We were hoping to be further along with our app progress – including the “Community” section, where we intend to make it easy to upload and download tracks – but we’re not there yet. What’s happened on our subreddit, is that backers with programming and tech backgrounds have stepped up and started to explore ways to make tracks and to share their results. At this point, you may need to know some programming to use their all of their stuff, but not to just download tracks. There are several who have shared tracks, and some have put them on GitHub (another free site very popular with programmers for storing their programs and keep track of versioning). You can find links to these sites in messages on our subreddit –
https://www.reddit.com/r/SisyphusIndustries – but here they are:
We are also starting to add tracks that show up on our Instagram site to a Dropbox folder, as a temporary repository.
The files to download are all *.thr files. You may also find jpg files (these are pics of the same-named thr file plotted on sand), and png files (thumbnail images like you will see in the app) – but the ones you want to send to your table are thr files. It’s not straightforward to download individual tracks from github, it’s easiest to download the full repository. To do this click the green “Clone or Download” button and then “Download ZIP”. Extract the downloaded ZIP and find the thr files. Once you’ve identified the files you’d like to load launch a browser and connect to your Sisyphus.
Once connected with your browser, go to Settings, and choose “Upload track to Sisyphus”. It allows you to choose more than one at a time, but start with only one at a time (it can crash with multiple large files). Depending on the size of the file, it can take a couple minutes. If it’s successful, you will see the thumbnail show up and you can go to “Tracks” and see it is listed at the bottom. Once you see them on your Tracks list, you can add your new tracks in Playlists.