remix is gone, but amen is here

On May 31st, 2016 the track/upload endpoint will be removed from the public API of Spotify / The Echo Nest, ending an era.

I don’t want to dwell on the importance of track/upload, and its partner in crime, Remix, that much – though I will probably do so later.  For now, I want to say that the show must go on – because myself, along with the brilliant Brian McFee, Ben Lacker, and Peter Sobot, have built something like a replacement.

It is called amen, and you can get it here.

It’s a Python library that uses Brian McFee’s librosa library for analysis, and then allows Remix-like editing and remixing based on that analysis.  The analysis takes place entirely locally, so you’ll need to do some slightly heavyweight installation to get it working, but you won’t need to send a track to the internet any more.

This is a 0.0.0 release:  things work for us, but things might get weird for you.  If so, get at us on github, and we’ll try to fix things as best we can.

Remix has had a pretty good run on the Internet.  We hope amen will do as well.