speaker

The speaker peirpheral allow your computer to play notes and other sounds.

The speaker can play three kinds of sound, in increasing orders of complexity:

Recipe

Speaker
Stone
Stone
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Stone
Note Block
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Stone
Redstone Dust
Stone
Speaker

Changes

playNote(instrument [, volume [, pitch]])Plays a note block note through the speaker.
playSound(name [, volume [, pitch]])Plays a Minecraft sound through the speaker.
playAudio(audio [, volume])Attempt to stream some audio data to the speaker.
stop()Stop all audio being played by this speaker.
playNote(instrument [, volume [, pitch]])Source

Plays a note block note through the speaker.

This takes the name of a note to play, as well as optionally the volume and pitch to play the note at.

The pitch argument uses semitones as the unit. This directly maps to the number of clicks on a note block. For reference, 0, 12, and 24 map to F#, and 6 and 18 map to C.

A maximum of 8 notes can be played in a single tick. If this limit is hit, this function will return false.

Valid instruments

The speaker supports all of Minecraft's noteblock instruments. These are:

"harp", "basedrum", "snare", "hat", "bass", @code "flute"}, "bell", "guitar", "chime", "xylophone", "iron_xylophone", "cow_bell", "didgeridoo", "bit", "banjo" and "pling".

Parameters

  1. instrument string The instrument to use to play this note.
  2. volume? number The volume to play the note at, from 0.0 to 3.0. Defaults to 1.0.
  3. pitch? number The pitch to play the note at in semitones, from 0 to 24. Defaults to 12.

Returns

  1. boolean Whether the note could be played as the limit was reached.

Throws

  • If the instrument doesn't exist.

playSound(name [, volume [, pitch]])Source

Plays a Minecraft sound through the speaker.

This takes the name of a Minecraft sound, such as "minecraft:block.note_block.harp", as well as an optional volume and pitch.

Only one sound can be played at once. This function will return false if another sound was started this tick, or if some audio is still playing.

Parameters

  1. name string The name of the sound to play.
  2. volume? number The volume to play the sound at, from 0.0 to 3.0. Defaults to 1.0.
  3. pitch? number The speed to play the sound at, from 0.5 to 2.0. Defaults to 1.0.

Returns

  1. boolean Whether the sound could be played.

Throws

  • If the sound name was invalid.

Usage

  • Play a creeper hiss with the speaker.

    local speaker = peripheral.find("speaker")
    speaker.playSound("entity.creeper.primed")
    
playAudio(audio [, volume])Source

Attempt to stream some audio data to the speaker.

This accepts a list of audio samples as amplitudes between -128 and 127. These are stored in an internal buffer and played back at 48kHz. If this buffer is full, this function will return false. You should wait for a speaker_audio_empty event before trying again.

note

The speaker only buffers a single call to playAudio at once. This means if you try to play a small number of samples, you'll have a lot of stutter. You should try to play as many samples in one call as possible (up to 128×1024), as this reduces the chances of audio stuttering or halting, especially when the server or computer is lagging.

Playing audio with speakers provides a more complete guide to using speakers

Parameters

  1. audio { number... } A list of amplitudes.
  2. volume? number The volume to play this audio at. If not given, defaults to the previous volume given to playAudio.

Returns

  1. boolean If there was room to accept this audio data.

Throws

  • If the audio data is malformed.

Usage

  • Read an audio file, decode it using cc.audio.dfpwm, and play it using the speaker.

    local dfpwm = require("cc.audio.dfpwm")
    local speaker = peripheral.find("speaker")
    
    local decoder = dfpwm.make_decoder()
    for chunk in io.lines("data/example.dfpwm", 16 * 1024) do
        local buffer = decoder(chunk)
    
        while not speaker.playAudio(buffer) do
            os.pullEvent("speaker_audio_empty")
        end
    end
    

See also

Changes

  • New in version 1.100
stop()Source

Stop all audio being played by this speaker.

This clears any audio that playAudio had queued and stops the latest sound played by playSound.

Changes

  • New in version 1.100