, but there are some great, pro quality readings of some of my favourite other authors are there too, like M.R. James, Blackwood, Machen... Just use AudioShare, AudioStretch or any other app that can extract the audio from a video recording, and screen capture the LibriVox app playing back the section you want, then rip the wav.

  • The url box could be better background colour, having snags finding stuff with this. Hope this goes in the direction of Plug-in Boutique Radio as that’s one is the best out there.

  • I love this already. First play with it I ended up with an absolutely amazing looping bit of speech in Gauss which I accidentally destroyed because I still don’t really understand Gauss. Second play I ran BBC News live through RealDealayrium and to Saturn / WOOTT on a send with beautiful, lush results. So, now I need a decent AU sampler so that I can be a bit less reliant on luck for the output. Any recommendations?

  • @Jumpercollins said:
    The url box could be better background colour, having snags finding stuff with this. Hope this goes in the direction of Plug-in Boutique Radio as that’s one is the best out there.

    If anyone's interested, Plug-In Boutique Radio is on special offer at the moment:

    https://www.pluginboutique.com/products/3941-Radio

  • Radio Unit = Instabuy!
    Awesome job as usual!
    Late christmas present from Jacek Beepstreet!

  • @Svetlovska said:
    @bleep: all the books - and more importantly, the performances of the readings too - are public domain on the brilliant LibriVox app: https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/librivox-audio-books/id596159212

    Thanks! Great find, even multiple languages.

  • By the way, this is getting a bit off topic, but there is a great app 'Voice Dream Reader' which you can use to read ebooks etc to you and it had some voices that are much better than the apple text to speech voices. I particularly like the Scottish voice 'Rhona'. I often use this to 'read' books or articles etc when I am walking.

    https://apps.apple.com/us/app/voice-dream-reader/id496177674

  • @stellare_modular said:
    You can use Chrome Developer tools to find the stream if you go to the network tab and then start the stream and look which uses the most data

    Dev Tools, great call!

  • @supadom said:

    @TheVimFuego said:

    @NoiseFloored said:
    http://radio.garden/ can be a great source for finding new stations semi-randomly. Getting access to the streaming URL is not easy though.

    The radio garden app allows you to share the link that contains the URL, I was just about to post this.

    https://apps.apple.com/au/app/radio-garden-live/id1339670993

    Click the ... next to the station and share. Sometimes it needs to be edited in something like Notes.

    I just fired up radio garden and found this treasure but don’t know how to extract a usable link.

    https://radio.garden/listen/airport-scanner-rjtt-tokyo-int-app-dep/ZqVHK_rW

    Sweet, ties in with my current interest in MS Flight Sim.

  • @enkaytee said:

    @david_2017 said:

    @supadom said:

    @TheVimFuego said:

    @NoiseFloored said:
    http://radio.garden/ can be a great source for finding new stations semi-randomly. Getting access to the streaming URL is not easy though.

    The radio garden app allows you to share the link that contains the URL, I was just about to post this.

    https://apps.apple.com/au/app/radio-garden-live/id1339670993

    Click the ... next to the station and share. Sometimes it needs to be edited in something like Notes.

    I just fired up radio garden and found this treasure but don’t know how to extract a usable link.

    https://radio.garden/listen/airport-scanner-rjtt-tokyo-int-app-dep/ZqVHK_rW

    Wow this is really really cool. I love the flight communication stuff. So cool. Let us know please if you got the right link. And have yourself a nice Christmas man!

    This works in Radio Unit:

    https://www.liveatc.net/hlisten.php?mount=rjtt_app_dep&icao=rjtt

    I followed the link to the hosting site and copied the URL for the 'listen (in browser, HTML5)' option...

    That website (https://www.liveatc.net/) is a great resource for live air traffic control conversations from all over the world... and you can use the same trick to get a usable link to the streams....excellent...!

    Really cool! Thanks a lot for sharing! Will try this for sure!

  • @TheVimFuego said:

    @supadom said:

    @TheVimFuego said:

    @NoiseFloored said:
    http://radio.garden/ can be a great source for finding new stations semi-randomly. Getting access to the streaming URL is not easy though.

    The radio garden app allows you to share the link that contains the URL, I was just about to post this.

    https://apps.apple.com/au/app/radio-garden-live/id1339670993

    Click the ... next to the station and share. Sometimes it needs to be edited in something like Notes.

    I just fired up radio garden and found this treasure but don’t know how to extract a usable link.

    https://radio.garden/listen/airport-scanner-rjtt-tokyo-int-app-dep/ZqVHK_rW

    Sweet, ties in with my current interest in MS Flight Sim.

    Not sure about an iOS method for finding links, but if you're streaming audio with Safari on Mac, it's CMD-OPT-I to bring up the web inspector, then look under the 'Sources' tab.

    I found this one:
    http://lhr.liveatc.net/rjtt_app_dep?listening-from-radio-garden=1608813771500

    The question mark stuff is just tracking data, so the address is:
    http://lhr.liveatc.net/rjtt_app_dep

  • A nice surprise—very cool! And signals that new features from BeepStreet can arrive as AUs instead of drambo IAP modules.

