Web Audio: Some Critical Considerations

Lazzarini, Victor and Yi, Steven and Timoney, Joseph (2015) Web Audio: Some Critical Considerations. In: Proceedings of the VI Ubiquitous Music Workshop, 2015, Vaxjo, Sweden.

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This paper reviews the current state of the Web Audio API, providing some critical considerations with regard to its structure and development. Fol- lowing an introduction to the system, we consider it from three perspectives: the API design; its implementation; and the overall project directions. While there are some very good aspects to the API design, in particular its concise and straightforward nature, we point out some issues in terms of usage, Javascript integration, scheduling and extensibility. We examine the differences in browser implementation of builtin nodes via a case study involving oscillators. Some general considerations are made with regards the project direction, and in con- clusion we offer a summary of suggestions for consideration and further discus- sion.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Keywords: Web Audio; Critical Considerations;
Academic Unit: Faculty of Arts,Celtic Studies and Philosophy > Music
Faculty of Science and Engineering > Computer Science
Item ID: 9421
Depositing User: Dr Victor Lazzarini
Date Deposited: 30 Apr 2018 10:43
Refereed: Yes

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