From Music Hack Day
Pull samples from SoundCloud. Load them into Ableton Live.
 About the hack
You want samples for a given keyword. This script pulls audio from a SoundCloud Search, for example for "cat". The samples are downloaded and loaded into Ableton Live. There they are then available for playback, e.g. on a MPD Groovebox.
This hack originated from a request by Tim Exile, who is using audio, sent by his fans, during his live performances. Currently, he is using an iPad for this, but he would like to have the samples pulled from his SoundCloud dropbox automatically and mapped to a groove box.
I thought, i'd hack that, but while building realised, that instead of the dropbox, I can use other SoundCloud API queries as well ...
 What APIs, tools or kit did you use?
SoundCloud API (for getting samples)
osc-ruby gem & OSCulator (because there is no good MIDI gem) afplay (to play the files) SoundFlower (to redirect audio playback to Ableton Input, so I can record on the same computer) Ableton Live (where the samples are loaded to)