Should your web audio app have a limiter?

Did you come across digital clipping in web audio apps? I certainly did several times (mostly in my own apps though). This undesired effect occurs when you play several sound sources at the same time, which results in a signal that is louder than the maximum of 0 dBFS. Since a digital system is unable to… Continue reading Should your web audio app have a limiter?

Beatsketch

I just wanted to mention that I did this thing called Beatsketch last year. It lets you make music on the web without having to know much about making music. BeatSketch from Sebastian Zimmer is a collaborative music production tool that Sebastian developed for his Master’s degree in Computer Science. A song consists of multiple… Continue reading Beatsketch

Emoji Piano

Has anybody created an emoji keyboard that’s actually a piano keyboard for writing musical notation? Wanted a quick way to tweet a melody. — AudioGrains (@AudioGrainsBlog) 5. Januar 2016 Inspired by @AudioGrains tweet, I made this little Emoji Piano. Emoji Piano lets you create simple melodies and encodes them with Unicode emojis which you can… Continue reading Emoji Piano

Web Audio isn’t here to replace Pro Audio

I LOVE Web Audio. It’s one of the most fun things in the browser right now. But doing more and more stuff with it, I came to realize that there are three limits that prevent this technology from making traditional pro audio software obsolete, at least at the moment: Memory limit When I open a big session in… Continue reading Web Audio isn’t here to replace Pro Audio

WAV Builder

I made another little tool after CAAT, the WAV Builder. This time it’s not about testing filter algorithms, but synthesizing waveforms which are then rendered and saved as a WAV file. It helps me sometimes to test stuff. If it should help you too, that’s great! WAV Builder uses the great Recorder.js. https://webaudiotech.com/sites/wav-builder

Getting EBU R128 on the web

I hate squashed and over-compressed music. It leads to ear-fatigue quickly, is often distorted and sounds dull and low-fi compared to dynamic music. And although the Loudness War apparently is over, there’s still the need for proper loudness metering, so that people don’t fall into the trap of making their music too loud and destroy the liveliness of… Continue reading Getting EBU R128 on the web