VU Meter help

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  1. cdbrown

    cdbrown New Elf

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    Hi,

    I've got a party coming up and thought I could put the 8 x 2m strips I have to some use and make them display as a VU meter moving to the music. I'm really not sure what I need to get this to work. Was hoping to perhaps run Pandora or spotify on the Rpi and stream the music. Is there a program I can install on the rpi that would monitor the music and then output to the strips via the ECG-D2.

    I really don't know where to start to look for this so hopefully someone here knows.

    Cheers
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  2. smartalec

    smartalec Im a SmartAlec what can i say! Community Project Designer

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    i13 Senior Elf

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    xLights has a VU meter effect. Export xLights sequences onto the Raspberry Pi running Falcon player.
     
  4. David_AVD

    David_AVD Good news, everyone!

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    The OP mentioned streaming music so would need to do it in real time, not programmed.

    The project Alec linked to looks promising.
     
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    Can't glediator do that?
     
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    CaptainMurdoch Apprentice Elf

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    LightShowPi might be able to do it, but I am not sure.
     
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    I know you want to use your existing Pi but I also know that you can do it very easy on an arduino uno. I played around doing this a couple of years ago using sketches I originally found on Indestrucables.
     

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