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Re: Web Audio and Pro Sample Libraries

From: Joseph Berkovitz <joe@noteflight.com>
Date: Fri, 27 Sep 2013 12:12:04 -0400
Cc: public-audio@w3.org
Message-Id: <08087434-80A2-468B-AA51-308B989A8654@noteflight.com>
To: Chris Lowis <chris.lowis@gmail.com>
On the same subject, Noteflight's Web Audio based synth incorporates dozens of sampled acoustic instruments, many of which were adapted (fully licensed of course) from a pre-existing sample library hosted in a well-known commercial VST-based sampler. The important concepts mostly carry over quite well, even if the implementation is different.


On Sep 27, 2013, at 5:09 AM, Chris Lowis <chris.lowis@gmail.com> wrote:

> This doesn't answer the question of whether VST plugins can be ported
> to Web Audio - but if you're interested mainly in massively-sampled
> acoustic instruments (which the Albion library appears to have) then
> this Web Audio based sampled piano might be interesting:
> http://labs.plan8.se/cloudspiano/   (/via cwilso
> https://plus.google.com/+ChrisWilson/posts/bsfkAi4iHB9)
> It shows a little of what is possible today, at least. If the license
> of the VST plugin you have purchases allows the re-use of the samples
> themselves, then it might be possible to use them in something like
> this?
> Cheers,
> Chris
> On 27 September 2013 09:53, Paul Adenot <padenot@mozilla.com> wrote:
>> On 27/09/2013 10:44, Marcus Geelnard wrote:
>>> Instead I hope for another scenario: Once Web Audio gets some mainstream
>>> traction, I hope that we'll see a growing community of developers
>>> providing "plugins" for Web Audio. These could be implemented entirely
>>> in JavaScript, or they could make use of the existing building blocks in
>>> the Web Audio API.
>> I've found [1] the other day, which seem to be exactly what you
>> describe. Their site seems to not be working too well at the moment, but
>> they seem to have a bunch of stuff already done.
>> I haven't had a chance to play with it yet, though.
>> Cheers,
>> Paul.
>> [1]: https://github.com/web-audio-components/
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