  • Back in the early 80s I recorded a piece that used a sample of Terry Wogan played backwards, ring modulated and chopped up using a VCA triggered by the click track.
    I had to use a 1/4 inch tape recorder and a Moog system 55. How times have changed...

  • edited December 2020

    @lukesleepwalker said:
    A nice surprise—very cool! And signals that new features from BeepStreet can arrive as AUs instead of drambo IAP modules.

    Ha, funny that I’d rather have it as a module so I can use it hosted and standalone without too much shuffling.

  • @drcongo said:
    I love this already. First play with it I ended up with an absolutely amazing looping bit of speech in Gauss which I accidentally destroyed because I still don’t really understand Gauss. Second play I ran BBC News live through RealDealayrium and to Saturn / WOOTT on a send with beautiful, lush results. So, now I need a decent AU sampler so that I can be a bit less reliant on luck for the output. Any recommendations?

    I’d recommend using it with Drambo

  • @giku_beepstreet this is awesome! ...now come the feature requests... it would be great to have folders for organization and import/export functionality, preferably in an open JSON or XML format.

    I’ll talk to Santa.

  • @supadom said:

    @lukesleepwalker said:
    A nice surprise—very cool! And signals that new features from BeepStreet can arrive as AUs instead of drambo IAP modules.

    Ha, funny that I’d rather have it as a module so I can use it hosted and standalone without too much shuffling.

    Can’t you host as AU just as easily?

  • edited December 2020

    Hey @Jumpercollins thanks for picking up that Tweet!

    I still hope to support Streemur going forward.

    I still curate the stations playable on the pads to make sure they are still online whenever possible. I also try to keep them mostly talk radio oriented.

    It's also perhaps not very noticeable, but I try to display the language heard on the station on screen as well...

    Anyway, thanks to all who did pick it up over the last couple of years! Maybe there's still a place in the toolkit for it :)

  • Thanks @CIT_Audio - I'm a big fan of Streemur - I love the randomness of it and can forgive it for not being an AU. Great to hear it's still getting some love...👍

  • @CIT_Audio said:

    Hey @Jumpercollins thanks for picking up that Tweet! The plan was to put Streemur on its' normal Holiday sale from $2.99 to $1.99 this year. Given the launch of RadioUnit and the fact Streemur is still not AUv3, I just plan to keep it at $1.99 and the sale price going forward after January 2, 2021 will be $0.99.

    Also, congrats to @giku_beepstreet for making this! I tried for many months to convert my App to AUv3 without any success.

    I don't plan to abandon Streemur though. I still curate the stations playable on the pads to make sure they are still online. I also try to keep them mostly talk radio oriented, and remove them when music is played. I host the streaming URL's for Streemur on a server, so I don't have to update the App itself with Apple when I need to change the URL's.
    It's also not very noticeable, but I try to display the language heard on the station on screen as well. ( For a long time it was displaying "Sweedish" and not "Swedish" for the Swedish channel to my embarrassment! :# )

    Anyway, thanks to all who did pick it up over the last couple of years! Maybe there's still a place in the toolkit for it :)

    I’ve used Streemur in AUM quite a bit, despite the fact that any other audio source—notification alert, self-playing YouTube video, etc.—will choke Streemur, emitting a single tone. I just quit the app and reload inAUM and it’s fine again. Don’t need AUV3 but I wish this could be fixed.

  • @Max23 said:
    ...

    BBC one makes fluffy ambient

    im interested in this!

  • @lukesleepwalker said:

    @supadom said:

    @lukesleepwalker said:
    A nice surprise—very cool! And signals that new features from BeepStreet can arrive as AUs instead of drambo IAP modules.

    Ha, funny that I’d rather have it as a module so I can use it hosted and standalone without too much shuffling.

    Can’t you host as AU just as easily?

    If you’re using Drambo as AU and want the radio in a specific place in the chain I personally would find it easier to have it as a module without the need to place Drambo in an fx slot and routing what and where I want. That’s just me though.
    Having it as an AU of course frees it from Drambo sandbox so definitely a massive plus, especially for those who don’t have/want Drambo.

  • Nice, its like a drambo nightmare of radio ideas haha jk too! I do other country internet radio more than I would have thought. Can you pick stations by language?
    Or country> cheers and merry Christmas yawl

  • @giku_beepstreet this is pretty special and nice to have it just as my break is starting. It will be great inside drambo but also having it available to use in other hosts is very cool of you. Best to you and yours this holiday season, sir!

  • Web AU is really useful to drag and drop url's to Radio Unit 😊

  • edited December 2020

    Works from a slide over Safari window too...

  • @Svetlovska Unfortunately only someone of a certain age would find the idea of a Black Lace megamix both very funny and also somewhat disturbing! :D

    @Svetlovska said:

    ................

    There’s something oddly poignant about finding the only internet-available radio station broadcasting lonely and alone from somewhere in the middle of the Atacama desert, or wherever . Only slightly undercut when you realise the DJ there has assembled a Black Lace mega mix. Guess to them it sounds exotic...

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