HOWTO: Manipulate an AudioSample in Minim 2.0

Kyle says, “Like what if I want to load up a sound and remove certain portions that fit some criteria or rearrange it (i.e., non-real-time processing)?”

What you want to do is currently possible to a certain degree using AudioSample. It now has a method called getChannel(int), which comes from the BufferedAudio interface. This method returns in a float array the actual samples being used by the object when you trigger it. You can then manipulate those values and hear the change when you trigger it.

Example (view online)

import ddf.minim.*;
Minim minim;
AudioSample jingle;
void setup()
  size(512, 200, P3D);
  minim = new Minim(this);
  jingle = minim.loadSample("jingle.mp3", 2048);
  // get the left channel of the audio as a float array
  // getChannel is defined in the interface BuffereAudio, 
  // which also defines two constants to use as an argument
  // BufferedAudio.LEFT and BufferedAudio.RIGHT
  float[] leftChannel = jingle.getChannel(BufferedAudio.LEFT);
  // now we are just going to reverse the left channel
  float[] reversed = reverse(leftChannel);
  arraycopy(reversed, 0, leftChannel, 0, leftChannel.length);
void draw()
  for(int i = 0; i < jingle.bufferSize() - 1; i++)
    line(i, 50 - jingle.left.get(i)*50, i+1, 50 - jingle.left.get(i+1)*50);
    line(i, 150 - jingle.right.get(i)*50, i+1, 150 - jingle.right.get(i+1)*50);
void keyPressed()
void stop()
  // always close Minim audio classes when you finish with them