I was looking at audicty for possible scriptng potential and sure enough on their latest blog post Source Separation.
For my nano degree I need a hands on project and if I could make some kind of interface between what I am doing currently and audacity, well that's about as hands on as I could imagine.
My last attempt was to get the little usb receiver to talk to Vcvrack. I didn't get the project complete before the radio burned out. (saying that it took about 3 years).
I should have made it doubly clear in my notes - do not stray from Mingw64 from the tutorial page if you are working on windows. Ignore all powers shells, choclateys and minicondas.