WebSDR 4+

radio player audio unit plugin

Mani Consulting Limited Company

Designed for iPad

    • 3.1 • 11 Ratings
    • $5.99

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Description

WebSDR is an Audio Unit Plugin that plays audio from Software Defined Radio (SDR) streams. It allows you to incorporate the sound of live radio into a live music performance.


WHAT IS SOFTWARE DEFINED RADIO?

A software defined radio is a device with an antenna that connects to a computer and allows it to receive live radio broadcasts. It features a wide variety of protocols; in addition to standard AM and FM modes found in most consumer radios it typically includes modes for LSB, USB, CW and other settings used to listen in on the CB radios used by taxi drives, marine weather stations, air traffic control towers, amateur radio enthusiasts and many other types of radio broadcasts.

The signals you can access using this app are not your own local radio stations; rather they are the radio stations in the vicinity of a collection of free servers, many of them operated by universities. These servers are positioned in many different countries around the world so using this plugin you can listen in on a variety of radio signals in a wide variety of languages and cultures.


WHAT DO PEOPLE USE THIS PLUGIN FOR?

The crackly sound of an old-style AM broadcast or a conversation between taxi drivers on a CB radio is a musical flavour that can not be replicated with other plugins. If you are looking for some really unique and interesting material to include in your performances or mixes, this plugin will supply.


LIMITATIONS

This plugin requires Javascript in order to play sound. Unfortunately that means that the UI must be open the entire time you are using it. When the UI is closed Javascript stops running, similar to the way a website stops playing audio when you close a tab in your browser.


NOTE: THIS IS AN AUDIO UNIT PLUGIN. IT RUNS INSIDE A HOST APP SUCH AS GarageBand.

What’s New

Version 1.0.1

Now runs as a standalone app.

Ratings and Reviews

3.1 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

QuietPerson ,

Awesome app…with one big problem

I really love this app, because it allows me to hear HF anywhere, anytime. Unfortunately, when I try to use the WebSDR app with my AirPods Pro, I get a continuous stuttering/glitching effect that only shows up with this specific app. If I could use the app with my earbuds, that would be a huge plus! Update: This works great as an AUv3 in AUM! I’ve started learning iOS music production, and I’ve got the plugin routing FT8 data signals into SpaceFields to come out sounding like the soundtrack of a cosmic horror movie or something—which is freaking awesome! As a bonus, my headset works right when I use the app in AUM. Still wish it would also work in “regular app” mode, but even without that, this app is one of the coolest I’ve seen in awhile!

DBE4876 ,

What? This is an App you charge $6 for?

I'm a ham. General. I took a chance and downloaded this App to hopefully enjoy some listening of stations I can't otherwise reach. So the program installs and I open it and what do I see? A Web page, with tiny font type that I can't read without stretching the dickins out of my iPhone 12. This is NOT an "App." And, it is NOT worth $6.

Cmcg37 ,

AWESOME!

This app is for me. I'm able to pull sounds from SDR into my AUM sessions. This is source material forever! I also find myself surfing the radio waves to find odd broadcasts.

App Privacy

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Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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Supports

  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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