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We've got a nice stereo with 1/8" jack for audio devices, 5x RCA in, 1x SPDIF in, A/B speaker outs. Two Klipsch SB-5 speakers for now; a bit small for the space, but better than a PC laptop speaker.
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<blockquote><center>"I have good taste."</center>
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<p align="right">—Mark, speaking for everyone ever's self assessment</p></blockquote>
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The first song played at 83c was by Welle:ErdBall from the album Die Wunderwelt der Technik and the song was "23... C=64.". The first song to play at 2169 was "Yippie" by Mouse on Mars.
  
We did a sound test and the amp can go to -11 (ha!) before you can even hear it outside when the windows are closed.
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==Music, what?==
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Please be considerate of those around you when playing music in the space. Asking before blasting.  
  
The sub is sitting under the stairway, on top of a floor tile and one of the unused smelly carpets (for dampening). The sub will shut on/off automatically. To turn the sub up/down, on the receiver press the CH VOL button until SW is displayed on the screen, then press up/down to alter its state. Keep in mind that the shape of the stairway sort of helps to amplify the sound within the space.
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==Hackitorium==
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You can Chromecast or AirTunes to the sound system in the Hackitorium. Make sure the mixer is on (power switch on top) and the volume turned up to the right channel, and the input (inside the large black AV box) is switched to the correct device.  
  
The first song played in the space was by Welle:ErdBall from the album Die Wunderwelt der Technik and the song was "23... C=64."
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Here is the photo of the large black AV box:
  
==Jukebox==
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[[File:HDMI-SWitcher.jpg]]
  
==N.B.: Below is inaccurate with the new space. Everything is still a bit TBD ATM==
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For example, if you want to play music via Apple TV, set the HDMI SWitcher to "appleTV", and set the output device to "Apple TV Hackatorium" on your machine. Play your favorite music, and dance dance dance! 🕺💃
===Summary===
 
[[Pony]] holds all the music, [[Zebra]] accesses the music and plays it on the speakers. '''The easiest way to control what music [[Zebra]] plays is to connect to its web interface at [http://pony.noise/juke http://pony.noise/juke].'''
 
  
===Playing Music===
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A RaspberryPi is plugged into the mixer too. It's located on the network at '''hackitorium-rpi.noise''' and plays [https://somafm.com/ Somafm], most of the time, which can be accessed via the command line tool mpc. To find out the current song and channel, enter into your command line the command <pre>mpc -h hackitorium-rpi.noise</pre>
[[Zebra]] has a mount to [[Pony]]'s music directory (pony.noise:/d2/music). [http://mpd.wikia.com/ MPD] scans this directory and builds up a library based off of its contents. [[Zebra]] can then play back anything form that library through the speakers at 83c. In order to tell MPD on [[Zebra]] what to play, you'll need to interface to it with a [http://mpd.wikia.com/wiki/Clients client], which is available for many operating systems. Luckily for you a web interface has already been setup on [[Pony]], but if you want more control please look into the clients.
 
  
* '''Web Desktop:''' [http://pony.noise/juke http://pony.noise/juke] or [http://172.30.0.30/juke http://172.30.0.30/juke]
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There is a line in cable coming out of the AV box you can plug into a random music making device. Make sure you turn the mixer up on that channel.
* '''Web Mobile:''' [http://pony.noise/juke/m http://pony.noise/juke/m] or [http://172.30.0.30/juke/m http://172.30.0.30/juke/m]
 
* '''MPD Client:''' zebra.noise or 172.30.0.37 port 6600
 
  
The desktop web interface if [http://relaxx.dirk-hoeschen.de/ relaXX] and the mobile is [http://code.google.com/p/neompc/ NeoMPC].
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==Turing and Church Classrooms==
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You can Chromecast or AirTunes to the sound system in the classrooms. The speakers are always on and turned up to some appropriate volume level. Make sure you switch the switcher in the AV box to the correct device.
  
If you'd like to play files directly from [[Zebra]] and bypass MPD altogether, shell access (user name and password) is posted above the machine (above the window next to the machine). For admin access please poke [[User:Rubin110]].
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There is a line in cable coming out of the AV box you can plug into a random music making device.
  
