It's friday after all, so here's my latest creation built with Processing to get you into the right swing for the weekend: Disko Boy will dance to any music you play. Before you can see him though you'll need some preparation:
- Your browser has to be Java-enabled. Most browsers are, but if it doesn't work, you can download Java software for the desktop here.
- As Disko Boy has to tap into your sound channel you will need to install the JSyn plugin. You'll probably not have this installed yet, but the download is only a few seconds long. And don't worry about privacy: upon each launch a confirmation box will pop up and ask you if you allow it to access your sound-input. In this case you should confirm that with "OK".
- Usually the sound input on your computer is set to microphone-only. That's okay, but a bit boring perhaps. Most sound cards allow you sample whatever comes out of your boxes. That feature is called mono- or stereo-mix and you can set that up in your sound control panel. Here is a step-by-step tutorial how to accomplish that under Windows.
- I had some reports that on some OS/browser combinations this widget completely hangs your computer or it doesn't work at all. So better save that FLA/Word file/Powerpoint presentation you are currently working on before you progress.
Oh yes - in case anybody asks: Disko Girl might be coming soon, for just $3.99.Posted at April 30, 2004 10:40 AM | Further reading