Echo Nest hero

When I’m not blogging about hacking online polls – I spend my time at The Echo Nest where I get to do some really cool things with music.  Over the weekend, I wrote a program that uses the Echo Nest API to extract musical features to build the core of a guitar-hero like game.  Even though this is a quick and dirty program, it performs quite well.  Here ‘s a video of it in action.

Hopefully  I’ll get a few programming cycles over the next couple of weeks to turn this into a real game where you can play Echo Nest hero with your own tracks on your computer. Of course, I’ll post all the code too so you can follow along and  build your own computer game synchronized to music.

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  1. #1 by Nebu Pookins on April 28, 2009 - 1:27 pm

    I think your link for the EchoNest is broken. It goes to “http://the./”.

    • #2 by plamere on April 28, 2009 - 1:38 pm

      thanks! Fixed.

  2. #3 by Emme on April 28, 2009 - 2:22 pm

    If you actually realize an algorithm that let me play ‘guitar hero’ or ‘frets on fire’ with any song I want; I will marry you, promise!

  3. #4 by karasu on April 29, 2009 - 6:51 pm

    is it bad that I don’t know what song that is.

    • #5 by plamere on April 29, 2009 - 6:55 pm

      Yeah. it’s bad. The song is ‘I want you / she’s so heavy’ by a group from the late 60s called ‘the beatles’. (that was the band Paul McCartney was in before he was in Wings).

      • #6 by karasu on April 30, 2009 - 12:59 pm

        It’s the beatles? ffffff orz totally didn’t recognize it was them. Wow I fail, thanks.

  4. #7 by Dirk Geurs on May 20, 2009 - 8:25 pm

    Have you heard about audio surf? It does something quite similar but with race tracks.

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