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    Art Project Help - Sound Installation


    Hello,
    I am at the early stages of a project, which incorporates a sound element. The sound element is a soundscape that needs to be looped, the audio is about an hour, but the site does not have access to power, so I am looking for information or ideas as to the best way to power a device to play the soundscape. Any ideas or thoughts would be greatly appreciated.
    Thank you in advance
    Simon

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    I'm thinking either portable power generators or USB speakers (which you can use by plugging into a laptop that can run for 2-3 hours). If you need to power PA systems, I have no idea.

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    Hey what'd you go with for this? If you're still working on this let me suggest:

    1. Get a Raspberry Pi (1 or 2, whatever - not Zero tho)
    2. Install Raspbian
    3. sudo apt-get install sox
    4. Login and do something like

    $ play thebiglongfile.wav repeat 1000

    That says to repeat it 1000 times. "man sox" for more about that.

    The audio out on the Pi isn't exactly 'audiophile' quality, but it's usable.

    I use Sox *extensively* in the DronesoundTV project, for more on that see this thread http://www.freesound.org/forum/your-work-made-with-freesounds/38621/

    Good luck!

    - DMM

    /* PS I am aka "Die, Master Monkey", designer of "Dronesound TV" at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBJjDo7AnKcpO5s9hNs1ngg */
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    Cool, I didn't even know this existed on my system! Many thanks

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    unhacker wrote:

    $ play thebiglongfile.wav repeat 1000

    That says to repeat it 1000 times. "man sox" for more about that.

    The audio out on the Pi isn't exactly 'audiophile' quality, but it's usable.

    I use Sox *extensively* in the DronesoundTV project, for more on that see this thread http://www.freesound.org/forum/your-work-made-with-freesounds/38621/

    Good luck!

    - DMM

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    Hello unhacker
    What I ended up with was someone set up an audino to loop the sound and this was connected to a solar panel with a button to play the sound when pressed. The solar panel was not powerful enough so had to find a way, not very elegantly, to play the sound, so had to use a speaker that played the sound via usb stick. Original plan was to use a wind up power generator.
    Your system looks interesting and I may further develop the idea using something along your lines. Thanks for the information.
    Simon
    More about the sound project at:
    http://yousayhola.weebly.com/

    simongray

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