[flocking] Sonifying network traffic

Laurens van der Wee l.vanderwee at gmail.com
Mon Dec 7 18:39:39 UTC 2015


hi,

i made this a while ago while getting into flocking a bit. very rudimentary
and basic, but funny i think.
http://www.kelyje.nl/flocking/

laurens.
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On Thu, Dec 3, 2015 at 11:16 PM, Benny Lichtner <bennlich at gmail.com> wrote:

> Thanks for the on-the-road reply, Colin!
>
> The sequencer looks great. I'll see if I can get it to do what I want. I'm
> totally happy to do some data shuffling / massaging to get it into a form
> that flocking recognizes.
>
> Thanks for the link to the floe project, too. That and the inclusive
> design research center seem super interesting.
>
> --Benny
>
> p.s. In the example you linked, I noticed that some awesome stuff starts
> to happen if the durations in the pitch sequencer are different than those
> in the gate sequencer :-)
>
> On Thu, Dec 3, 2015 at 2:15 PM, Colin Clark <colin at colinclark.org> wrote:
>
>> Hi Benny,
>>
>> I'm on the road at the moment so a bit slow to send an in-depth response.
>> But in the meantime, take a look at the flock.ugen.sequencer unit
>> generator, which allows you to schedule value changes at particular times.
>> It will be released in the 0.2.0 version of Flocking, but in the meantime
>> you can use the master branch and check out the Playground demo here:
>>
>> http://flockingjs.org/next/demos/playground/#sequencer
>>
>> We're doing some sonification work with Flocking as part of the Floe
>> Project (http://www.floeproject.org/).  So while Flocking doesn't
>> currently have much in the way of high-level abstractions for sonifying
>> different types of data, more support will be added in 0.2.0 and future
>> releases.
>>
>> Colin
>>
>>
>> On Dec 3, 2015, at 10:15 AM, Benny Lichtner <bennlich at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> Thanks, Mike! I'll take a look at that.
>>
>> In flocking, is there a way to create a ugen that emits impulses at
>> specific times? For example, after 200, 220, and 1320 ms? I'm imagining I
>> could use such a ugen as a gate for another synth.
>>
>> On Wed, Dec 2, 2015 at 8:37 PM, Mike Winters <mikewinters at gatech.edu>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> There's an WebAudio API made just for sonification stuff:
>>> https://dtmdemo.herokuapp.com/
>>>
>>> I wonder if it might be of any use.
>>>
>>> Mike
>>>
>>> On Wed, Dec 2, 2015 at 8:25 PM, Benny Lichtner <bennlich at gmail.com>
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Hey, flocking community! I thought it might be fun and interesting to
>>>> use flocking to sonify some network traffic. To start simply, I'm just
>>>> trying to create a series of blips, say, one per http request.
>>>>
>>>> Say I've got a list of 100 or so events with timestamps, and I want to
>>>> turn each event into a single blip (all blips can sound the same for
>>>> now--probably just some white noise or a sine oscillator with a percussive
>>>> envelope). What are some good ways to go about this?
>>>>
>>>> I've scoured the docs, and it feels like what I'm looking for is a way
>>>> to generate triggers at arbitrary times. Or do I want to use a polyphonic
>>>> synth and use a scheduler to create a separate voice for each event?
>>>>
>>>> Seems like this can't be as hard as I'm making it out to be, but I'm
>>>> stumped!
>>>>
>>>> --Benny
>>>>
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