Wall by SoundSpade published on 2012-11-20T10:47:35Z SoundSpade is a software and hardware tool, enabling musicians to search, upload, play and compose, using a network repository of sound samples. The sound files are contributed to the repository from the members of the audience who are sharing playlists over a network. SoundSpade continually downloads songs from shared iTunes/WinAmp playlists, and analyzes, slices and ingests them into the repository for use in the hardware. This is a snapshot of the capabilities of both the software and hardware. SoundSpade analyzes the sound files for different musical qualities when they are uploaded. The user searches the repository based on musical qualities, and selected samples can then be downloaded. The SoundSpade hardware is an embedded Linux music workstation designed to be portable and easy for musicians to use. It incorporates touch sensitive technology. The main premise behind the music workstation is to provide an integration of an audio and MIDI enabled computer and MIDI controller. The hardware supports Open Source MIDI and audio software making it a versatile workstation for any musician. With the addition of the Sound Spade client software, the musician can upload, search and download samples from the SoundSpade repository.