Mubert: algorithmically generated music
Mubert creates an endless playlist of listenable electronic music in various styles including ambient, trap, deep house and trance. Being entirely computer generated the music is naturally somewhat generic-sounding but impressively orchestrated and listenable. I can see this application working great as interruption-blocking background music, or as part of a royalty-free soundtrack.
Charanga seek full-time web audio developer
Charanga is used in more than 6500 schools in the UK, by tens of thousands of teachers and pupils, and we are currently expanding globally.
Building web-audio applications to support curriculum, instrumental and electronic music-teaching in the classroom, your initial projects will be a secondary school composition and vocal recording application, and a music-theory training application.
- charanga.com/jobs (sponsored link)
Fastidious Envelope Generator
It’s surprisingly difficult to create classic attack-decay-sustain-release (ADSR) envelopes using parameter automation in the Web Audio API. If you don’t take care to consistently ramp gain to zero then pops and clicks can occur; scheduling all of the parameter changes needed for an envelope at an arbitrary point in the future is also a complex book-keeping exercise. This library abstracts away these implementation details and provides you instead with a higher-level interface for declaring parameter envelopes. A welcome addition to the Web Audio toolkit.
Clubber - audio reactive visualizations
DrumIt - create your own drum beats
A fun grid-sequencer drum machine application with a variety of sample acoustic and electronic drum kits. You can save the patterns you come up with and export them as WAV files.
Tonehack is an exploration in timbre - how the tonal qualities of a sound can vary so much even when the pitch stays the same. It puts you in control of each harmonic of the sound by allowing you to draw the volume and pitch envelopes and how they vary with time. A large variety of presets helps to illustrate the theory.
99% Invisible: The Evolution of Architectural Acoustics
The history of the study of reverberation covered beautifully in this 20min podcast episode and show notes from the 99% Invisible team.