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Re: Changes to "HTML5 game" use case

From: James Ingram <j.ingram@netcologne.de>
Date: Wed, 08 Feb 2012 14:54:10 +0100
Message-ID: <4F327E82.9@netcologne.de>
To: public-audio@w3.org
CC: Samuel Goldszmidt <samuel.goldszmidt@ircam.fr>

Hi Samuel,

You said:
> For UC5, we could add support to custom music notation element based on
> font-files ? I think this is a way that Sibelius or others achieve this,
> no ? (Also, browsers are allready able to load custom font in CSS3 with
> @font-face elements).

Forgive me if I haven't understood you correctly, but I think that 
graphics should be kept very strictly out of the audio specifications. 
SVG uses @font-face to load custom fonts, so the audio group should not 
have to worry about that. Sibelius will have to write SVG if they want 
to create files which are both displayable and interactive in browsers. 
Maybe they can already -- I don't know.

You also said
> We could also have pitch-shift and timestrech effects, which are very
> usefull while putting samples together on a specific tempo using a DAW.
Reading this, it occurred to me that it would be possible to include 
non-midi instructions in SVG files too. I've been embedding MIDI, but 
information special to a particular Javascript synthesizer could easily 
be used instead. There's no real reason why virtual synthesizers have to 
support MIDI.


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