Just broadcast a little ambient norns(pixels)/iPad/M8 jam.



i deployed a very nice “prod ready” broadcast in a tmux window on my little remote home: i still expect i’ll use for most jams, i mostly wanted a personal streaming thing hah


NVM I installed MPV and it works!!!

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Amazing! Just live streamed and worked straight off the bat… So freakin cool.


@infinitedigits I had such a fun broadcast session with moonraker yesterday!!!

I believe I broadcast for just under an hour yesterday but the archived stream link shows 5:26:29

Also, when I download the archived mp3 it shows the following:
Screen Shot 2022-01-18 at 11.48.03 AM

I mean time is a construct so it’s really no biggie but wanted to report my observations. Thanks again for all your sonic contributions !!!


Hey @infinitedigits, I was trying to find a way to integrate the streams into tending-the-waves, but trying to access is causing me all kinds of trouble. When I use wget or lynx in the command line, I get a ‘308 permanent redirect’ error. Probably as it’s not a static thing. Please note my knowledge of web stuff is super limited :wink:

Is there for example a json that I could parse, or is it a possibility to write a file with just the urls in a txt that would be easy to wget and parse?

EDIT: took me a big part of today but RECEIVER MOD IS HERE!


Feature suggestion/request – renaming archived broadcasts.


really love listening to everyone’s broadcasts!!

it looks like darkice doesn’t have lossless audio support (see faq). but you can always select one of the formats and boost the bitrate all the way up by editing your config file).

I don’t know how the browser is computing the time of each file but it doesn’t always seem wrong. but the audio seems fine lol. it might be because the audio isn’t prefetched…but idk.

this would be great for a PR actually! the code for the server is very simple - it is in this file. congratulations on the RECEIVER mod, so cool!

this is another thing that I would happily take a PR for in the code for the server: GitHub - schollz/broadcast-server: A simple Go server that broadcasts any data/stream.


Just when I thought norns couldn’t be more awesome, this comes along…Holy crap.


PR for renaming (and a bugfix) sent!


Merged! Will be updated on the main server shortly. Feel free (anyone) to shoot some PRs

Just had a chance to try this out… so cool! Very simple to set up, though I made the mistake of skimming over a question in maiden as icecast was installing, and answering yes about configuring manually instead of using the config file… which lead to having to remove icecast and broadcast, then reinstall. The second time, it worked perfectly!

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This script is a really cool idea and I’ll be checking it out soon.

Some years ago I started a very simple internet radio station called ‘Transmission Delay’, where every day I’d create a new ambient loop in SunVox and transmit it endlessly on an old laptop until the next day when I’d start the next one. There was also some daft idea where I was pretending I was a lonely broken satellite in orbit, recording bits of sound from Earth and playing them back as loops. er, yep…

The trouble was that I didn’t actually go down the route of having servers or whatever, I subscribed to some service that did all that for me, but the more listeners I got, the more expensive it got and the apparently I was supposed to use advertising to make it pay for itself and I didn’t want to go down that route, so it all sort of shambled to a stop.

Anyway, Broadcast looks cool and I’ll check it out!


Love this! :robot: :heart_decoration:

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Thanks! Thinking about it again earlier made me wonder if my transmission delay website might be still visible on the wayback machine, but there’s very little there now:
It would be good to do something like this again one day.


I have thought about livestreaming my musicking quite often. The problem was, I didnt want to promote it in a way that people would expect something and maybe I would feel stressed about but also - whats the point in streaming something if no one knows about it? I never found a solution for that but this might be it :slight_smile:
Its kind of like an underground Blast Radio

I will try to make it work on a raspberry pi I also use to record and play with pure data.

Edit: It works! I connect to icecast with [unauthorized/mp3cast~] and started the curl command from inside pure data using [ggee/shell]. If someone sees something like RGKies_2022_1_28_21_17.mp3 thats me :slight_smile:

@teamoth @spacelordmother the idea of lonely satellites transmitting reminds me of this amazingly weird piece of hypertext storytelling about sentient satellites and the future of American football What football will look like in the future


Hey @infinitedigits i was thoroughly enjoying your recent album on Bandcamp, and I noticed in the notes you mentioned sequencing with oooo\acrostic on norns. Is acrostic still available or as a combo app? I couldn’t see it anywhere. Super interesting to read about your technique with the Strega, again sounds fantastic!

2 Likes ? Not sure if this is what @infinitedigits would recommend, but found it on GH.

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that is indeed the respository. but I would recommend against using it.

currently, acrostic requires rebuilding norns using a patch I wrote for softcut. unfortunately my patch has a bug which I can’t quite nail down. this is why it hasn’t been merged into the main norns. so I wouldn’t recommend using acrostic until the bug is nailed down and a release comes out with the patch. otherwise there is a big risk that installing acrostic can cause problems - case in point:


so unless you know exactly what you are doing, please avoid acrostic for the time being :heart:

(also maybe all this discussion can be moved to Norns: ideas ? or just PM me for more about this :slight_smile: )


v0.4.0 - new domain name (

this is 100% cosmetic update. you don’t need to update actually. the server is now sitting at a new place but the old domain name ( will still work just fine.

the other new thing is the server looks different. there is a tab for live streams and a tab for archived streams. if you goto the live tab and click on a live source it will now bring you to a special page with a transient chatroom.

the server went this way because I decided to lower barriers to streaming audio from non-norns (basically any other computer including mac os, windows, etc.).