[PD] pd and (analog)-telephons

Hans-Christoph Steiner hans at eds.org
Fri Nov 18 22:44:33 CET 2005

No hardware except an old PC and a network card is necessary if you use  
VoIP.  VoicePulse Connect is a good service if you just want to receive  
calls.  US$11/month for unlimited incoming calls on four lines.  Even a  
Linksys WRT54G wireless router can run asterisk, the CPU requirements  
are minimal.

The easiest way to get the sounds into Pd would probably have Pd read  
the wav files that asterisk writes.  But I think streaming should be  
possible.  This might be the kick in the ass that I need to document  
this setup:  http://whitmanlocalreport.net
We have been planning on writing up a HOWTO webpage anyway.


On Nov 18, 2005, at 3:20 PM, B. Bogart wrote:

> Hey all,
> This is a timely thread as I have been interested in interfacing the
> telephone network to PD as well.
> What I'm looking to do is have PD answer the phone. PD will probably  
> just
> end up doing a recording of the message (ala HCS's idea for a PD  
> answering
> machine)
> The reason for this is so that people who do not have access to the
> internet could use a long-distance call to contribute stories to the
> evolving stories system.
> Anyhow what HW is needed for this?
> Whats the sip adapter for? Can you get telephone signal just from the
> modem? (I imagine that would require some special modem with an  
> audio-out
> jack..)
> Anyhow a newbite telephony run down would be handy for me.
> Thanks
> B. Bogart
>> Use a VoIP account and eliminate:
>>> telephon-->sip-adapter-->modem-->
>> Then anyone can call your VoIP number and asterisk will answer.  I've
>> done a few projects with asterisk (here's one:
>> http://whitmanlocalreport.net ) and its auite a system.  I'd be
>> interested to see what you come up with, since I am planning on making
>> a Pd-powered answering machine.
>> There might also be a way that you can have asterisk talk directly to
>> Pd.  The "AGI" stuff, basically like CGI for asterisk, is general
>> enough that it should be able to talk directly to Pd.  That'd be a  
>> nice
>> set of objects to have: Asterisk for Pd.  They could be written  
>> totally
>> in Pd, I think.
>> .hc
>> On Nov 18, 2005, at 8:51 AM, moritz w. wrote:
>>> eo list,
>>> i want to start a project with analog-telephons and pd.
>>> Has anyone some experiences with it?
>>> I think this way would be possible:
>>> telephon-->sip-adapter-->modem-->asterisk-->python-->py-->puredata..
>>> ufff!
>>> but im neither experienced with asterisk nor with python, is there a
>>> easyer way
>>> to communicate (analog-)telephon-->pd?
>>> [thanks<
>>>   |
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>>> [for any hints..]
>>>   |
>>>   |
>>> [moritz]
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