[PD] Pd & massively multi-channel wi-fi speakers
jm.adrien.mnt at gmail.com
Mon Feb 18 10:14:03 CET 2019
as far as i know, two major problems
- wireless speakers to be found for sale in the industry are based on the stereophonic paradigm, music coming out of two holes and that’s it
- wireless technology introduces some latency, which is somehow contradictory with the pd real time approach, even more since the industry runs now after the personal assistant segment, to generate more profit, and this introduces though even more latency, which is in itself not a problem if you playback dead sounds like in the last millenium.
there must be some ways to turn around these problems though, like radios indeed :), but these ways around have to be considered in balance with installing simple cables, and this even more if sound sources are not mobile in space.
i am however always curious to learn about the subject
> Le 18 févr. 2019 à 09:19, Peter P. <peterparker at fastmail.com> a écrit :
> * Kerry Hagan <klhagan at gmail.com> [2019-02-17 12:56]:
>> Hello all,
>> Has anyone used wi-fi speakers with Pd?
>> More importantly - I would ideally like to send 30 independent audio channels to 30 battery-powered wi-fi speakers (in the same room)
> Do you mean Wifi or Bluetooth? Could you use small FM transmitters and
> 30 battery powered radios, like, in the last millenium, instead?
>> I’ve never used any wi-fi speakers for anything at all, and I’m finding it hard to see how they are connected without some proprietary software made by the usual suspects. I’ve scoured eBay, Amazon, Curry’s without being able to answer my own questions.
> Well, these pages don't give answers, they sell you things ;)
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