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Re: Web Audio API and extensibility

From: Joseph Berkovitz <joe@noteflight.com>
Date: Thu, 2 Dec 2010 09:02:51 -0500
Cc: "public-xg-audio@w3.org" <public-xg-audio@w3.org>
Message-Id: <3603410C-241D-44AB-9482-CF8DD4DF2674@noteflight.com>
To: Colin Robertson <slushprodukt@yahoo.co.uk>
Hi Colin,

It's definitely possible to do what you are talking about given my  
experience with the web audio API to date.  Noteflight has already  
built a wavetable synth using a custom sample library, shown in this  
demo (runs with the Audio XG Safari demo build):


Other demos shown on the Audio XG wiki amply demonstrate a range of  
special effects.


... .  .    .       Joe

Joe Berkovitz
Noteflight LLC
160 Sidney St, Cambridge, MA 02139
phone: +1 978 314 6271

On Nov 30, 2010, at 10:03 PM, Colin Robertson wrote:

> Hi,
> I posted this in the Chromium list (someone else had asked a similar  
> question there) before realising it was inappropriate, so I'm re- 
> posting here.
> Will it be possible to write custom effects (eg. a unique  
> distortion) and custom synthesisers (eg. a unique pipe organ) for  
> the API? I'm thinking of the way people can create VSTs that do  
> particular things, and those plugins can be used in any sequencer  
> and shared freely with other people.
> The beauty of VST is that a "developer" can draw upon a vast  
> reservoir of tools other people have made (KVR-VST lists 183  
> different reverbs, for example). An equivalent of this for the Web  
> Audio API would be extremely useful. IMHO, it would make the API  
> itself much more popular than it would be without this ability.
> From reading the spec it seems this kind of thing would be done by  
> integrating custom JS functions, but am I wrong?
> Thanks,
> Colin.
> PS. I'm very excited about the Web Audio API and can't wait to try it.

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