September 9, 2008 8:43 PM   Subscribe

Upload a song, experience the fever. Adds a synchronized cowbell and Walken track to any song. Part of The Echo Nest's launch of its developer site where anyone can access our audio analysis, search capabilites or data feeds (tags / reviews / posts for any artist, all automatically.) The Python code of the cowbell renderer is also now available as an example in the open-source Echo Nest Remix API. Examples: Steely Dan, Raymond Scott

(NB: if you have a problem uploading a track, just try again. We're still working through some file encoding issues on the web app. It should work most of the time)
posted by brianwhitman (10 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

Yeah, it just crapped out on me twice with a "we don't know about that file" error. Any particular good or bad factors in getting success? Filesize limitations?
posted by cortex at 10:02 PM on September 9, 2008

Ack, sorry, site went down 2 hours ago. Just got up, we'll fix it in a tiny bit.
posted by brianwhitman at 4:57 AM on September 10, 2008

OK, unstuck the queue and booted up a few more machines. Internet: bring it on, quietly. You may have to wait a few minutes until yours is ready.
posted by brianwhitman at 5:23 AM on September 10, 2008

Yay for unsticking. Do you have a plan for making the archives browsable? At the moment, if it didn't happen in the last ten minutes, it didn't happen.
posted by cortex at 7:51 AM on September 10, 2008

we're trying to encourage the PITYB (post-it-to-your-blog) component of it instead of making that site be the repository... if you like a cowbell, there's a button there that adds it to various places. but I agree, i love just refreshing the recent page all day...
posted by brianwhitman at 8:10 AM on September 10, 2008

just for you cortex, because I like the cut of your jib, i made the recent 20 not 10

last20 = Track.objects.filter(status='Y').order_by('-rendered')[:20]
posted by brianwhitman at 8:27 AM on September 10, 2008

Heh. Thanks, it's a jib I've put many hard hours into tailoring.
posted by cortex at 8:30 AM on September 10, 2008

Great project! Mike Elgan linked you up yesterday on his blog The Raw Feed.
posted by notashroom at 7:51 AM on September 12, 2008

I had to vote for this, naturally.
posted by needs more cowbell at 1:13 AM on September 18, 2008

Huh. This just made Entertainment Weekly's Must List. Nice work!
posted by Slarty Bartfast at 9:17 AM on September 27, 2008

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