Feature Request: Get Audio Source from Layer

vdmx

#1

I think it’d be really rad if we could select a layer as an audio source in fx like analyze audio. To my knowledge this is not currently possible?


#2

Not currently possible, but this is somewhere on the to do list.

Right now this is commonly done using SoundFlower, but that is certainly less than ideal when you want to work with multiple layers.


#3

Right. Soundflower seems like its no longer supported either though. Last time I tried to use it I ran into some pretty horrible bugs. No code updates in the public repo either for the last 5 years.


#4

Rouge Amoeba points here https://github.com/mattingalls/Soundflower which is neglected and it seems lots of bugs are still getting reported on their repo for some reason https://github.com/RogueAmoeba/Soundflower-Original. :disappointed_relieved:

Could just be me though, it does seem like some people are still getting it to work ok


#5

I have been using Sound Siphon instead of Soundflower. it works great with the Audio Analysis plugin.

Have you ever thought of creating a unique Audio Bin plugin; just for audio loops or audio files? Where you can import various audio formats like AIFF, WAV, AAC, and CAF?


#6

Oh wow, how was Sound Siphon not on my radar? Looks pretty rad.

I think https://github.com/mattingalls/Soundflower is the current proper repository for Sound Flower; that project definitely could use some updating, but I last I’ve checked it does seem to still work.

We’ve discussed a lot of possible ideas for audio, including something like an audio playlist; I’m not sure how far we’ll push things within VDMX5 vs planning to do more in the next major rewrite…


#7