Announcing immediate availability of Soundmesh Internet2 audio streaming
1. What is Soundmesh
Soundmesh is a result of a collaborative work with Mara Helmuth. It
originally started as an "Internet Sound Exchange" Internet2 project and
has since grown to become a full-fledged audio streaming front-end. The
sole purpose of this app is to provide a mechanism for streaming
CD-quality (or better) audio soundfiles via fast Internet2 connection,
utilizing hacked version of the RTcmix v.3.1.0. Hence, Soundmesh
provides for a unique "jamming" tool via Internet for a larger groups of
2. Obtaining Soundmesh
Soundmesh is currently only available in a source form and is
downloadable from my website. It's download is broken into 2 parts: the
soundmesh front-end (~530KB)and the hacked full version of the
RTcmix3.1.0 (8.2MB). They can be obtained using the following direct
Alternately, you can also find the download links on my website.
Documentation is also available:
3. Current Limitations
*Soundmesh obviously does not currently support modular numbers of
incoming and outgoing streams. This is something that is planned for a
*Perl (.pl) scorefiles are supported in soundmesh but do not work in
*Python RTcmix scorefiles are currently not supported and do not work
either soundmesh or this version of RTcmix
*A number of playable streams before "gapping" occurs varies depending
on the quality of a stream and the internet connection. Considering that
this is an Internet2 project, chances are your modem connection will
simply not work [well or at all].
*Sound played via network is not heard locally (should be a quick fix).
*Connections are not secure.
Copyright Mara Helmuth & Ivica Ico Bukvic 2001-3
Linux version distributed under the GPL license (see
for more info)
This software comes with no warranty whatsoever! Use at your own risk!
Ivica Ico Bukvic, composer & multimedia sculptor