===Getting Music into the Jukebox===
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==Dirty Shop==
Music content lives on [[Pony]], not [[Zebra]]. You'll need an account on [[Pony]], using your favorite method of putting files on a different machine please place your music in pony.noise:/d2/music. Once there, refresh the MPD library through your favorite client or the web interface.
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There's a speaker system above the shelves. A line in should be dangled near the door.
  
==AirTunes==
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There's a Chromecast plugged into the system but it's a little busted right now, sorry. Hugs.
AirTunes is a way to stream audio over the network to speakers. This is done with an Apple Airport Express. All internet routing/firewall functionality of the Airport Express have been turned off. The Airport is connected to the network via wifi to the noisebridge SSID.
 
  
The Airport is connected to the Jukebox machine via linein. '''There is no need to change inputs on the receiver/amp!''' Please keep in mind that audio from both the Jukebox and AirTunes can play at the same time.
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==Sewing Area==
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There's a Bluetooth enabled speaker sitting near by most of the time.
  
To use AirTunes simply select "Nosebridge" from the speakers list at the bottom right of iTunes. If you use something other then iTunes, let's say WinAMP, there are a number of other applications out there to stream music to an AirTunes server. For Windows try [http://nanocr.eu/software/justeport/ JustePort] and for Linux there's [http://raop-play.sourceforge.net/ raop-play].
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==Drum Circle==
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No.
  
See [[AirTunes from Linux]] if you want to see how to use I have set up AirTunes access from a Linux machine.
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[[Category:Howto]] [[Category:InTheSpace]]
 
 
== Using ESD ==
 
 
 
The easiest way to play music over the jukebox thing from a GNU system:
 
 
 
$ ESPEAKER=zebra.noise mplayer -ao esd $FILE
 
 
 
== .door ==
 
At acm.jhu.edu, the computer controlling the mag-stripe card reader that would unlock the door would also play a file in /home/username/.door on the speakers in the room.  Ta-da - entrance music!
 
 
 
This should probably be added to the feature requests to be added to our [[AccessSystem]]
 
 
 
== Old Jukebox Server ==
 
 
 
This machine is dead, it's been replaced with [[Zebra]]. Everything in the home directory has been backed up to [[Pony]].
 

Latest revision as of 19:55, 25 November 2018

"I have good taste."

—Mark, speaking for everyone ever's self assessment

The first song played at 83c was by Welle:ErdBall from the album Die Wunderwelt der Technik and the song was "23... C=64.". The first song to play at 2169 was "Yippie" by Mouse on Mars.

Music, what?[edit]

Please be considerate of those around you when playing music in the space. Asking before blasting.

Hackitorium[edit]

You can Chromecast or AirTunes to the sound system in the Hackitorium. Make sure the mixer is on (power switch on top) and the volume turned up to the right channel, and the input (inside the large black AV box) is switched to the correct device.

Here is the photo of the large black AV box:

HDMI-SWitcher.jpg

For example, if you want to play music via Apple TV, set the HDMI SWitcher to "appleTV", and set the output device to "Apple TV Hackatorium" on your machine. Play your favorite music, and dance dance dance! 🕺💃

A RaspberryPi is plugged into the mixer too. It's located on the network at hackitorium-rpi.noise and plays Somafm, most of the time, which can be accessed via the command line tool mpc. To find out the current song and channel, enter into your command line the command

mpc -h hackitorium-rpi.noise

There is a line in cable coming out of the AV box you can plug into a random music making device. Make sure you turn the mixer up on that channel.

Turing and Church Classrooms[edit]

You can Chromecast or AirTunes to the sound system in the classrooms. The speakers are always on and turned up to some appropriate volume level. Make sure you switch the switcher in the AV box to the correct device.

There is a line in cable coming out of the AV box you can plug into a random music making device.

Dirty Shop[edit]

There's a speaker system above the shelves. A line in should be dangled near the door.

There's a Chromecast plugged into the system but it's a little busted right now, sorry. Hugs.

Sewing Area[edit]

There's a Bluetooth enabled speaker sitting near by most of the time.

Drum Circle[edit]

No.