Web Audio Weekly


Welcome to the May edition of Web Audio Weekly. There's a lot of fun and interesting projects in this months newsletter. Next month it's Web Audio Conference which is free to attend online. I'll be covering the conference in more detail next month, all being well. See you then!

-- Chris

Sodaphonic Format Flipper


Format Flipper is the latest tool from Stuart Memo's Sodaphonic suite. A simple-to-use client side tool that can convert to and from FLAC, MP3, OGG, WAV and WMA formats. A faster and more user-friendly alternative to firing up Audacity or Sox.

Building a Musical Instrument with the Web Audio API


This tutorial shows you how to build a Keyboard Accordian-style application using Svelte and Web Audio. I particularly enjoyed the discussion of accordian tuning systems and how to encode them in a custom data structure.

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Keytap - guess keyboard key presses by analyzing audio


A collection of online and web-based tools that demonstrate how to analyse recorded audio to work out which keys are being pressed on a mechanical keyboard. As well as the author's description of the approach there's some slightly more hysterical write-ups of the nefarious potential.

Infinite Sibling


Some generative music created with the Web Audio API by Paul Paroczai. The process is described in this paper from WAC 21

Enigma n2022


Enigma n2022 is a philosophical music and poetry toy for poets, musicians and philosophers from the age of 7 up. It's granular synthesis + color music + digital poetry + interactive... the enigma of meaning awaits.

Crafted UI sound assets for UX developers


From creative agency Dentsu, this collection of resources for UX developers explores how to use sound in combination with UX interface elements. It includes two free-to-use collections of sounds for common interface element types such as buttons and toggles. The notes for each interface element also provide some inspiration for how you'd design your own sounds.

The Sound of Bells


The bell is one of the oldest, and certainly is the loudest of, musical instruments. The sound of a bell has the power to charm, to amaze, to warn, to frighten, and to lift the spirit. Bells are ubiquitous even in our electronic age. And yet the way in which a bell produces its sound is complex, and even such a simple question as which note a bell sounds can have surprising and unexpected answers.

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Web Audio Weekly is a newsletter about audio on the web platform, curated by Chris Lowis. Check out the archives for issues you may have missed and let your friends know they can subscribe by forwarding them this newsletter.


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